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Take a trip south of the border with the flavours of lime and smoked chipotles. Serve cooked roast thinly sliced with chopped fresh coriander, tortillas, salsa and guacamole. If you don't have a rotisserie, cook by indirect heat (see notes below). Prep: 10 minutes Marinating: 4 to 12 hours Cook: 1 hour 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh lime juice 3 tbsp (45 mL) minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 2 tbsp (30 mL) EACH vegetable oil and brown sugar 1 tbsp (15 mL) hot pepper sauce 1 tsp (5 mL) EACH ground cumin and Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 lb (1.5 kg) Beef Rotisserie Roast (eg. Inside Round, Sirloin Tip or Outside Round) 1 tsp (5 mL) EACH salt and pepper 1. Combine lime juice, chipotle peppers, vegetable oil, brown sugar, hot pepper sauce, cumin, mustard and garlic in large sealable freezer bag. Pierce roast all over with fork and add to bag; turn to coat. Seal and refrigerate for 4 to 12 hours. Reserve marinade; pat roast dry with paper towel. Season with salt and pepper. 2. Place drip pan under grill; add 1/2 inch (1 cm) water to pan. Preheat barbecue to medium-high (400ºF/200ºC). Insert spit rod lengthwise through centre or roast; secure with holding forks and place over drip pan. Insert meat thermometer into middle of roast, avoiding spit rod. Cook at constant heat in closed barbecue until meat thermometer reads 140ºF (60ºC) for medium-rare (about 1 hour). Meanwhile, bring reserved marinade to boil to use as a basting sauce near the end of cooking or to serve as a dipping sauce. 3. Transfer roast to cutting board; tent with foil for 10 to 15 minutes. Carve roast into thin slices and serve with boiled marinade as a sauce. Makes 12 servings. *Nutritional Information Per 100 gram raw lean beef, trimmed of external fat (composite of 26 cuts): 173 Calories 23 g protein 7 g fat 2 g carbohydrate An excellent source of Zinc and good source of Iron. Daily Value % Potassium 9% Iron 15% Vitamin D 10% Thiamine 10% Riboflavin 15 Niacin 45% Vitamin B6 15% Vitamin B12 110% Pantothenate 10% Phosphorus 15% Magnesium 10% Zinc 60% Selenium 40% Courtesy of the Beef Information Centre, for more recipes and to join the Make it Beef Club, visit www.beefinfo**** Written by: Jane Muller
  • 27 Oct 2010
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  • 26 Oct 2010
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What could be classier – or easier – than serving classic Beef Bourguignon when you host your next soiree? With this dish, you’re free to enjoy the company as dinner slowly simmers in the kitchen. Serve with rice, risotto, garlic mashed potatoes or egg noodles. Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 2 ½ hours 4 thick slices of bacon, diced 2 medium onions, sliced lengthwise 8 oz (250 g) mushrooms, halved 2 lb (1 kg) Canadian Beef Stewing Cubes * Vegetable oil 3 tbsp (45 mL) all-purpose flour 3 cloves garlic, minced 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) EACH red wine and beef stock 1 bay leaf 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme 1/2 tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and pepper 1. Sauté bacon in Dutch oven or heavy stockpot over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Remove bacon and set aside. Sauté onions and mushrooms in bacon fat until just browned. Remove vegetables and set aside. 2. Brown beef, in two batches and adding some vegetable oil, if necessary. Sprinkle flour over beef. 3. Add garlic, wine, stock, bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover and cook in 325°F (160°C) oven for 2 hours. Add reserved bacon, onions and mushrooms; cook for 30 minutes or until onions are tender. Discard bay leaf. Makes 6 servings *Cook’s Notes: · Beef Brisket, Blade and Short Ribs are best for making Stewing Beef Cubes. · You can even make the stew the day before and simply reheat it in the slow cooker, oven or microwave – stew actually tastes better when made the day ahead. For slow cooker, after Step 2, transfer meat to 24-cup (6 L) slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, adding reserved bacon, onions and mushrooms in final hour. Per Serving (approx.) 357 Calories 38 g protein 18 g fat9 g carbohydrate Good source of iron and excellent source of zinc. *Nutritional Information Per 100 gram raw lean beef, trimmed of external fat (composite of 26 cuts): 162 calories 21 g protein 7.8 g fat 0 g carbohydrate Daily Value % Potassium 9% Iron 15% Vitamin D 10% Thiamine 10% Riboflavin 15% Niacin 45% Vitamin B6 15% Vitamin B12 110% Pantothenate 10% Phosphorus 15% Magnesium 10% Zinc 60% Selenium 40% Courtesy of the Beef Information Centre. For more recipes and to join the Make it Beef Club, visit www.beefinfo**** Written by: Jane Muller
  • 26 Oct 2010
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Cedar Point may be best known for its thrilling roller coasters and other adventurous rides but the amusement park has so much more to offer guests. From delicious food to fantastic entertainment, Cedar Point has everything you need for a fun-filled day. And in the fall, park guests are treated to a hauntingly good time at Cedar Point's HalloWeekends. Food and beverage: Gary Gochenour, director of food and beverage at Cedar Point is proud to offer a wide variety of food. "We have our traditional park favourites like pizza, elephant ears, funnel cakes, but we also have great healthy choices at the park, as well as many sit-down restaurants that offer great choices as well." Guest favourite foods include the fresh baked pizza, made with fresh ingredients daily, Cedar Point's signature 16- inch long churros, new grab-and-go item, the Go cookies are perfect for a late afternoon snack, and of course the souvenir bottles are always a hit. Themed after the park's new ride, Shoot the Rapids, the icy mix can be refilled all summer long. Joe Cool Café is a great compliment to Planet Snoopy. This kid-friendly restaurant features Pizza Hut pizza, mini cheeseburgers and fries, and each child gets to take home their own souvenir lunch box with Snoopy on it. Entertainment: "Cedar Point has a great package of entertainment for our guests," says manager of live entertainment Herbe Donald. The park's many theatres are all unique and offer a different type of entertainment. The Palace Theatre in Frontiertown features Grand Ole Country for those who like the country tunes, while the Red Garter Theater, a tiki bar that's been plopped down in the middle of Frontier Trail, is churning out Jimmy Buffet and Gloria Estefan hits with Tropical Heat -- Island Beat. Fans of the game Rock Band can compete for a chance to be part of the Rock Band Live show in the Aldrich Theatre, and if you love Snoopy, then you'll love the new Everyone Loves Snoopy ice show at the Good Time Theatre. If you're a little more adventurous, the Extreme Sports Stadium is the place for you. Featuring a variety of inline skating, biking, tumbling and dancing demonstrations, the gravity defying stunts will amaze you. Or enjoy the family-friendly Starlight experience at the Frontier Trail. With its many lights, music and all the Peanuts characters, the seasonally-themed show is fun for everyone. Cap off a wonderful evening at the park with the Hot Summer Lights show. Cedar Point hasn't held anything back when planning this event. Everything from fireworks, pyrotechnics, music and video is incorporated into this multi-sensory extravaganza! HalloWeekends: All you fear is here, weekends from September 17 through October 31, 2010 at Cedar Point's HalloWeekends. Daytime activities include a parade and kid-friendly haunted houses. But as the sun sets, John Taylor, manager of graphic services says the park gets darker and scarier. With 400 people in frightening makeup and costumes and a fog so thick you can't see your hand in front of you, park guests will be terrified as they stroll through the park and its haunted houses, especially Eerie Estates inside the G.A. Boeckling Mansion. Built by Cedar Point founder George Arthur Boeckling in 1928 as his residence, the building has since been converted into one of the world's most terrifying haunted houses. Written by: Christine Davis
  • 23 Oct 2010
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Cedar Point is all about roller coasters. Described by vice president and general manager John Hildebrandt as being part of the park's DNA, roller coasters are what put Cedar Point on the amusement park map. With 17 coasters, Cedar Point has the most of any park in the world and offers something for everyone. There are roller coasters for little kids, right "on up to a coaster or coasters that will test any coaster fanatic," Hildebrandt says. But it's the "big three" that really draw the crowds: Top Thrill Dragster®, Millennium Force® and Maverick™.
  • 23 Oct 2010
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At the heart of Toronto's skyline stands the CN Tower, a world-class dining and entertainment destination visited by over 1.5 million people each year. Here are some exciting facts about one of the most famous landmarks in Toronto and the world. Standing tall at 553.33 metres, the CN Tower is a Canadian icon. Designated an engineering Wonder of the Modern World, Canada's National Tower joins the ranks of other world famous structures, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the Channel Tunnel and the Empire State Building. It was originally built for telecommunications and still provides clear signals for over 30 TV, radio and cellular systems. The CN Tower was also built to withstand many severe weather conditions including extreme winds and lighting strikes (which occur a striking 75 times per year!). Offering one of the longest continuous elevator rides on the planet, the CN Tower was named #1 elevator ride in the world by National Geographic. Travelling at a speed of 22 kph it takes 58 seconds to reach the Look-Out Level, which is famous, itself, for its see-through glass floor. You'll experience an adrenaline rush like never before as you look straight down to the ground from 342 metres up in the air. (The glass is only 6 centimetres thick but don't fret, it's specially designed to withstand the weight of 14 hippopotamuses!). On a clear day visitors can to see sights up to 120 km away, including Niagara Falls and Rochester, New York. One stop higher is the Sky Pod Level, which is the Tower's highest observation level at 447 metres. If you're looking to dine, don't miss out on the ever-popular revolving 360 Restaurant, upscale bistro Horizons Restaurant, or the casual Far Coast Café. Celebrities and dignitaries from around the world visit the Tower's restaurants, where parties from two to two thousand are hosted year-round. The 360 Restaurant is award-winning for its food quality and wine selection and is continually voted one of the most romantic restaurants in the world given the frequent marriage proposals that occur there. Back on the ground, attractions include a new state-of-the-art, high definition 3D film, The Height of Excellence, which documents the historic construction of the CN Tower. There is also the Himalamazon motion theatre ride, the fun-filled arcade, and for souvenir shoppers, the 10,000 square foot Gift Shop. The CN Tower also has nightly light shows, lighting up the city skyline with coloured lights to match any occasion in the city. Looking for the best price for your visit? Try the Total Tower Experience, which includes access to the Look Out, Glass Floor, Sky Pod, Film and Motion Theatre Ride for $32.99 plus taxes. Visitors can also purchase the Toronto CityPass, which offers front of the line tickets to six major Toronto Attractions at a savings of approximately 50%! Tickets include the CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Hockey Hall of Fame, Ontario Science Centre, Casa Loma and the Toronto Zoo. Written by: Erin Ruddy
  • 23 Oct 2010
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Bad study habits can have a detrimental effect on a student’s school year and getting off to a bad start is a recipe for disaster. That’s why Ashley Sembay of Oxford Learning recommends students kick those bad habits at the beginning of the school year. For students who want to approach the new school year on a positive note, Sembay recommends identifying the “positive habits they had in previous years that contributed to their success in school,” as well as to recognize those bad habits that made school more challenging and difficult to succeed in. In order to break those bad habits, Sembay suggests students figure out what things they struggled with then set goals that will help overcome those bad habits. “Write down different strategies, perhaps three or four, and try to follow those and check back with them. Make a plan and stick to it.” At Oxford Learning centres students are coached by staff members and shown how easy it can be to break bad habits by establishing new goals at the beginning of the school year and following through with those to obtain success in school. Oxford also has students use an agenda. By focusing on keeping track of what needs to be done and retracing the set goals each day, students will be better set to actually meet those goals. At home, Sembay encourages parents to speak with their child, “establish what they want to achieve and discuss how you can work together to make sure that you stay on top of,” those goals. This type of support at home can certainly contribute to a more successful school year. Written by: Christine Davis
  • 22 Oct 2010
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  • 14 Oct 2010
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