My Idea – Fast Food Happy Meals for Pets

Fast food restaurants should begin serving happy meals for pets.

People seem to be having less human children and more pets. Some call themselves their pet’s parent. (I have never called myself the parent of an animal). People seem to need to keep their pets with them and bring them in the car. So, why don’t fast food restaurants have a happy meal for cats, another for dogs, one for assorted other pets like snakes, gerbils, rats, etc.… Read the rest

The Fear of Human Contamination

People are beginning to prefer no human contact, it seems to me. Not just the mobile phone thing, but the germophobe stuff and choosing to send a text rather than risk catching someone actually live on their mobile phone.

The germophobe thing is odd enough. When did we become so prissy about germs? I think it is based on the lack of actually touching anything.… Read the rest

Dead People Can’t Buy Alcohol

Note: I do know there is a virus. But, there are a LOT of viruses we could be having a pandemic for. Bigger things could have been pandemics around the world: AIDs, polio, the flesh eating bacteria, SARs, swine flu, bird flu, and so many, many others – but they were downplayed. The public was told not to worry and just go on about their business.

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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Movie Macabre

I started typing in this post and then the Internet decided to die. Usually, the post would manage to be saved as a draft, this one didn’t make it. So, although it only matters to me, this post is being written a second time around. Kind of right when thinking of Cassandra Peterson, better known as her character, Elvira.… Read the rest

A Modern God or a Runaway Train

It’s interesting that power, whether electricity, solar, or some other source, has eclipsed food and water in importance. Having food and water depends on having power to grow the food, clean the water and so on.

In our history, long before we harnessed power, food and water were the most important things to have, I’d add shelter in there as one of the basic necessities.

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Canada is Running Low on Insects

Think of insects as more than creepy crawlers. They each have their function for the cycle of life on the planet. Insects matter. From honeybees to the common fly, they all have a part. This post focuses on insects as bird food. But, that seems less important, unless you are a devoted birdwatcher. Insects are important in pollinating plants, spreading seeds and being plant food too.… Read the rest

How to Catch Ghosts at Home

ghost houseHow do you explore your own home when you think you might have paranormal, ghostly activity? What really works to find ghosts and protect yourself from them, before or after they have been found?

Do you have a ghost in your home, or are they just routine settling sort of noises?

So much of the paranormal ghost behaviour can be explained as something else.… Read the rest

Links in Canadian Cuisine

 

 

A history of cooks and cooking, foods and foodways in Canada.

 

Dotty’s Recipes

 

Collection of tried and true recipes, reflecting Canada’s ethnic diversity. Dorothy Rheaume.

 

J.J.’s Complete Guide to Canada: Canadian Foods

 

An explanation of Canadian meals. Unique food and drinks.

 

 

The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association provides numerous recipes that use maple syrup.
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