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The Restaurant of Gastronomic Doom

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Sam has only meant to pop out for lunch. Now he needed to find an escape before he ended up on the menu. The workmen had arrived to fit a new boiler Sam’s flat but the banging, scraping and incessant requests for tea soon became too much and so Sam decided stepping out for a bite to eat had seemed like a good idea. The local high street was always offering something different with it’s Polish delicatessens and Indian take-aways and Sam considered what he felt like today. As he…read more

5 Surprising Foods to Eat to Prevent Varicose Veins & Spider Veins

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As spring kicks into high gear and summer is around corner, most women feel the pressure to have beauty legs for baring the skirts. Varicose veins are large, raised, swollen blood vessels that usually appear blue or dark purple on your legs. Varicose veins are not big deal and don’t cause serious problems, but they can be unsightly and painful. Varicose veins are the most common vein related problems in the United States, affect 60% of the population most of them being women. Varicose veins are difficult to cure, but…read more

New Tool Arrived: Arcan ALJ3T Aluminum Floor Jack

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My old Craftsman 3.5 ton floor jack that my father passed on to me, began to leak down a little and no longer will lift anything up. After a lot of research, I got it narrowed down to this Arcan ALJ3T Aluminum Floor Jack. I prefer a good high quality aluminum jack because I want something that was lighter and I don’t like to hold a nearly 100lb jack around my garage. I tried some of my friends Aluminum floor jacks that are easy to use. Many friend recommended the…read more

Best Miter Saw for Kitchen Storage Projects

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Making your own kitchen appliances is a rare chance to get more by spending less. Woodworking beginners often equate woodworking projects with furniture, such as desks, cabinetry, but you will find a wide range of projects for the kitchen will be great additions to your home. With a minimal amount of wood, some hand tools and power saw, you can add a little extra personality to your projects along with cheer up an often overlooked space in your home. You can also make some small kitchen projects as great gifts,…read more

The Little Things

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Usually I like to find a collection of little things at the end of my week that makes me feel happy or inspires me, but this week all it took was one. That one thing was discovering the reason my icing was consistently melting off my cupcakes (or turning into a gooey pool of sugar-ooze): it was because my little hand-mixer was fooling me. Usually I’d mix my icing as much as possible, until the mixer couldn’t spin anymore–I thought this meant the icing was firm enough. Not so, fellow…read more

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Icing

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Alright, I’ll admit that it’s a little bit early to be thinking Christmas thoughts, but this year I’ve resolved to start planning out my gift-giving prior to December 23rd. What can I say, I’m a procrastinator no more. Whistler Village in the wintertime I’ve pretty much nailed down all of the gifts that I’m going to give to my favourite people this year, and it feels kinda good because it’s only November! Making many of my gifts, or parts of them, has actually begun to give me more satisfaction than…read more

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

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These are like cinnamon rolls, but with pepperoni pizza. Which I guess is very not similar to cinnamon rolls. Actually, I could go for a cinnamon roll right now. So, that sucks for me. Now, either I saw a picture of something like this that inspired me to make these, or I saw a picture that I mistook for something like this that inspired me to make them. Regardless, I tried to find a recipe online for this kind of thing and couldn’t find one, so ‘wing it’ it was!…read more