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Zesty Cheese Sauce

- jim Young 20200601

Make this Zesty Cheese Sauce thick or thin depending on what you want to use it for.

As a thick spread you can use it on your sandwiches to add a little cheesy spice flavour or spread it on your favourite crackers for an extra special snack.

As a dip or thin sauce you can use it for tortillas or nachos. Sticks of celery, pieces of cauliflower or broccoli will all taste better dipped in Zesty Cheese Sauce. Heat it up and pour this cheese sauce over your mashed potatoes.

Anything that you would use a cheese sauce or cheese spread with, will taste a little better with a bit of this Zesty Cheese Sauce.

Time: 10 minutes
Yield: ~450 gm (1 Cheez Whiz jar)

Stuff Required:
225 gm Jalapeno Cheez Whiz (½ jar)1 cup cheddar cheese, old, shredded¼ to ½ cup of milk (depending on if you want a thick spread or thin dip)½ tsp red pepper flakes2 tbsp horseradishDo This:
Add Cheez Whiz and cheddar cheese to a medium bowl.Microwave for 1 - 2 minutes until the cheeses are melted.Add milk and…

Free Range Flower Garden

- jim Young 20200601

“If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.” - Andrew Mason

My free-range garden is in full bloom already this year.

I don’t think flowers should be confined to pots, vases or segregated areas along the house and edges of our property. They should roam free to spread their beauty wherever their seedlings may fall.

These beautiful yellow flowers, reminiscent of the marigold, that are spotted throughout our yard, perfectly complement the green backdrop of our lawn which consists of a variety of grasses, clover and assorted Perennials.

The colours yellow and green are next to each other in the rainbow so why not in your backyard as well?

Together yellow and green is soothing and undramatic; a perfect combination to induce relaxation in your backyard.

With an imaginative name such as the “Dandelion” how can this be anything but a fun flower?

Derived from the French name “dent de lion” meaning “lion’s tooth'', the dandelion was so n…

Reducing Raised Rates or Raising Reduced Rates?

- jim Young 20200601

“‘Business!’ cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. ‘Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business.’” - Jacob Marley in the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”

Hydro One is quick to boast of suspending time-of-use electricity prices on March 24th, but they
often try to gloss over that this reduction of rates was in fact mandated by Premier Doug Ford and not instigated by Hydro One.

When Hydro One announced this program was slated to end a short time later, Premier Doug Ford decided “no it isn’t either” and mandated a further extension.

Now Hydro One is offering assistance with one hand and taking it back with the other.

The “time-of-use” electricity pricing schedule is to be temporarily replaced with the “COVID-19 Recovery Rate” until October 31st, at a fixed rate of 12.8 cents per kWh versus the previous rate of 10.1 cents per kWh.

While companies across our country are struggling just to survive (some u…

In Keith Richards' Years


The Lionel Conacher May “2-4” Weekend

- jim Young 20080519

Note: Much of the information found in this article was taken from an email sent to me from my friend Don Gillies.)

I just got back from celebrating the annual Lionel Conacher May “2-4” Weekend with some very good friends at Severn Heaven.

Now you may be thinking that I am referring to the Victoria Day Weekend and I guess technically you’re right. But really - just what is the relevance of Canadians celebrating the birth of an old fuddy duddy of a Queen who inspired the “Victorian Era”?

Is it in Queen Victoria’s honour that our provincial parks ban alcohol on this weekend?

Where’s the fun in that?

What could be more uniquely Canadian than the May “2-4” Weekend - the first long weekend of the coming summer after our sometimes cold and harsh Canadian Winters?

So why aren’t we celebrating this weekend in honour of a Canadian instead of an old and long dead English Monarch?

And when we look for a Canadian who truly represents the Canadian Spirit – who would be more appr…

Fish In Milk

- jim Young 20200517
My mother used to make this Fish In Milk dish when I was young. It was all but forgotten until I thought about it one day and decided to make it from memory.
This is my version of it here. I later came across my mother's version which is pretty much the same with the exception that she added 1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup. I'm guessing the reason that I didn't remember that being in the recipe is that my mother hid it from me, guessing correctly, that I wouldn't have eaten it had I known that was one of the ingredients.
Now I will prepare it sometimes with the Cream of Mushroom Soup and sometimes without it. Both versions are equally good.
Prep Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 45 min. Total Time: 1 hour

Serves: 2
Stuff Required: 2 fillets of fish (if frozen, do not thaw)3 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced1 cooking onionmilk3 tbsp margarinesaltpepper Do This: Preheat the oven to 400° F.Place fillets of fish in an oven proof casserole dish (13”x9”x2”)Layer slices…