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Prudhommes Antique & Flea Market – VINELAND (In Photos)

(See Part 2 – “The BARN Opening”.)

If you love antiques, bargain hunting, looking for that special collectible item or just plain love the thrill of this whole experience, this is the place for you!

Located on the North Service Road, just off the Victoria Avenue exit of the QEW highway, there are two houses that can be seen – one an old Victorian mansion and both with the signs ‘ANTIQUES’ placed on them. It’s the Prudhommes Antique & Flea Market and even though it’s open all year round, you get to experience even more when you visit during the summer.

During the summer months, there are an additional 12 small outdoor cabins that are opened up which makes the atmosphere for visitors even more pleasant as the beautiful Lake Ontario can be seen in the background.

Driving into the market, you could see the vendors with their merchandise set up on the lawn. I must admit, I wasn’t really into antiques (as I get older, I’m starting to appreciate them more and more), but I was nevertheless so excited! I thought to myself, who knows what one will find in a place like this!

Prudhommes Antique Market is home to 25 vendors offering a wide selection of antiques & collectibles from furniture, glass, china, jewelry, tools, music-related items to vintage clothing and signs… and everything in between!

SHAREABLE Tip #9 - CHIA, The Super Seeds!

Chia white seeds may be tiny, but they sure pack a big punch! Came across this tip while browsing through a local magazine.

CHIA – The Super Seeds!

According to research conducted by the brand Salba on white chia seeds, gram-for-gram they have more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, more antioxidants than blueberries and more calcium than whole milk.

They’re also an excellent source of filling fibre.” – Theresa Albert

And since they’re tasteless, they can be easily added into everyday foods including oatmeal, muffins, stews, soups and even smoothies! Work your way up to a tablespoon a day.

– Theresa Albert, Registered Nutritionist and Author of "Ace Your Health" | Food and Drink Magazine, Spring 2012 Issue

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SHAREABLE Tip #8 – Prevent ITCHY SCALP When Dyeing Your Hair with 'Sweet 'N Low'

Apparently, this neat little trick has been used by many hair stylists for decades and I have only heard about it now. Most claims it works well.

It’s all about lowering the pH acidity level and neutralizing the ammonia in these hair dyes which contain high pH values – usually around 11.
Sweet ‘N Low however, contains saccharin, dextrose and cream of tartar – all which have a very low pH:
  • Cream of tartar (potassium bitartrate): about pH 3.5
  • Saccharin: about pH 2
  • Dextrose: about pH 3.5 – 5
Now I’ve read some have added anywhere from 2-4, even 5 packets per hair dye mixture depending on the brand. You’ll just have to experiment yourself I guess! πŸ˜‰
Did You Know – Saccharin was once banned in Canada for decades? It was ‘quietly’ re-introduced in 2014.
Source(s):  lisaliseblog | agcanada

Prevent ITCHY SCALP when Dyeing Your Hair with
Sweet ‘N Low

Dyes can cause an itchy scalp.
To avoid aggravation add
a packet (or two) of Sweet ‘N Low to the
colour mixture before applying!

Saccharine balances dye’s acidity,
quelling itchiness! S-weet!

– Self Magazine, P. 4s | August 2011 Edition | Photo: Frank Kovalchek

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We all eat these snacks all the time but little do we know how super healthy they are! Not only is popcorn sugar free, fat free, low in calories and fairly cheap, it’s also aids in keeping cancer away. I’ve read numerous times the old-fashion way – on the stove top, is the best way instead of those microwavable popcorn which can end up being more harmful than good!

Cheese is great in more ways than one but as for minimizing dental issues, well that’s just plain darn good to know. Try sticking to the healthier cheeses though like, ricotta, feta cheese and even cottage cheese and lay off the cheddar, cream cheese and that tasty but fattening Gouda cheese!

As for the apples, it seems like I’m going to have to increase my intake on those because I need all the help in ‘that’ department! πŸ˜‰


This popular snack keeps away cancer with its rich source of antioxidants called polyphenols, which destroys free radical molecules that damage healthy cells!

Casein, a milk-protein found in this calcium-rich food, reduces the risk of cavities by acting as a buffer against acids in the mouth that can break down enamel!

A rich supply of flavanoids in this fruit slashes your risk of lung disease and colon and liver cancers, raise ‘good’ LDL levels and increase brain neurotransmitters, resulting in improved memory!

- Amelia Farquhar | Woman's World Magazine | Jun 06 2011 Edition

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