Monday, 30 December 2013

The History of the Old Mill

The History of the Old Mill

As we round the mark leading to our Centennial Celebrations we thought it may be appropriate to share a little history on the Old Mill Toronto, a Toronto tradition since 1914. 

The Old Mill and the Valley in which it sits, have long been a part of Canadian Heritage. Centuries before the coming of the white man, the Huron Indians roamed the Humber Valley. 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Mother Earth Living

Plastic containers can leach potentially harmful chemicals. Find out how to decrease your food's dependency on plastic.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Etobicoke Living: Etobicoke Law Office- Philip J. Di Iorio:

Etobicoke Living: Etobicoke Law Office- Philip J. Di Iorio



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Friday, 20 December 2013

The Victorian Garden Tea Room

Etobicoke Living: The Victorian Garden Tea Room: The Victorian Garden is an authentic English tea room located in the heart of Etobicoke, Ontario.

The Victorian Garden is an authentic English tea room located in the heart of Etobicoke, Ontario. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of “High Tea” or a casual light lunch in our relaxing garden room. Browse our store and gift shop filled with unique collectibles and items for the tea-lover.
 A truly unique experience awaits you!


Thursday, 19 December 2013

Peppermint Crunch Cookies Recipe

Sweet, minty and pretty all at once, these easy holiday cookies will make a festive addition to your holiday cookie plate.


1 pkg Pillsbury* Refrigerated Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) white vanilla baking chips or semisweet chocolate chips
8 round hard peppermint candies, crushed (about 1/4 cup/50 mL

Peppermint Crunch Cookies


  • Heat oven to 350ºF. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in 1/4 cup all-purpose flour until well blended. Shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls. Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from baking sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 5 minutes.
  • In small microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla chips and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil uncovered on Medium (50%) 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once halfway through microwaving, until melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Dip half of each cookie into melted chips mixture, allowing excess to drip off; place on waxed or parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle each with about 1/2 teaspoon crushed candy. Let stand until set.

Monday, 16 December 2013


Striking The Right Note

Running 1-800-Get-Rid-Of-It does give Rick Crawford, owner and president, opportunities to benefit the community in unusual ways. He manages to recycle an impressive 60% of the items his crews pick up, so that striking piece of furniture at your neighbour's may have a storied past. Many readers/clients are also familiar with Rick's Clean Up the Humber event, but recently he had a more unique task. A local radio station, Jazz FM, had collected a lot of musical instruments after an appeal to their listeners. Rick picked them up and then delivered them to the music department at Regent Park Public School.
Like many other schools, programs and funds had been slashed, so Rick became a veritable Santa Claus, complete with Rid-Of-Its red outfit!
The arrival of Rid-Of-It's big red truck caused quite a stir. The instruments were then carted to the auditorium and carefully unpacked. Many students with musical abilities will appreciate some new opportunities from these underused treasures.
Ours is a throw-away society as our over-flowing landfills can attest to. It becomes essential to be creative about possessions no longer needed. The old axiom, one man's trash, etc. still rings true today. If you are living with clutter, paring down will simplify your life and perhaps enrich someone else's. Taking a picture of an old treasure will preserve the memory, making it easier to part with. You can be a secret Santa many times over!

Rid Of It Toronto, Suite 209 - 2333 Dundas St. W, Toronto, Ontario M6R 3A6,

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

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Friday, 6 December 2013

Canadian butter inspired a truly Canadian dessert – the Butter Tart

Reason 17 to look for the 100% Canadian Milk symbol on your dairy products: this classic Canadian dessert

The butter tart is considered a classic Canadian dessert. These tasty tarts were common in pioneer Canadian cooking, making them a genuinely Canadian recipe.
The origins of the tart are unclear, but some suggest that they came with the arrival of the “filles du roi” (Kings Daughters) or the “filles à marier” (marriageable girls) in Quebec during the 1600s. These imported brides used maple syrup, butter and dried fruit to make what would possibly become the butter tart.