Active Senior's Digest Blog

Peanut Butter and Grapes Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups (240g) flour 1/2 tsp (2g) salt 1 1/2 tsp (7g) baking powder 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 1/2 cup (120g) butter, melted 1/2 cup (120g) crunchy peanut butter 2 eggs 1 cup...

Grapes in Port Wine Sauce

Ingredients: 1 cup (250ml) Port wine 1 2-inch x 1/2-inch strip of orange peel 1 cinnamon stick 1 tbsp (15ml) honey 3 cups (1 pound or 454g) halved red or black seedless California grapes...

Dress up fruit for fabulous fall desserts

During fall and holiday entertaining, desserts often command the spotlight. For inspiration, use the beautiful, vibrant colours of autumn to inspire unique desserts. Few fruits can match the taste or vibrancy of green, red...

The No. 1 brain sport

By Mark Dekeyser How do we stay mentally sharp as we age? Some try computer programs such as Lumosity (www.lumosity.com) or Fitbrains (www.fitbrains.com), others may prefer puzzles such as Sudoku and crosswords. We may...

Maximize your golden years

Are you approaching the so-called “golden years”: the time of life after retirement from active work? Free from the constraints of a job, boss or workplace, you can at last enjoy the freedom to...

Missing persons

By Sgt. Sheri Tate/DRPS According to the Alzheimer Society, three out of five people with a form of dementia, such as Alzheimer disease, will become a missing person. The person may leave to go...

Earth and the honeybee

The History of Bees By Maja Lunde Touchstone: An Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Soft Cover, 337 Pages www.simonspeakers.com This novel is a story of life on Earth as it was in the...

A boy and his family

His Whole Life By Elizabeth Hayes McClelland & Stewart Softcover, 361 Pages www.penguinrandomhouse.ca A 10-year-old boy Jim learns about the struggle of life and what family, friends, nature and home mean to him. This...

Peter Mansbridge: Looking beyond The National

By Graeme McNaughton/Active Senior’s Digest For the first time in nearly three decades, Peter Mansbridge is no longer the host of CBC’s flagship news program The National – and he is excited for what’s...