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Blast off! Get to know Cliff Skelliter of Launch Pad

Here at Our Crater we absolutely love highlighting the awesome people, and the work they do in Sudbury. Someone you should know is Cliff Skelliter, of Launch Pad Creative. Cliff has a wealth of knowledge about our city and loves to elevate the businesses he works with!  Cliff will be making his debut as a contributor with us, sharing his insights and advice on Marketing/Branding and his experiences in the field. So I sat down with the man himself to get to know him and the work he does a little better. Where did you start your adventures in......

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Top Five ways to live winter to the fullest in Sudbury

It can be hard to find anything fun about winter with the cold weather and short days but we found some great ways to look at winter as more than just a time to hibernate! Sudbury knows winter all too well and in that knows how to make the best use of the season! From skiing cross-country to skiing downhill Sudbury is full of activities to keep you busy and having fun through the entire winter season.  Here we have five great ways to get outside, get active, and enjoy winter in Sudbury! Cross Country Skiing If you’re a......

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Sudbury Wolves Recap: Wolves turn in winning week!

The Sudbury Wolves have had an incredible week of hockey. In a rare spot in the season, three home games took place in the Sudbury Community Arena starting on the 11th, wrapping up on the 15th.  The Wolves faced off with three very tough teams to start 2017 at home, starting with the Soo Greyhounds, followed by the North Bay Battalion and closing with a matchup with the Mississauga Steelheads. Following these three games, they sit at sixth in the Eastern Conference and 14th overall, with a record of 19-19 and 43 points keeping the dream of a post-season......

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5 Tips for the Nervous Presenter

In my first year of university I had to do a handful of presentations and I completely loathed it. For a while it even made me want to change programs. I got so brain-numbingly nervous during the week prior to a presentation, which resulted in absolute insanity on the day I actually presented and a whole lot of self hatred post-presentation. I remember doing my first solo presentation, I was so nervous about it that I tried to forget that it was actually happening and didn’t do the work until my friend forced me to do the research and......

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Banana Nut Breakfast Cake
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January 14, 2017

Banana Nut Breakfast Cake

Looking for some hearty fall bakes? Try this healthy homemade banana nut breakfast cake! Shhhhhh… Don’t tell anyone that it’s gluten free! Ingredients: 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp orange zest 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 1-2 cups assorted nuts, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup chocolate chips 1 cup banana slices 1 cup strawberry slices 2 cups almond milk 1 egg 1/2 cup apple sauce 2 tsp pure vanilla Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix almond milk, egg, apple sauce and vanilla in baking dish. In separate bowl,......

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DIY Dental Hygiene Products

Do it yourself (DIY) is all the rage these days, it is pretty much why Pinterest was invented.  From home decor to lip scrubs, you can pretty much find out how to make anything these days but have you ever considered tooth paste or mouth wash?  Years ago I started switching all my products to more natural solutions, and recently I try to make as many of my products as I can. Making your own products can be great because you know exactly what goes in them and there are no surprises. Another amazing benefit is that they are actually healthier......

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How to stay mentally well and motivated in “the New Year slump”

The holidays are done, your time off is up, and it’s back to the grind. For some this is an exciting time; they’ve made their new year’s resolutions, their day planner is filled to the nines, and they’re ready to take on 2017. Well, good for them but let’s be real, that’s not how we all feel. When the lovely veil of holiday magic has been lifted and the nasty realm of reality comes into plain view many of us suffer from the New Year slump-basically this means that we feel a little unready, nervous or anxious, and all......

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DIY Hot Chocolate
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January 07, 2017

DIY Hot Chocolate

The weather has been pretty chilly lately and this is the perfect hot chocolate recipe to warm you up on these winter days. This hot chocolate is warm and toasty, what is even better is that it is heathy and simple.  It is especially great for those animal lovers since it is vegan. You will need: 1-2 cups of Almond milk 1 ½ Tbsp of Cocoa powder 2 Tbsp of Maple syrup How to make it: In a sauce pan add all ingredients (almond milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup) and heat on medium heat. Let simmer for 5 mins......

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Timeless Holiday Turkey
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December 17, 2016

Timeless Holiday Turkey

  Roasting a turkey is nothing to be afraid of! It’s really not as time consuming or difficult as people make it out to be. The key to a juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside turkey is simple… Brine. A simple brine is basically a salt bath for your turkey that allows the turkey to soak up and retain water. Best of all, brining actually reduces the time it takes to cook the bird! Try out this version to infuse your turkey with some lovely holiday flavours. Ingredients: 1 frozen young turkey, approx. 15 lbs. 1 lb.......

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Cranberry Christmas Cocktails 2 Ways

It is the season of holiday parties and mixing up a delicious cocktail is one of our favourite party activities. Today I’m sharing two different ways you can make a delicious Cranberry Christmas Cocktail! Cranberry Martini Ingredients: 2 oz. vodka ½ oz. orange liqueur ½ oz. dry vermouth 3 oz. cranberry juice Fresh cranberries Fresh rosemary Directions: Swirl vermouth around glass. Toss out any extra vermouth. In a shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, orange liqueur and cranberry juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with cranberries and rosemary.   Cranberry Candy Cane Cocktail  Ingredients: 2 oz. Smirnoff peppermint......

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