What to Recycle in Abbotsford

Recycling: What’s In & What’s Not in Abbotsford!

When we recycle, we all benefit. To do your part, here is a list of what you CAN and CANNOT put in your blue or clear plastic bags for recycling in your apartment building in Abbotsford. Recyclable Materials: Newspaper and inserts Cardboard Wax cardboard/paper Junk mail/flyers School and office paper Cereal and pizza boxes Phone […]

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Blackberry Galettes - a recipe from Tracy Dueck of Tracycakes

Blackberry Galettes Recipe

2 – 8” flaky pastry rounds 1⁄2 c (120 ml) sugar 2 Tbsp (30 ml) cornstarch 1 Tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice Pinch of salt & cinnamon Fresh blackberries – rinsed and dried Granny Smith apple – peeled and grated Egg wash Preheat oven to 375F. Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a large bowl. […]

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Borscht Abbotsford Fall Food

Borscht – A Recipe for Fall Comfort Food

6 c chicken broth 6 c water 1 ½ Tbsp salt 1 c carrots – sliced ½ c green pepper – chopped 1 c celery – sliced 2 medium beets 2 – 28 oz. cans of tomatoes – diced 5 potatoes, peeled & cubed 2/3 c butter 1 c onion – diced 6 c cabbage […]

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Crocusus blooming

Getting Ready for Spring

The sight of snowdrops and crocuses pushing through the ground while it’s still winter makes it hard not to think of spring. One of the most common thoughts about spring is – house cleaning. But spring cleaning can be more than just sorting, dusting, empting out cupboards and cleaning what has built up over the […]

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Downsizing with help

Talking About Downsizing

As parents age and their children find it more and more difficult to enter the real estate market, many baby boomers are choosing to downsize. In turn, parents use the equity in their home to buy or rent a smaller dwelling while giving their children the much needed finances to become first-time home buyers. “Condo […]

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Keeping The Joy In Christmas

Christmas is intended to be a time of joy and giving. Getting caught up in the pressure to purchase more than you can afford for family, friends and work colleagues can spoil the true meaning of the holiday season, and place you in debt in the New Year. If this is where you find yourself […]

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Importance Of Vitamin D With Less Daylight

We derive vitamin D from being exposed to the direct sun, from a few foods which are rich in vitamin D and from supplements. Exposure to the sun, however, is the body’s best source of acquiring vitamin D. Skin exposed to sunshine through a window, when indoors, doesn’t produce vitamin D. And the amount of […]

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Keeping Your Little Goblins Safe

As Halloween approaches, going trick-or-treating and deciding what costume to wear are some of the most important things on your child’s mind. Putting aside the excitement, there are some safety considerations and rules to consider when planning costumes, decorations, treats and activities. It is a day of jack-o-lanterns, children running in costumes, street traffic and, […]

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A Day To Be Thankful

Canadian Thanksgiving is a day dedicated to being thankful for the year’s harvest. With no presents or events to attend, it is generally one of our less stressful holidays – focussed on spending time with family and friends while enjoying a great meal. History of a Canadian Thanksgiving The first Canadian Thanksgiving is said to […]

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Renting, Your Better Alternative

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your life. It is one that should not be entered into hastily, and it is often not the right decision given your finances, lifestyle or your employment. As Canadian interest rates increase, there is even more reason to rethink the pros and […]

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