Posts by Rachel Eades

The final chapter

The end of the year is almost here, and for many of you, that means convocation and the transition to the non-student variety of adult life. So, congratulations! If you’ve been reading my column throughout the year, you may have picked up a few tips and tricks along the way on the topics of DIY,…

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Makin’ banana pancakes

So we’re only a few days away from the first official day of spring, which means as Halifax residents you’re going to have a lot of rain on your hands for the next little while. Which is probably for the best, since spring coincides with exam season, and you probably need all the help you…

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Spring Cleaning

March is finally upon us, and that means the worst of winter is almost done. While it may not feel like it now, that also means the end of the school year is fast approaching. For many students, this means that on top of writing essays, studying for exams, attending the requisite year-end parties and…

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Beauty in the kitchen

Look into the bathroom cabinets of your average 20-something woman (and probably a lot of 20-something men, too), and you’ll find piles of barely used skin care products collecting dust. Moisturizers, face masks, body scrubs, shower gel, spot treatments, hair masks—you name it. There’s probably at least three different types of each product in your…

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A beginner’s guide to moving off campus

We’re approaching that time of year when those of you living on campus are (hopefully) starting to give some thought to where you’re going to live next year. If you’re planning on living in the university residences again, the decision-making process is pretty straightforward. If, however, you’re planning to move into off-campus housing, there are…

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Recipe: Homemade pulled pork sandwiches

As winter continues to drag on, and school becomes increasingly stressful, a slow cooker can be your best friend. A slow cooker (also known as a crock pot) will allow you to make comforting, homemade, but incredibly simple meals with almost no prep work. While a slow cooker may not be a student kitchen staple,…

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Some Advanced Prep for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us once again, and whether you’re a hardcore fan or violently opposed to this Hallmark holiday, it’s difficult to ignore the waves of pink stuffed animals and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate taking over storefronts all over the city. Regardless of your feelings about Valentine’s Day, the chocolate component of…

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Grow your own kitchen herb garden

When you’re living on a budget, your diet can get pretty bland. A repetitive schedule of rice, cereal, and toast with peanut butter gets boring quickly, and a boring meal significantly increases your chances of giving into  those 3 a.m. pizza cravings (which aren’t great for your wallet, either). An easy way to spice up…

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Self-Sufficiency skills for the end of the world

Even if you don’t believe that the world’s going to end on Dec. 21, 2012, our current lifestyle is something to worry about; dependence on oil, technology and other outside sources for survival is not permanently sustainable. Five hundred years ago, if you didn’t know how to cook, clean, mend clothes, chop wood and build…

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Roast your relatives

Or just impress them with your holiday cooking prowess A common tradition around the holidays is getting family and friends together for a big fancy meal. Now that you’re out on your own and functioning as an independent adult (more or less), you may have decided that you want to cement this status by hosting…

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