One of the most beloved of all slow dance songs, "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers actually had a very unlikely start for a love song.
Probably the most famous '60s nanny after Mary Poppins, Eva Boyd, or Little Eva as she became known, rocketed to fame in 1962 with the catchy, danceable tune "The Loco-Motion".
Released in July 1967, "Ode to Billy Joe," by Bobbie Gentry, is a song about a young man who jumps off the Tallahatchie Bridge. The song reached the top of the US charts in August 1967.
Here is a recipe for beef stew that takes this dish from everyday to classic. This easy recipe has step-by-step directions and photos for cooking this rich, savory stew. The addition of red wine and tawny port means this isn't anything like the stew your Grandma made.
Vimy is considered to be a shining moment in Canadian history. With the four Divisions of the Canadian Corps fighting together, Vimy Ridge was about to change hands for the very last time in WWI.
Do you recall singing the song Three Little Fishies? I loved this song as a kid, and wanted to know more about how this wonderful children's song came to be.
This easy Nutella Muffin recipe will have your kids screaming for more. Made using cake mix and filled with Nutella...you won't believe the aroma in your kitchen when they are baking.
Scalloped potatoes might just be the best comfort food you can make. This easy and delicious recipe has a bit of a twist...definitely not your Mother's scalloped potatoes!
Get the bbq out! This easy and delicious recipe for grilled peppers will have your guests yelling for more. Made with pesto sauce and Pernod, and the olive oil from these peppers is great for dipping.
Canadians awoke to hear that their beloved Gordon Downie, frontman for The Tragically Hip, was diagnosed back in December 2015 with terminal brain cancer.
Wondering how to cook pork tenderloin? This recipe has step-by-step directions and photos for cooking the best bbq pork tenderloin you will ever eat. Recipes can also be used to cook it in the oven.
Leonard Cohen is a beloved Canadian poet and songwriter whose songs often touch on religion and relationships. Here are some things you may not know about Leonard Cohen.
Who is this crazy man? Iggy Pop is one wild child. Louder than loud, a man with a real lust for life. Here are some things you may not know about Iggy Pop.
This beloved folk song about a little boy and his imaginary dragon named Puff was released by the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary in 1963.
This is the story about an am radio hit from 1963 called Sukiyaki that reached the top of the Billboard charts that year. This sad song has a connection to one of the worst air disasters ever.
Who is the man behind the band? Alice Cooper is a man who just wants to entertain you. And with a new tour in the works, here are some things you may not know about Alice Cooper.
Looking for a new ribs recipe? Look no further. This easy recipe for bbq ribs is your ticket to tender, juicy, perfect ribs every time.
This easy dry rub recipe is great for all your bbq fish and is especially good with salmon and arctic char. Get ready for summer bbq season and perfect grilled fish.
Looking for an appetizer recipe that will wow your guests? Give this easy and delicious Steak Tartare recipe a try.
Festubert was a relatively short but bloody battle that took place from May 15th-25th, 1915 in the Ypres salient. In the end, less than a kilometer was gained by the Allies. A more fruitless battle in the entire war would be hard to identify.
If you are looking for new lobster recipe ideas you have found one. This one uses ginger and green onion and is chinese style - cooked in a wok. Easy to prepare even as a weeknight meal.
The RMS Lusitania was struck by a torpedo and sunk by a German U-boat May 7th, 1915. This event helped sway American public opinion and proved to be a catalyst for the entry of the US into WW1.
The Gallipoli Campaign was one of the worst Allied disasters in WW1. Also known as the Battle of Gallipoli, it took place on the Gallipoli Peninsula and resulted in over 220,000 Allied casualties.
The Gallipoli Campaign had at its root the long-standing European and Russian ambitions in the area, and a snub by Britain that Turkey could simply not forgive. Who would Turkey side with?
On April 22nd, 1915, Germany unleashed a new and terrible weapon on the Western Front. The Second Battle of Ypres saw the first mass use of chlorine gas in WW1, with devastating results.
This sweet potato recipe is super easy to make. Serve them as a snack while watching the big game, or as a side dish with dinner.
Winnie The Pooh is a beloved storybook bear who had her origins in WW1. She traveled overseas with the Canadian Forces and retired to the London Zoo, where she inspired the character Winnie the Pooh.
The Battle of Tannenberg on the Eastern Front involved the Russian Second Army and the German Eighth Army. The battle ran from August 26-30, 1914, and was one of the most devastating of WW1 battles.
The twentieth of August was a pivotal day in WW1. Let’s have a look at headlines and the reality of the war on that day.
When Britain declared war on Germany on August 4th, 1914, she was woefully unprepared to field the number of troops that would be required to face the German army.
Belgium’s neutrality was guaranteed in perpetuity under a treaty signed in 1839. Germany had issued an ultimatum, and Belgium had refused. Belgium was now facing a formidable foe.
Germany wasn't the only country that had been planning for the next war. The French also had their own Plan XVII which they mounted against the German forces in WW1.
When Britain declared war on Germany August 4th, 1914, her vast empire fell quickly into line. One by one, the British colonies swore to join Britain in the fight.
Britain, Russia and France had watched with trepidation while things played out between Austria and Serbia, while Germany had its own plans in mind. Britain was pulled into WW1 on August 4th, 1914.
The Schlieffen Plan was devised by Germany and laid out the tactics for waging war with France. Originally developed in 1905, Germany unleashed this plan on France in 1914.
Franz Ferdinand's assassination had dire consequences. WW1 began on July 28th, 1914 when Austria declared war on Serbia. More declarations of war were followed over the next week.
An Austro-Hungarian empire rife with tension, an Ottoman Empire in its final days, and the assassination of an Archduke all played a part in sending the world to war. Read about the causes of WW1.
Nanking Cargo is the name given to a hoard of porcelain recovered from the South China Sea in 1985. This is the story of that porcelain and the ship that carried it to the ocean's floor.
Who doesn’t love puff pastry? Keep it frozen on hand and you’ll never be without the makings of wonderful appetizers that you can prepare in no time when company is coming.
This article provides information on how to properly clean ski clothing. Keeping your ski jacket and pants clean will prolong their life and help keep you warm and dry on the slopes.
The Christmas Truce of 1914 happened at the dawn of WWI. The German and British forces put down their guns along the Western Front and celebrated Christmas together.
This versatile Potato Leek Soup makes a great winter warmer or a meal in a bowl during the summer months. Rich and thick, this vichyssoise soup is a French classic. Serve it hot or cold.
Red wine and fish? Yes! The ginger and peppercorns in this salmon recipe make this a fish dish that stands up to even the biggest Pinot Noirs.
The lunch counter in the local Woolworths used to be a place where you could go and get good food for a good price. But these wonderful little five and dime stores offered so much more.
XO restaurant in Old Montreal offers imaginative dishes and a wonderful fine dining experience. Situated in the St. James Hotel in Old Montréal, the XO is definitely worth a visit.
What is a Request for Proposals? This article provides a definition and provides tips on how to outline an RFP response.
This article provides step-by-step instructions and video for doing yoga poses for shoulders. These poses will help loosen stiff shoulders, improve rounded shoulders, and correct posture.
Toronto is a bustling city with diverse neighborhoods to explore. The Annex, Chinatown, and Kensington Market are just a few of the cool neighborhoods in downtown Toronto you won't want to miss.
Looking for something different? This salmon recipe is easy to prepare and will make you feel like a Cordon Bleu chef. Salmon with Boursin and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.
Joint pain in dogs often has the same causes and treatments as our own. Learn what will help senior dogs with arthritis and how to recognize the signs of arthritis in dogs.
Interpersonal skills – also called people skills or social skills – are not just about communication skills, but also touch on our ability to make decisions, solve problems and manage stress.
This tomato avocado salad recipe is really tasty and the addition of omega 3-6-9 oil makes it a nutritional powerhouse. This recipe is easy to make and delivers helpful omega fatty acids.
Ticks are small blood-sucking insects that can carry a host of diseases including Lyme disease. Learn how to safely remove ticks from dogs using a tool that is made for the job.
Looking for a new shrimp recipe? These grilled shrimp skewers are just the ticket. Made with pesto sauce and a dash of Pernod and then barbequed to perfection.
This pudding recipe is a delicious and different way to serve berries. Based on a traditional English pudding recipe, this is a bread pudding that showcases fresh summer berries.
This recipe for Curry Shrimp and peppers is very easy to make and serves 4 people. Ready in just 40 minutes, the curry flavor is enhanced by fresh lime juice, coriander and coconut milk.
Looking for drink recipes for the patio...or something special for the holidays ? This Absolut Mandrin cranberry and orange cocktail is both tasty and colorful. Bet you can't have just one!
Looking for easy Amaretto drinks for the patio? This sweet and sour Amaretto cocktail is a wonderful way to cool off on a hot summer day. Bet you can’t have just one!
Bookkeeping for small businesses can be as simple as keeping a spreadsheet for income and another for expenses using Excel or similar software. This article includes small business bookkeeping tips.
This bbq salmon recipe has its origins on both the east and west coasts of North America, where salmon is plentiful and is sometimes cooked on top of seaweed. This is so good...give it a try!
Ah, summertime. Barbecues, patios, easy meals, refreshing beverages and friends. Here is an easy way to prepare trout on the bbq...poached in beer and ready in minutes. Easy barbecue trout recipe!
This recipe for Spicy Garlic Shrimp from Spain is fast and easy to make. Shrimp and garlic combine with sherry and spice to create a very flavorful dish. Gambas al ajillo is for folks who love garlic!
With huge, heavy flowers and long stems, the peony is very versatile as a cut flower. Here are some simple and beautiful ideas for arranging peonies.
If you have never cooked with a plank on your bbq before, fear not. This bbq salmon recipe provides step-by-step instructions on how to cook with a cedar plank.
Copper and copper sulfate are indispensable due to their conductive, antimicrobial and biostatic properties. All of these characteristics are important in gardening…find out why.
You don’t need to have a backyard the size of the one at Versailles Palace to create a French garden. The same balance and eye appeal are easy to achieve, even on a limited budget.
Common foods and beverages can change the intended effects of a medication in the body. Read on to learn about these sometimes dangerous food and drug interactions.
An epergne (pronounced EH’-PERN) is a table center piece that was introduced in Europe in the early 1700's. Generally made from silver, they often had large center columns with stylized branches extending out from the center, each of these branches holding either dishes or bowls at their ends.