Canadian Living January - February 2018

The Canadian Living Magazine for helpful articles on food, cooking, health, relationships, family and lifestyles in Canada.

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1 min
butter me up

The world is full of flavour. I’m reminded of this every time I travel. Whether it’s via pad Thai in Chiang Mai or steak frites in Paris, my tastebuds come along for the ride. What I sometimes forget is Canadian dishes lie in wait to surprise and delight people overseas—and even just over the border. At the recent Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, I chatted with a lovely woman from Michigan, who raved about a unique dessert at the buffet. “It’s a pie, but mini,” she told me, eyes sparkling. “And the filling—I couldn’t put my finger on it at first, but it’s like the gooey centre of a super-sweet cookie that’s not yet fully baked.” The confection sounded irresistible—so, of course, I investigated further. Imagine my surprise when I…

6 min
14 this month

1 SELFIE STYLE It might be more convenient to send an email or text, but who doesn’t love receiving a missive in the mail? We know we do, especially when said letter is sent on adorable stationery like this collection from Rifle Paper Co. that allows you to pick and choose elements such as hairstyle, clothing and accessories (bow tie, anyone?) to create a personalized illustration. Your selfies just got a whole lot more animated. 2 Head Honchos The tuque will always dominate the Canadian headwear landscape at this time of year, but wearing wide-brimmed hats is gaining momentum. Adding this sophisticated topper to a casual outfit instantly elevates your ensemble. It’s all about styling with a high-low balance, so try a cashmere turtleneck and dark denim jeans grounded with a suede ankle…

2 min
speedy beef stroganoff

TEST KITCHEN MAKE-AHEAD You can refrigerate the coleslaw, covered, for up to three days. SPEEDY BEEF STROGANOFF MAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 40 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 45 MINUTES 450 g top sirloin grilling steak, cut in 1/4-inch thick slices 1 tsp each salt and pepper 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp unsalted butter 2 pkg (each 227 g) button mushrooms, quartered 1 tsp garlic powder half red onion, thinly sliced 11/2 tsp dried thyme 2 cups sodium-reduced beef broth 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 tbsp cornstarch 2 tbsp water 1/2 cup sour cream 1 pkg (340 g) broad egg noodles 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley Sprinkle beef with ½ tsp each of the salt and pepper. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over high heat; working in 2 batches, cook beef, stirring frequently, until browned, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to bowl; set aside. In…

1 min
at first blush

Blush Up Our picks for the most flattering hues and formulas. DREAM CREAM Blush in creamy or liquid form will impart the most naturallooking flush and often melts right into the skin for a seamless finish. “I especially love cream blush in the winter and on dry or dehydrated skin,” says McKay. It won’t look chalky, like some powders can. THE TOOLBOX A sponge or your finger works best with creams—just remember to smile to find the apples of your cheeks. SPONGE: Stipple the product onto your cheeks, then blend the perimeter so it fades naturally. FINGERS: Using your hand warms up the product, making for an easier blend. POWDER PLAYER “Powder blush is very easy to apply and gives you a much more finished, intentional look,” says McKay. Make sure to apply this type of blush to moisturized…

1 min
shade finder

PICKING A RANDOM HUE WON’T CUT IT IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A HEALTHY FLUSH. FIND OUT WHICH COLOUR WILL MAKE YOU GLOW—EVEN IN THE DARKEST DEPTHS OF WINTER. For fair skin Petal pink is the most natural choice for people with alabaster skin. For olive skin Those with warmer complexions should stick to subtle coral, soft mauve and pale plum. For dark skin The struggle is real when you’re searching for a blush that pops against dark complexions. Don’t be afraid of fuchsia, magenta and hot pink—as long as they’re blendable.…

4 min
glow getter

Q How do I make my go-to bold lipstick last? Help your fave colour stay put by filling in your pucker with a pencil before swiping it on—just be sure that the liner isn’t darker than the lipstick. Or you can swap your go-to for a liquid version, which contains more oils and polymers (and less wax) than traditional bullet-shaped lip colours; it dries to an opaque finish and has serious staying power with little to no transfer—perfect if you dislike reapplying after eating. Q Steroid cream is the only thing that helps my eczema. Is there anything less harsh to stop the itching? According to an international study conducted by La Roche-Posay in 2016, 89 percent of those with eczema are affected by uncontrollable itching. Ease the urge to scratch by filling…