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Spiced Cherry Spritz

Makes 1<p>This deep maroon cocktail is cherry cola for adults but with a subtle, spicy, and not-too-sweet flavor.<p>April 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 oz. amaro (such as Nonino)<p>3 oz. Lambrusco<p>Cherry soda (for serving)<p>1 maraschino cherry<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Pour amaro and Lambrusco into a rocks glass filled with …

Cocktails

18 Places You Should Be Cleaning with Vinegar in Your Kitchen

Disinfect cutting boards, make stainless steel pans sparkle again, and more.<p>The best all-purpose cleaner is probably in your cupboard right now. News flash: You should be cleaning <i>everything</i> in your kitchen with white vinegar. When diluted with water, it is a "miracle cleaner" that our test kitchen …

Vinegar

‘Don’t take your frustration out on Heinz:’ Leamington Mayor warns ketchup boycott could backfire

WINDSOR — Be careful what you boycott.<p>[np_storybar title=”The Condiment War: How ketchup became a rallying cry for Canadian nationalism” …

North America

Revive Your Old Laptop Without Spending a Dime

A whole new life awaits your old laptop with Neverware’s CloudReady Chrome-based software<p>Lenovo ThinkPad T400, beloved laptop, was laid to rest after its slowing hard drive and spinning hourglass became too much to bear. Born in 2008, in its youth it overcame Windows Vista and went on to a …

Laptops

The downside of being addicted to dividends

It's like feuding over Grandma's needlepoint.<p>Dividend investing has such a calm, folksy feel. Investors hold onto stocks that pay regular dividends and patiently reinvest those dividends over years, decades, even a lifetime.<p>So it's surprising to see this strategy generate cautionary flags, even the …

Investing

As her dementia progressed, our mom became a stranger to us

Once the slide started, my sister and I would talk about Mum in painful circles. Have you heard from her? Should she still be driving her car? We agonized about living so far away. Mum had always been independent, but Dad had died a few years prior, and now we had no barometer.<p>Then came the fall, …

Parenting

Slipping Away

Robin Giles felt like she was missing a joke. It was Christmas morning in 2012, and she and her husband, Joël, were going through familiar traditions …

Alzheimer's Disease

Using the brain to retrain the body to overcome dystonia

Joaquin Farias has spent the past two decades trying to understand dystonia, a confounding and sometimes debilitating syndrome believed to be the third-most-common neurological movement disorder, after essential tremor and Parkinson's disease.<p>His work has been influenced by his own experience. As a …

The Brain

45 Ways to Fall in Love Every Day

Falling in love is divine. It's boundless, bewildering, irrational, transcendent and impassioned. It awakens the soul to the best parts of our existence. Falling in love is not a restricted extravagance either. We can fall in love repeatedly, and in such a plethora of ways. We can wake up every day …

Relationships

Five steps to a ‘fit’ portfolio in 2015

A brand New Year always inspires people to make a new start. If you are like a lot of people, that new start might include losing weight or getting on top of your finances.<p>So what can people do to improve their finances and investments? There are five key steps that will help you get your …

Investing

Five financial gifts that will keep on giving

This past weekend, I asked my kids what they would like for Christmas. The list included things like an iPad, hockey stick, scooter, clothes and video games. There was one item that the kids, together, decided they would ask for. A group gift, if you will. I'm talking about the Henry River Mill …

Retirement

Beware the hiking trails in Greece (unless you’re a goat)

<i>Sometimes things don't go as planned – and those moments often make for the best stories. Tripping columns offer readers a chance to share wild adventures.</i><p>"Once we make it to the end of the trail, we're supposed to follow the descending road."<p>I let out an exasperated laugh; both roads looked flat …

Service takes the stress out of moving for seniors

One of Patti Priestman's enduring regrets – and greatest inspirations – stems from her mother-in-law's wrenching move from the family home she had lived in for more than 50 years in Kitchener, Ont.<p>Ms. Priestman's father-in-law was ill, the family rallied, but the whole process was way too …

Chamber of Commerce

10 Reasons To Visit Napa This Winter

Dormant vines and an ongoing drought rendered the Napa Valley countryside a bleak brown as winter 2014 dawned, but with new ventures sprouting up all over Napa, the wine region's largest city, the mood downtown has been perky--almost springlike. Three local chefs debuted fresh projects, the old …

San Francisco Bay Area

California wine tour: more than just Napa Valley

For a relaxing road trip, drive from Seattle to northern California, then hit the wineries between Healdsburg and San Francisco<p>Although I'm based near Philadelphia, I often endure the cross-country plane ride to the west coast to cover the California wine scene. If I had a few days and dollars to …

Napa Valley Cave Tour

Napa Valley cave tour and tasting at Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards<p>Napa Valley cave tour is cool!<p>One of the many fun things to do on a wine country …

Wine Lover’s Guide to Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley

For lovers of Zinfandel, Italian grapes, Rhone varietals, and crisp whites, there's no better place to visit than Dry Creek Valley, California, the …

Cheap and Chic: 15 Affordable Hotels in California Wine Country

Tasting California's most famous wines on a beer budget may be easier than you think—you just need to be a little flexible. First, avoid that …

Wine

Maximizing the modern cookbook: How to make a tablet stand for the kitchen

I've been searching for months for a tablet stand to use in my kitchen. Having a spot to prop up my iPad, so it's out of the mess and easy to read while I cook, feels necessary these days, since it's all I've been using for recipes. My old cookbooks don't have a clue about toddler-friendly …

Woodworking

How to tell when your memory loss is normal – and when it’s dementia

<i>Welcome to Health Advisor, where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health<i>.</i><p><i>This is the first instalment of a series that will explore the question: Am I Normal?</i><p>It's hard not to be fascinated by the abnormal in …

Dementia

Sites-Brookstone-Site

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