iVenus http://ivenus.ca online advice for women Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:58:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 Homemade Granola recipe http://ivenus.ca/articles/homemade-granola-recipe/ http://ivenus.ca/articles/homemade-granola-recipe/#comments Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:58:06 +0000 http://ivenus.ca/?p=3709 Making homemade granola is easier than one could have ever imagined!  Save money and use the ingredients you like with this easy oatmeal granola recipe.  Also, making your own granola allows you to control the amounts of sugar and fats, and other ingredients that go into it. Ingredients: Old fashioned rolled oats (it is important [...]

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How to remove oxidation from silver jewelry http://ivenus.ca/articles/remove-oxidation-silver-jewelry/ http://ivenus.ca/articles/remove-oxidation-silver-jewelry/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:08:56 +0000 http://ivenus.ca/?p=3698 Oxidation, or tarnishing, is a natural process that happens to sterling silver from contact with air.  Sometimes jewelers oxidize items to add character, depth, and “antique” look to the jewelry pieces.  If you have some jewelry that has developed the dark patina color, and want to make it shiny again, here is a simple safe [...]

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How to make baklava http://ivenus.ca/articles/make-baklava/ http://ivenus.ca/articles/make-baklava/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:57:04 +0000 http://ivenus.ca/?p=3681 Baklava is a delicious desert which is surprisingly easy to make.  Baking is required, but there is no mixing or kneading involved.  Baklava is made with filo dough, which is readily available at your supermarket’s freezer section. You will need: 1 package filo dough Large Pyrex glass baking pan.  Any other will work too, even [...]

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Hot jewelry trends: personalized hand stamped jewelry in sterling silver http://ivenus.ca/articles/jewelry-trends-personalized-sterling-silver-hand-stamped-jewelry/ http://ivenus.ca/articles/jewelry-trends-personalized-sterling-silver-hand-stamped-jewelry/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:11:13 +0000 http://ivenus.ca/?p=3659 Hand stamped jewelry is hot now!  If you are like the rest of us starting to put together your Christmas gift list, this is a great gift idea for someone who has everything! What is hand stamped jewelry? Hand stamped jewelry has gained its popularity a few years ago.  We all love jewelry pieces that [...]

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Easy toffee recipe http://ivenus.ca/articles/easy-toffee-recipe/ http://ivenus.ca/articles/easy-toffee-recipe/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:21:31 +0000 http://ivenus.ca/?p=3649 Toffee is the easiest candy to make, just follow these simple instructions. Easy toffee recipe 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon water Melt butter in a heavy saucepan (I used pressure cooker without lid) on medium low heat (setting 3 or 4).  Add sugar and water, and stir constantly until sugar melts and [...]

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Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling review http://ivenus.ca/articles/philadelphia-cheesecake-filling-review/ http://ivenus.ca/articles/philadelphia-cheesecake-filling-review/#comments Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:20:37 +0000 http://ivenus.ca/?p=3643 I saw this huge tub of Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling the other day at the Walmart grocery section, and couldn’t resist adding it to the shopping cart. The messages “Ready to eat” and “No need to bake or set” on the package sold it to me! I am a huge fan of a cheesecake; I truly [...]

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Chocolate shortbread cookies http://ivenus.ca/articles/chocolate-shortbread-cookies/ http://ivenus.ca/articles/chocolate-shortbread-cookies/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:56:28 +0000 http://ivenus.ca/?p=3638 These chocolate shortbread cookies will melt on your mouth! Because they are formed in the shape of little balls, they are very easy to make: no rolling pin or cookie cutters required! These cookies were inspired by Anna Olson’s recipe for decorated shortbread cut-out cookies. Ingredients: ½ cup of butter, at room temperature ¼ cup [...]

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How to survive a long flight on an airplane http://ivenus.ca/articles/survive-long-flight-airplane/ http://ivenus.ca/articles/survive-long-flight-airplane/#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:00:35 +0000 http://ivenus.ca/?p=3630 It took us almost 40 hours door-to-door to get from Toronto to Australia. That included several plane changes and lengthy layovers, not to mention sitting in traffic on the way to the airport. The longest lag lasted more than 14 hours, so you can only imagine how tired and uncomfortable everyone felt by the end! [...]

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Condo or house: what should I buy in Toronto? http://ivenus.ca/articles/condo-or-house-buy-toronto/ http://ivenus.ca/articles/condo-or-house-buy-toronto/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:18:02 +0000 http://ivenus.ca/?p=3619 Some Toronto perspective homeowners buy houses, while others settle in condos.  If debating between buying a condo or house in Toronto, here are the things to consider when making your real estate purchase. The pros and cons of living in a condo or house in Toronto: Advantages of owning a condo in Toronto: Condos are [...]

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Stuffed peppers http://ivenus.ca/articles/stuffed-peppers/ http://ivenus.ca/articles/stuffed-peppers/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:00:39 +0000 http://ivenus.ca/?p=3601 Meat, rice, and vegetables in one make these stuffed peppers a perfect easy to make dish. Stuffed peppers recipe Ingredients 6-8 green, yellow or red peppers 1 lb ground beef 1 lb ground pork 1 cup rice, uncooked 1 large cooking onion 2 jars Ragu pasta sauce Salt and black pepper to taste Preparation Wash [...]

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