Canadian Living December 2018

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

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1 min
christmas spirit

Soundless snowfalls blanket streets aglow with twinkle lights, while house windows, like muted television screens, frame happy memories in the making inside. Heartwarming scenes like these help define Christmas in Canada, when the nation strives to put the stress, chaos and monotony of everyday life on pause. We stop and smell the proverbial poinsettias and focus our attentions and affections on those we love. To honour this season of generosity, our annual gift guide (“32 Best Holiday Gifts!,” page 24) is full of our favourite finds, and it promises to help you please everyone on your list. Foodies will want to turn to “Tastes Like Home” (page 102) for our Test Kitchen’s most-covetable culinary items from across the country, including salt, spirits and sweets. Spoil loved ones further with festive get-togethers. Plan…

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

1 SOFT SPOT In a sea of black and navy, you’ll stand out this holiday season by embracing a lighter, brighter palette. Intimidated? Stick to easy-to-wear shades, like pastel pink or dove grey, from head to toe. 2 FOOLPROOF FESTOONING Decking the tree can feel like a bit of a Goldilocks situation: You don’t want an underdecorated look, but you don’t want to go over the top, either. The good news is we’ve done the math for you. For each foot of your tree’s height, you require about nine feet of garland, 20 ornaments and 100 lights. 3 Zippy Fix Ever experience the frustration of a caught zipper? Gently rub a wax candle or petroleum jelly (or a waxy lip balm, if you’re on the go) on the closed teeth. You should then be able…

4 min
chocolate hazelnut cake

JUDYINC.COM TEST KITCHEN TIP For the cake topper, use a 4-inch 3D Christmas tree cookie cutter—or our templates on page 20. CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT LAYER CAKE MAKES 16 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 30 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 2 HOURS 1¾ cups all-purpose flour1½ cups granulated sugar⅔ cup cocoa powder, sifted1¾ tsp baking powder1½ tsp baking soda¼ tsp salt3 eggs¾ cup buttermilk or Balkan-style yogurt⅔ cup brewed strong coffee, cooled½ cup canola oil¼ cup PC Crunchy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread1 batch 3D Chocolate Ginger Christmas Trees (optional) (see recipe, page 20) Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting 1¼ cups butter, softened4 cups icing sugar, sifted½ cup PC Crunchy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread1½ tsp vanilla¼ tsp salt4 tsp 2% milk Preheat oven to 350°F. Mist two 8-inch round cake pans with cooking spray; line bottoms with parchment paper. In bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and…

1 min
make your dishes come true

PC Squash, Kale & Beet Flatbread This vegetarian delight is topped with sweet squash, sour cream and beet sauces. PC Natural Choice Salami Trio Hungarian-style. Old Forest. Cracked black peppercorn. Prepping a Euro-style appetizer is easy with this trio of salami. PC Bang Bang Shrimp Toss or dip crispy breaded shrimp in a rich and tangy chili sauce that’s a little sweet with heat. PC Too Good To Be Wings Honey Garlic Boneless Chicken Breast Chunks Love wings? Hate mess? Boneless chicken bites are a tasty alternative. Just heat and eat. PC Frozen Asparagus Spears Need to prep veggies in a snap? Frozen asparagus is ready in minutes. PC Meringata This Italian dessert is layered with a creamy filling & crisp meringue. Slice & enjoy from the freezer. Discover the collection at…

1 min
fashion & beauty

1 Winter Wonder Moody satin and matte shades fit for any holiday party. HOT HOLIDAY ACCESSORY 2 Buy a Round Give the gift of being on trend. We especially dig the gold details on this blush beauty that up the glam factor. 3 Under the Mistletoe This nonsticky hydrating lip oil has a shimmery finish. 4 Charming Gift Pyrrha’s zodiac charm necklaces, handcrafted in Canada, will conjure up a stylish—if not a lucky—new year. MOST-COVETED CHRISTMAS GIFT 5 Cozy Days Snowy mornings are snug (and bearable) with a pair of faux-fur knit slippers. 6 Glow On The mix of gold, champagne, copper and white-gold pearls brightens and illuminates complexions. 7 Wrapped Up This velvet carrying case keeps jewellery free from tangles when you travel. The floral print reminds us of warmer days to come. 8 Nice List This rose-gold makeup-brush set by Nude by Nature boasts cruelty-free…

2 min
health & fitness

11 Pink Dreams Made from the highest-quality mulberry silk, this mask promises a luxurious slumber without any facial creasing. STYLISHLY CRUSH YOUR 2019 GOALS 12 Run, Run, Rudolph The latest improvements to the flagship sneaker by Asics strikes the perfect balance between stability and cushioning on your jogs. 13 Silent Night Uniquely engineered soothing sounds mask the noise of traffic, snoring and even holiday parties. 14 Snow Tracks Apple Watch Series 4 has a 30 percent larger display and new capabilities, like fall detection, making it better than ever. 15 Ho, Ho, H2O Fit for the adventurer on your list, this lightweight silicone water bottle is collapsible. 16 On Dasher Inspired by marathon blankets, the woven fabric of this vest keeps you warm, plus the knit back wicks away sweat. THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP 17 Crystal Clear This little box of gems with pyrite, rose…