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Join the #SupportPrincessMargaret Twitter Party and Periscope February 17, 2016 to help support Cancer Research

Information - Chief Cook - February 15, 2016

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation will be hosting a Twitter Party! Join the twitter party and find out how you can help support #CancerResearch at one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

#SupportPrincessMargaret Twitter Party
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm ET
Hosts: @thePMCF @PMLotto
Prizing: $1,500 in VISA Gift Cards
Canada Only


About the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

With your help, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre will continue to lead the way as one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.


Why Purchase a Princess Margaret Cancer Ticket Home Lottery Ticket?

Your ticket purchase supports:

  • Canada’s biggest cancer research program
  • One of the biggest cancer clinical trials programs in the world
  • Canada’s biggest and most comprehensive immunotherapy program
  • The biggest single-site radiation medicine program in the world
  • The biggest cancer surgical team in Canada

At one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

This year The Big Ticket jut got Bigger!

What is the BIGGER ticket? We’re glad you asked – get excited! The Princess Margaret Home Lottery is here featuring the BIGGEST Grand Prize Ever: A $3.7 Million Kleinburg Showhome + Muskoka Lakefront Cottage + $100,000 CASH! One winner gets it all.


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Did you hear? Loblaws is selling beer!

Information - Chief Cook - December 17, 2015

This week, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that on December 15th, six-packs of beer will be sold in Ontario grocerry stores. Big-name brand Loblaws is one of the first 13 retailers that rolled out the inventory, with another 60 to follow in the following weeks.

There are 25 stores across the Greater Toronto Area, and 16 in South Western Ontario that will be licensed to sell beer. By May of 2016, over 150 stores will carry the beverage.

Four stores in the Ottawa area — College Square Market, the Real Canadian Superstore in south Kanata, Farm Boy in Orléans, and Brown’s Independent Grocer in Stittsville will carry Beer. In Toronto, the Loblaws at 50 Musgrave St., and 17 Leslie St both carry beer, as well as the Real Canadian Superstores on Weston Road and on Gerry Fitzgerald Dr.

Will you be buying beer from your grocery store?

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Halloween Candy infographic

Desserts, Halloween, Information, Uncategorized - rossana - October 25, 2012

It always interests me how much Halloween candy and what type is consumed the most, take a look at this:

Halloween Candy infographic

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A Change to Baby’s First Foods from Health Canada

Beef, Information - Kayla - October 11, 2012

When I was feeding my daughter her first foods when she was about 6 months old I started with cereal. Then vegetables and fruit, then meat, but now there are new guidelines that show a baby’s first foods need to include those that are iron rich.

For the first 6 months it is so important to breast feed if possible. After that breast milk does not give a growing baby the nutrients that they need. “At this age, iron-rich foods, such as meat, meat alternatives (e.g., eggs, tofu, and legumes), and iron-fortified infant cereals, are important to help meet the nutrient needs of the rapidly growing infants. ”

The new recommendations from Health Canada have definitely changed. Guess a steak for baby would be a safe beat now..well a pureed steak. These new guidelines look much like what an aboriginal diet for a baby looks like. Meats are now being introduced much sooner then before.

The recommendations say to serve your babies iron-rich foods at least two or more times each day; and meat, such as beef, poultry, fish or meat alternatives daily. Frequent consumption of meat, poultry and fish, can contribute considerably to meeting infant iron requirements because the heme iron they provide is more readily absorbed than non-heme iron found in plant based foods such as infant cereals.

Why the change? Iron rich foods including beef, chicken, fish, eggs, tofu, and legumes offer rapidly growing nutrients needed for development. Iron is critical for a baby’s growth and cognitive development. Perhaps the aboriginals who have been doing this for years have it right.

Need to know how to make a simple beef puree for your baby:

Puréed Baby Meat

1/2 cup (125 mL)beef, cut into small pieces

1/4 cup (50 mL) water or cooking liquid or milk

In a food processor or blender, combine meat and water. Process for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Serve immediately or freeze for later use.

*Source for this post: Canada Beef

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