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Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires

Prevent Kitchen Fires this Christmas

Grease and fat fires are a leading cause of home fires in Canada. Please use extra care when cooking in the kitchen during the holiday season. Place an open box of baking soda by the stove as a precaution. Here’s what to do if grease in a pot or pan catches fire: Smother the flames […]

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Happy Holidays from Abbotsford Apartments By-Barbara-Krawcowicz-Flickr

Decorating Safely for the Holidays

Keep yourself and your loved ones safe this season with a little safety knowledge from the Canada Safety Council.  Decorations *  Choose decorations that are flame-retardant, non-combustible and non-conductive. *  Avoid using angel hair (glass wool) together with spray-on snowflakes. Highly combustible! Lights *  Use only indoor lights for indoors which are Canadian Standards Association […]

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What to do when the Fire Alarm Sounds

Fire! No matter what time of year, please find the nearest emergency exit in your apartment. When the fire alarm sounds, get out of the building immediately through your nearest emergency exit. Do not gather your belongings or move your car, as delays spell danger for you and your neighbours. Remember: * Never use the […]

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Living Well: The Price of Procrastination

Procrastination is probably the most unproductive habit known to mankind. It stifles your personal growth, drains your bank account, robs your children of a better life and limits your choices in life. Yet, 95% of us procrastinate! Most procrastination is caused by fear, lack of certain skills or lack of motivation. Fearing the unknown is […]

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Tracycakes' Christmas Butter Tarts turn out beautifully

Tracycakes’ Christmas Butter Tarts

1 c brown sugar 1/3 c butter, melted 1 c raisins, craisins or currants 1 egg ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla ½ c walnuts or pecans 1/3 c creamo 12 tart shells (follow directions on package to prepare) Boil water and place raisins (or other) in bowl and pour boiling water over. Let sit […]

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bartsblackbeansoup abbotsford apartments vegetarian recipe

Bart’s Black Bean Soup

For the Vegetarian at Christmas Black beans are some of the most protein-packed food available. Here’s a delicious, festive soup that you can prepare in the microwave!   Ingredients 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1-1/2 cups vegetable broth 3/4 cup chunky salsa 1/2 cup canned whole kernel corn, drained Dash hot […]

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