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Serves 6
Oven 375 Degrees


1/2 cupDried cherries (or raisins if not available)
 Zest of 1 whole orange or lemon
1 cupSugar (or Splenda if desired)
1 tbsp.Flour
1/2 tsp.Ground ginger
1/4 tsp.Salt
3Granny Smith apples, large, peeled chopped (about 4 cups)
6-8 oz.Cranberries, fresh or frozen, cleaned, rinsed, drained
1/2 cupPanko crumbs (Japanese breadcrumbs) – use regular if not available
2 tbsp.Brown sugar
1/4 tsp.Ground ginger
2 tbsp.Butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven
  2. Prepare baking pan – use a 10″ quiche
  3. Soak the cherries/raisins if needed, in 1/2 cup warm water for 20 minutes, drain.  Combine them with the fruit zest in a small bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together, sugar/Splenda, flour ginger and salt.
  5.  Into the bowl, stir in the apples, cranberries, and dried cherries/ currants and the zest.
  6. Turn this into the prepared baking pan.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together all the topping ingredients.
  8. Sprinkle over the top of the fruit
  9. Bake for 45 minutes until bubbly and many of the cranberries have popped.

Serve warm alone, or topped with 1/2 cup low-fat frozen yogurt.

Recipes From Our Resident Expert, Marsha Rosen, RD
Here are some heart-healthy recipes provided by Marsha Rosen, RD (Registered Dietitian).

If you have nutrition questions for our dietician, you can email Marsha here…

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When you hear different types of heart-health words, some of them you may be unaware of and some may be confusing to understand. This is why we have put together a list of key-words just for you here:

  1. AED: Automatic External Defibrillator. A portable, user-friendly electronic device that automatically diagnoses potentially life-threatening heart rhythms and, if necessary, permits a shock to be delivered to restore a normal heart rhythm. Also known as simply a defibrillator.

2. Brugada Syndrome: A hereditary disease that is associated with a high risk of arrhythmia causing sudden cardiac arrest.

3. Cardioversion: Delivery of a shock to the heart to interrupt arrhythmias. Paddles on the chest or electrodes placed directly on the heart are used.

4. Dyspnea: Shortness of breath; occurs normally during intense physical exertion or at high altitude.

5. Long QT Syndrome: An inherited heart condition in which a delayed action in the heart following a heartbeat forms an irregular heartbeat. These episodes may lead to palpitations, fainting and sudden death due to ventricular fibrillation.

For more heart-health words, check them out here

At The Mikey Network, we want to ensure that you are living your healthiest life. Understanding the definitions of specific heart-health words is important because you will be able to learn different parts of your body as you hear them throughout your life. We have created a list of 5 heart-health words for you:

  1. Atrial Tachycardia: A rapid rhythm driven by pacemaker activity in atrial sites other than the SA node (the natural pacemaker).
  2. Bypass Surgery: A blood vessel, usually taken from the leg or chest and is grafted onto the blocked artery, bypassing the blocked area. The blood can then go around the obstruction to supply the heart with enough blood to relieve pain.
  3. Commotio Cortis: Is a disruption of heart rhythm that occurs as a result of a blow to the area directly over the heart (percordial region) at a critical time during the cycle of a heartbeat. It is a form of ventricular fibrillation, not mechanical damage to the heart muscle or surrounding organs, and not the result of heart disease. The fatality rate is about 65%. It can sometimes, but not always, be reversed by defibrillation.
  4. Dyspnea: Shortness of breath; occurs normally during intense physical exertion or at high altitude.
  5. Echocardiogram: A cardiac test and way to see the heart with the use of ultrasound imaging.
  6. Premature Ventricular Contraction: An early heartbeat started by the ventricles.
  7. Sinus Node: The heart’s natural pacemaker, produces electrical impulses to keep the heart beating at a healthy pace by causing the heart to contract and pump blood at regular intervals.

For more heart-health words, click here

3 Heart-Healthy Foods to add to your diet by Healthline.  

It’s important that you are continuously taking care of your heart. We have put together a short article which contains 3 heart-healthy foods to add to your diet

Whole Grains

Health-line shows a study that whole grains lower the risk of heart-disease by 22%. A few types of whole grains are brown rice, oats, and quinoa.


Whether you eat berries for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner- you cant go wrong! Not only are they delicious and contain natural sugar, but berries contain antioxidants which can severally reduce the risk of heart-disease.


Avocados have a ton of healthy-fats, which can also lower cholesterol and you’re also not likely to have metabolic syndrome.

To learn more about the other types of heart-healthy foods you should be adding to your diet, you can check it out here.

The Mikey Network is pleased to announce that we’ve been able to supply The Advanced Tactical Training Search and Rescue in Kitchener, ON with a MIKEY for their second rescue vehicle.

Based in the Waterloo Region, the group supports search and rescue operation needs throughout south western Ontario. They have advanced levels of training in:

  • Ground Search and Rescue
  • Canine
  • UAV (Drone) support and search patterns
  • Assistance of water rescue
  • Urban Search and Rescue, with the emphasis on disasters, including possible plane crash and building collapses.

We’re so glad that groups like The Advanced Tactical Training Search and Rescue exist, as they truly offer invaluable protection and life-saving services. We hope that their new MIKEY serves them well.

Want to know more about MIKEY’s? Check out the MIKEY page here.