• Food & Recipes,  Home & Lifestyle

    Homemade Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

    There is nothing better than a zesty, flavourful breakfast to start your day off on the right foot. These lemon poppyseed pancakes are the perfect option for a morning on the go or a lazy Sunday morning and the best part is they can be made ahead of time and frozen for later use. Keep reading to find out how to make your own yummy batch of homemade lemon poppyseed pancakes: Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons Of Melted Butter 1 Egg 3/4 Cup Of Milk 1 Tablespoon Of Vinegar 1 Tablespoon Of Lemon Juice (Fresh squeezed if possible) 1 Teaspoon Of Lemon Zest 1/2 Teaspoon Of Vanilla 1 Cup Of Flour (White…

  • Home & Lifestyle,  Home Design & Decor

    4 Tips For A Warm Home

    While it seems to be getting colder and colder outside, it’s important we keep our home nice and toasty warm. Now, you can easily bundle up with a sweater or two to avoid the cold temperatures, but why not find ways to warm up your house and keep it cozy for the whole family. Keep reading for 4 tips for a warm home: Utilize Curtains: Curtains can be a great item for keeping the heat in the home and they make a great modern accessory for most windows. Now, when it comes to keeping the heat in you’ll want to consider hanging thicker curtains or blackout curtains over the largest windows in the…

  • Fireplace Information

    Advantages of Radiant Heat

    A lot of people wonder, what makes a Valor fireplace different than all of the others out there? Some might think it’s the unique looks of our fires, some might attribute the fronts and accessories, but the real stand out is Radiant Heat Technology. Regarded as the most comfortable and healthiest form of heating, radiant heating can be used for both heating indoor and outdoor areas. The basis of radiant heat is the sun itself – like the sun’s rays, radiant heat moves in straight lines warming all objects in its path which, in turn, act as small heat convectors and multiply the warmth. Valor’s Advantage Valor’s unique burner technology maximizes…

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    HeatShift™ Options & Benefits

    Keeps Walls Cooler Valor’s unique HeatShift™ transfers convective heat upwards through hidden ducts and back into the room — completely bypassing the wall and surface areas above the fireplace — so valued artwork, a TV or construction materials stay cooler. Flexible Installation Options Improved Performance A raised heat outlet improves convection airflow — reducing wall temperatures and improving overall performance – circulating warm air back into the room at a higher elevation. ƒ Harnessing convective warmth, up to 60% of fireplace heat rises and flows through HeatShift™ and back into the room. The remaining radiant heat emanates from the fireplace, warming people and their space. More options for construction Run…

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    Zone Heat Your Home

    Why is Zone Heating Important? By targeting specific areas in your home that you frequent the most, you ensure getting the perfect blend of radiant and convective warmth – where you want it, when you want it. Zone heating with a Valor gas fireplace requires no ducting or forced air, providing economical and efficient heating in the long run. How Can it Save on Central Heating Costs? An efficient Valor gas fireplace zone heater puts warmth directly into the space you wish to heat with virtually no cycling losses. Valor heaters utilize special lightweight steel and ceramic components to heat up quickly and reach efficiency in minutes. With a Valor…

  • Food & Recipes,  Home & Lifestyle

    How To Make Cranberry Christmas Sangria

    When it comes to the drink menu at your next holiday event, don’t forget to include this deliciously festive sangria that everyone is sure to love. This recipe is similar to your standard sangria however it uses fresh cranberries and cranberry juice to bring in a holiday twist. Keep reading to learn how to make your own batch of cranberry Christmas sangria:  Ingredients: 2 Cups Of Fresh Cranberries 1 Cup Of Water 1 Cup Of Cranberry Juice 1 Bottle Of Red Wine  1/2 Cup Of Brandy 1 Cup Of Sugar Fruit Garnish: Oranges, Cranberries, Apples etc.  Instructions Start by combining the cranberries, water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Let…

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    When The Power Fails, Your Valor Won’t

    Our products provide efficient warmth, designed to heat your home without a fan or power supply. Engineered to circulate air through natural convection, Valor fireplaces are highly efficient without a fan – providing reliable heat, even during a power failure. The “Polar Vortex” storms of 2014 were an extreme weather event extending from December 2013 to April 2014 and caused significant power outages and damage throughout North America. Record breaking cold air & winds knocked out power for thousands of individuals who were left without heat. In situations like this, your home needs to be your safe haven. Valor fireplaces provide a warm, comfortable environment for you and your loved…

  • Home & Lifestyle,  Home Holiday Decor

    4 Ways To Decorate Your Fireplace For Christmas

    The holiday season has officially arrived and that means it’s time to break out the Christmas decorations and light the fire for a memorable day of decorating.  One of the best places to decorate for Christmas is around the fireplace, as together the fireplace and the decorations create a cozy, comfortable feeling that lasts all holiday season. Now, when decorating keep in mind you will want to keep decor away from the heat of the fireplace and decorations near or in front of the fireplace should always be moved prior to turning on the fire. If you ready to start Christmas decorating, keep reading for 4 ways to decorate your fireplace:…

  • Food & Recipes,  Home & Lifestyle

    How To Make Cream Of Sweet Potato Soup

    We have officially entered the time of the year that calls for a warm bowl of soup after a day out in the cold weather.  This light yet creamy soup uses sweet potatoes to give it a sweet yet savory flavor that everyone will love. If you happen to be cooking for a large crowd, just double the recipe and you’ll have more than enough! Keep reading to find out how to make cream of sweet potato soup:   Ingredients: 3 Sweet Potatoes 14 Ounces Of Chicken Broth 1/4 Teaspoon Of Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Of Pepper 1/4 Cup Of Brown Sugar 1/3 Cup Of Whipped Cream Dash Of Nutmeg Dash Of Cayenne Spice…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    3 Ways To Keep The Warmth In

    The cold temperatures and winter weather are now here to stay, at least until we see the early signs of spring.  Due to this change in weather, it’s extra important to bundle up and keep the warmth inside the home for comfort all winter long. These simple ideas will help you keep warm and you can get the whole family involved to help keep the warmth in: Consider Curtains & Window Coverings: Most likely you already have blinds or curtains over your windows, but are you using them to keep the warmth in? When the temperatures drop low it’s important to close up the window coverings, blinds and curtains to stop any cold…