Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Candy Cane Coffee from NSLC

Here's a recipe and a video for making Candy Cane Coffee. It's from the NSLC website. There are lots of other great drink recipes at the link below.

Candy Cane Coffee

Last Minute Recipe Ideas

Need some last minute food and gift ideas for the holidays. Here are some great ones from the good folks at Better Homes and Gardens. Click on the link below.

Better Homes and Gardens

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ukulele Boy does the Beatles - Obladi Oblada

Ironman 2 Trailer

Are you an Ironman fan? Here is link to the next one, check it out at the link below.

Ironman2 trailer

100 Greatest hits of You Tube in 3 minutes

Click on the link below to see the top You Tube videos of the year.

100 Greatest hits of You Tube in 3 minutes

Wanted now Sculpture Teams


Annual national competition in Canada’s Capital Region

seeks representatives from Nova Scotia

Canada’s Capital Region ¾ The National Capital Commission (NCC) is seeking applications from teams from Nova Scotia to represent their province in Winterlude 2010’s National Snow Sculpture Competition in Canada’s Capital. Teams compete for awards and prizes with a total value of $10,500. The deadline to submit applications has been extended to Thursday, December 31, 2009.

To date Nova Scotia is not represented in the annual competition that sees teams of up to three members from each province and territory transform blocks of snow measuring

3.7 m wide x 3.7 m deep x 4.9 m high (12 feet x 12 feet x 16 feet) into works of art. The theme for this year’s competition is “Winter Fun!” Each participating team will be asked to create a work of art that represents the joys and excitement that winter brings to Canadians each year — including physical and sporting activities, games, and traditions.

The competition will take place from February 9 to 13, 2010, in Canada’s Capital Region. Transportation, accommodation and meals are provided to participating snow sculpting team members. The brochure and application form are available on the NCC’s website on the Sun Life Snowflake Kingdom page.

Teams interested in competing or seeking more information are encouraged to contact Lyne BĂ©rard, Program Assistant, National Snow Sculpture Competition, at 613-239-5058 or lyne.berard@ncc-ccn.ca, as soon as possible.

The 32nd edition of Winterlude will take place from February 5 to 21, 2010. Each year, this family-oriented event attracts more than 600,000 visitors to Canada’s Capital Region. For further information, members of the public may visit Winterlude.gc.ca.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Now there's scientific evidence to back up the universal belief among women that a man with a cold is just a big whining baby. According to a report in WebMD, researchers at England's University of Glasgow studied nearly 1,700 people and found that men are more likely than women to overrate their common cold symptoms. The researchers theorize that men and women have different thresholds for perceiving and reporting symptoms, rather than actual differences in symptoms. Meaning, women take a couple of pills and go about their business. Men stay in bed groaning and moaning a lot while insisting that they are surely dying.

Please take a moment to check out the video below, it will make you chuckle.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Speaking of Buying for your Pet at Christmas

Jann Arden's teeny-weenie dog 'Midi' just got herself new boots and well, they were made for walking but I don't think she's convinced...

Ukulele Boy

Matt and Deb played a portion of this on their show and it was so cute and impressive I had to post it!

Samantha Robichaud

Samantha Robichaud's story has touched the hearts of Nova Scotians.

Samantha is the 14 year old girl featured on the front page of the Sunday Herald.

She has bone cancer, the same type Terry Fox had,and a very tough fight ahead of her.

But it's the struggles she has already faced that has made her story so sad.

Her stepfather is her primary caregiver.

Money is tight and Samantha has taken the bus to the city by her self to receive treatment.

And she only has a grade six education because she has often had to stay home to care for her siblings.

Samantha' stepdad, Garnet Thacker, tells CTV the attention she has received since her story ran in the paper has been good for her.

Those wishing to support Samantha may send donations to a bank account that’s been set up at the RBC branch at the Halifax Shopping Centre. The account number is 03353 5208454 and is in the name ITF Samantha Robichaud.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Top Fail Moments of 2009

--And here are the Top Fail Moments . . .

#1.) Kanye West's Outburst at the "Video Music Awards" 37%

#2.) Bolivian Newscast Airs "Lost" scene as Flight 447's Last Moments 13%

(--Yes, this actually happened. Check out video of this FAIL here . . .)


#3.) Richard Heene's Balloon Boy Hoax 11%

#4.) Photo Opportunity for Air Force One Mistaken for Terrorist Attack 8%

#5.) Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Tries to Sell Obama's Senate Seat 7%

#6.) Northwest Flight to Minneapolis Overshoots Airport by 150 Miles 7%

#7.) Gordon Brown's Handshake Fail 4%

#8.) Christian Bale's Freakout on "Terminator" Set 3%

#9.) South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford Affair with Argentinean 3%

#10.) White House Crashers Michaele and Tarez Salahi 2%

The lastest little addition to The Halifax Rainmen!

Here is the latest "little" player to join the Halifax Rainmen.
Shagari Alleyne is 7'3'' from Bronx, NY.
Stefanie, the office administrator is 5'(and is wearing 3" heels).

WOW!!! Just in case you are wondering, he wears a size 22 shoe!!

Sex and the City 2

Here is the the teaser poster for the upcoming Sex and the City movie sequel.
The movie hits theaters on May 28th of 2010.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Now here's a way to decorate for Christmas!!

Thanks to Neville for sending us this photo!

Lamb lollipops seared with Dijon and roasted garlic and finished with a Rickards Dark and maple au jus

Tasting Notes: the strength of character in Rickards Dark pairs very well with flavourful proteins like lamb. The Dijon maple glaze matches the sweet finish of this maple porter.

Ingredients: makes 14-16 appetizer pieces

2 frenched racks of lamb – trimmed clean to the bone- each cut into 7-8 chops (lollipops)

2 whole bulbs of garlic

3 tbsp EVO (Extra Virgin Olive oil)

3 tbsp aged balsamic

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

3 tbsp maple syrup

½ cup Rickards Dark

Salt and pepper to season


· Pre heat oven to 425 F

· Cut the tops of the garlic bulbs – drizzle with 1 tbsp of the oil – wrap in foil and roast for 20 minutes, remove garlic from husk and mash to a paste

· Season the lamb with salt and pepper, then mash some of the garlic on each lollipop

· Sear the lamb on high heat both sides, cooking for about 2 minutes per side, remove and keep warm under foil

· Deglaze the pan with the Rickards Dark – scrape up any bits that may be present

· Add the Dijon, maple and balsamic – reduce heat to medium and cook down until the liquid forms a light glaze.

· Brush lamb with glaze and serve as finger food for your next party with a cold pint of Distinction – Rickards Dark!

Thanks to Chef Richard for joining us on the air this morning and providing these wonderful recipes...

Chef Richard Julien
Owner and Culinary Entertainer
902 448 0855

Caramelized Brie and Walnuts

Caramelized Brie and Walnuts


1 (8 oz.) round Brie
2 tbsp. Brown sugar
1/4 c. walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped


Remove top rind from Brie. Cut cheese into 6 wedges; place on lightly greased baking sheet Sprinkle cheese with brown sugar & walnuts. Bake at 450 for 5 minutes or just until soft and a little bubbly.

Serve immediately with festive crackers, apple and pear slices

6 servings

Rihanna's new tattoo!

Monday night Rihanna paid a visit to one of her favorite New York City tattoo parlors, East Side Ink, to add another tattoo to her ever growing collection.

So what did RiRi get?

‘Never a failure, always a lesson,’ but written backwards" so she could read it in the mirror.

Rihanna says ‘It’s kind of my motto in life for everything.’ Instead of considering things to be mistakes, considering them lessons.”

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lady Ga Ga meets the Queen

In a Elizabethan-style dress and with her eyes painted red, Lady GaGa met the Queen last night... after TONING DOWN her act.

And, to be fair, the controversial pop star did try pretty hard to observe a bit of royal protocol.

There were no wardrobe malfunctions as she ditched her usual skimpy outfits for a cover-all outfit - even if it was scarlet and plastic.

And she also dropped her distinctly unregal "suicide act" in which she pretends to stab herself and is covered in fake blood.

Although on that one she didn't have much choice after being officially BANNED from performing it in front of the Queen.

So all in all it turned out to be a relatively tame Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool as the 23-year-old New Yorker graciously accepted a crash course in etiquette before being allowed to shake hands with Her Majesty.

A source said: "She was told to say Ma'am... and not to speak until she was spoken to."

Source: The Mirror

Monday, December 7, 2009

Now here's a Christmas Gift!!

We received this e-mail and this photo this morning from Jackie:

Good Morning,
I heard you talking earlier about giving gift cards / cash to your significant other for Christmas. I thought I would send this along. This picture is one of the presents I received from my significant other last Christmas. I thought it was quite creative he wrapped it himself, even curled the ribbons, and the fifty was the card. Needless to say I was very careful when I unwrapped this gift.

I copied the picture from my Facebook page so hopefully you can open it.

Have a great Christmas

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Santa Claus Blog

Who knew? Santa Claus has a blog. Learn 100 things about him here ...

And keep checking back because he's doing regular updates.

Santa Claus Blog

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Justice, the HR Police Horse Passes Away

We received this email Wednesday morning from Halifax Regional Police

For Immediate Release
Halifax Regional Police
Media Release
December 2, 2009 (9:40 a.m.)

Justice the Police Horse (Retired) Passes Away

Halifax Regional Police is saddened to announce the recent passing of
its retired police horse, Justice the Protector. He served with Halifax
Regional Police from 1993 to 2006, and had five different riders. He was
retired on July 1, 2006 at HRM’s Canada Day celebrations and was
adopted by a loving family who provided a home for him for the past
three years.

Justice was very community-minded over the years. He led the region’s
Natal Day Parade for 12 years, participated in the Children’s Wish
Foundation Parade and the Apple Blossom Parade as well as the Run for
the Cure, Terry Fox Run, Kermesse, Special Olympics, Law Enforcement
Torch Run and, of course, Police Week.

He also did segments on television for Court TV, Careers Television and
Beyond the Badge, but was most famous for being photographed as he
sauntered through the McDonald’s drive-thru for a refreshing treat of
ice cream!

Justice helped to keep the streets of HRM safe for over a decade, with
his riders issuing tickets under the Liquor Control Act and Motor
Vehicle Act. Overall, he was a true asset to Halifax Regional Police and
provided a great service to the citizens of HRM.

Justice, who was 23-years-old, passed away last month due to health



Unsuspecting riders get a treat!!!

A very creative way to create breast cancer awareness.

Here is an e-mail we were forwarded and wanted to share with you....

Our daughter-in-law, Emily (MacInnes) Somers, created, directed and choreographed this in Portland, Oregon last week for her Medline glove division as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. This was all her idea to help promote their new pink gloves. I don't know how she got so many employees, doctors and patients to participate, but it started to really catch on and they all had a lot of fun doing it.

When the video gets 1 million hits, Medline will be making a huge contribution to the hospital, as well as offering free mammograms for the community. Please check it out. It's an easy and great way to donate to a wonderful cause, and who hasn't been touched by breast cancer?


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Impressive Light Display

Right here in the HRM there is a light display set to music that is very impressive.