Tag Archives: Dec/Jan 2009/10

Start the New Year with “good luck” foods!

Various foods around the world are associated with “good luck”. What a fortunate way to start the New Year! Black-eyed peas bring prosperity, especially when served with collard greens. In Germany, Ireland, and the US, cabbage is associated with good fortune because it is green, like money. Associated with abundance and fertility, pomegranates bring abundance and fertility, and are enjoyed … <entire article…>

Hot Wine – Vin Chaud – Glögg

Hot wine is popular around the world. Almost every wine drinking country has its own version of hot wine with many names depending on which part of the world it comes from. It is a  popular winter drink in many parts of Europe, mostly in Alpine countries. Hot wine is usually red wine combined with spices and fruit and typically … <entire article…>

Coming, Going and On The Move

  Welcome new neighbours Beach Apothecary – 1854 Queen St. E. Beach Bird Restaurant – 1955 Queen St. E. Beach Glo Tanning – 1940 Queen St. E. Beach Plaza Variety – 2254 Queen St. E. Fanning Fresh – 2220 Queen St. E. Juice & Java – 2104 Queen St. E. Naturalis – 2198A Queen St. E. Pertino Restaurant – 1610 … <entire article…>

Helping archive human knowledge at your finger tips.

If you’ve shopped online you have probably used CAPTCHA. CAPTCHA is a program that identifies its user as human or computer. CAPTCHAs  prevent abuse from “bots,” or automated programs that generate spam. No computer program can read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate sites protected by CAPTCHAs. About 200 million CAPTCHAs are solved around the … <entire article…>

The new face of Variety Village – Come on down and have some fun!

Ask anyone what they think Variety Village does these days and you’ll probably get a variety of answers related to children with disabilities. It is true, for over 60 years, Variety Ontario has worked with young people with disabilities. But over the years the focus of Variety Village has evolved as our attitudes toward disabilities have changed. Today, the “Village” … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

I enjoy reading Beaches Living. Here’s a secret spot I’d like to share with other readers. I like to hang out here with the wonderful squirrels. Shhhh, it’s a secret… – Debbie F. Answer to Win: Do you recognize this photo? If you can tell us where the photo was taken, you could win movie passes for two to the … <entire article…>

Eating your way through December…

…can be both delightful and digestively challenging! Here are some tips so you can both enjoy your food and feel okay the next day. Eat a light snack before you go out so that you don’t arrive famished! Savour what you eat and make it last. This aids in digestion and releases the flavours better. Fit in a walk every … <entire article…>

You Ask… You Answer.

Beaches Life readers have their say: The Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pool is named after Don Summerville, a former Mayor of Toronto in 1963.  He was also an alderman in the Beaches area.  This facility is an Olympic sized pool.  –  Brian M. Donald D. Summerville Pool is at the bottom of Woodbine Avenue not Coxwell. It is named after … <entire article…>

Snow Free November… not so for Winter

November was such a warm month we almost forgot we were Canadians! But the snow will come, usually unexpectedly. So be prepared! Winter Prep Checklist for Your Home & for the Road For The Road: Winter tires Winter tune-up for your car An extra jug of windshield washer kept in the car Ice scraper and snow brush Going long distances? … <entire article…>