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Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide 2013

Arbitrary: Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide 2013

It’s Dec. 24, which means you’re too late for online shopping, Clicky McGee. You’re going to have to go out into the world, interact with people and listen to tediously overplayed Christmas music through tinny shop speakers. Or wear earplugs. Your call. On the plus side, you’ll get to support local businesses with your holiday […]

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Arbitrary: So, you’re a vegetarian. Why buy a BBQ?

I’m a pretty half-hearted carnivore. Sure, I like the occasional steak (cooked to well done), and I quite like kebabs, satay, souvlaki, shawarma, donair, gyro, and all manner of marinated chicken breasts, especially cooked on a grill. And chicken tikka? Don’t even get me started. But I don’t need meat every day of my life. […]

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NEAROF!’s Christmas Gift General Ideas 2011

I did one of these Christmas gift lists last year, and I had fun doing it, so why not give it another go. Don’t be surprised if you spot items that seem vaguely similar to things from the 2010 list. BOOKS Larousse Gastronomique: I’ve been meaning to get a copy of this for years. Not […]

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List: 9 great ways to use fresh blueberries

It’s blueberry season, in case you haven’t noticed. The grocery store flyers are starting to arrive on Edmonton doorsteps, announcing spectacular deals on massive quantities of blueberries. They look so tempting, and they’re so stupidly cheap – how could you possibly say no? But you’ve done this before, haven’t you? You bought a five-pound case […]

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