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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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Yard of the Week: June 29 2022

From the Almonte & District Horticultural Society: Beautifully maintained gardens at 314 Greystone Drive in Almonte feature a variety of shrubs and perennials and mature trees, all mulched and edged...

Quinoa-Lentil Salad with Grilled Halloumi

by Susan Hanna This recipe adapted from Food and Drink is a lovely vegetarian summer salad. Make the citrus dressing and use it to both marinate the halloumi cheese and...

Saucy Sriracha Pork with Radish-Cucumber Salad

by Susan Hanna This recipe from Chatelaine is on the table is less than half an hour. Make the salad dressing and toss with the cucumber, radishes and arugula. Whisk...

It takes a team to care for our patients and residents at AGH/FVM

by Mary Wilson Trider Many people are familiar with the African proverb about how it takes a village to raise a child, and could probably...

Gay Cook’s Beets in orange vinaigrette and feta salad

4 – 5 servings Beets have a sweet, earthy flavour and are high in nutrients. The new local beet crops have now arrived in markets...

Hospitalization for seniors

by Jennifer Jilks If you, or someone you love, is hospitalized, you are at risk for many complications. The first is, of course, superbugs. However,...

Requiem for Watt’s Cooking?

Watt's Cooking? in Pakenham has been closed for a couple of months now, much to the chagrin of Mississippi Mills residents. Watt's Cooking? served...

Our family health team

  by Marnie Bruce Antoinette Strazza, the new Executive Director of the Team is pleased to say that she is finding her new position challenging in...

Generous supporters of the Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor Foundation

Pat is selling tickets at the Royal Bank, the AGH cafeteria and Patrice’s Your Independent Grocer. Tickets are also available from Marnie Ladoucer in...

Gay Cook’s Garden Green and Yellow Bean Salad with Basil Dressing and garnished with nasturtiums or pansies

Makes 4-6 servingsLocal green and yellow beans are at their peak in flavour in the summer. Cook the green and yellow beans separately as...

The Mill Street Crepe Company enjoys early success

by Edith Cody-Rice The Mill Street Crepe Company in the Heritage Mall on Mill Street in Almonte, just opened its doors on June 29 and already...

Gay Cook’s Chilled Minted Cucumber Soup

 Makes 4 to 6 servingsDuring this delightfully warm summer we are having, a cool cucumber mint soup is perfect to enjoy. Locally grown cucumbers...

Gay’s Cooking Tip – Making Soup

Here are some tips about soup-making before you start: Use fresh, seasonal ingredients whenever possible. Vegetables make the best thickeners for soup Flour, rolled oats or...

Back yard chewing gum

by Sam Cooley A familiar, ‘fresh’ tasting piece of vegetation may very well be hiding in your back yard. The Wintergreen berry has been spotted,...

Canada Flag Cake – just in time for Canada Day – from Will and Kate’s kitchen

From Linda Burnette Ottawa Ontario Linda  first found this recipe in the mid 90's.  She brought the cake to her friend's yearly Canada Day Party,...

Almonte hosts first farm gate tour for cyclists

by Jennifer Kingsley  Many avid cyclists are prepared for a rainy ride, but after a deluge on Friday night, heavy skies on Saturday and more...

Gay’s Cooking Tip – Measuring Flour

When measuring flour, always spoon flour into a measuring cup then smooth off the top surface with a knife. Never, never shake the cup...

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