It is time to prep the barbecue for the grilling season. Metro News Service 

Tis the season to be grilling

It’s time! The neighbourhood envy has started up, and as the smells of barbecue season waft in, everyone is second guessing their supper choice saying, "why didn’t we throw our supper on the grill?"

Photo by Grey Arrow Farm

For the Love of Food

There is nothing better than the taste of fresh produce, homemade preserves or homemade baking! Knowing where your food comes from and that it is grown or raised without chemicals or hormones has become increasingly important to consumers and is driving the desire to source and shop local. As a result, local food initiatives are on the rise, which

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Someone to see the world with

There are so many factors in selecting the best vacation, but the biggest factor happens even before you start your conversation with your travel professional. That factor is … who you choose to travel with.

Camrose Kodiaks forward has been well fed and cared for by the Swerda family this year. Supplied 

Feed the bears

You are not supposed to feed the bears in the wild, but without a well-balanced meal from billets, Camrose Kodiaks players would not have advance to the second round of the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs on the weekend.

Nadezhda Brooks, 4, and Kristina Brooks play with Moose at Moose's Family Day Picnic at the Camrose Open Door Association on Feb. 19. Moose is just one of the tools the Open Door uses to reach out to their clients as they offer a safe place and programming to help them get their life back on track. Josh Aldrich/Camrose Canadian 

Need growing at Open Door

“The staff at the Open Door supported me in multiple ways; they didn’t just put a roof over my head and food on the table. They are so much more than that”— former client.

Home and Garden: The Camrose Home and Garden Show goes this weekend at the Camrose Regional Exhibition. Supplied 

Spring into the new season

Spring is just around the corner and with it brings excitement of getting out into gardens, redecorating or planning home renovations. Need some inspiration? Make sure to check out the Camrose Home and Garden Show from Friday to Sunday at the Camrose Regional Exhibition. You’re sure to find helpful and creative ideas for your projects.

Cinnamon sugar snowflakes are easy to make with the kids and make a fun and tasty snack. Marilou Yampolsky/Camrose Canadian Contributor 

Warm up with winter snacks

We’ve done all the fun winter snow stuff. We’ve been tobogganing, skiing and made snow forts galore, but when its crazy cold and we are getting sick and tired of winter it's time to brighten up our anti-snow attitude with some fun in the kitchen winter snacks.

 Bell Let's Talk day inspired one local youth to share how the Camrose Open Door Association saved her life. Supplied. 

Open Door provides a lifeline to youths

At Camrose Open Door Association, we provide supports to a wide range of young people in need. During last week’s Bell Lets Talk Day, one client shared her moving story with us, not to dwell on the troubles she has had to face, but for the hope that exists for all our clients.

Camrose Women’s Shelter executive director Nora-Lee Rear discusses the Walk-a-Mile campaign last year. It is one of the fundraisers that helps them provide many services to the community. File photo/Camrose Canadian

Healing from domestic violence in our house

I could tell you that the women’s shelter has been in Camrose for over 30 years. Or, I could tell you the shelter is partially government funded and the shelter funds the rest through fundraising with events like Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, but this is likely fairly well-known knowledge because the shelter has been in the paper many times.

The key to sticking with healthy goals is often times all about the mental approach. Metro News Service

The mentality of change

As January comes to an end, New Year’s Resolutions start becoming more and more difficult to maintain. All the good intentions you had of creating new habits and change in your life isn’t going as well as you had planned. But why is it so difficult to keep these going?

There are many options to spice up your meal beyond salt and pepper, sometimes it takes a little experimenting to perfect your dish. Marilou Yampolsky/Camrose Canadian Contributor 

Step up your seasoning game

Anything you’re adding to supplement or bring out the natural flavours in your cooking is called seasoning. It can be as simple as salt and pepper, but even more fun are fresh herbs, spices, even citrus juice. Creative cooks are finding new ways to add flavour to make a dish stand out, or turn a meal into a signature dish. There is no right or wron

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