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Emily did a reading at Word On the Street today. She wrote a really cute short piece during Book Camp about a little girl who wanted to be a traffic reporter and reported on the bug traffic in her backyard. I think it was one of the most successful readings of the group. But then, I'm perhaps a little biased. But people did laugh in all the appropriate places!
That's so cute! Glad it went well - you must be a proud mama.
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if you have a second, sign the petition for breastfeeding support.

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ah, september was just a blink for me!
summer to autumn so quickly!

does anyone know where i can buy pomona pectin? do i need it for apple butter?

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post #225 of 237
This recipe for apple butter (from that apple web site) doesn't call for any pectin at all. I think I'm going to try it...(running to add granny smith apples to the shopping list before I forget...or maybe I'll just use red delicious since I have them )
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I have to figure out if I can use my lovely fresh biodynamic Golden Delicious apples for anything interesting...apple butter sounds heavenly!

Sauce, too would be pretty in jars. Suddenly after a visit with a friend and seeing red tomatoes in jars I'm re-inspired. Now, for some energy! Send some my way if you've got extra, lol!
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Hi mamas,
New here and looking for some advice. My 15 mo DD has some serious demineralization in her front tooth and we are brushing one day with fluoride toothpaste and one day with xylitol, but I was wondering if there are any other xylitol products sold in our area. If it is a family issue, then all of us need to start using xylitol, but I haven't seen any adult-oriented xylitol products. DO you know any? If so where do I find them? I am in Burnaby, not too far from Metrotown.
post #228 of 237
Hi Giraffee
At health food stores you should be able to find xylitol gum and mints, and even just plain xylitol for use instead of sugar in food. welcome to mdc!
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That's exactly my problem. I know there are health food stores downtown, but I never go there. And I don't know any in the Burnaby area, so if you could point me in the direction.... And thank you for the welcome
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Hi Giraffee
At health food stores you should be able to find xylitol gum and mints, and even just plain xylitol for use instead of sugar in food. welcome to mdc!
post #230 of 237
Hello from Marsupial Mamas!

Try Choices near Edmonds Skytrain.
post #231 of 237
yum, so i'll do apple butter without pectin, then (i guess apples *have* pectin) but still for other purposes
anyone know where i can buy pomona pectin? i have a tiny moment in the week when i can squeak out and buy last things before i go!

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Yay, will try that one! I never even knew there's Choices in Burnaby
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Hello from Marsupial Mamas!

Try Choices near Edmonds Skytrain.
post #233 of 237
Pomona Pectin is at Famous Foods for sure!
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yum, so i'll do apple butter without pectin, then (i guess apples *have* pectin)
They sure do. My mom just made some yummy plum jam, and she used apples, instead of adding pectin itself. It's soooo good.
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Yay, will try that one! I never even knew there's Choices in Burnaby
There's also a bigger Choices store on 10th Ave in South Bby near New West. Or, there's a store called Natural Focus in Kensington Plaza on Hastings as well.
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Wanted: daytime Cat Care helper - October 18-25

(posted to HS-Van, but thought I'd put it here in case any of you lovely mamas have a likely prospect to pass it on to.)

My daughter and I are going away for a week later this month, and we need someone to help look after our cat during the day. It would be at our home in Champlain Heights (S.E. corner of Vancouver). We're away from Sunday, October 18th to Sunday Oct. 25. We'll probably only need help from the 18th to the 23rd (Sun to Fri), as someone will be home most of the day on the Saturday and the last Sunday.

Minimum requirement: visit the cat once during the day (sometime between 11 and 2), feed him and give him medicines (we'll show you how) and give him a few cuddles if you're so inclined.

Further possibilities: 2 visits per day (or may stay several hours rather than going back and forth), and/or giving sub-cutaneous fluid injections, depending on maturity level and interest.

Would suit a homeschooled teen (or preteen with parental support). Must be comfortable with cats. Remuneration would depend on level of involvement.

Our cat has chronic renal failure and must eat special food and supplements and take several different medications. Everything will be all laid out, and we would arrange one or two visits before we leave, for our cat to meet you and so we can show you how we do things and give you a chance to try things out. He's a very sweet cat, and generally very friendly, but sometimes he doesn't feel well and has to be encouraged to eat (encouragement ranges from petting him while he eats to actually spoon feeding him). If you were interested in learning how to give subcutaneous fluid injections, we would show you how to do that. It might be helpful to know something about the condition, so if you want to read about it, we suggest starting here: http://www.felinecrf.org/what_is_crf.htm

Please reply by Wednesday, October 7th, with a short e-mail about yourself, describing your experience with cats and any other relevant experience (babysitting, first-aid classes, other pets of your own...) as well as what level of care you'd be willing to provide.

Thanks,
-Lori
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