By: Looey Tremblay

Refreshed Walper Hotel a symbol of downtown Kitchener’s resurgence

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  The hotel sector in the region is poised for future growth, if supply can meet the apparent demand. A $10-million investment has not only restored the historic gem but it has also given the rebounding city a missing amenity – upscale, boutique lodging. The Walper Hotel was built in 1893 but was refreshed a couple of years ago under the new ownership of Perimeter Development, i...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

Lost Words from our childhood

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Mergatroyd! Do you remember that word? Would you believe the spell-checker did not recognize the word Mergatroyd? Heavens to Mergatroyd!  The other day a not so elderly (I say 75) lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy; and he looked at her quizzically and said, "What the heck is a Jalopy?" He had never heard of the word jalopy! She knew she was old ... But not that ...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

"We must remember those from our current wars too!"

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Today I saw a man who was selling poppies, stop a lady, and asked if he could re position her poppy.  While doing so he told that lady she should wear the poppy on their left side;  the red represents the blood of all those who gave their lives,  The black represents the mourning of those who didn't have their loved ones return home,  and the green leaf represents the gra...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

Pina Colada Thai Crepes

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Pina Colada Thai Crepes With Mascarpone, Butter Rum Maple Syrup, Toasted Coconut & Pineapple     INGREDIENTS Crepe ½-cup unbleached all-purpose flour ½-cup white whole wheat flour 1 tbsp. cane sugar ½-tsp. sea salt 1 ½-cup whole milk 4 large eggs 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted Filling 1 cup (8 oz.) mascarpone 1 tbsp. orange zest 1 tbsp. ...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

What Is Your Kitchener Home Worth?

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Find out now by booking an appointment with the best realtor in Kitchener-Waterloo - Michael J. Saunders. Take a moment and send your name, email and telephone number, press “submit” and I will be in touch with you pronto! Michael has his cell phones in hand! Call now to schedule a time for him to meet with you. Call 519-579-4110. Text or call Michael at 519-503-0500. E...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

Mango Golden Milk Ice Cream

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Ingredients: 1 can (14 oz) full fat coconut milk 1 carton coconut cream (Let's Do Organic makes an additive free version) OR 2 cans of coconut milk 1” piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated Pinch sea salt 3 tsp ground turmeric 1/16 tsp ground black pepper ½ tsp ground Ceylon cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ tsp vanilla powder (optional) 4 cups frozen mango chunks 1/8 -1/...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

Asparagus, Mushroom & Goat Cheese Frittata

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Ingredients: 8 eggs 1 medium yellow onion, cut lengthwise 1 bunch asparagus, cut in ½-inch diagonal slices 3 cloves garlic, crushed 6 to 8 oz mushrooms, sliced 2 to 4 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp butter 5 oz goat cheese black pepper to taste pea shoots Directions: (preheat oven to 450F) Melt butter and add 2 tbsp of olive oil to a medium-heat oven-proof (cast iron) skillet. Add o...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay


Tags: #ThanksCanada

#ThanksCanada for Takin' Care of Business; #ThanksCanada for Elmira Maple Syrup Festival; #ThanksCanada for Boom Boom Geoffrion; #ThanksCanada for IMAX; #ThanksCanada for basketball; #ThanksCanada for Canadian Tulip Festival; #ThanksCanada for the longest coastline in the world; #ThanksCanada for Bobby Orr; #ThanksCanada for Juno Beach heroism; #ThanksCanada for Algonquin Park; #ThanksCanada f...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

You Know You're From Kitchener When...

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The future is now - THE PANAMA PERSPECTIVE By Tom on May 18, 2016 in News from Panama   The future is now - THE PANAMA PERSPECTIVE This was sent to me by a good friend and I really did not know what to think or as my wife said, WOW.......not sure if I'm excited or scared.......    Your kids should read this and understand what will cha...Read More

By: Looey Tremblay

106 Reasons you know you're from Kitchener

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106 Reasons you know you're from Kitchener You know you're from Kitchener when... You have been to Pepi's Pizza You partied (You're old) or watched a movie (really old) at the Lyric. You remember the old Hi-Way Market; wooden floors, lobsters and all! Charcoal Restaurant used to be upstairs. Mothers pizza, Ponderosa You damaged your car (or an ambulance!) going over the Str...Read More