A collection of miscellaneous stuff and things … it’s not necessarily real estate related, but you just might find some of it interesting.  It might be a joke, it might be a recipe, it might be an observation about life in general.

Just stuff to entertain you while you’re taking a break from your busy day.  Enjoy!

definition of pintrest

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A trick with Canadian money…

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Strong person

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Evolution of the Home Office Desk!

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your house

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Some very creative street art…

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Hydro selloff

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First day of Spring 2015 !

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snow

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white-backgroundDid you know there’s a little trick to re-heating your coffee in a microwave?  Re-heat your coffee in multiples of 10 seconds (20 seconds, 30 seconds, etc) and the coffee cup handle will always return to the front for easy reaching.  Stop spilling hot coffee all over your hands.

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Grandma Jeep accessory

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dollar sinking

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Sautéed Shrimp with Orange Chipotle Honey Mustard Sauce

I’ve made this sauce for a few years now and it’s absolutely divine!  I make a triple batch and keep it in the refrigerator – great over bbq’d sliced chicken breast, grilled pork, etc.  It has a bit of heat but not lip-burning heat, just a nice bite to it.  Click on the title for the recipe in PDF.
In Canada, orange juice is sold in 283 ml cans, so I’ve attached a recipe conversion chart for you.  Click on the image below and keep it in your ‘FAVS’ folder.  Enjoy!

Orange Chipotle sauce conversion

 

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Sometimes you have good days, sometimes you have bad days, and sometimes…..

High five

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Friendships

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Do our kids know what an apron is?

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 The principal use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few; it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material; but along with that…

  • it served as a pot-holder for removing hot pans from the oven.
  • it was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears…

  • from the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

  • when company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.
  • when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.
  • those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.
  • chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
  • from the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
  • after the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.
  • in the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
  • when unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
  • when dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men-folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
  • it will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ‘old-time apron’ that served so many purposes.

REMEMBER…

Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters now set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.  I never caught anything from that apron…  but love!

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