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Romantic recipes for Valentine’s Day

February 14th, Valentine’s Day, always comes in the deep mid-winter. Sometimes a freezing cold period, sometimes a winter thaw, but usually dreary and much in need of warm loving thoughts. Let these recipes rejuvenate your spirits and give cause to celebrate with the people in your life dear to you. Chocolate is often the flavour […]

Keep it sweet for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day was designed by the marketing company responsible for northern climates. You need to have a Valentine’s Day to buck up spirits in the freezing cold. It is something special that keeps our minds off snow, ice and dreary – it’s romantic. The perfect antithesis! What’s more enticing than chocolate? Have fun with these […]

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TreeMobile, a volunteer fruit-planting service started by Upper Beach resident Virginie Gysel, is offering grants to community groups for free trees and shrubs. For details on the Edible Community Garden Grant, visit On Valentine’s Day, members of the East End Community Health Centre will lead a fun, food-loving trip to the Loblaw grocery store […]

So…whisper sweet nothings

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and bleak winter nights abounding, there has to be something to put a spring in your step. That something is a ‘sweet something’. Not just any sweet, but one with sizzle – the intense flavour of citrus – designed to perk up your taste buds, and put a […]

Fine dine for your Valentine

If there is one day of the year you do not want to dine out, it’s Valentine’s Day. Kitchens are often crazy with bookings, tempers short, service sketchy and the food mediocre. Plan an alternate date when the kitchens are more controlled. That doesn’t mean you cannot make the evening special. In fact, with this […]

Fine wine for your Valentine

The most sacred day for lovers is almost upon us and you had better get busy planning what to do for your Valentine. If he or she is into wine, a decent bottle or two accompanied by goodies or nibbles, all nicely gift-wrapped, is sure to win their hearts. Although most choices will do, there […]