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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Juicing for supplementing the diet with more vitamins and minerals OR Juicing as in a FAST for slimming -  both are important and the choices are almost limitless.  Here are a few more of my faves. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DIET, EXERCISE OR FAST WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING YOUR DOCTOR! Here is another great drink which could be called a Super Smoothie!  I love using Avocados and this drink also has a topping of Spirulina Powder : often looked at as a super-food of the future!  This one is known as an Avocado Power Pack!!! 1 pearhandful of fresh baby spinach4 springs of fresh parsley1/4 cucumber1/2 ripe avocado1/2 tsp of Spirulina powder1 chopped brazil nut or macadamia nut Pack the pear, spinach, parsley, and the cucumber into the juicer and juice.  Remove the pit and skin from the avocado and bl...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Or should that read "People who are always late are Liars? " Guess what my Pet Peeve is?  LIARS ? ? ?   Nope, but they do come in a close 2nd! LATENESS DRIVES ME INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet the face of someone popped into your head when you read that though.  I hope it wasn't you yourself!!!   There is no excuse for being late . . .  NONE . . . NADDA . . .  end of story. If you think you can come up with one, that is actually believable, you're lying to yourself!!!  The response will always be "You should have left earlier!" What makes a person habitually late?  Is it just in their genetic makeup or is it how they were raised?  Nature or Nurtureis a question that can be applied to every behaviour including lateness.  It seems to be affecting more and more people every day.  Childr...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Nothing substitutes a good, healthy eating program.  However, not too many of us can manage that, day in and day out, 365 days of the year.  Coming into January, we are all recovering in one way or another;  too much food, alcohol, not enough sleep, maybe a cold or flu thrown in for good measure :( I have to admit that I love kitchen gadgets and I am always looking for an excuse to buy something new.  A few years back I invested in my Juicer and I use it in alot of different ways but mainly for the juice fasts that I go on once every quarter.  There are a great many of them available now but I stress to you, if you are going to invest in a good quality juicer, look for one that is easy to clean, with simple parts that come apart easily -  dishwasher safe would be great.  Make sure you d...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Gananoque, Ontario Dear Ms Emo;  Thank you for getting back to me so quickly with regard to 123 Somewhere St in Anytown.  This looks like a place I would be interested in purchasing but my time is limited.  I see no reason as to why we can't simply meet at the property rather than at your office as you have suggested.   I would like to proceed with an offer if everything is as it seems.  Let's say we meet at the property at 5pm rather than at your office at 4:30 as you requested.  Is there a problem with this? Sincerely, Mr 'I am an above board' Buyer ******************************************  Dear Mr "Above Board" Buyer;  Thank you for your response and request for a change of meeting place.  It is my practice to always meet my clients at the office in advance of any property showings...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
If you're looking for something to serve that is impressive and tasty too, especially if you have guests coming for a sit down meal, look no further . . .   CROWN ROAST OF PORK! This never fails to impress and you can dress it up and fill the centre with a variety of options.  The following provides for Saffron Rice Pilaf and serves 12 people AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN THE KITCHEN - PREPARE EARLIER AND STICK IN THE OVEN FOR APPROX. 3 HOURS! Ingredients  1 crown roast of pork (about 6-1/2 lb/3 kg)  For easy serving, be sure to ask the butcher for a roast with 12 ribs.3/4 cup (175 mL)chicken stock Herb Rub2 tbsp(25 mL) dried rosemary2 2tbsp (25 mL) extra virgin olive oil1 1tbsp (15 mL) dried sage2 tsp(10 mL) fennel seeds1-1/2 tsp(7 mL)salt1 tsp(5 mL)pepper4 cloves garlic Saf...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
PERFECT ROAST POTATOES - serves 10 It is a requirement at our Christmas dinner, that these perfect potatoes be served.  I don't know about where you live, but around here it is practically impossible to buy goose fat.  Or even duck fat for that matter.  And that is what these potatoes are cooked in.  I have been known to use bacon fat on occasion but don't tell anyone! This year I could not get my hands on any fat so I am roasting a duck today just for the fat it will provide.  I refused to pay $50 for a goose!!!! So to begin, you need 640 g of goose fat (or whatever you can get your hands on) 2.5 kg potatoes such as King Edwards and 2 tablespoons of semolina (very important) Peel your potatoes and cut each one into 3 by cutting off each end ta slant so that you are left with a wedge or...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
RED CABBAGE WITH POMEGRANATE JUICE - serves 10 I'm starting this dish this morning so I can have it ready and in the fridge for tomorrow.  The flavours meld overnight and like left-overs, it is tastier the next day! 2 tablespoons of veg oil1 red onion, peeled and halved1 tsp kosher salt2 red apples1 head red cabbage3 tablespoons soft dark brown sugar2 teaspoons ground allspice750 ml pomegranate juice (unsweetened) Heat oil in a large heavy-based saucepan with a lid.  Finely slice each halved onion into thin half-moons and add to the pan along with the salt.  Fry for about 5 minutes or until the onion begins to soften.  The salt will help to prevent it from burning. (I didn't know that) While this is going on, quarter the apples (you don't need to peel them) cut away the cores and chop t...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Gananoque, Ontario A gift was delivered to me today, December 1st.  Delivered by one Wiseman.  (times are tough and cut backs are happening all over!)  A gift that thrilled me to no end.  A gift I was so happy with even before I opened it up (them) These 3 little boxes with their ancient designs -  they will suit my home perfectly! The Wiseman asked me to open each one of them up and was eager for me to see just what was inside.  So first I slowly opened the taller copper shaded box and inside I found this lovely red satin lining and  . . .           there nestled in it was a small hand-blown globe in which 23 karat GOLD was placed.  When I gently shook the globe, the gold floated like golden snowflakes.  GOLD was given by Melchior, a King of Arabia.  He is said to have been the oldest ...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
This recipe makes only 6 - 8 appetizers so double as needed for the holiday buffet table.  I usually make 48 servings (6 x's this recipe) and they magically disappear! Also, I like to keep the red and green theme on the table and this works well. 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup of vodka (extra may be required for chef) 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 2 tsp hot pepper sauce (or more if you like things hotter) 1 cup tomato sauce 1 rounded tablespoon prepared horseradish Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 1/3 pounds of sirloin cut into large bite-sized pieces, about 1 inch square More salt and pepper or a steak seasoning blend 6 or 8 bamboo skewers Heat a small saucepan over med heat.  Add oil and onions and saute 5 minutes.  Ad...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
I'm always looking for something different for my holiday buffet table.  This one is a hit with my friends and I hope it will with yours too . . . TUNA SKEWERS WITH WASABI MAYO -  makes 28 2 tablespoons of wasabit powder 1 1/3 tablespoons of water 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 pound fresh tuna steaks, cut into 3/4 inch cubes 21/2 tablespoons soy sauce 28 large slices of pickled ginger 28 8 inch wooden skewers 1 bunch watercress 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil Mix 2 tablespoons wasabi powder and 1 1/2 tablespoons of water in small bowl to blend.  Whisk in 1/2 cup mayonnaise.  Cover and refrig for at least 3 minutes.  (I make mine a day ahead to get it out of the way) Combine tuna cubes and soy sauce in medium bowl; toss to coat.  Marinate tuna for 30 minutes a...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Gananoque, Ontario Now this is news to me . . .  I didn't even know this Fund existed and I find out it has been around since the '50s Each year the Christmas Basket Fund collects money from donations and then supplies Food Vouchers to all who qualify.  Applications are available at the Gananoque Town Hall and all applications need to be in no later than December 10th. The Vouchers will be used for food and food only!  No exchanges will be made for cash and they cannot be used to buy alcohol or tobacco products.  Also, grocery stores will NOT provide change for any unused portion. Anyone living in the town and within a 5 mile radius of the community will be served by the Christmas Basket Fund. If you wish to donate money to this very worthwhile cause, donations can be made at: The Bank ...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Gananoque, Ontario The Gananoque and District Food Bank is going to benefit from a 9 cent Steak & Fries Dinner! Muskie Jakes, one of the restaurants in The Gananoque Inn, provides a fabulous lunch special each Friday for only 99 cents:  Steak and Fries !  (I've enjoyed it numerous times!) In the holiday spirit, and knowing how much help our local Food Bank needs, owner John Keilty has announced that they will serve this wonderful meal for only 9 cents PLUS a donation of a food item for the Food Bank! They are asking everyone to bring a non-perishable food item (or two, or three)  to help out some of our less fortunate neighbours in the area. This 9 cent meal will be available on December 2nd from 5pm to 8 pm and again on December 3rd from 11am to 2 pm. I would think that this is going t...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Gananoque, Ontario The African Chidren's Choir will be performing in Gananoque on Monday, November 29th 2010.  They will appear at Gananoque Secondary School at 7:00 pm.  The school can be found at 175 William St. This concert is FREE and everyone is welcome.  You are invited to give what you can at the end of the program. The Choir shows the world that its members, like the millions of abandoned and traumatised children in Africa, have beauty, dignity and unlimited potential. "This fantastic choir is made up of some of the neediest and most vulnerable children in their countries.  Many have lost one or both parens to poverty or diseae.  The choir helps these children break away from the everyday cycle of poverty and hopelessness." For more information about the Choir visit:  www.africa...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Gananoque, On Come to Gananoque for your Holiday Shopping!  The Town of Gananoque and the Downtown Merchants welcome you to the town with an early gift - FREE PARKING!   They have created these lovely red and green canvas covers for the parking meters to let you know that NO MONEY IS NEEDED!!!  We have something for everyone on your list and many great places to sustain your energy too.  Pop into The Old English Pub for one of their fantastic daily specials like Pulled Pork Pizza or the ever favourite, Fish and Chips!  Don't forget Gananoque's Santa Claus Parade on the 26th November -  it is a nightime parade filled with loads of lights. Come and enjoy the spirit of a small town.  Cider and cocoa available too! While you're here, take a drive around and see which house you would like to...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Gananoque, On Last week I wrote about what a person could do for 30 minutes each month.  Yes, only 30 minutes.  I believe that everyone can spare that amount of time in a 30 day period. Hmmmmm . . . 30 minutes 30 days 30 dozen I see a theme here :) I received a phone call on Friday asking if I could spare 30 minutes on Monday morning.  Sure, I said without giving it another thought.  What do you need, I asked. Could you go to 123 Anywhere and collect 30 dozen eggs for us? You know, that really surprised me . . . This was a call from our Local Foodbank . . . It never occurred to me that the Foodbank would have fresh eggs to provide to needy folks! Who knew? How fantastic is it that one of our local farmers would think o do this!!! Protein - Eggs -  the perfect food! I'm asking everyone w...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Gananoque, On  I remember as a small child, seeing all the Santa Claus' at the kettles on street corners and always thought it strange that there was sooooo many Santas and   that they would need money!   I also remember overhearing a man say he wasn't giving money to drunks!!!    Santa Claus is a drunk? WOW - who knew? I thought he drank milk and hot cocoa - isn't that what you left out for him with a few carrots for the reindeer. How could Santa be a drunk?  How could he drive his sleigh?  How could he handle the reindeer? Was he able to manage the elves?  Would the toys be built?  HOW WAS HE GOING TO FIND MY HOUSE???   (its all about me at this stage!) My mind was full of questions, but strangely, I don't ever remember asking my parents about this.  I kept it to myself and worried so...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Gananoque, On Grades 7 and 8 students at Linklater Public School in Gananoque have launched their Pennies for Peace initiative, placing penny jars in two dozen businesses across Gananoque and Kingston. The drive will raise money for Pennies for Peace, a charity that builds schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  The charity was started by American Greg Mortenson after he was lost in Pakistan in 1993 during a failed expedition to climb K2. He was taken in by local Pakistanis at the base of the mountain and given food and shelter. As an act of gratitude to those who had saved him, he later started his charity to raise funds to build schools for children in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which placed particular emphasis on the need to allow girls to get an education - something not always encoura...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Gananoque, On I am so excited to share with you Gananoque's new Breakfast Buffet at the Gananoque Inn and Spa! You can find the Inn at 550 Stone Street, S., Gananoque, 1000 Islands, Ontario (just head for the water) Gananoque Breakfast BuffetNow Available Saturday & Sunday 7:30-10:30am Enjoy the Selection of Fresh ~Artisanal breads, bagels, muffins, pastries, croissants and assorted pastries with preserves. ~Fresh fruit & berry platter~Yogurt bar with selected cereal garnishes~Selection of Niagara Falls pingue prosciuttos antipasto with house marinated grilled vegetables~Smoked salmon and marinated sweet purple onions~Bacon and sausage ~Home fries~Fruit and berry French toast with caramel sauce~And the new Omelette StationTry a 3 egg omelette cooked to order with your choice of condime...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Gananoque, On St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church  located on Stone St in Gananoque, approx 1/2 block from my home.   The stone work gives it such an amazing presence on the street but in my opinion, the side and the rear of the building is what is most impressive. The north side really shows off the beautiful roof as well The rear of the church has an unbelievable view of the Gananoque River flowing into the mighty St Lawrence River. This is the view from the back of the church showing the swing bridge And this is the view of the church from the Gananoque River: and of course a nice shot of the steeple on this gorgeous sunny day: (are they doves?) If you are considering a move to Gananoque, we have this beautiful Catholic Church as well as several more I'll be sharing with you...
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By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Gananoque, On 2nd Annual Light Up the Night!!  Saturday November 27th 2010 beginning at 6pm Gananoque Santa Claus Parade -  YAY!!! Free treats and hot cocoa on the parade route too.  If you would like to enter your own float, call Jeff at 613 382 0491 What a great way to support the town and show your community spirit!!! And for those of you who are NOT supporting your local Santa Claus parade, you're going on the naughty list so DO NOT try to tell Santa any fibs or this could be the next notice you see:  DON'T DO IT!!!    
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