Thursday, 26 February 2015

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I
recipe image
Submitted By: Darlene
Photo By: mominml
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 48
"This moist and chewy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe makes the best version of an old favorite."
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2.In large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Cool slightly, remove from sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Chain Reaction - Etobicoke

  1. Chain Reaction Bicycles Inc Annual Spring Sale coming soon 

Address: 4231 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M8X 1Y3
Phone:(416) 234-5300

Monday, 23 February 2015

The Perfect Pie Crust

 A pie crust recipe that works perfectly for sweet and savory pies. 

This pie crust recipe is made by hand and will become a favorite recipe.
Serves: 1 9-inch pie crust
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 4-5 tablespoons ice water
  1. Butter a 9-inch pie plate or skillet and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour and the salt. Cut in the shortening and butter with a pastry blender or two forks until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  3. Gradually add enough ice water to the mixture while mixing with a wooden spoon until a ball of dough is formed.
  4. Pour the dough onto a lightly floured sheet of plastic wrap and form into a disc. Lightly flour the top of the pie dough and place another sheet of plastic wrap on top. Rolling from the center, roll until the dough is about a ⅛-inch thickness. Remove the top piece of plastic wrap, fold the dough over and lay across the pie plate and remove the bottom piece of plastic wrap. Press the pie dough lightly into the bottom and sides of the pie plate. Cover the pie plate with a piece of the plastic wrap and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to overnight.
  5. If pre-baking, use a fork and lightly prick the bottom and sides of the pie dough.Then preheat the oven to 425º F and bake the pie crust for about 8 minutes.
  6. If not pre-baking, simply fill the pie crust with pie filling and bake according to instructions for the pie recipe.
When using vegetable shortening, I use Crisco. Preparation time does not include resting time in the freezer.

It's Zhu x 2 as Nelvana and Cepia Launch ZhuZhu Pets®!

Nelvana to Create New TV Series and Drive Global Merchandising as Cepia Brings Back Hamsters

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Get ready for the return of the world's most beloved robotic pets – ZhuZhu Pets®! Corus Entertainment's Nelvana, one of the world's leading international producers and distributors of children's animated and live-action content, today announced a partnership with Cepia, LLC the innovative toy company behind the multi-billion dollar ZhuZhu Pets brand. The agreement includes plans to bring the pets back to store shelves, and will see Nelvana Studio produce a new animated series based upon the property. Nelvana Enterprises will also oversee global merchandising of the brand in conjunction with the distribution of the new series.

In anticipation of the arrival of new content, Cepia will be reintroducing the original 'fab four' hamster toys refreshed with an all-new look for fall 2015. Mr. Squiggles, Pipsqueak, NumNums and Chunk will all don renewed features which will enhance their realistic qualities and add playful personality to the pets. The range will also introduce an additional two new characters, pink and white "Jilly" and lavender colored "Tulip". Building on the classic characteristics that kids loved in the original pets, this iteration will embrace their wacky, unpredictable behavior and ability to act just like real pets do.
"We are incredibly excited to be working on a highly sought-after brand that has already proven to have sizable success with kids," said Andrew Kerr, Co-Head of Nelvana Enterprises. "We look forward to reimagining the brand, alongside Cepia, to bring ZhuZhu Pets to life on screen and further expand the brand's offering for kids around the world."

The original line of ZhuZhu Pets took the world by storm six years ago and was awarded one of TIME Magazine's "Top 100 Toys of All Time" and was named Toy of the Year in the U.S., UK, Australia, Brazil, Norway, and Czech Republic. With global retail sales exceeding $2 billion and over 70 million pieces sold in 2 years, the re-launch of ZhuZhu Pets gives one of the most successful brands in toy history a new life and offers more kids the joy of having a furry friend without all the mess.
"ZhuZhu Pets have always had distinct personalities so bringing the characters to life through entertainment is a natural evolution of the brand," said Cepia CEO and inventor of ZhuZhu Pets James Russell Honsby. "We are delighted to have found the perfect alliance with Nelvana to accomplish this dream and to create wonderful entertainment as well as new ways to enrich the brand experience with kids."
In 2009, ZhuZhu Pets sent the world into a hamster craze, establishing themselves as a child favourite. Combining wacky unpredictable behaviour and jam-packed personality, the ZhuZhu Pets appear to have a mind of their own, just like any real pet. Each ZhuZhu Pet is unique with its own name, biography, special symbol, and its own silly sound. Additionally, each pet has its own cute features and colors. It all synergizes to make a fun, collectible toy that is winning the hearts of children and parents across the globe.
About Nelvana
Founded in 1971 as a small independent studio, Nelvana is now one of the world's leading international producers and distributors of children's animated and live-action content. Nelvana is comprised of Nelvana Studio and its distribution arm Nelvana Enterprises and owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. Nelvana Studio is a globally recognized studio that produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands that focus on comedies, preschool and boys action. Nelvana's content airs on Corus Entertainment's kids channels in Canada and in over 160 countries around the world. The Nelvana library has well over 4,000 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys® and Geminis. Visit the Nelvana website at
About Cepia
Headquartered in St Louis, Mo., Cepia LLC is a privately held company that manufactures toys and games for children of all ages. The company was founded on the premise that sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Ingenuity, creativity, playfulness and passion are the heart of Cepia and everything it creates. Cepia's toy building enterprises include: ZhuZhu Pets®, The Amazing Zhus™, The Happy's™, Cute Patooties™ and Glo-E™. ZhuZhu Pets has received top honor Toy of the Year recognition nine times in seven countries, including 2010 "Toy of the Year," "Most Innovative Toy" and "Best Girls Toy" at the 2010 TOTY Awards in the U.S. All toys from Cepia LLC are sold globally through national chain retail outlets and independent toy stores. For more information, please visit

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Friday, 20 February 2015

Let's have some winter fun + exclusive AutoShow discount!

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On the slopes or the ice - have fun, but stay safe. -  VIEW TIPS
It's February, and you may be getting the winter blahs… perhaps you've even started to count down the days to spring on your calendar. But weather forecasters (including groundhogs) are expecting winter to hold on for several more weeks. Don't let that get you down. Instead, let's embrace winter and have a little fun!

Winter sports are great way to make the most of the season – from skiing, to skating and tobogganing – winter has a lot to offer. But while these sports are meant to be exhilarating, they can quickly turn disastrous when basic rules of safety are forgotten. Every year serious accidents occur on toboggan hills and skating rinks for this very reason. Many of these accidents can be prevented if proper safety precautions are taken.

So let's keep things fun! Before getting ready to go tobogganing or skating with your friends or family, check out our tips to help you stay safe.

Ray Matthew RamballyAllstate Toronto West
1555 The Queensway, Unit 4
M8Z 1T8
416-231-5641 ext 5013

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Bizzy B's News


So, Bizzy B buffs, February is already upon us. A Canadian winter is in full swing. It’s been very brrrr with some snow thrown in - all things that can cause us to hibernate. However, we have sunshine now and it’s time to emerge from house to Hive! They managed to pull out Wiarton Willy (or some other cranky groundhog) from his hole. They seemed to have predicted his crankiness at least as they had some heavy duty gloves on! Nobody seems to know when Spring will arrive - probably around March 21st if you ask me, but there seemed to be lots of confusion as to what happens if he sees his shadow or not!! All I know is that The Hive is always Spring like with our lovely sunny yellow! So come and visit for a breath of inspiration.


Whatever the weather, it’s always a good time to get creative. Take some time for yourself, come out and get a kickstart with one of our Bizzy classes or groups. Our February calendar is packed with classes, events and group meetings.


Check out this line-up:

Classes include Tile Time, Pocket Scrapbooking, Embossing Folder & Die Cut, Scrapbooking Design, & Gelli Plate Art Cards. That’s just in the next couple of weeks! Come on out and learn something new.


We also have some special events such as this Sunday’s Creative Jump Start afternoon. This is the last chance to sign up if you haven’t already.  For only $10 you will get to play with some Liquitex products and we will be doing a project from CJS.  We do need your order confirmation number from CJS when you sign up. It’s going to be a great way to spend a winter Sunday afternoon.
CALL NOW! 416-203-0433.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Heal Your Hands

A recipe to help nourish chapped skin and heal split cuticles

This luscious-sounding formula—fondly called “Hot Buttered Thumb”—was designed by the owner of a Los Angeles nail salon to nourish chapped skin and heal split cuticles. It uses warm milk to help break down dead skin and brown sugar to gently slough it off—and it is deliciously scented with cinnamon and spiced rum.
Find out the nail salon secret for smooth, healed hands, even in the coldest winter weather:

½ cup brown sugar                                                      
½ cup spiced rum
Dash of nutmeg
1 cup milk, heated
2 to 3 drops cinnamon essential oil
2 hand towels
2 quart-size plastic bags
1. In a bowl, mix brown sugar, rum, and nutmeg to a scrub consistency. Fill another bowl with the warmed milk and cinnamon oil.
2. Soak hands in milk for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Massage the exfoliating scrub onto hands and slough off dead skin; rinse with warm water.
4. Wet the hand towels with hot water. Pat hands dry and apply a moisturizer.
5. Slide hands into plastic bags and wrap each with a warm, wet hand towel; let sit for 5 minutes and then remove.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Splash'N Boots Join the Treehouse Family on Monday, February 16

New series starring popular performers to appear daily on Treehouse

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's preschool channel Treehouse is welcoming 2015 JUNO Award-nominated kids singing duo, Splash'N Boots to its programming schedule with a series centered around the joy of music and dance. Splash'N Boots will premiere on Treehouse on Monday, February 16 and continue to delight viewers with interstitials peppered throughout each day. For a sneak peek of Splash'N Boots on Treehouse click here.
Splash'N Boots welcome preschoolers into the Big Yellow Boot, a giant, cozy, house-sized boot in the middle of the Treehouse world. Packed with songs, dancing, and amazing adventures, the short episodes star Splash, who loves to make people laugh, Boots who is always wearing her signature yellow boots, and their friend Keys, a big, fuzzy, wide-eyed piano. The episodes feature the Bootle, a periscope tablet with which Splash'N Boots talk to kids at home, the Wishing Puddle that delivers wishes through a puddle on the wall, and the Costume Closet that magically transforms Splash and Boots into new characters. Together they create a world where laughter prevails, joy is found in the strangest places and each child feels safe, loved, and important.
"What better occasion than Family Day to introduce Splash'N Boots to our Treehouse family," said Jamie Piekarz, Director of Content, Corus Kids. "Besides being one of the top children's acts in Canada, the pair have entertained and inspired kids all over the world and now our viewers will have the opportunity to enjoy their humour and music on a daily basis."
Splash'N Boots have performed more than 1,200 shows in the last six years across Canada and the U.S. and are internationally recognized with sold out performances around the world including Dubai, Italy, Bermuda and Australia. Besides touring extensively, Splash'N Boots have also released seven award-winning CDs, 18 music videos and two full-length DVDs. The pair has two JUNO Award nominations for Children's Album of the Year, in 2015 and 2014, and they have been crowned Canadian Children's Music Group of the Year three times at the Siruis XM Independent Music Awards.
About TreehouseTreehouse is the #1 preschool channel in Canada. The commercial-free channel offers fun and imaginative programming for preschoolers and their parents. Delivering a strong balance of entertaining, parent-trusted properties, Treehouse delivers high-quality children's programming from Canada and around the world. Parents and kids can access Treehouse properties online as well as On Demand and On Mobile TV. Treehouse is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Visit Treehouse at
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SOURCE Treehouse

For further information:
Kate Calder, Publicist, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6319,

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Get 1-800 RID-OF-IT

  Junk Removal For Your Valentine.
   1) "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" Leonardo Da Vinci;  women
         hate excess baggage
         2) Unlike chocolate it is calorie free; so guilt free
         3) Lasts longer than flowers
         4) Clear The Clutter and Free the Heart
         5) Free and Open Space is liberating
         6) It has no sentimental value; only she is worth keeping
         7) She should be at the top of the pile not your junk
         8) De-Cluttering will reduce house work by 30-40%; leaving more time
             to be with each other.
         9) The price did not go up just for today ; Same great price and
              same great service
10) An Ex Gave it to you!!

(Wise words to GET 1-800 RID-OF-IT now)
 "Less is more." -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
 "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." -William Morris
 You've got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative." -Johnny Mercer

"The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure, especially when you get rid of something you don't want." -Frank Butler and Frank Cavett, "Going My 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Alanis Morissette to be Inducted Into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Award-winning singer-songwriter will be honoured at The 2015 JUNO Awards on Sunday, March 15

TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is pleased to announce Alanis Morissette as the 2015 inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Spanning nearly three decades, Morissette's extraordinary career has produced a string of chart-topping albums and garnered her numerous awards and accolades, including 13 JUNO Awards, seven Grammy Awards and two Golden Globe Award nominations. The singer-songwriter will add yet another achievement when she is honoured during the 44th annual JUNO Awards Broadcast live on CTV and CTV Go, Sunday, March 15 at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. AT and at 7 p.m. in all other markets, from the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.
"It is an honour to be honoured by my home country that I adore so much," says Alanis Morissette.
"Alanis forged a new path for women in music when she released Jagged Little Pill in 1995 and became one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music," said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. "Her induction to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame is more than deserving. We are incredibly proud to be honouring her long history of accomplishments and celebrating her one of a kind voice at the 2015 JUNO Awards."
For more information on Alanis Morissette, visit
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame was established in 1978 and recognizes Canadian artists that have attained commercial success while having a positive impact on the Canadian music scene here at home and around the world. Alanis Morissette will join the ranks of Canadian music icons, some of which include Anne Murray, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Blue Rodeo, Bruce Cockburn, Daniel Lanois, Hank Snow, Joni Mitchell, k.d. lang, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Oscar Petersen, RUSH and Shania Twain in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
For the full press release, a complete list of Canadian Music Hall of Fame recipients or to download photos of Alanis Morissette, go to and
The JUNO Awards Twitter handle: @TheJUNOAwards
Alanis Morissette Twitter handle: @Alanis
SOURCE Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

For further information:
on CARAS and the 2015 JUNO Awards, contact: Vanessa Andres, 416-628-5612,

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Valentine’s Day celebration all weekend at Mont SUTTON!

On February 14th and 15th, love is put forward at Mont SUTTON. For this special occasion, themed activities will be going on for young and old.
The love seats
Will you be among the lucky ones to go up the chairlift on one of the love seats? Special treats will be given to those going up in one of the special chairs for a comfortable ride!

Live musique and other surprises at the Bar Le Tucker
Madmoiselle & The 3 Keys, a band well known thanks to the Live Music Fridays at the Bar Le Tucker, will be in charge of après-ski... Plan to dance!

Hearts Hunt (Saturday February 14th)
Find the hearts hidden on the mountain, take note of their position and get a chance to win M&M prizes! Hearts are situated in the Family Zone, which is accessible with the lift ticket for chairlift IIw and III.

#SUTTONInLove Contest
Post a picture with your better half on the slopes via Instagram with the #SUTTONInLove before the end of the day, February 15th, or send it to us at and get a chance to win a supper for 2 at the Bistro Beaux Lieux, a favorite in the area.

In addition to the weekend activities at the mountain, the Eastern Townships are a great region for a lovers’ escapade.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Valentine's Dinner Buffet - The Old Mill

Let's celebrate a family Valentine's on Sunday February 15th with your family and friends and enjoy the special Valentine's dinner buffet. 


Join us on Sunday February 15th with your family and friends and enjoy the special Valentine’s Dinner Buffet.
Dinner Buffet: $40.95 per adult, Children $19.95, kids 5 and under are free 
Executive Chef Martin Buehner features traditional favorites of Carved Striploin of Beef and Boneless Leg of Lamb, an array of seafood specialties, mosaics of domestic & international cheeses, and a cornucopia of flavor abundant salads. Delicious pasta, chicken & fish dishes, as well as traditional favorites including roast pork loin, veal parmesan, and emince of beef tenderloin tips complemented by potatoes, rice pilaf, and medley of vegetables. Decadent cakes, tortes, mousses, pastries & other sweet temptations to complete your Valentines Day celebration. Kids enjoy yummy fingers and fries. This and much, much more.
Seating for Family Dinner: 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. 
Are not included in pricing.
Gratuity Policy re Groups/Parties:
Groups/parties of 10 or more persons, 15% gratuity will apply.
Settlement Policy:For groups/parties of 10 or more persons, only one bill will be provided for the entire group/party. Multiple credit card or other payment settlements will be accepted.
Reservation Policy:
For reservations of 6 people or more, we reserve and customize tables according to group size. A $10 per person credit card deposit is required to secure a group reservation based on the estimated size of the group. (The deposit will be applied against the final bill).
Cancellation Policy:
In the event that a group reservation is cancelled on the date the reservation is being held for, the full deposit will be non refundable.

Friday, 6 February 2015

"Family Day Breakfast Buffet"

Monday February 16, 2015

"Family Day Breakfast Buffet"

Join us from 9AM to 2PM for the Ultimate Breakfast Buffet.

$18.95 for Adults
$11.95 for Child 12 and under.
FREE Child 3 and under

All you eat.
Juice coffee and tea included. 
Muddy Duck Restaurant 
2200 Dundas Street East 
Mississauga Ontario L4x2v3 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

TiZo - Élégance cosmétique Protection supérieure

  • Zinc and Titanium - best UVA/UVB protection available
  • No Chemical Sunscreens - Will not irritate skin
  • No Dyes, Fragrance, oils or PABA    
  • For Ultra Sensitive skin
  • Cosmetically Elegant for the face 
  • Elegan, Silky Application
  • TiZO Products
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TiZO 2
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TiZO Solar Protection Formula SPF50+
TiZO Solar Protection Liptect

Monday, 2 February 2015

Hair Trend - Etobicoke


Hair Trend for Complete Hair Care Services and Products
 3854 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke, M9B 1L1
Just west of Kipling on the north side.

  3854 Bloor Street West,
Etobicoke,  M9B 1L1