This is a small window into the lives of my paternal great-grandparents as they started their life together in Ontario, Canada at the tail end of an unimagined cholera pandemic. They were caught up in this horror, both as part of the medical profession and as parents of a victim of cholera.
This is a story of accidental sibling death told years after the event. My 2 1/2- year-old sister drowned while I was looking after her and my two other siblings.
The saskatoon berry is a prolific, hardy superfood berry that has provided sustenance for peoples in the Northern Plains and Prairies since time immemorial. Four luscious, healthy recipes follow: tarts, muffins, scones, and an apple and berry ensalata.
You will find here ideas for healthy, yummy breakfast recipes that contain nutrient-dense chia seeds as a focal ingredient. Vegan, Gluten-Free Recipes include: Breakfast Sausages, Simple Chia Pudding, Breakfast Cookie, Chia Breakfast Bowl, and Blueberry-Chia Muffins.
This article reviews 5 sausage recipes from the Web for those who are transitioning into a vegan diet and/or lifestyle. Recipes include Gluten-based, Gluten-free, Soy-based and Soy-free sausages.
This delectable ice cream recipe uses chia seeds to emulsify the other ingredients in a high-power blender. You will enjoy healthy, plant-based ice cream that tastes better than the "real thing."
Here is an easy recipe for a cheesy vegan gravy from back in the day when miso was new and exotic. There is no carob or brewer's yeast in this recipe—just delicious flavour and virtuous grub!
One day I shocked my husband by suggesting we walk to town. This turned out to be one of the most picturesque walks of our 46-year marriage, and one you might want to take yourself some time.
Here is a recipe for those delicious chocolatey-orange-chocolate chip soft cookies baked up with kindness (vegan) and wheat/gluten-free.
This article gives three healthier ways to make nut and seed jams / spreads based on 3 traditional, popular commercial nut/seed products.
This hub looks at several individual and family Gratitude projects that will focus us on the health value of 'counting our blessings' instead of obsessing on failure to achieve, loss and pain.
How to make a Gourmet Maple Walnut Vegan Ice Cream Sundae with a Blender, and Minimum Mess and Stress. Plant-based. Gluten-Free. Dairy-Free. Egg-Free. YUMMY.
These 3 healthy, delicious, gluten-free, plant-based spaghetti recipes are based on yummy unorthodox GF "pasta" - even meat-eaters will love them!
In the early 1970s my husband and I were contestants on the CTV (Canadian) TV game show "What's the Good Word?" This is what I remember of that crazy experience.
Did you use to do a lot of baking but all you have left is a cache of old, rusty, and crusty baking pans? Here are some ideas that you can try to upcycle them and give them a new purpose!
Here are 4 great pumpkin cookie recipes that are vegan and gluten-free: healthy and tasty for the holidays!
Two delicious healthy recipes for harvest carrots: mini-carrot cakes and easy carrot curry soup. Both recipes are Vegan (egg-free, dairy-free) and Gluten-Free.
This article reviews three family excursions in Edmonton Alberta: Fort Edmonton, historic theme park, the Royal Alberta Museum and West Edmonton Mall's Galaxyland.
This article talks about how being read aloud to as a young child impacted my ability to be creative and work through emotional setbacks throughout my life.
History Buff or Nostalgia Seeker? Join the queue at the Memory Bank as we trip back to Yesterday a la Pinterest, the Social Network you will definitely want to invest some of your time in!
Snoring takes its toll on the sleep quality and relationships of the snoring person and partner. This hub includes suggestions for detox and reviews 3 snore exercises that avoid surgery and devices.
A recipe for 1 1/2 pints of lovely, sweet Fig Jam made from fresh figs that doesn't require a lot of equipment, knowledge, and sweat (i.e., canning). Also suggestions for other fig recipes.
Here is a recipe for a corn stew or chowder that is easily and quickly put together, has all the qualities of a stellar comfort food, and is super-healthy: vegan, gluten-free, and low-fat.
A recipe for Low Fat Vegan AND Gluten-Free Perogies (stuffed dumplings) for those adhering to a plant-based and wheat-free lifestyle.
Learn how to make this RAWkin' Blond Brownies recipe that is Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, and Grain-Free / Gluten-Free. This is a No-Bake Bar that will amp up energy and delight the most skeptical palate.
This creamy vegan lemon pie recipe is easy to make, healthy to the max, and so delicious that kids won't care that it's good for them! No Gluten. No Eggs. No Dairy. No Corn. No Soy. Low Sugar.
In this hub you will find a recipe for a delicious and healthy Moroccan Vegetarian Vegetable Stew that you can make in a slow-cooker. You can also learn a little about Moroccan (North African) traditional food, and how to quickly and easily clean up your slow-cooker after cooking it it.
This article provides four different recipes for healthy frozen smoothie pops (popsicles or treats). These frozen treats are made from natural ingredients and do not contain many of the harmful toxins you might find in commercial frozen pops (eg., MSG, artificial flavours, artificial colors, high...
Here you will learn to make scrumptious No-Meat Balls... also vegan (no dairy, no eggs), Gluten-Free, and Soy-Free.
This is a recipe for a delicious and healthy Gluten-free, Vegan Baked Apple-Raisin Pancake. Directions are given for making a Flaxseed "Egg" Substitute, Coconut Oil can be used instead of Butter, and Soy or Nut Milk instead of Dairy Milk. A yummy, healthy, hearty breakfast treat!
In my 60+ years I have noticed many food trends, both in my personal life and in the world around me. This article traces food trends in my life with the goal always to find healthy comfort foods I can enjoy eating.
If you have a sore, injured knee, here are five natural ways to make it feel better. From cryotherapy to rebounding, these methods are tried and true.
How can I get rid of the moles in my garden? This article looks at some "traditional" and historic ways of dealing with mole "pests" and some more natural current ways of managing this problem.
How can you "get yourself" to have a healthier lifestyle? This hub addresses some of the ways you can keep yourself motivated to achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Motivation has to come from within. Here are some practical tips for defining, visioning, goal-setting and ultimately...
4 recipes for delicious, nutritious, gluten-free porridge. two of the porridge recipes are traditional, sweet and hearty-- two of the recipes are for savory, comforting, healthy more exotic porridge. All will launch you and your family for a great day.
This article tells about how to make chia seed gel and how to use it in various recipes. Chia seeds are high in Omega 3, protein, calcium, and fibre, and are adaptable to most diets (such as gluten-free and raw vegan). The recipes are delicious. Chia seed has no noticeable flavour or aftertaste.
This article discusses some quick and easy, natural ways to overcome various digestion problems. There are tips for heartburn (acid reflux)and 33 suggestions (including herbs, yoga, and activated charcoal)that are worth having in your "toolbox".
Looking for a warm, sunny, friendly, pristine, affordable, green, and peace-filled place to live in your retirement? This article reviews some of the top features of retirement living: attractive countries for retirees to move to, jobs for retirees, health care in different countries, and taxation...
Daily Granny Gram brings you a review of the ALTAZ Internet Clock-Radio with Photo Display and MP3.. the perfect gift for Grandma this Christmas. Includes a video telling how to configure android voices to "talk to" Grandma.
This article outlines the health benefits of consuming apples. Occasionally eating nothing but apples provides a gentle detox and cleanse for the body. Consume apples in many healthful ways: juice them, make a smoothie, enjoy apple sauce, add a splash of apple cider vinegar to your food.
A grandmother's relationship with her granddaughter is precious and long-lasting. this article talks about 3 specific memories you might want your granddaughter to have of you and how to accomplish that: shared joy in being female; loving touch; and someone who took the time to teach her what she...
This article briefly describes what is meant by "public domain" movies (those issued before 1964) and tells where and how you can watch these classic movies online for free. Can you watch any classic movie with stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, or Clark Gable in it? What are the...
Presbyopia is an eye problem related to aging. It does not degenerate into blindness but is a disability in that the clear vision of youth is no longer accessible. Prevention and ways to 'correct' presbyopia are reviewed in this article.
This article reviews the psychological, emotional and health-related benefits of seniors and pets. The true story of "Greyfriar's Bobby", the little dog who continued to be loyal to his old deceased master by sleeping on his grave, is covered in video.
This article provides three vegetarian turkey recipes-- ways to provide a delicious healthy vegetarian and/or vegan turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, Christmas or other holidays. Vegetarian turkey recipes and preparation methods are on video and/or in writing. Included is a rationale for choosing...
This Daily Granny Gram describes some "classic" vegetarian Adventist recipes made up to be eaten at fellowship dinners, or "potlucks" after Sabbath divine services. Adventists often attribute their vegetarian lifestyle to the long life they enjoy. Some Adventist are also "raw vegan" in that they...
This article talks about the benefits of taking a day of rest, a sabbath, in this hectic world we live in. Specifically, it looks at the benefits of the Bible Sabbath, the 7th Day of the week spoken about in Commandment #4 of the Ten Commandments.
This article reviews the Powertel 500 cordless phone and its benefits for the elderly. Some of its features, for example the large numbers, make it easier for those with failing eyesight to see clearly.
For cold winter outings and extreme winter sports you can now keep toasty warm with battery-heated outerwear. This article reviews a cross-section of the various types of heated winter garments and accessories that provide a more convenient, pleasant and warm way to be active during the...
This article introduces the boomer age reader to the useful gadget called a "boil buoy" that alerts people to their water boiling before it boils dry and perhaps starts a fire. The technical details of its development and how to use it are covered in a video.
This Daily Granny Gram reviews the Electronic PeepHole Viewer as a means for increased security for older persons. The PeepHole Viewer does not require special skills to mount or use.