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New varieties of tried-and-true vegetables invite gardeners to experiment

New varieties of tried-and-true vegetables invite gardeners to experiment

Tomatoes, garlic, chives, basil, parsley, thyme and sage have been permanent residents in my garden for ages. But every year, I experiment with new -– or new to me -- crops.
Kimberly Palmer: Fighting over money? Ways to seek common ground with your partner

Kimberly Palmer: Fighting over money? Ways to seek common ground with your partner

Figuring out how to manage money together might be an important part of a happy relationship, but it’s a skill that doesn’t always come naturally.
A trio of warming spices makes this beefy Egyptian omelet dinner-worthy

A trio of warming spices makes this beefy Egyptian omelet dinner-worthy

Omelets often are served at breakfast or brunch in the U.S., but in plenty of cuisines the dinner table is fair game, too. Which also means you're not limited to American-style omelets, which can be overly cheesy, greasy and salty.
Minter: Planning for Spring gardening? Proceed with caution

Minter: Planning for Spring gardening? Proceed with caution

Patience, and some garden wisdom, will pay huge dividends, especially this spring, says master gardener Brian Minter.
Negative calorie diet – fact or fad?

Negative calorie diet – fact or fad?

Even if one doesn’t lose weight, the following foods are very good for us and provide good sources of vitamins, fiber and minerals which are often lacking in the typical North American Diet.
Garden to table: Grow your garden like a parent – with intuition

Garden to table: Grow your garden like a parent – with intuition

Growing food is as simple or as complex as you make it. My advice is to start small and trust
Far from gloomy, darker paints create a cozy, more welcoming room

Far from gloomy, darker paints create a cozy, more welcoming room

Dark hues have a bad rap as gloomy and depressing. More likely, they're bringing home the good vibes, all year long.
Transform Asian kitchen staples into an umami-packed vegetarian soup

Transform Asian kitchen staples into an umami-packed vegetarian soup

It’s a common misconception that the best soups require long ingredient lists and hours of simmering. In fact, just a handful of high-flavor items can be transformed into an umami-bomb of a soup in just 45 minutes.
Nearly $30K in B.C. funding to amp up New West's music scene

Nearly $30K in B.C. funding to amp up New West's music scene

The provincial investments are set to help New Westminster musicians rock out later this year.
Deadline looms to vote for favourite redesign of New West's 22nd Street area

Deadline looms to vote for favourite redesign of New West's 22nd Street area

The city has shortlisted 20 submissions in its search for a more climate-friendly, "cutting edge" neighbourhood.