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Keep out of harm's way with these important electrical safety tips
Turn off holiday lights
at bedtime or use a
power bar with a timer
and auto shut-off
Never plug too many
decorations into an
outlet – it's a fire
Using a ladder to
Always check for
overhead power lines
Remember to take
down decorations after
the holidays – wires
left out can deteriorate
Get storm ready! Stock your 72-hour emergency kit
four litres per
person per day
and can opener
First aid supplies,
and alcohol wipes
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- 4 litres (4.25 quarts) fresh apple cider or unfiltered apple juice
- 1 medium orange
- 1 (4 cm/1 ½ inch) piece fresh ginger
- 5 (7.75 cm/3 inch) cinnamon sticks
- 15 ml (1tbsp) whole cloves
- Orange slices for garnish
Makes 16 (8 ounce) drinks
- Pour cider into the slow cooker (4.75 litres [5 quarts] or larger).
- Add fresh ingredients: cut the orange into thick rounds and cut the ginger into thick slices.
- Add the cinnamon sticks, cloves and optional spices.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook four hours on the low setting.
- Serve in mugs and garnish with additional orange slices.
This easy slow-cooker
recipe uses just a
dash of electricity.
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