Helmut Oberlander to be deported

I’ve tried to keep this blog focussed on issues that have to do with our local area, but this just bugs me too much!

Mr. Helmut Oberlander was found guilty today of of making a false statement on his application for Canadian citizenship in 1954. I believe 95% of the people who will read this were not even born back then.

Salmonella in Cilantro, Coriander recall

My next problem was Cilantro. Now what the heck might that be. I had to check it up. Cilantro is actually the name of the plant that produces the Coriander seeds. I like using freshly crushed dried Coriander for Lamb Provencial, together with fresh rosemary, thyme and garlic in a red wine marinade. Does that mean I have to leave out the coriander seeds, or is just the green part of the plant infected? (which I have never used anyway)

Icelandic Festival in Gimli

The Icelandic Festival or Islendingadagurinn starts today in Gimli. It is the 119th occurance of this annual festival.
The event will culminate in the annual parade on Monday. The parade will start at 10 am and will be attended by Iceland’s foreign minister Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir who is expected to toast Canada.

Gas prices in Canada are sky-rocketing! Alternatives?

People may even have to think twice before planning a weekend trip to the cottage. For most families a trip to the Lake from Winnipeg and back with their family car will cost them between 40 and 50 Liters of gasoline. That’s between 60 and 70 bucks right there – and you haven’t picked up groceries, gotten gas for the boat or filled up the propane tank yet.