Sunday, April 19, 2020

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This Week in Sports- What Does the Sport Suspension mean for Fans?- Aarush Chawla

What Does the Sport Suspension mean for Fans?Aarush Chawla

Tony Parker, Rudy Gobert and the world of the black international ...





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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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🗺 Tasty Treats #2 - Boredom Busting Bon Appétit 🗺

🗺 Tasty Treats #2 - Boredom Busting Bon Appétit 🗺

By Tanvi Manku

For many people around the world, March Break may be over, but they will not head back to school or work for at least another two weeks. The coronavirus pandemic has caused many school and work closures, and we know that many people are getting bored. Most likely, you have tried to pass the time in one way or another. Try:

  • Finishing any work you have remaining.
  • Watching television, shows, or movies.
  • Reading a book.
  • Spending time with your loved ones (if you cannot because of social distancing - give them a call or talk to them over video chat!).
  • Playing board or card games.
  • Organizing and cleaning up.
  • Some crafts, art, and DIYs.
  • Playing some video games (if you want, attempt playing online games that you can play with friends!).
  • Playing outside.

These are just some examples. Cooking and baking is a great, productive, and yummy way to spend some time, so this week on Tasty Treats, we’ve created a delicious and easy-to-make recipe! Enjoy!

Tasty Treats: Banana Bites
Apart from being rich in fibre, potassium, and other nutrients, as well as being good for the heart, digestion, and battling anaemia (just to name a few!), bananas are also delectable! This dessert is a simple and fun twist on bananas!
Banana Bites
Ingredients:
1 banana
⅓ cup chocolate (any type works)
A bit of butter (optional)
Toppings (optional)

Materials:
Microwave-Safe Bowl
Spoon
Fork
Microwave
Tray
Tin Foil or Parchment Paper
Fridge or Freezer
Photo Credits: Kitchn
Directions:
  1. Chop the banana into bites-sized slices and place on a tin foil- or parchment paper- lined tray.
  2. Next, if using chocolate, break or chop the chocolate into tiny pieces using a knife. The tinier the pieces are, the quicker they will melt. Place the chocolate with the butter (if using) in a microwave-safe bowl and place it in the microwave for 30-second intervals, checking and stirring the chocolate with a spoon between each.
  3. Using a fork, take a banana slice and dip it into the chocolate, making sure to cover it entirely. Carefully place it back on the tray.
  4. Sprinkle on toppings and place the banana bites into the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  5. When it is done, carefully lift banana bites off the tray and your banana bites are complete. It's very ap-peeling to eat!
Customize:
  • Substitute the chocolate base for chocolate spread, chocolate sauce, or yogurt. If you use chocolate spread, only microwave it for about 30-seconds. If you use chocolate sauce or yogurt, there is no need to heat it up.
  • Adding butter to the chocolate before melting adds shine, but the same effect will occur by using a substitute such as coconut oil. 
  • Try using different types of bases together. You can layer, swirl, or create patterns with them.
  • Try dipping the banana using different techniques, such as half-dipping it or making interesting patterns (ex. Webs, splatters, dots, etc.)
  • Use different toppings, such as fruits, nuts, sprinkles, shredded coconuts, or even other fruits.
  • Pour the chocolate into ice-cube molds or cookie cutters and then fill with mashed banana for a variety of shapes.
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Thursday, March 26, 2020

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The 2020 Canadian International AutoShow - Highlights and Must-Sees


Every year, The Metro Toronto Convention Centre hosts a massive attraction: The Canadian International AutoShow. This year, it ran from February 14-23 and had a huge variety of activities to participate in. At Ridge Report, we know how much people love cars, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 highlights of CIAS 2020.



The top floor of the North Building. Photo by Daniel Shah
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Monday, March 16, 2020

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Best Tech Presents for 2020- Aarush Chawla


Best Tech Presents for 2020
By: Aarush Chawla

It’s finally 2020, and this year I will be supplying you with key knowledge on what gifts to get to make the most of this season. This year folks, courtesy of Ridge Report, we’ve analyzed the top tech devices on the market and have come up with a list of 5 devices sure to make 2020’s shopping spree... worth it.



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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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❅ Tasty Treats #1 - Snow Season Snacks ❅

Tasty Treats #1: Snow Season Snacks

By Tanvi Manku

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!” The New Year is here, and this is the first-ever issue of “Tasty Treats”. In this issue, our theme is winter! Winter is quickly arriving, and there is so much to do! You could:
  • Participate in a winter sport, such as skiing, snowboarding, or skating.
  • Play outside in the snow (ex. Build a snowman, have a snowball fight, go sledding).
  • Relax inside, watching television or reading a book.
These are just some examples. After having so much fun, you need to re-energize, so this week on Tasty Treats, we’ve created a delicious and easy-to-make recipe that makes a great snack and gift. Enjoy!

Tasty Treats: Candy Cane Bark
A candy cane is one of the most festive winter foods one can think of. With only 3 main ingredients, plus whatever extra toppings you would like, you have a simple and scrumptious dessert!
Candy Cane Bark
Ingredients:
Image result for candy cane bark½ cup chocolate (any type works)
1 candy cane
A small bit of butter (optional)

Materials:
Microwave-Safe Bowl
Spoon
Microwave
Tray
Tin Foil or Parchment Paper
Fridge or Freezer
Photo Credits: Amanda’s Cookin’
Directions:
  1. Crush the candy cane into tiny pieces. If necessary, place them in a resealable bag and use a rolling pin.
  2. Next, break or chop using a knife, the chocolate into tiny pieces. The tinier the pieces are, the quicker they will melt. Place the chocolate with the butter (if using) in a microwave-safe bowl and place it in the microwave for 30-second intervals, checking and stirring the chocolate between each.
  3. Line a tray with tin foil or parchment paper and pour the melted chocolate in. Spread it out evenly using a spoon.
  4. Sprinkle on the crushed candy cane and place the bark in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate hardens.
  5. When it is done, break the chocolate into chunks, and your candy cane bark is complete. It's snow yummy!
Customize:
  • Substitute the chocolate base for chocolate spread or yogurt. If you use chocolate spread, only microwave it for about 30-seconds. If you use yogurt, there is no need to heat it up.
  • Adding butter to chocolate before melting adds shine, but the same effect will occur by using a substitute such as coconut oil. 
  • Try using different types of bases together. You can layer, swirl, or create patterns with them.
  • Use different toppings, such as fruits and nuts.
  • Pour the chocolate into ice-cube molds or cookie cutters for a variety of shapes.

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

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Creating A Sustainable Christmas: How To Reduce Paper Waste Created By Junk Mail

Holiday junk mail is not only a nuisance, but it may also be harming our ecosystems, which isn’t holly-jolly at all. Mail around the holidays was once something special. Opening your mailbox in the month of December used to be an exciting experience of receiving hand-written cards, Christmas packages, and invitations for yuletide gatherings. Nowadays, mailboxes are stuffed with junk mail such as advertisements for things we won’t buy, coupons that will expire before we can use them, and catalogues for things we will just order off of Amazon instead. Despite “real” mail being in steep decline, advertisers are mailing more than ever over the holidays.

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