TAKE THE SHIRT OFF A FIREFIGHTER

Have you seen this PINK firetruck around Greater Victoria yet?  They’re also selling their pink t-shirts to raise money for breast cancer awareness month!  Get yours at the firehall at 1234 Yates Street for the low low price of $25.  Or, if you can take it directly off a hot firefighter that’s just a bonus.

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DON’T FLUSH AWAY THE SAVINGS

Are you going to watch the new show “Extreme Cheapskates?”  They’ll introduce us to people who go the extra mile to save money by dumpster diving, eating other people’s leftovers at restaurants, or making their own reusable cloth toilet paper strips!  Gross!

CAPTION CONTEST: CHRISTINA & HILLARY

Have you seen this picture?  Hillary didn’t need a chair on The Voice to get her head spinning…  “Bill – I think I can see China!” http://huff.to/Qw8Yjh

CHOCOLAT-KOOL? YES WE CAN! AND PIE.

Lora from Creating Occasions is hosting “Chocolat Kool” this Friday – enter to win passes here: http://www.1073kool.fm/kool-contests

And check out the recipe for her Pumpkin/Pecan SUPER PIE!

Pecan Pie Crust:

250 g            Sifted All Purpose Flour

½ tsp            nutmeg

¼ tsp             Salt

150 g             Unsalted Butter

40 g              Icing Sugar

30 g              Fine Ground Roasted Pecans

2                  Egg Yolks

1 tbsp  Ice Water (if needed)

Combine flour, spice and salt. Mix in butter until crumbly consistency.  Add icing sugar and pecan.  Add yolks and enough water to form a dough. Wrap and chill for 30 minutes before use.  Bake at 350˚F for approximately 20 minutes or until slightly golden in colour

Pumpkin Pie Filling: 

375 g             Pumpkin

3    eggs

250 ml Scalded Whip Cream

90g               Brown Sugar

30g               Flour

½  tsp  Salt

½  tsp  Ginger

½  tsp  Mace

½  tsp  Nutmeg

½  tsp  Cinnamon

Mix everything together except the eggs and cook it over a Bain Marie (double boiler) until it darkens slightly. Temper beaten eggs with hot mix and add to main batch. Stir constantly until mix thickens (approximately 5 minutes). Spoon into baked shells or refrigerate for future use. Shelf life: 7 days refrigerated. (Freezes well)

DON’T PARK HERE SATURDAY NIGHT

The Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon is happening this Sunday and they’ll be on a “towing tour” starting at 3:30 in the morning!  Check the map for road closures and if you still want to run you can register up until 6pm Saturday night at the Victoria conference centre.  www.runvictoriamarathon.com

BACHELOR CANADA: INSIDE THE MANSION

If you’re like me and you just watch The Bachelor for the bikinis scenery, then you’ll love this look inside Len Barrie’s mansion at Bear Mountain.  Thanks to Vicki for the link – apparently the house at 2300 Compass Pointe Place is FOR SALE with an asking price of only $9,999,000.  But then you’re stuck paying the $43,500 in taxes!  Ha!  So close.  ~BB

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

What can you give your man that he can enjoy for 16 months straight?  The 2012-2013 National Senior Women’s Team rugby calendar!  It’s a fundraiser for the team and celebrates the acceptance of all body types.  Thanks to Barb for stopping by – October 2013 is our new favourite month!   http://nswtcalendar.com/