Canadian Living August 2018

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

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1 min
easy peasy

The sun is out, and the birds are chirping—summer is in full swing. It seems that everywhere you look, glowing faces and lush gardens greet your gaze. A laid-back attitude permeates the days, while evenings and weekends feel completely carefree. In honour of this effortless season, our editors created an issue dedicated to embracing worry-free living. In “Anti-Anxiety” (page 38), you’ll find practical strategies for quelling the nagging internal voice that jumps to worst-case scenarios and demands to know “what if?” Then, turn the page for the dos and don’ts of broaching the topic of finances with your partner (“Love & Money,” page 40). We’ve also rounded up the best sunscreens for protecting your skin (“Best Under the Sun,” page 18), allowing you to enjoy the summer responsibly. And learn how…

6 min
13 tricks, tips and ideas we love this month

1 Walk the Line We love graphic stripes for their statement-making appeal. This season, skip classic horizontals and try an asymmetrical pattern instead. The angled lines are less pajama-esque than vertical stripes and more lengthening than horizontal ones. To ensure a clean look, stick to a two-toned fabric. 2 Remember When…? Where were you on Aug. 14, 2003, when a blackout left 50 million people, including much of Ontario, without power? Amid the most widespread power outage in North American history, then–Toronto mayor Mel Lastman feared break-ins and looting. Instead, we witnessed a remarkable reaction: citizens directing traffic and helping neighbours, restaurants giving away food and communities uniting to turn something menacing into something magical. It’s the perfect example of how Canadians can come together and make the most of a scary situation—but…

2 min
peach jam

TEST KITCHEN TIP Choose locally grown peaches that are fragrant and ripe yet firm. To test for ripeness, gently press the flesh, which should yield slightly. PEACH JAM MAKES ABOUT 6½ CUPS HANDS-ON TIME 1 HOUR STANDING TIME 24 HOURS TOTAL TIME 25 HOURS 5 ripe large peaches1 49 g pkg light fruit pectin crystals3½ cups granulated sugar, divided2 tbsp lemon juice Using paring knife, score an X in bottom of each peach. In large pot of boiling water, cook peaches just until skins are beginning to loosen, about 1 minute. Using slotted spoon, transfer to large bowl of ice water to chill; drain. Peel off skins; discard. Slice flesh to make 6 cups. In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed pot, using potato masher, mash peaches to make 4 cups. Mix pectin with ¼ cup of the sugar; stir into…

3 min
show of hands

BEAUTY NOTE Have a great shade, but it’s too sheer? Apply a coat of white polish underneath to make the colour pop. BRIGHT NAILS Bold polishes are always a cheerful idea in the summer. With a brilliant mani, you’ll have 10 reasons to be in a good mood—and they’re right at your fingertips! Brilliant Ideas Our picks for the best polishes to give your digits a fun swipe. HOW TO APPLY WITH THESE TIPS, YOU CAN NAIL ANY MANI. Step 1 UNLESS YOU’RE USING A SPECIAL TYPE OF POLISH (LIKE CND VINYLUX), ALWAYS APPLY A BASE COAT. IT GIVES THE LACQUER SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO AND ALSO HELPS PREVENT STAINING ON YOUR NAILS. Step 2 YOU SHOULD AIM FOR ONLY THREE STROKES OF ENAMEL ON EACH NAIL. STARTING AT THE BASE OF ONE NAIL, SWEEP THE BRUSH TO THE RIGHT,…

1 min
shade finder

IT CAN BE OVERWHELMING PICKING THE RIGHT BRIGHT. WHEN IN DOUBT, WEAR RED! WE’VE FIGURED OUT WHICH HUE WORKS BEST WITH YOUR SKIN TONE. For light skin Just as with lipstick, red shades with a hint of blue pair perfectly with pale skin, which has a cooler undertone. For olive skin Warm undertones can make reds look a little too pink. Choose one with a violet undertone and flecks of gold. For dark skin All reds look great on those with dark skin, but deeper jewel tones are especially brilliant.…

3 min
best under the sun

WE KNOW THAT THE THREAT OF UV RAYS, WHICH CAN CAUSE CANCER AND PREMATURE AGING, IS REAL. In Canada, skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of the disease—more than breast, prostate, colon and lung cancers combined. So why do we sometimes forgo sunscreen? It has to do with our perception of it—we’ll pass on sticky, slow-absorbing lotions, thanks. What’s more, Dr. Sonya Abdulla, a dermatologist at Dermatology on Bloor in Toronto, says that even when we do wear it, we don’t always apply an adequate amount, we often miss patches of skin and—crucially—we don’t reapply as often as we should (at least every two hours). Luckily, there’s an abundance of new and better formulas, so you’re more likely to find a sunscreen that works for you. What’s the best option…