Monday, September 29, 2014

Special Day Cooking: A Life Skills Cookbook

by Beverly Worth Palomba

     In her 11 years of experience working with special education students, Beverly Worth Palomba has found that developmentally-challenged individuals require certain teaching strategies. After developing a culinary arts class for her special needs students, she found there wasn’t a cookbook on the market that enforced these critical teaching methods. As a result, Palomba decided to fill that void and created Special Day Cooking: A Life Skills Cookbook.
   Geared not only toward those with autism, down syndrome, ADHD, ADD, and other developmental and learning disabilities, but young people with a desire to learn to cook as well, the recipes inSpecial Day Cooking are supported by a proven approach to cooking that show great success. All recipes are in large type, and are formatted in consistent, easy-to-follow steps for all skill levels. They are safe -- needing only a microwave, toaster or blender and a plastic knife to cook, and sometimes no equipment at all -- and can all be completed in one hour or less.
   “Whether a person is living at home, in a group home or have their own apartment, cooking is a very important life skill and one that’s needed every day,” shares Palomba. “We want our children to be as independent as they can be, and sharing a recipe with family or friends makes you feel great. Up goes your self-esteem and self-confidence!”
   Including more than 60 recipes, Special Day Cooking goes beyond cooking skills to teach life skills including:
  • Knowledge to promote independent living
  • Working together and fostering teamwork
  • Self-confidence and building self-esteem
  • Bonding with family and friends in the kitchen
  • Strengthens motor skills
  • And so much more!
After working in the computer industry in Massachusetts, Beverly Worth Palomba moved to the San Francisco Bay area with her family and turned to her real love: education. She has been a teacher from Pre-K through high school for more than 20 years and, during the past 11 years, she has worked exclusively in Special Education. She created a life skills cooking class four years ago at the local high school geared to the needs and abilities of her students. In addition, she provides cooking workshops at local community centers. This program inspired her first book, Special Day Cooking: A Life Skills Cookbook. She enjoys cooking, gardening, reading and spending time with her husband, daughter and kitty named Kiwi.
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Special Day Cooking is available at and on Amazon.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection
at Harrod’s this summer

Mouton Cadet & Golf, the perfect union of two worlds.  The association of Mouton Cadet and golf has grown in recent years through shared values: respect for excellence, tradition and modernity, alongside a love for elegance and conviviality.

This year sees the collaboration of the legendary Mouton Cadet with the most prestigious team event in golf, The Ryder Cup. A biennial match play event, The Ryder Cup brings together the 12 best golfers from America and the 12 best from Europe.

The Ryder Cup has chosen Mouton Cadet as its Official Supplier of Wine when played in Europe, beginning with

The 2014 Ryder Cup in Gleneagles, Scotland.

The 2014 Ryder Cup, a special and exclusive chapter in Mouton Cadet’s history The 2014 Ryder Cup is followed by 250,000 spectators on the course and more than 630 million households on TV, during a six day period. To celebrate its engagement, Mouton Cadet has created an official and limited edition, Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection, with Paul McGinley,

The 2014 European Ryder Cup Captain. Produced in limited quantities and made from a strict selection of parcels mostly located in the “Côtes de Bordeaux” region, Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection is the pride and joy of Mouton Cadet. Paul McGinley said: « I am delighted that our initial idea of creating a Ryder Cup wine has been realised and that it will be enjoyed by those attending the event in Gleneagles, and which will also be available on sale and accessible to all. » Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection, The 2014 Ryder CupWine

As Official Supplier, Mouton Cadet features Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection at all official events, including the Gala Dinner onWednesday,  as well as in all hospitality areas, the Media Centre and Team Rooms.

For the spectators, the various catering facilitiesand especially the Mouton Cadet Wine Bar presents the exquisite essence of Mouton CadetRyder Cup Selection; a pure moment of delight to follow the game and share a glass of MoutonCadet at the heart of the Tented Village. The ideal position of the Mouton Cadet Wine Bar, located next to the leaderboard, emphasises The Ryder Cup experience, in an intimate, and refined atmosphere.

After a successful feature at Harrods this summer, visitors will have the opportunity toacquire their own
Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection, in the Merchandise Pavilion. Due to the event’s regulations, all purchased wine will be shipped and thus will bring the Ryder Cup experience and French savoir-faire directly to the customer’s homes after the Event.

To extend the visitors’ experience of the limited edition, Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection will also be available in the best golf courses and restaurants as well as fine wine shops throughout the world. Produced by the family-owned French company Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Mouton Cadet was created in 1930 and has remained true to its origins whilst evolving into what has now become the world’s leading brand of Bordeaux AOC wines. Sold in 150 countries around the world, Mouton Cadet has been associated since its creation with exclusive and prestigious events, including the Cannes International Film Festival, where it has been Official Supplier for the last 22 years. Mouton Cadet is now involved in golf as Official Supplier to the European Tour and to the 2014 & 2018 Ryder Cups.

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Best Nude Lipstick for Fall


Fall doesn’t have to be all about a dark, moody look. This season, nude lips are having a major moment—pair them with a bold brow you’ll be the epitome of understated chic. But, for something that seems so simple, it’s not that easy to find a shade that brings life to your face, instead of washing you out. Here are some of the best nude lipsticks for every skin tone, along with application tips courtesy of Wendy Rowe, makeup artist and beauty artistic consultant at Burberry

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wrinkle Injections: Wrinkle Injections

Wrinkle Injections: Wrinkle Injections: Crows feet are the lines and creases that run from the outer corner of the eye, and fan out across the temple, sometimes even extending down...

Crows feet are the lines and creases that run from the outer corner of the eye, and fan out across the temple, sometimes even extending downwards towards the cheeks! Main causes of crows feet are caused by a loss of collagen in the skin, smiling and squinting. Crows feet can be excellent indicators of the ageing process. There are four types of crow’s feet: full fan, central, middle and lower.

Some wrinkle injections are composed of a natural purified protein that relaxes wrinkle causing muscles, creating a smoother rejuvenated and more youthful appearance, and are usually injected into the muscles around your eyes in 3 different places. Improvement in the severity of the crows feet generally occurs within one week after the anti-wrinkle injections and has been shown to last for up to 4 months.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mr. Electric® Announces Partnership with Bright Vision LED

Mr. Electric® Announces Partnership with Bright Vision LED

Mr. Electric, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group®, Inc., has announced today their partnership with Bright Vision LED, a Genesis Energy Management Company partner, to enhance customers service across Canada and the U.S.

Mr. Electric is a nationally recognized franchise company that provides residential and commercial electrical and lighting services in Canada and the U.S.. Mr. Electric is focused on and committed to providing the best business to customer experience. Mr. Electric electricians are specialized in residential kitchen, bath and outdoor lighting and installation services, code updates to meet regulated guidelines and many other home electrical services.
Commercial services by Mr. Electric include, but are not limited to, service and maintenance agreements, ballast and bulb replacement and commercial energy audits.
“By partnering with Bright Vision LED we will be able to better assist and provide our customers with outstanding electrical services,” said Joel Worthington, president of Mr. Electric. “Because of this partnership we will continue to grow as a company and provide an even better service. We look forward to passing the benefits of this partnership on to our customers.”
The Bright Vision manufacturing facility has utilized science and technology innovation that include several key global patents to develop high performance, low cost, effective lighting solutions for today’s commercial, industrial, residential, entertainment and aviation markets.
Bright Vision LED offers cost competitive LED fixture lighting solutions and are a direct-to-consumer resource.
“We are proud to say that the entire LED fixture product line is designed, tooled, fabricated and assembled in the United States of America,” said Steven Cady for Bright Vision LED.
For more information about Mr. Electric and their services visit
For more information about Bright Vision Led visit

About Mr. Electric®:
Established in 1994, Mr. Electric is a global franchise organization providing electrical installation and repair services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” Mr. Electric franchisees provide these services to both residential and commercial customers at almost 200 locations worldwide. Mr. Electric is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc., family of service franchises. For more information or to find the location nearest you, visit

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How communities can work together to prevent suicide

The period of highest risk is during the first six months after the onset of a physical or mental illness

By Jitender Sareen
Expert Advisor
Jitender Sareen
WINNIPEG, MB/ Troy Media/ - The death of comedian Robin Williams last month sparked a worldwide discussion about suicide, its underlying causes and how it might be prevented.
And, with World Suicide Prevention Day taking place Sept. 10, the subject is certain to generate more debate as people seek to understand this important health issue.
Having spent 10 years researching the subject while working as a professor of psychiatry, I believe there are things we can do as a community to tackle this problem. With that in mind, I thought it might be helpful to reflect on what researchers have learned over the years about strategies for preventing suicide.
First, it is important to understand suicide, like other medical conditions such as cancer and heart disease, is complex. There is no singular cause of suicide. People who attempt or die by suicide often have stories of adverse childhood experiences, onset of depression, anxiety, substance use problems, loss of social support, financial stress, medical problems and impulsive/aggressive personality style. Our work in First Nations communities has also demonstrated the importance of loss of culture, residential school trauma and racism as a risk for suicide behaviour.
Yet, the majority of people who experience many of these issues do not die by suicide or attempt suicide. Why does one person attempt suicide while another person with the same stressor does not? This question remains unanswered.
Generally speaking, most suicide prevention programs take a broad public-health approach with a view to reducing everyone's risk for suicide.
For example, increasing awareness of suicide and the importance of getting appropriate treatment to reduce suicidal behaviour is an important goal of World Suicide Prevention Day. Other promising community level initiatives include positive-parenting programs and school-based programs such as the Good Behaviour Game, which involves teams of students competing for points based on how they act in class.
Reducing access to lethal means such as firearms, pesticides, carbon monoxide and quantities of medications has been shown to be associated with reduced suicide. Fifteen years ago, the United Kingdom moved to limit acetaminophen to 28 tablets per bottle. Since then, there has been a reduction in overdose death related to acetaminophen in the UK, without a commiserate increase in suicide with another method. In Manitoba, researchers are examining whether similar action may reduce the risk of suicide and unintentional overdose deaths in this province.
There is a strong adverse relationship between childhood experiences (sexual abuse, physical abuse) and suicidal behaviour. Thus, positive-parenting programs, and culturally-grounded interventions to improve parent-child relationships are important.
Families bereaved by suicide often struggle with guilt, anxiety and depression. Interventions to help families cope with family members who are struggling with suicidal behaviour are required. I have always been surprised that a public health nurse comes to the new mother's home to ensure that the mom and baby are doing well. But when there is a suicide in a family, there is no outreach to see how the family is doing after this awful event. We are considering pilot testing the utility of such an outreach program.
At the individual level, the period of highest risk for suicide is during the first six months after the onset of a physical or mental illness. Increasing access to crisis services and evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use disorders have shown to be associated with reductions in suicide. There is strong evidence improving primary-care physician education in the assessment and treatment of depression reduces suicide. Specialized mental-health teams that focus on mental-health problems and addictions are extremely important in suicide prevention.
In short, there is rapid advancement in the knowledge of suicide prevention and there is a need for an evaluation of promising new programs for suicide prevention.
Dr. Jitender Sareen is an expert advisor with, professor of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and team leader of the Manitoba Population Mental Health Research Group. 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Introducing Rdio Sessions Live @ The Orange Lounge

Star-Powered Music Series Brings New, Exclusive Audio Recordings to
Rdio’s Robust Catalogue of More than 30 Million Songs

Shaw Media’s ET Canada Takes Viewers Behind-the-Scenes with Revealing Artist Interviews | @RdioCA | #RdioSessions

 TORONTO, September 6, 2014 – Following Rdio’s move to a free, stations first experience comes the announcement of Rdio Sessions Live @ The Orange Lounge. Building off the success of Rdio’s Sessions   program, which just premiered an exclusive performance with Canadian indie artists Tokyo Police Club, Rdio Canada is teaming up with The Orange Lounge. In joining forces with The Orange Lounge (Toronto’s world-renowned recording studio) and Universal Music Canada (the country’s leading music company), Rdio will provide listeners with the most exclusive access to intimate recordings from the biggest and hottest names in music.
When the Shaw Media property first teamed up with The Orange Lounge and Universal Music Canada in 2013, page views on the network’s site increased by 820 per cent, to well over 4.9 million, a testament to Orange Lounge finding the consumer sweet spot and feeding their hunger for quality content. Audio recordings and exclusive content from Rdio Sessions Live @ The Orange Lounge will soon be available to Rdio’s Canadian customers and subscribers at; videos of the intimate sessions remain available at
Today’s announcement by Rdio CEO Anthony Bay was accompanied by a private session from Universal Music’s international sensation Ellie Goulding, whose sophomore album “Halcyon Days” is currently platinum in Canada and features the hits ‘Burn’, ‘Anything Could Happen’, and ‘I Need Your Love’. Goulding’s chilling 2013 session at The Orange Lounge remains one of the most-viewed on  
“Partnering with The Orange Lounge to offer exclusive, unique and compelling experiences through Rdio Sessions Live @ The Orange Lounge is a thrill and an honour,” said Anthony Bay, CEO of Rdio. “Canada is our second largest market and we are fully committed to teaming up with local music innovators to create powerful connections to music here.”
Rdio Sessions Live @ The Orange Lounge reflects the commitment and support from Shaw Communications to support Rdio's growth and profile among Canadian music lovers. Earlier this year, Shaw made a financial investment in Rdio's holding company and entered into a marketing, content, and promotion partnership designed to help develop a Canadian “face” of Rdio and provide Canadians with the world’s best digital music listening experience. As the country’s leading network and content experience company, Shaw is leveraging its extensive resources – particularly through its Shaw Media subsidiary – to create unique and engaging content experiences.
“Rdio Sessions Live @ The Orange Lounge is a strong example of our combined effort to create cutting-edge content experiences featuring the biggest musical acts and artists from across the country and around the world,” says Jim Little, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Shaw Communications. “Through Shaw Media’s extensive resources and expertise, we’re excited to take this partnership in new and interesting directions in the months to come.”
Earlier this week, Rdio, a leading global music streaming service available in 60 countries, launched a new version of its application which now includes a free Internet radio streaming service with both human programmed and computer programmed stations. The new version includes a suite of new features and social discovery enhancements to its subscription service that underscores Rdio’s commitment to creating the best-in-class digital music experience in the world.


About Rdio
Rdio is the leading digital music service reinventing the way people discover, play, and share music. Play what you want, when you want, or turn on a station for a perfect mix of songs. Listen anywhere — the web, your phone, even offline — and follow friends and artists to see what they’re playing. Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded by Janus Friis, the co-creator of Skype. The service is currently available in 60 countries. More information about Rdio is available at:

About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.2 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit

Friday, September 5, 2014

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

You will need:
15 oz of pumpkin puree (canned if you don't have fresh will work)
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp ground gloves
Here is what ya do :
Combine all ingredients in your crock pot and mix well
Cover and cook on high for 3 hours... be sure to stir occasionally so it doesn't stick and burn!
After Let it cool a bit before you start eating it LOL....
VERY IMPORTANT do not can this.. it is not safe to can pumpkin....
You can store in in the fridge for 2-3 wks
Or in the freezer for 6-9 months

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides

Dog Guides is now Pet Valu's national charity partner! You can find us in their 2015 calendar. The calendar is 'pay what you can' with donations coming to Dog Guides. You can pick up your own copy at any of their locations soon.