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Obituaries BLAIR - Robert Allan Blair (Papa), beloved husband of Ann of Yorkton. Born in Kemptville, ON March 20, 1945. Passed in Yorkton, SK February 7, 2017. Robert Allan (Papa) was the youngest of four and was predeceased by his parents, James and Blanche; sisters Velma Vorman (Hank) and Lilian Margetts (Theodore). Allan retired after 30 years at Inco Ltd. in Thompson, MB. He is survived by his wife Beverly Ann Blair; children: Darin Blair (BeverlyAnn); Bailee Blair-Graves (David); grandchildren: Caitlyn, Devin, Kaylee, Ryden & Jersey and by a sister Joan Somerville (Keith). Cremation has taken place, there will be a family interment at a later date. Condolences can be left at baileysfuneralhome.com.
GEHRING Elroy Mervin ‘PeeWee’ Gehring passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 66 years of age. Elroy was born on October 25, 1950 to Edward and Mary Gehring in Fenwood, SK and later resided in Yorkton. He was the youngest of five. He enjoyed fishing, going for coffee with friends, driving truck and working in his shop. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Mary Gehring; he leaves to honour his memory and to celebrate his life his brothers and sisters, Alvin (Betty-Lou) Gehring of Regina; Marlene Gehring of Yorkton; Shirley Melnechenko of Yorkton; Warren (Sandi) Gehring of Calgary. His nieces and nephews: Penny (Jack) Simmons and Duane Gehring of Regina; Curtis (Margo) Melnechenko of Yorkton, Cindy (Aaron) Fisher of Yorkton and Kevin Melnechenko of Chilliwack; Amber (Noel) Allen and Chelcey (Rory) Bonebrake of Calgary as well as many great-nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. There will be a family graveside service in the spring in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Condolences can be left at baileysfuneralhome.com
OSHANEK - Shirley Anne OshanekMarkov passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Shirley is the daughter of William Oshanek and the late Mary Oshanek (nee Chopey). She was the loving wife of Alexander (Alex) Markov; loving sister of Sharon Oshanek of Medicine Hat, AB; honoured to be sister-in-law to Larissa Pereira (nee Markov) and Joel Pereira of Mississauga, ON; proud to be aunt to Amanda, Andrew and Julia Pereira of Mississauga, ON and niece to the many uncles and aunts in the Chopey and Oshanek families and cousin to their children. Shirley was born in Yorkton, SK and grew up in the area in the 1950’s and 60’s. She often spoke fondly of her early years on the farm of her grandparents (the late George and Anne Oshanek) and on spending time with her other grandparents (the late John and Pearl Chopey) in Springside, SK where her grandfather was stationmaster and where she came to know and love trains. After graduating from Sacred Heart Academy in Yorkton, she went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan (Regina Campus). She was a teacher in southern Saskatchewan for several years until 1976 when she moved to Toronto to be with Alex, the love of her life. Shirley and Alex lived in Toronto until 1981 during which time Shirley worked part time for Alex’s father, the late Dr. Bozidar Markov, as a medical office receptionist. Shirley and Alex moved to Medicine Hat in 1981 when Alex accepted a position in research and development at Defence Research Establishment Suffield and they have lived in Medicine Hat since that time. In more recent years Shirley and Alex have spent time in North Saanich near Victoria, BC where they have a second home. Shirley was an avid supporter for the development and preservation of wildlife areas and sanctuaries and for the prevention of cruelty to animals. In the early years in Medicine Hat she volunteered at Medicine Hat’s Police Point Park Interpretive Centre. She also had a passion for reviewing and collecting information…she was a voracious speed reader and was interested in and read everything from newspapers to biographies to aviation and military books and magazines to fiction (with a particular interest in fiction with military themes). While in Medicine Hat Shirley worked towards a second degree, a Bachelor of Education, which she obtained from the University of Regina in 1983. Shirley and Alex shared a life-long passion for aviation. In 1991 this interest led Shirley and Alex to create Amtech Aeronautical Limited an engineering consulting company specializing in the aeronautical, military engineering and automation areas. In no small measure, due to Shirley’s business acumen in all facets of the administrative and corporate management areas of the organization, the company has developed and maintained a skilled, experienced engineering team and a strong reputation with clients throughout Canada, the United States and abroad. Shirley’s and Alex’s investment interests also extend to real estate with a number of property investments in the Medicine Hat and Victoria areas. Shirley and Sharon were particularly close sisters, sharing common interests such as music and books. Shirley helped Sharon resettle to Medicine Hat in 1991. Sharon’s previous office training and experience were put to good use in the Amtech organization where the two sisters often worked on improving administrative and cost tracking processes. Since being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011, Shirley fought the disease tenaciously and courageously for six years, choosing aggressive and, at times, experimental therapies. The family is grateful that for most of this period of time she was in relatively good health and pain free. We are highly appreciative of the care and comfort provided by Shirley’s doctors, nurses, caregivers, support services and other staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the Calgary Foothills Medical Centre, the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and Medicine Hat Paramedic Services. We are especially grateful to Shirley’s family doctor (Dr. Filanti) of Medicine Hat, Dr. Best of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, Dr. Foley of the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre and Dr. Ghatage of Tom Baker Cancer Centre and their associates and staff. A special thanks also goes out to the pharmacists and staff at Pharmasave in Crescent Heights, Medicine Hat. At Shirley’s request, there will be no service at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held in one year’s time. If desired, in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Suite 300, 1620 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4L7, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 4613, Station E, Ottawa, ON, K1S 1P7. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Shirley Oshanek-Markov. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, AB.
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ceased by her husband, Jean in 2004, as well as her 11 brothers and sisters. Jennie is survived by her children, Karen (Keith) Bryan, Terry (Claudette) Stav, Carole (Garett) Granquist, Nola (Mike) Dennis and Bernie (Lesley) Stav; grandchildren, Cindy (Chris) Somers, Kelly (Camille) Bryan, Ginger Granquist (Hassen Kemel), Kirk (Janel) Bryan, Jacob Stav, Daniel (Richelle) Stav and Chantal (Scott) Connaghan; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Evan, Austin, Finnian, Sullivan, Olivia, Thomas, AJ, Diesel and Rockson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jennie and Jean were married for 61 years and resided in Yorkton, SK and Victoria, BC before moving to Nanaimo, BC in 1980. After the hard, loving work of raising five children, Jennie took time for herself by bowling and golfing. She was also very active in her church as head caterer. Even though she began to lose her eyesight, Jennie took on the fun responsibility of running the library at Berwick on the Lake. She was a loving lady who always enjoyed a good laugh, music and time spent with her friends. A celebration of Jennie’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo, BC.
KUTCHER Esther Amelia Kutcher passed away peacefully on February 3, 2017 with her beloved family surrounding her at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. Esther was 69 years of age. She was born on November 24, 1947 at Meadow Lake, SK to John and Amelia Evans. In her younger years, Esther worked in health care, her very kind and caring personality suited her very well for the type of work. Esther truly had a love for music and she loved to sing, having a voice like an angel. She also enjoyed gardening, playing bingo, painting and was an amazing cook. Esther truly loved being outdoors whether fishing or sitting around a campfire visiting and socializing with family and friends. She lived a very full life. She will truly be missed by many. Esther is predeceased by her parents, John and Amelia; her sister, Yvonne and her brother, Larry. She leaves to celebrate her life, her beloved husband, Stephan of Stockholm; her two sons, Terry (Rose) and their children, Vinissa (Trevor), Kelly (Cara), Dustin (Terra), Tiffany and Campbell (Alisa); Lee and his children, Tessa, J.C. and Tianna; her daughter, Lyla and her children, Stephanie, Cassandra and Cheyanne; her seven great-grandchildren, Kiera, Macy, Benjamin, Emma, Paul, Brianna and Claire; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will take place at a later date with interment of cremated remains in the St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery (Whitesand). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kopan’s Funeral Service, Highway #9 North, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. 306-783-0099 www.kopans.ca
KIRSCHMAN - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Tanya Mathilda Marie Kirschman on January 26, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville, SK with her family by her side. Tanya was born on January 8, 1986 in Yorkton, SK. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Rose Kirschman. Tanya was born in Yorkton and lived all her life here. She received her education here, graduating Grade 12 from the Yorkton Regional High School. Tanya also participated in the ‘Volunteens’ program at the Yorkton Hospital. She worked at McDonald’s in Yorkton while receiving training to become a foster parent, which she completed. Tanya was the main caregiver for her sister Leslie, whom she loved being with all the time. Tanya was also caregiver to her siblings and God-daughter. She enjoyed spending time going out for coffee with friends and family. Tanya loved to knit and also loved baking, cooking, always trying new ideas. In 2015, Tanya moved to Ituna with her spouse Thomas, sister Leslie and brother Tyler. In July of 2016 Tanya was united in marriage to her best friend Thomas. In memory of her father, she gave her uncle Richard the honour of walking her down the aisle at her wedding. She leaves behind to mourn her passing her husband, Thomas Bain; her siblings: Leslie Kirschman, Damara Anderson (Ituna), Tyler Kirschman (Ituna), Ashley Kirschman (Regina), Dionne Kirschman (Regina); auntie Helen Kirschman (Esterhazy) and numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 from the Chapel of Bailey’s Funeral Home in Yorkton with Crystal Bailey officiating. Chrissy Forrell gave the eulogy. Musical selections were ‘Home’, ‘Back at One’, ‘Mansion Over the Hilltop’, ‘Holy Water’, ‘Seven Spanish Angels’, ‘God Bless the Broken Road’, ‘In the Sweet By & By’ and ‘See You Again’. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Jason Maisey, Shawn Forrell, Charlie Johnson, Duane Krall, Derrick Lemioer and Devan Sailkin. The honourary casket bearer was Michael Young. Condolences can be left at baileysfuneralhome.com.
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SHEBELUK - Mr. Steve Shebeluk of Yorkton passed away on February 8, 2017 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 94 years of age. Steve was predeceased by his daughter, Marvelyn Balabuk. He leaves to mourn his son Cliff (May), son-in-law Walter Balabuk; five grandchildren; Jason (Rhoda), Valerie (Mel), Trevor (Elana), Halian and Amber; great-grandchildren; Brennan, Justin, Landon, Emmerson and Riezel and special friends to the family, Bernice Juzyniec and Mary Schick, as well as many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Interment will be in the Garden of St. John. Memorials may be made to the Health Foundation for Cardiac Care programs. Condolences can be left at baileysfuneralhome.com
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YOUNG - Chad Ryan Young passed away on the morning of February 10, 2017 with his family by his side. He had fought cancer but his heart was too tired and damaged to continue in the end. Chad was born in Saskatoon on May 20, 1999. He moved with his family to the farm by Bredenbury when he was almost 3. From the first day, he loved everything about the farm life. Chad was diagnosed with cancer when he was 16. He faced many life-altering changes in the last year & a half but accepted every one with a grace that inspired all who knew him. Chad will be forever missed by his parents, Dallas & Paula, his brother Ben, grandparents Marshall & Fay Young and David & Cheryl Liston as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 18 at 1:00 p.m. in the FlexiHall at the Gallagher Centre. Condolences can be left at www.baileysfuneralhome.com
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Sports Utilities & 4X4s 2009 TOYOTA VENZA AWD, 180,000kms, meticulously maintained. $11,200 OBO. Round Lake. 306-577-7042.
Trucks & Vans 2002 Ford Windstar Limited, one owner, fully loaded plus remote start, hood deflector, 7 passenger, not smoked in, no pets, 184kms, regular service at dealer, good rubber, 32 mpg highway, always shedded, serviced, fueled up, ready to go. A must see. $4,500 OBO. Sheho 306-849-4501. 2010 FORD F-150 Super cab STX, 4x4. 198,000kms. Motor has 122,0000kms, Very good condition, black. Margo $12,500 OBO. Call 306-338-7484.
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4 PIECE oak bedroom suite, double size including boxspring & mattress; 2 piece oak china cabinet; hide-a-bed; appartment size all fridge, just like new; Rainbow vacuum cleaner; electric Singer sewing machine, cabinet style. 306-782-7335.
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ARE YOU between 18 and 30? Are you in school or training? Are you making minimum wage? Shared accommodation with four other people available immediately @ $500./month including utilities & wi-fi. Contact Anthony @ 306-6207227.
Suites For Rent CO-OPERATIVE IN Regina East. Newly renovated large 2 bedroom apartment for 2 retired seniors. Outside parking w/electricity, large screen balcony, all amenities included except power. Security doors. Reasonable rent. Available Immediately. Phone 306-7897970. SPRINGSIDE HOUSING Authority is currently accepting applications for 1 & 2 bedroom Senior Suites at the Heritage Place. Fridge and stove included. Central laundry with two washers and dryers. Well kept, ready for rent. Rent is based on income. For more information and applications please call Morlie at 306-792-2222.
Wanted WANTED: HANDYMAN for part time work in Yorkton. Phone 306537-3228. WANTED: OLD gas station items. Gas pumps, signs, tin oil cans, coke machines, pop signs, thermometers, clocks, air meters, parts cabinets, wolf & bear traps. Also, steel anvils, forges and forge blowers etc. Call 306-742-7606. Paying cash $$$$.
Furniture GLASS COFFEE Table and end tables; China cabinet with glass doors. Phone 306-783-4888.
Hunting Supplies/Firearms FOR SALE: Winchester model 70 XIE 7mm mag clip, Conquest scope 3 to 10 power, 44mm Carl Zeiss 26” barrel; Tikka model M695 338 mag clip, Bushnell Elite 4200 scope, 26” barrel; Bushnell Elite 3200 rifle scope. Call Carl 1306-647-3333.
Musical Instruments MANDELIN WITH controls and case, like new, asking $525. Also, used violins from $375. and up. Call 306-786-4446. Yorkton. YAMAHA ELECTONE HE-8W organ. Like new condition, $350. OBO. Call 306-794-4506.
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2005 FIFTH Wheel Trailer $27,000 - Cougar by Keystone with Polar Package. Sleeps 6. Ample oak cabinets, fridge, stove, microwave. Table with bench seating converts to bed. Livingroom with 2 chairs, chesterfield makes into a queen size bed. TV, air conditioner. Upper level has queen size bed, night tables, bath, closet storage, cupboards. Fifth wheel hitch available $1,000. Call 306-6211119.
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NEILSON CATTLE COMPANY CHAROLAIS BULL SALE, Friday, March 10, 1:00 pm at the Ranch, Hwy #47 south of Willowbrook, SK. Offering 30 coming 2 year old Charolais bulls, all semen tested, vet inspected. For a catalogue or more information contact Mike at 306-783-0331 or T Bar C Cattle Co. at 306-220-5006. Watch and bid online at www.dlms.ca and to view the catalogue online, visit us at www.buyagro.com (PL#116061)
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Is filtering news a good thing? Saturday afternoon I ran across a tweet from CBC News that caused me a lot of alarm, initially, but then realized filtering the news was something I have also participated in from my own days working full time in the media. The question posed was: “Should media outlets report that an accused person is a refugee?” It was a result of a case this past week when a Syrian refugee was charged with multiple sexual assaults stemming from an incident at the water park at West Edmonton Mall. The thinking behind this is that very few refugees commit sexual assaults so why do we need to mention it and send people into hysteria with a false sense of worry every time they come into contact with a refugee. A cynic may see the leftist media is interested in suppressing crimes committed by refugees because to publicize it would be counter to their efforts. I can recall a summer, approximately ten years
ago (may have been longer), where I conducted an interview with RCMP officials and I acted upon a tip I received concerning gang initiation in Saskatchewan. In particular, there were two specific situations I inquired about: 1) people using the self serve option at gas stations being approached and then stabbed, surprisingly, after someone asks an innocent question to start a conversation, and 2) people out for a walk on the sidewalk experiencing a vehicle pulling up beside them at regular city speed and opening a passenger door, causing an assault. Neither scenario was denied, but I was told it would be in my best interests not to send people into a state of panic and have everyone afraid to go for a walk or pump their own gas by reporting on these infrequent crimes. I obliged and kept it off the air, but I made no secret in private conversations that I felt you should be vigilant and mindful of
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where young people are being touched inappropriately. It doesn’t hurt to be careful, and there is a difference between careful and discriminatory. One of my favorite arguments is when someone says, “Most sexual assaults are committed by Canadians, not refugees.” True, but that’s like saying, “Most of the crime in China is committed by Chinese people.” I wanted to write more about Will Baker last week, but space didn’t permit it. Topically, he made the news again this week as it was deemed he is worthy of a discharge and no longer has to check in with officials to ensure he’s taking his medication. Baker, you
may recall, decapitated and cannibalized a bus passenger nine years ago. Ordinarily, a common person would think anyone guilty of such an unimaginable offense would spend the rest of his natural life in some sort of a facility where the public wouldn’t have to worry. Not in Canada. Instead, Baker (his new identity) has a second chance at life, even though his victim and the First Responder who later killed himself, aren’t given that same opportunity. I’m not trying to be insensitive to mental illness, but is this the new way of thinking? Let’s use pig farmer Robert Pickton as an example. Does anyone think he is of sound mind? Can he be fixed and allowed to assimilate back into society? Pickton, himself, no. The verdict is in. But a future Pickton, definitely, is going to have that opportunity and that should be unacceptable to all Canadians. Should Baker reoffend, all the
people who signed off on letting him go free without conditions should be also looking at charges. if we added something like this to our legal vernacular, you’d see a lot fewer people released freely. If his freedom isn’t enough to appal you (and we get offended at so little these days that I can’t imagine any one reading this isn’t offended at Baker being free without a single condition), the fact that taxpayers funded his name change and are not allowed to know his whereabouts should frighten you. He may live in a home near you or your loved ones. I bet he doesn’t live anywhere near the judge, lawyers, and doctors who have deemed him a low risk to reoffend. Nice person mentions this week: Garrett Karcha (in case I missed you last time, and you actually have me wondering because I forget everything), Erika Strimbold, Derek Helberg, Michele Rein, and Dave Leaderhouse.
Chef Dez on cooking - food aphrodisiacs What better time of year is there to talk about aphrodisiacs than around Valentine’s Day? Aphrodisiacs can be foods that psychologically and/or scientifically help us feel... well “in the mood” for lack of better words. The search of the perfect combination is the desire for many on the 14th of February. Although each person’s own food preferences play the biggest influence on this romantic journey of cuisine, we will focus on some classic ingredients that fall into this category. The first ingredient that comes to mind is chocolate, and I am certain that many will agree. With its velvety smooth melting texture, this sweet addition to dessert choices will usually win over any other. Chocolate has been scientifically proven to contain ingredients such asphenylethylamine and serotonin: two chemicals that stimulate pleasure senses in the brain. This, plus the natural stimulant effect from the cafMedical/Dental Help
feine, makes for a wonderfully seductive and addictive ingredient. Fresh imported strawberries are usually available this time of year and having them dipped in chocolate makes for the perfect finish to a romantic meal. Oysters and caviar have also been considered aphrodisiacs for many years, and some argue it is because they are a good source of zinc, which contributes to maintaining male potency and fertility. However, there are many other foods high in zinc that are not considered aphrodisiacs such as lima beans, lentils and spinach; and I don’t believe making your Sweetheart a stir-fry of these ingredients will give a romantic impression. Cayenne pepper and spicy foods also play a large role as aphrodisiacs because they increase
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by Gordon Desormeaux www.chefdez.com heart rates, blood flow, and perspiration. Some say that endorphins are also released during this process and thus give one a natural high and pleasurable feeling. Champagne or sparkling wine is considered the drink of lovers, but one can also use nonalcoholic sparkling grape juice as an alternative. Alcohol can lower ones inhibitions and thus be regarded as an aphrodisiac, but the tiny bubbles, even in nonalcoholic alternatives, are said to be very seductive. Regardless of what you choose to serve, staying in for a romantic dinner can be accomplished
WDM to host Heritage Day Heritage Day, proclaimed annually in February throughout the nation by The National Trust for Canada, celebrates the architectural heritage and historic places of Canada. The WDM, City of Yorkton Archives, and members of the Yorkton Chapter of the Saskatchewan Genealogy Society are pleased to again work together to celebrate
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the event on Sunday, February 19 from 2:00 5:00 pm. For 2017, The National Trust for Canada has chosen the theme of My Canada! Our country is rich in heritage, both within its landmarks and through the events which have shaped our past. This year’s guest speakers include Elizabeth Scott, WDM Director of Research, who will talk about work behind the scenes in curating a Canada 150 exhibit in Saskatchewan; and Terri Lefebvre Prince, City of Yorkton Historian, who will speak on Canada from pre-Confederation through to the settlement of the West and the founding of Yorkton. In addition, members of the Yorkton Chapter of the Saskatchewan Genealogy Society will be in attendance to share information on tracing family histories and answer questions relating to genealogical research. Everyone is welcome to celebrate Heritage Day at the Western Development Museum on Sunday, February 19. Regular Museum admission applies. Refreshments will be provided.
with little effort and some creative planning. The menu you decide upon does not have to be complicated, however it should be meaningful. Your effort should reflect the compassion you have for this person, and your thoughtfulness will be the most important ingredient. There is one last ingredient I should mention that is believed to
be an aphrodisiac: garlic... when eaten by both people. It is, however, considered a prophylactic when eaten by just one. Dear Chef Dez: I want to make chocolate covered strawberries for dessert for a Valentine’s dinner, but the last time I tried making them it was a disaster. Even though I took them out of the refrigerator ahead of time, the chocolate was still too hard and it broke off the berries with the first bite and fell onto the plate. What am I doing wrong? Chris D. Abbotsford, BC Dear Chris:
When melting your chocolate for dipping, melt butter in with the chocolate as well. Room temperature butter is much softer than room temperature chocolate, and thus will create a more palatable bite and will adhere to the berries. I normally add 50% of the weight of chocolate being used with butter. For example, if you are melting four ounces of chocolate, then also melt in two ounces of butter. Chef Dez is a Chef, Writer, & Host. Visit him at www.chefdez.com Write to him at dez@ chefdez.com or P.O. Box 2674, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6R4
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