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Reflections from the Swamp Dear Reader Happy Canada Day! Last...

Yard of the Week: June 29 2022

From the Almonte & District Horticultural Society: Beautifully...

Quinoa-Lentil Salad with Grilled Halloumi

by Susan Hanna This recipe adapted from Food...

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Answers to Diana’s Quiz – June 25, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  Auston Matthews, an American, is an alternate captain for the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team.  He has just this week won the Hart Trophy as the...

Diana’s Quiz – June 25, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  Who is Auston Matthews? 2.  Which NATO country has no army of its own? 3.  Who is the author of the book entitled 'The Strange Case of Dr...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – June 18, 2022

by Diana Filer 1  Norma McCorvey was the Texan woman who became the original 'Jane Roe' in the 1973 landmark legal case, 'Roe vs Wade'.  Wade was the real name...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – April 30, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  It's the Morris Dancers who perform in Toronto every year on May Day. 2.  A trudgen is a swimming stroke that evolved...

Coq au Vin

by Susan Hanna This classic dish is perfect for Sunday dinner. Cook bacon, brown chicken pieces and set aside. Cook onions, garlic, mushrooms, carrots and...

Diana’s Quiz – April 23, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  What major museum is in Drumheller, Alberta? 2.  Which country has the world's most polluted capital city? 3. Alongside the recent death of...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – April 23, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  The Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology is located in Drumheller, Alberta. It houses the largest dinosaur, and is the most comprehensive...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – April 16, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  A gizzard is an organ found in the digestive tract of some animals like the crocodile and alligator.  It has thick...

Diana’s Quiz – April 16, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  What is a gizzard? 2.  According to Western Christianity, how long does 'Eastertide' last? 3.  What is the Drinking Gourd? 4.  What was the...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – April 9, 2022

by Diana Filer 1. The halibut is a fish of the flounder family. 2. There are 31 teams in the National Hockey League, 7 in Canada,...

Diana’s Quiz – April 9, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  Of what fish family is the halibut? 2.  How many teams are there in the National Hockey League? 3.  What is Nomeko? 4.  Where...

Congratulations to Diana Filer

by Edith Cody-Rice  Today we pay tribute to Diana Filer, our quiz master since the launch of the Millstone who on this date in 2012...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – April 2, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  Pemmican is a Cree word that means a food that is made of dried meat ground into powder, and mixed with...

Diana’s Quiz – April 2, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  What is pemmican? 2.  Who wrote the novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold? 3.  Belarus, or Byelorussia, means what in...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – March 26, 2022

by Diana Filer 1. Military formations should never walk in step while crossing a small bridge, as their vibrations may cause serious damage to it. 2. ...

Diana’s Quiz – March 26, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  When is it necessary for the military NOT to march in step? 2.  Why is peanut oil used for cooking in submarines? 3. ...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – March 19, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  The world's largest ethnic group by population is the Han Chinese. 2.  Lvov, a city with a hugely varied history, was a...

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