Canadian Living May 219

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

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spring in our steps

The air is fresh and so is our perspective this month. During this season of renewal, we seek ways to update our lifestyles—from wardrobes and rooms to routines and menus. Start the season off right with a new pair of kicks that’s as stylish as it is comfortable (“Sole Mates,” page 38) and discover new ways to wear the ultimate staple: a crisp white top (“Fashion’s Favourite,” page 30). Looking for a decorative revision, indoors and out? Let our dramatic feature home reno spark your imagination (“Open Mind,” page 60), and be sure to read our annual review of the latest plant offerings (page 64). “Force of Habit” (page 54) will help you home in on detrimental tendencies and teach you how to put an end to them, once and for all, while…

3 min
11 tricks, tips and ideas we love this month

1 Did you know? Saskatchewan’s Little Manitou Lake is a saltwater lake with about half the salinity level of the Dead Sea! The high salt content means there are little to no freshwater fish and creatures that call it home, besides brine shrimp, and swimmers can float with ease. 2 Rosy Glow One of Australia’s best-kept beauty secrets has landed in the hands of Canadians: it’s Kosmea’s certified organic rosehip oil. The list of skin-soothing benefits is lengthy—just a few drops applied to damp skin can improve the look of scars, wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage and stretch marks. Plus, the texture is divine. KOSMEA Rosehip Oil, $17/10 ml bottle, 3 SAVVY STORAGE Adhere magnetic tape or a stick-on metal strip with magnets to the back of your medicine cabinet door to hold small bits like…

3 min
new frontiers

Though the city of Williamsburg dates back nearly 400 years, it’s quickly becoming a popular destination for more than just history buffs. The notable area boasts tons of desirable modern luxuries, such as elegant hotels, luxe spas and innovative eateries. Those who want to delve deeper into this once-colonial settlement’s past will find museums, exquisite architecture and the live-action historical district in the heart of town. A spectacular blend of old and new, this East Coast hot spot has something for everyone—be it a spontaneous girls’ weekend, fun family trip or romantic getaway. THE MUST-SEE THREE 1 Days Of Yore If you’re not in the mood to visit one of Williamsburg’s many museums, not to worry! There are hidden historical treasures everywhere you go. If you pencil in a tee time at the…

2 min
alfresco alfredo

ASPARAGUS & PEA TORTELLINI ALFREDO MAKES 4 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 20 MINUTES half bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut in 2-inch pieces1½ cups sugar snap peas⅔ cup fresh or frozen peas350 g fresh cheese-filled tortellini (about 4 cups)1 150 g pkg soft herb-and garlic cheese (such as Boursin), crumbled⅓ cup 10% cream⅓ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (approx)¾ tsp pepper1 tbsp finely chopped chives (optional)pea shoots (optional) In large pot of boiling salted water, cook asparagus, snap peas and peas until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to bowl of ice water. Drain; pat dry. Halve snap peas crosswise. In same pot, cook tortellini according to package directions. Reserving ½ cup of the cooking liquid, drain. Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook herb and-garlic cheese and cream over medium-low heat, stirring, until smooth,…

3 min
fashion & beauty

look of the month BRIGHT EYES Even if you live a healthy lifestyle and get enough sleep, puffiness and dark under-eye circles can linger, as they’re often caused by things that are out of our control: genetics and allergies. Don’t sweat it, thanks to high-tech ingredients it’s never been easier to look well-rested. BEAUTY NOTE Tapping, dabbing, massaging: Everyone applies eye cream differently—and that’s fine. The key? Be gentle and never tug or pull the skin, it’s more delicate than that of the rest of your face. PRO TIP Apply eye cream to the orbital bones and around eyes. Some eye creams can be used on the lids but be sure to apply as directed and always steer clear of the lash line. Eye Spy Packed with eye-opening ingredients, these top-rated picks help you fake the appearance…

2 min
smart buys

Q How do I mix patterns without looking like I got dressed in the dark? Stick to a similar colour family and, preferably, the same background shade. Some pairings are like PB and J—they just work—so start with the classics, such as polka dots with stripes or florals, leopard print with a non-critter pattern, or gingham with a tribal geometric print. Also, vary the pattern scales; two large prints will compete, netting a loud appearance. Q I’m trying to reduce my use of plastics. Are there makeup brands that use alternative packaging? Yes! Victoria, B.C.-based brand Elate Cosmetics is all about eco-conscious beauty. Each tool, compact and palette is reusable and made from bamboo, a selfregenerating natural resource. Elate also houses its refills in seed paper—as in, you can plant the package, water…