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Sweet potato and maple muffins by Jill Wilcox in London, Ontario on Monday, April 6, 2015. (DEREK RUTTAN/ The London Free Press /QMI AGENCY)

Scrumptous sweet potato maple muffins

Growing up in our home, sweet potatoes were only prepared for special holiday occasions. Nowadays, these nutritious root vegetables are part of our regular kitchen repertoire in soups, salads and even hummus. And don’t forget the ever-popular sweet potato fries.

A view of The Buzludzha Monument, which opened in 1981. The Bulgarian government does not have the resources to carry out the necessary repair and conservation works costs about of 30 million leva (EURO$15 million) and the monument has fallen into disuse and has often been vandalized. (WENN.com)

Bulgaria's UFO-shaped Buzludzha Monument

The Buzludzha Monument, which looks like an UFO on the peak, is closed to the public due to its condition. It was built by the Bulgarian communist regime to commemorate the events in 1891 when the socialists assembled secretly in the area to form an organized socialist movement. Bulgarian government does not have the resources to carry out the necessary repairs.

Holland's famous flower fields are a riot of colour in spring. BRIAN QUINN PHOTO

From Holland, with love!

While Holland's famous flower fields are just winding up their eye-popping, awesome-smelling glory for another growing season, Ottawa's tulips are just getting ready to put on a colourful show.

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