Savor some superb Belgian stew on a dreary winter day

Ian Leatt – Foodie

When the days are short, cold and dark, all we really want to do after a long day at work is have something hearty when we get home.

Known as “Carbonnade a la Flamande”, this Belgian beef stew is made with Newcastle brown ale and plenty of onions. The flavour is a little sweet and sour, the sweet from the onions and either a little added sugar or tomato paste, and the sour from a touch of mustard or vinegar.

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“Cynthia caused a lot of trouble in her workplace. Nobody wanted to believe that the ogre some portrayed her as existed within this otherwise charming façade, but she alienated people all around her and that was damaging to the company.”

Some people suck up to the boss but are terrors to the rest of the staff.

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By Tanya Comeault

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There’s a family in town that is in the enviable position of being able to build a very large home with one wing especially designed for when they get too old to cope with the day to day chores of running a household. Unfortunately, not many of us have this luxury, but most of us face the inevitable fact that, some day, we may not be able to manage a large home and garden.

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Victoria Quilts volunteers make quilts with love − they’re given free to Canada’s cancer victims

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Victoria’s Quilts Canada is a non-profit charitable organization, established by Betty Giffin in Ottawa to make quilts to give to people with cancer in Canada. The quilts provide comfort and warmth.  They help the person receiving the quilt cope a little more easily with the stress and anxiety of the diagnosis as well as the discomfort associated with the treatments.

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