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Poinsettias – Also Know as the Mexican Flame Leaf

When the Christmas season starts setting in, you will find many houses having a common plant adorning their interiors. The vividly colored poinsettia.  Although it looks very colorful, it isn’t a...

Canadian Beer – Suds from The Great White North

A little piece of Canadian heritage… The BEAVER, the MAPLE LEAF, HOCKEY, MOUNTIES, CANADIAN GEESE, the MOOSE, COLD WEATHER, “EH”, and CANADIAN BACON. These are all great symbols of Canada and what...

Bay Leaf – Great for Soups and Stews

The leaves of the laurel (Laurus nobilis) tree are closely associated with European and North American cuisine. Native to Asia and cultivated in the Mediterranean and regions with similar climates, the...

Cumin – Used for Millennia as a Medicinal Plant

Cumin, also known as cumin seed or cummin, is the dried, tiny seed of the Cuminum cyminum (a member of the carrot family), and is related to parsley. Native to Egypt...

Basil – An Aromatic Herb in the Mint Family

Basil, part of the Ocimum genus, is an aromatic herb in the mint family. Native to warm climates like Africa and India, basils are a large group of herbs in and...

What is Omega 3 – An Important Dietary Fat

Do you have traumatic memories of your parents forcing you to swallow that horrific spoonful of cod liver oil? The fishy smell and oily texture has followed many of us into...

Pregnancy and the Birth of Kittens

Breeding cats can be an extremely rewarding experience. However, before undertaking a breeding program, it is essential to understand what this involves from the time of mating to the time of...

House Plants and Your Cat

When Maryann Lee found her cat in a corner, body shaking with convulsions, she rushed her to the vet. After almost a week of being unsure whether her cat, Willy, would...

Wine Bottle Labels – Trivia and Information

Is it possible to tell the quality of wine simply by the label? Wine bottle labels offer more information to the trained eye than one would think. There are obvious wines...

What Type Of Wine Is Pinot Noir

Ever since the movie Sideways came out, there has been a lot of interest in Pinot Noir wines, and with good reason. There are worse ways to spend an evening than...

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