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IT’S BEEN AGES! (continued):

According to Greek mythology, there are several stages of human existence on Earth. During the Golden Age, the first race of mortals, dubbed the golden race (meaning good and noble), was created by the gods and held conversations with them. There was an endless abundance of food and no need for agriculture. This age was characterized by peace, harmony, and prosperity. The mortals lived to an old age while maintaining their youthful appearance, and eventually died very peaceful deaths. The Silver Age followed, with the mortals described as foolish and immature, who refused to worship the gods and goddesses. According to mythology, this so angered Zeus, he destroyed the silver race. The mortals of the mythological Bronze Age were hardened and tough, caught up in wars. This race was undone by their own violence. The Heroic Age was the period of heroes who fought at Troy. In the Iron Age, pain and evil ran rampant, with humans living in toil and misery, and with no shame over wrongdoing.

• The period of European history from the 5th to the 15th centuries is referred to as the Middle Ages. It began after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and the abdication of Romulus Augustus in the year 476. The early Middle Ages were called the Dark Ages, lasting until about 1000, during which time there was a drastic deterioration in cultural development and the economy, as well as an increase in wars. The part of the Middle Ages commonly known as the Medieval Period, began around 1000, and continued until the Renaissance began in the 16th century. Gothic art and architecture appeared during this era. •

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The goal of the religious wars known as the Crusades during the Middle Ages was to restore the holy places in Jerusalem. Pope Urban II begged Catholic armies to go to war against Muslim forces in the Holy Land.

• The Age of Discovery started in the early 1400s and continued to the 1600s. Also called the Age of Exploration, it was the time when Europeans began travels in search of new sea trade routes to what they thought were the East Indies. The Portuguese and Spanish dominated the exploration – Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Balboa, Cortes, Ponce de Leon, and, of course, Columbus were the leaders of the more wellknown voyages of discovery. • When the Earth undergoes a long-term reduction in surface and atmospheric temperatures, glaciers and ice sheets may expand. This is known as an ice age, or more accurately, a glacial age. Experts say there have been at least

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five major ice ages over the Earth’s history. They are probably the result of an interaction between very small changes in the Earth’s orbit, changes in ocean currents, and changes in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We can see the effects of glaciers across the continent – the Great Lakes and most of Minnesota’s and Wisconsin’s lakes were carved out by glaciers and filled up with melting water. •

During the 17th and 18th centuries, the world moved into the Age of Enlightenment, a cultural movement promoted by the intellectuals of that time, such as Isaac Newton and Voltaire. They attempted to lead the world away from superstition, irrationality, and tyranny and toward knowledge through science and reason. It was based on faith in nature and belief in human progress, with hostility toward organized religion and monarchy. The “enlightened” believed that people were naturally good and would work to further the happiness of others.

• The period between 1750 and 1850 was the Industrial Age, when dramatic advances in manufacturing, transportation, and technology produced powerful changes in the economy and culture. The introduction of steam power and improvements in mining created huge advancements. Manufacturing machines allowed mass production of goods.

• The 1920s, commonly called the Roaring Twenties, was a time of economic prosperity and rapid industrial growth. Drastic social changes came along, including the growth of jazz music, which was so popular that the decade became known as the Jazz Age. The sounds of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller,


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HAR- HAR- HAR! No, Tidbits isn’t laughing about anything – we’re just bringing you all kinds of terms that begin with har-! • That comic jester dressed in a diamondpatterned robe, tights, and mask is known as a harlequin. This nimble clown has been performing his acrobatics and occasional magic tricks since the 11th century. The romance novel publishing company that took the name of Harlequin was founded in 1949 by a Canadian businessman. Today, the Toronto-based company publishes novels in 31 languages on six continents, with offices in Japan, Australia, Sweden, Spain, Greece, Brazil, and Turkey, among many others. Since its founding, more than six billion books have been sold. • The distinctive sound of the harmonica is achieved by blowing air into the instrument’s reed chambers. Each chamber has multiple reeds of varying sizes that vibrate when air is blown in or drawn out. Longer reeds will produce deep lower sounds, while the short reeds make higher pitches. The harmonica was developed in Europe in the early 1800s. • The prestigious Harvard University is America’s oldest institution of higher learning, established in 1636. It takes its name from an English clergyman, John Harvard, who was the first significant benefactor of the college, bequeathing his 400-volume library and half of his estate upon his death in 1638. The library’s humble beginnings have grown to the largest academic library in the United States. Eight U.S. presidents have graduated from Harvard, as well as 62 living billionaires. If you’re planning to attend this year, plan on handing over close to $55,000 for the tuition and related fees.

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TOMATO SOUP: 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 tablespoon thinly sliced onion 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon minced scallion 1 Kaffir lime leaf, torn in half, or 3-inch strip lime zest 1 piece fresh lemongrass, about 3 inches long, trimmed, cut from the base end, crushed; or 3-inch strip lemon zest 2 cups whole peeled plum tomatoes 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon sugar Salt Freshly ground white pepper 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 teaspoon Asian chili oil PEA SOUP: 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 tablespoon thinly sliced onion 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon minced scallion 1 small bunch Thai basil, or regular basil leaves 1 can coconut milk, 13-1/2 ounces 2 cups shelled fresh peas or frozen peas 1 teaspoon sugar Salt Freshly ground white pepper 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

For the Tomato Soup, heat the peanut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, ginger, garlic, and scallion and saute, stirring occasionally, until glossy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the lime leaf and lemongrass. Continue to saute 1 minute longer. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, and sugar, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove and discard the lime leaf and lemongrass. Transfer the soup to a blender. Add the butter and chili oil. Put on the lid slightly ajar, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and carefully blend until pureed (following manufacturer’s instructions for hot liquids). Strain through a very fine wire-mesh strainer into a clean mixing bowl set inside a larger bowl of ice. Set aside. For the Pea Soup, heat the peanut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, ginger, garlic, and scallion and saute, stirring occasionally, until glossy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the Thai basil and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, and add the peas and sugar. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the basil. Transfer the soup to a blender. Add the butter. Put on the lid slightly ajar, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and carefully blend until pureed (following manufacturer’s instructions for hot liquids). Strain through a very fine wire-mesh strainer into a clean mixing bowl set inside a larger bowl of ice. Set aside. To arrange the soup for serving, simultaneously ladle the tomato and pea soups on either side of the bowl. (If you can, slowly move the ladles counterclockwise, each halfway around the bowl’s edge when pouring to form the interlocking teardrop shapes of a yin yang symbol.) Then, carefully pour a spoonful of each soup onto the center of the other to complete the decoration. Repeat with the 5 remaining bowls. Serve immediately.


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HAR- HAR- HAR-! (continued): • What are you eating if you’re dining on haricot vert? Green beans! Haricot translates from the French word for “beans” and vert means “green.” French cut green beans are longer and thinner and more tender. • In 1901, 21-year-old William S. Harley drafted a blueprint of an engine designed to fit into a bicycle. Two years later, he and his partner Arthur Davidson offered the first HarleyDavidson motorcycle to the public, working out of a 10 x 15-foot wooden shed. Their first dealer opened for business the following year in Chicago. In 1906, their new factory was erected, measuring 28 x 80 feet. About 20,000 Harley-Davidson motorcycles were used by the U.S. Army during World War I, with half of the company’s production during those years sold to the military. This year, the company expects to ship more than a quarter million motorcycles worldwide. • A person described as harum-scarum lacks a sense of responsibility and behaves in a reckless manner. It’s also the name of a 1965 Elvis Presley musical film, in which the King plays a kidnapped American in the Middle East who is recruited by a group of assassins. Elvis’ 24th album by the same name was released that year.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Make friends with yourself and you will never feel alone. You may be your own worst critic. In the week to come, work at being the very best you can be and concentrate on what is good about yourself. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Handle money with businesslike precision and remain formal in social situations. You will receive better acceptance from others in the week ahead if your actions are above reproach. Display professionalism. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be a friend indeed. Feeling gratitude but not expressing it is like buying a present and wrapping it, but not giving it. Give credit where credit is due in the week ahead - even if you think someone has ulterior motives. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Live long and prosper. Some money must come and go, but some money can be used as seed for a future harvest. Don’t make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings in the upcoming week. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Consider making headway with your health in the week ahead. Dump the junk foods and begin eating more nourishing fruits and vegetables. You only have one body and must find ways to make it last. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Sometimes it pays to mix business and pleasure. If you develop a strong sense of compassion and sharp wits, you won’t fall for cheap tricks in the week ahead. Romantic and business ties can grow stronger. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The notion that opposites attract is a fallacy unless you are discussing magnets. In the week to come, it’s best to seek companionship from those who are like you in their tastes, opinions and lifestyles. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Distance yourself from problems. Develop a more objective perspective in the week ahead by finding other activities to occupy your time. Seek relief from pressure so you can improve your attitude. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In fairy tales, fantasies can come true. Bottle up woeful wisdoms. You might be right, but you don’t need to spread doom and gloom this week when someone else is delighted with new plans and ideas. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Break out of a rut and make a brave stand. The time may be ripe to apologize to someone for not listening to wise advice sooner. In the week ahead, read inspiring literature and think about long-term results. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Look and listen for lasting values. In the upcoming week, someone behind the scenes may give you the opportunity to lead - but if you fail to perform, they’ll take control back in their own hands. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Sometimes you must ask others for help and assistance. This is a week when you must feel your way around, think things through and rely upon intuition.


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Q: We just moved into a wonderful old house. We were originally drawn to the home by its charm and elegance. However, now we have a problem. Our dogs and cats - we have two of each - don’t seem to like it here. Any of the animals may be walking down a hallway, then suddenly stop and run the other way, as if they’d seen a ghost. Clearly, pets can sense more than we can. Perhaps, they can sense ghosts. What do you think? - V.D., via Cyberspace A: I doubt what your pets sense is a long-lost soul, as much as it’s a long-lost pet. You’re right that pets can sense far more than we can, particularly with their keen sense of smell. If your pets are hitting the brakes at nearly the same place in your home each time, I wonder if previous owners had pets. The lingering scent - which you can’t detect may be what your pets are responding to. If they’re being spooked at one place in particular, make that a fun place. Take out the squeaky dog toys and/or the fishing pole-type cat toys and play with your pets at that spot. Another possibility is that your pets are simply spooked in strange surroundings. A creaky wood floor, the sound of an appliance they haven’t heard before - anything novel might make them take notice and head off the opposite direction.Some pets take only a matter of minutes to settle into a new home; others need several months. To relieve mild anxiety, plug in Feliway and Adaptil diffusers around the house. Both products contain replicates pheromones which can help take off the edge. However, I’m not sure either will defend against ghosts. If you’re convinced you have a ghost, I say embrace the phantom! Perhaps, the spirit will help out, scooping the litter box or letting the dogs out when you’re running late at the office.


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Feb. 18: in 1885, Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was published. In 2001, autoracing star Dale Earnhardt Sr. was killed in a crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500. Feb. 19: in 1878, Thomas Edison received a patent for his phonograph. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order giving the military the authority to relocate and intern JapaneseAmericans. Feb. 20: in 1809, the Supreme Court ruled that the power of the federal government is greater than that of any individual state. In 1965, the Ranger 8 spacecraft crashed into the moon after sending back thousands of pictures of the lunar surface. Feb. 21 in 1916, the World War I Battle of Verdun began in France; it resulted in 1 million casualties. In 1947, Edwin H. Land demonstrated his Polaroid Land camera, which could produce a black-and-white photograph in 60 seconds. Feb. 22: in 1732, the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born at his parents’ plantation in the Virginia Colony. In 1924, Calvin Coolidge delivered the first presidential radio broadcast from the White House. Feb. 23: in 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas. In 1954, the first mass inoculation of children with the Salk polio vaccine began in Pittsburgh. Feb. 24: in 1868, the House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson after his attempt to dismiss Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; Johnson was later acquitted by the Senate. In 1920, a fledgling German political party held its first meeting of importance in Munich. It became known as the Nazi Party, and its chief spokesman was Adolf Hitler. Answer to last week’s question: This week in 1972, Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit China. This week’s question: In 1784, John Wesley chartered what religious institution?

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By Alex Outhred Small pairs are the cute blind dates of poker. There’s an immediate sense of potential, but you don’t want to invest too much too soon. With a little luck, small pairs can pay enormous dividends. However, being an 8-to-1 underdog to improve on the flop makes a hand like 4♠ 4♣ the poster child of unrequited hope. The three most common scenarios when playing small pairs are: 1. Limp in, call raises preflop, fold on the flop if you miss. 2. Raise the minimum, then fold to reraises pre-flop 3. Make a minimum raise preflop, call the reraise if it’s small, then fold on the flop if you miss. Student’s hand: Using these tactics, a player has to be able to maximize the value of having such a deceptively strong hand when the set hits. The odds are around 9-to-1 for a hand like pocket 4s to outflop a hand like pocket kings (8-to-1 to hit a 4, with an 8 percent chance your opponent hits a king to remain ahead). The odds are more than 30-to-1 against flopFlop: ping a set with pocket 4s and having an opponent with two overcards (such as A-K) pair one of those overcards on the flop. Should we be fortunate enough to turn a small pair into a set, we also have to miss straight and flush draws that could either defeat us or put fear into our opponents, keeping them from committing more chips. If our hopes to hit trips are dashed, we’re supposed to find solace in the fact that we’ve lost the minimum, and that the value down the road will make up for the piles of “minimum” losses. Put simply, it’s hard enough to hit trips, and it’s even harder to hit them and have your opponent confidently continue to commit chips to the pot. The predictability of conventional small-pairs strategy will cost you profit in the long run, as players can bluff you or easily sniff out when you hit. I was coaching a student, “Joe” to mix up his small-pair play and avoid falling into the common routine. Here’s a hand he played in a deep-stack tournament: With 25-50 blinds and stacks of roughly 20,000, Joe, in the hijack (two seats before the button) held 4♠ 4♣. Action folded to a mid-position player who made it 150. Joe reraised to 350. Re-raising accomplishes a few things. First, it can win the hand outright. Joe could pocket the 150 and the blinds. Second, if an opponent calls, as Joe’s did, the strength you displayed preflop will make your continuation bets that much more believable. Which is precisely what happened when the board came out Q♥ 8♠ 3♦. Joe made a continuation bet, and his opponent folded. Win. Had Joe’s opponent opted to reraise before the flop, it would have been to around 7501,000. That’s less than 5 percent of Joe’s stack — still very affordable, and Joe would then know that his opponent has the sort of hand strength that would pay off Joe should he flop a 4, since his opponent would likely lead out with a bet after the flop Since Joe was the original reraiser, his hand was far more deceptive. Provided that showdowns occur as the tournament progresses, his big-pair strategy will resemble his early small-pair strategy, which could provide further value down the line. Try this with a willingness to whiff a few times, and you’ll be surprised by how your fortunes seem to change for the better when every chip begins to matter.

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Wanted Buying Unwanted Guns 250 832-2982 WANTED: shop or barn space in Vernon/ Armstrong area large enough to get a school bus in. Needs to have a min 10 foot high door, and must be at least 36 feet in length. Call Trevor 250 550 4272 Wanted: Purchasing old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. Old gold & sterling! Private, Prompt & Confidential. Shuswap 250-548-3670 Unwanted Firearms Do you have unwanted firearms? Safe and secure removal. Have proper license to handle firearms. Will pickup at your convenience. Call 250-870-6672 (Kelowna).

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NEW Small Faux Leather or Microfiber Sectional Sofa w/ ottoman. 5 colors available. $469 only! (250) 434-2337 (Kamloops)

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Keith’s Door Service & Minor Reno’s: Specializing in the installation of Doors and Windows, locks, deadbolts, and weather stripping. No job is too small! (Vernon) Call Keith anytime 250.260.7878

1989 Ford F-150 Lariot 4x4. Runs but needs a battery. $500 takes it. Call 250-832-8298 (shuswap)

Bedroom suite - Queen box spring & mattress. Bookcase headboard, 6drawer dresser w/ mirror, 4drawer upright dresser, blonde color, all w/glass covered tops. $350 obo. (250) 859-5176 Rental/Real Estate One bedroom (Kelowna). apartment. Washer/ Global Hydronics d r y e r / d i s h w a s h e r. Stove. Capacity 4000- Elevator in building 5000 sq feet. Great for near Coopers in shops, buildings, etc. Brockahurst and other $2000 or best offer. sevices. Strata only $105. Rental allowed. Call John Bob- 250 549-7015. Owner will consider (250) 540-2475 to own with down (Lumby). Cow feed. Reasonably payment. Only serious Brown/beige Ashley 2 inquiry price is firm priced round bales. cushion love seat, $245 $117,900. Call John obo. Rectangular patio (250) 540-2475 250-819-5149 table set w/4 chairs (Lumby). (Kamloops) (2 swivel), $145 obo. NEW Queen Bedroom Patio Chef BBQ w/side 5 bdrm, 2 storey home Set. Queen bed, 9 in W Kelowna for sale. drawer dresser, n/s, burner, cover, tank, $45 Ross Rd. Lg fam rm. landscape mirror. Solid obo. Cooper golf set, 2 full bth + 1.5 bth. 3 woods, 8 irons, $75. Wood. $679! Dble attached garage Lady’s golf bag & clubs, (Kamloops) + sgl detached garage $35. (250)434-2337 w/wkshp (wired 220). (250) 448-7823 or Deck w/canopy. New 2 Pedestal office desk. (778) 363-0757 windows + furnace. 30x60, new condition! (Kelowna). 250-769-7559. 4 drawer, arborite top (W. Kelowna) Oval white kitchen & adjustable keyboard table w/extra leaf, 4 holder. Free chairs w/blue fabric Call 250-836-4634 seats & back. $50 obo. Free: Older style tv or 250-253-1520 but like new. Approx. (250) 859-5176 (Shuswap) 20” Call 250-832-4572 (Kelowna) (shuswap) Farm Raised Beef.

Classified ads are a Office Chair on Casters, great way to find/share/ low back & arm rests. and get rid of things! $18.00 Phone 250-542-4919 For Sale (Vernon) Maple table, leaf, Invacare hosp. bed 4 chairs $250. Oak with remote $150 table double pedestal ,Walker w/brakes $40, $150. 50” Hitachi Shower bench $20, side rear projection $150. bed pole $? Various Technics receiver, country western LP’s & cassette, audio research 8 tracks. 1982 Honda off-road speakers $150. VHS & 80 5 spd bike $300. Wanted old over 300 movies $150. wooden alarm or other Call 250-828-0931 clocks working or not, (Kamloops)

Moving out sale! 1986 350 4plex Honda 4 wheeler $1200, Honda Rototiller exc cond. $800, 22 ton wood splitter $1100, 4 wheeler loading ramps used once $300, Oak Dinette set $300, Pacific Energy wood heater like new $1100, Craftsman II snowblower 10.5/20 electric or pull start exc cond. $1000. Tons of stuff including weed eater, table saw, power saws, Husqvarna products, rocking chairs, deep freeze, air tank, couch, electric motors, drill press, numerous tools and more! White Amana Grain fed, no additives, 250-319-9829 or dishwasher (built-in CWF by the side. $3.25 250-255-1780 style), best offer. lb. (Pritchard) Call Mel,

Looking to Purchase Vintage Costume Jewelry, Watches & Pocket Watches, War Medals & Buttons, Coins, Sterling Silver Cutlery & Tea Services, Silver & Scrap Gold! CASH DOLLARS PAID! Beautiful purple grad Vernon, dress. Approx size is Call Mick 7-9 (fits 29” waist) 250 307-8486 Two tone purple with a corset back, jewelled Pets Has bling 2 month old Golden front. Retriever pups (1 male, throughout the dress. Paid $500, asking $325 1 female). Call Mel, obo for more info and (250) 768-7170 pictures call Brenda at (West Kelowna). 2 female Pom’s. 1 is 4 months old (teacup size) $450 and 1 is 2 yrs old, very gentle and loves kids. $300 Call 250-573-4734 or 250-517-8638. (shuswap/Kamloops)

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250-836-2997 (shuswap)

Craig’s Bakery is now supplying DeMille’s with a full line of fresh breads including 3 for $5 (20oz loaves) (Shuswap)

Call 250 307 3430 OR 250-546-6494 (Armstrong)

250amp 220 plug-in shop welder for carbon, tig, stainless, and aluminium. $350.00 OBO phone (250) 833-0530 ask for Dave (Shuswap) Evergo Oxygen Machine. Never used. Paid $6,500. Willing to sell for $3,000 or closest to it. Phone (250) 542-2812 (Vernon).

(250) 768-7170 (West Kelowna).

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Animals lost, found, or just in need of a good home are free to place in the Tidbits Classifieds

205 Hornet 5th wheel. 27’ fully loaded, winter skirting. $12,500 obo. Electric bike $500 obo. 250-832-7321 (shuswap)

1st class club golf cart all enclosed w/6 batteries. Good used Scooter and used walker like new. Call for more details. 250-832-7321 (Shuswap)

John Deere 855 4x4 compact tractor. Front end loader, 47” snow blower, 7’ rear blade, roof canopy, 24 HP. Mint condition. Only 363 hrs. Always garaged. $17,500. 250-454-6756 (West Kelowna) 55 Buick Special. 4 dr hrdtop. Red & black. Rebuilt motor w/264 engine nail head. $10,000 in chroming.

5,000 miles in last 12 years. Red/black cloth & leather seats. Asking $23,000. Call Ron 250-765-0112 Kelowna. 2008 Chev truck tow mirrors $25, 2008 Chev Uplander Van tow mirrors $25, 2007 GMC truck tow mirrors $25, 2007 Tonneau Cover for GMC truck $500. Call Cliff at 250-542-1449 1999 Arctic Cat 580 Powder Special Snow Machine. $2195 obo. 2 bdrm mobile hm in West Kelowna Trail Park Mobile Villas. $24,900 obo. (250) 768-2269 (Westbank). 1990 Jeep YJ. 4 cylinder, 5 spd, standard, soft top roof, good condition. New brakes, completely everything, complete new exhaust system, good tires (new new), new windshield and rear window. (Vernon) Asking $3895 Please call Steve 250-308-7795 OR 250-542-3911


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The pair of refreshing cold soups in this particular recipe have complementary Asian flavors, of course: a tomato soup mildly spiced with ginger, lemongrass, and chili oil; and a pea soup made creamy with coconut milk. Both can be prepared well in advance of your meal, to be kept chilling in the refrigerator until serving But you don’t have to get extravagant to celebrate time. in your own home. Even a few thoughtfully chosen ingredients or an imaginative but easy When the moment arrives to serve the soup, presentation style can make your Chinese meal relax and don’t rush it. If the first bowlful, memorable. Consider, for example, my Yin prepared while you’re still getting the hang of Yang Soup. it, looks a little messy, just serve it to yourself. And feel free to tell your guests that you’re Over the past couple of decades, it’s become offering them this pair of soups in a spirit of popular for restaurants to serve what’s often “double happiness” - a traditional Chinese wish referred to simply as “two soups in one bowl” - for good fortune. soups of contrasting colors and flavors, sharing Find the recipe on page 3

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the same bowl side by side. Many people think achieving the effect calls for some sort of secret trick; but, really, all you need to do is make sure both soups have similar consistencies, so they don’t flow into each other; and then pour them simultaneously and steadily from a pair of ladles, one held in each of your hands. Rotate the ladles slightly counterclockwise as you pour, and then dot each with a contrasting spoonful of the other soup, and you’ll have a close approximation of the Chinese yin yang symbol, which represents unity and balance.

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