Mother Nature

Mother Nature

What a timing, Mother’s Day has recently passed and I am writing this blog to celebrate the other important Mother in all our lives that is Mother Nature. Our lives are evolving so fast and our technology has come a long way. Day by day we hear a lot about calamities near and far, thanks to our ability to communicate around the world in minutes. Shocked and surprised, yes indeed, but the question is what are we doing to solve or even try to understand what’s going on with the world that Mother Nature has given us to live. I feel as if there is a tantrum from above that is saying ‘Enough is Enough”. “I have given you this place, a beautiful place for you and your families to live, to enjoy and to grow but why are you destroying it. I have created a place that will allow for lasting memories that you won’t forget”.  Yet, what I see is all hurt that we inflict upon the land given to us by Mother Nature. Continue Reading Mother Nature

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How do you deal with Change?

Change is like the winds of circumstances, blowing on us all in an unending flow that touches each of our lives. It’s one thing to create change. It’s another thing and often unavoidable, for change to occur you when you least expected it.

We all have experienced the different faces of change. Yet some of us reach to the end while others don’t. What guides us to different destinations is determined by the way we choose our path. Everyone thinks differently. What we choose and act on determines where each of us arrives.

 

Unexpected events happen to all of us.

We have frustrations and challenges. We all have reversals and those moments when, despite our best plans and efforts, things fall apart. Challenging circumstances are not events reserved for the less fortunate, the uneducated or the extremely poor. The rich and the poor have marital problems. The rich and the poor have the same challenges that can lead to financial ruin and personal despair.
In the end, it is not what happens that determines the quality of our lives, it is what we choose to do when we discover that the wind has changed directions.

When things change, we must change. We must struggle to our feet again and reset the boat to steer us forward to the destination of our own deliberate choosing. The set of the boat-how we think and how we respond – has a far greater capacity to alter our lives than any challenges we face. How quickly and responsibly we react to adversity is far more important than the adversity itself. Once we discipline ourselves to understand this, we will finally and willingly conclude that the great challenge of life is to control the process of our thinking.

Learning to reset the boat with changing winds rather than permitting ourselves to be blown in a direction you did not purposely choose requires the development of a whole new discipline. It involves going to work on establishing a powerful, personal philosophy that will help to influence in a positive way all that you do, think and decide.

If you can succeed, the result will be a positive change in your income, lifestyle, and relationships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health is Wealth

When a new year arrives, what thoughts come to our minds? Is it a new beginning, a new perspective, a renewed energy, a new direction possibly a new dream to achieve or a goal to reach? Lately I have been writing about life in general. Today I have decided that I am going to write about health. It sad to hear that people you know are suffering from various sickness, illness, diseases or have passed away. You cannot help not but to feel sad because this is a fact of life that occurs to all of us. Continue Reading Health is Wealth

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Happy Valentine’s Day

LOVE , who are you?

LOVE, who are you?How do you define LOVE? Do you see or have you met LOVE? Have you seen LOVE? I paused and realized the word itself is so broad and bold as it is. I have seen different forms of it, but nothing comes close to defining it in one word. Maybe, at the end of this article I will finally come close to describing who is LOVE. Regardless of whether you believe it or not, LOVE does exist! LOVE should be celebrated. We’re lucky that every year we are reminded of this little four-letter word that has encompassed us so much.L-O-V-E, Feb 14.  I know LOVE is important.

Continue Reading Happy Valentine’s Day

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Karma’s A Bitch.

It’s my day off, it doesn’t happen a lot especially when you’re in business. I’m trying to wind down while looking at the backyard, thinking what’s next? Just the thought of it makes me tired so I decided to sit down on the couch, grab the remote control to search for a distraction. As I’m flipping the channels something intrigues me. This actor said something like “karma’s a bitch” …. Continue Reading Karma’s A Bitch.

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How to Catch a Monkey

It is not what you think, Read on…..

It was Sunday again and there were a lot of people inside and the service was starting. The service continued at the same pace and in the same style as before.  I felt as though the service would be the same as last week. I tried to keep awake but the fact I had slept around 2 am wasn’t helping. Then my ears suddenly caught the Deacon referencing in his sermon “The story of How to catch a Monkey”. My curiosity arose, my attention was fixed on the Deacons words. My desire to nod off faded as I started to listen, I was awake, I wanted to hear the story. Continue Reading How to Catch a Monkey

Food Recipes

Food Recipes

 

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When it comes to food we always hear "Eat well, live longer". Of course, if you want to eat healthy limit the saturated fats, adding more vegetables and grains, while reducing salt. But if this equation doesn’t add up to delicious food, it will not go over well with your family. So how do we change it? When it comes to food there are so many options even when time is a factor. In this page, we’ve gathered some of our favorite food recipes that are good, quick and easy to prepare. With these simple healthy heart changing recipe that you can really benefit from. We hope that you and your family enjoy these food recipes that we love.

Breakfast:

 Old fashioned Oatmeal Muffins 

Deliciously dense, these muffins are made with a combination of regular all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, and old-fashioned oats for a great blend of taste and health. These muffins pair well with coffee, your favorite jam, cream cheese or butter. Serve them warm or cold, either way you will enjoy them.

Active Time: 20 minutes. Total Time:40 minutes. Makes: 12 muffins.

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats, uncooked                 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour                                     2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoons baking soda                                  ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp packed brown sugar           1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice                                   2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large egg                                                            1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries                                    ¼ cup natural almonds, chopped

Procedure:

Pre-heat oven to 400 F Line 12 cup standard muffin pan with paper liners then grind oats in blender and in bowl, whish together oats, both flours, baking powder and soda, salt, and ¼ cup sugar. In small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, juice, oil, egg, and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture, fold in blueberries. Combine Almonds and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Spoon batter into pan; sprinkle with almond sugar. Bake 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. This pantry staple contains "beta-glucan" fiber that studies have shown to be effective in reducing cholesterol levels because oats are also a good source of thiamin and protein, and their regular inclusion in a diet can help regulate blood sugars. Rolled or old-fashion oats are whole oats that have been toasted, hulled, steamed, and flattened with rollers and steel-cuts oats are the whole-grain oat kernels, with only the edible outer chaff removed and cut into pieces. They are chewy with a wonderful nutty-sweet flavor.

Lunch:

 Braciole with Grape Tomatoes 

Braciole, an Italian rolled roast, is traditionally simmered slowly in tomato sauce. This recipe uses a quicker method: roasting the beef at high heat alongside tine sweet grape tomatoes. A hearty dish that will bring a smile to anyone dining at your table.

Active Time: 15 minutes. Total Time: 40 minutes plus standing. Makes: 8 main-dish servings.

  • ½ cup Italian-style bread crumbs                                   1 garlic clove crushed with garlic peas
  • ¼ cup finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese             ½ cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves,finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil                                                           1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt                                                                  1 beef flank steak (1 ¾ to 2 pounds)
  • 2 pints grape tomatoes

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 475F. In small bowl, combine bread crumbs, garlic, Pecorino parsley, 1 tablespoons oil, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and on large sheet of waxed paper, with flat side of meat mallet or heavy skillet, pound steak to even ½ inch thickness then spread crumbs mixture over steak in even layer: press into meat. Starting at one long side, roll steak into cylinder about 2 ½ inches in diameter, to enclose filling. (Some bread crumbs may spill out.) then with butcher’s twine or kitchen string, tie roll tightly at 1-inch intervals. Place roll in center of `8” by 12” jelly-rolled pan. Rub salt and remaining 1 teaspoon oil and ¼ teaspoon pepper all over steak, Scatter tomatoes around steak.Roast 25 to 27 minutes, until instant -read thermometer inserted into thickest part of roll reaches 130F. Let steak stand in pan 10 minutes to set Juices for easier slicing. Remove and discard twine; cut roll crosswire into ½ -inch thick slices. Transfer meat and tomatoes with their juices to serving Platter.

Dinner:

 Cabbage Roll 

The idea of making cabbage roll for dinner may seem daunting, so why not try this skillet version that takes the ingredients and flavour of cabbage rolls and makes them easy to make for a weeknight meal.

Prep: 10 min. Cook time: 20 min.

  • 8 oz (250 g) extra lean ground beef                             2 tbsp (30 ml) Butter
  • 1 Onion chopped                                                             1 tsp (5 ml) dried thyme leaves
  • Pinch crushed chillies                                                    2 tbsp (30 ml) All purpose Flour
  • 2 cups (500 ml) 2% Organic Milk                               ¾ tsp (4 ml) salt
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) pepper                                                       2 cups (500 ml) shredded cabbage
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped fresh parsley                        3 cups (750 ml) cooked rice

Procedure:

In a large non-stick skillet, cook beef over medium-high hears for about 8 minutes or until browned then removed to plate and wipe out skillet. Return to medium heat Melt butter in a skillet and cook onion, thyme, and chilies for about 5 minutes or until softened and then stir flour until coated. Slowly whisk in milk, salt, and pepper and cook stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until thickened and starting to bubble. Add cabbage and return beef to skillet; simmer for about 2 minutes or until cabbage is tender-crisp Sprinkle with parsley and serve over rice. Makes 4 servings.

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We offer delivery to your home in the Milton area. Live outside Milton we also deliver to Oakville and Burlington. Need to know more?  Please contact HillsviewCafe at 905-875-1500 and one of our friendly customer service representatives will be happy to assist you. We want you to enjoy your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again.  Our product list is growing and every week we will post new sales and new products. If you do not see the product that you are looking for, let our staff now as our product list is growing.

 

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Welcome to Hillsviewcafe website.We hope you enjoy your stay . We're passionate individuals who love food. We travel to find the best tasting food out there. Canada is a very diverse country that give us the advantage to try something new all the time, whether it is food, coffee, music or just about anything. We hope you keep us in your favorite place to eat or have a coffee.