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Canadian Living

Canadian Living January/February 2019

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

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English
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TVA Publications Inc.
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10 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
easy does it

As with each passing year, 2018 was filled with its fair share of ups and downs. As I look forward to 2019, I could be anxious about what I’ll learn, what good I’ll do and what hardships I may encounter. Instead, my intention is to stay present; what will come will surely come, so I’m better off savouring every moment. With this in mind, I’m using the new year as an excuse to find calm amid chaos. To start, I’m implementing five mini meditations (“RX for the Everyday,” page 58) to ubiquitous tasks, such as showering and commuting, in the hope of becoming more mindful. I’ll apply my newfound mindfulness to choosing the perfect cozy sweater (“Knit Picks,” page 24), working out (“Full-Body Shape-Up With Dumbbells,” page 56), decorating a stylishly…

4 min.
this month

1 MOODY BLOOMS This season’s romantic blossom prints prove that florals can work year-round. We like the lush buds best scattered across blackened chiffon. The swoon-worthy patterns look especially eye-catching stamped on frilly frocks or on streamlined slacks paired with cozy cashmere toppers. 2 More Milk What’s the best way to treat an ink stain? With milk! No, seriously. Next time a pen or marker explodes in your pocket, soak the stained area overnight in two parts 3.25% whole milk and one part vinegar. Remove in the morning, let dry, then wash as usual. For more milk tips, recipes and special offers, sign up for Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s 2019 Milk Calendar at dairyontario.ca. 3 Colourful Call Apple’s new iPhone XR has all the specs (including exceptional battery life and camera) we’ve come to expect…

2 min.
pot roast ragù

JUDYINC.COM SLOW COOKER POT ROAST RAGÙ MAKES 8 TO 10 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 45 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 5¾ HOURS 1 kg beef chuck roast or boneless shank, cut in 1½-inch cubes1½ tsp salt, divided1 tsp pepper, divided2 tbsp all-purpose flour3 tbsp canola oil, divided4 cloves garlic, minced2 carrots, chopped1 onion, chopped3 sprigs thyme2 bay leaves¼ cup Mutti Tomato Paste1 cup dry red wine or sodium-reduced beef broth1 796 ml can Mutti Peeled Tomatoes, chopped1 cup sodium-reduced beef broth500 g pappardelle finely grated Parmesan cheese (optional) Pat beef dry; place in bowl. Toss with 1 tsp of the salt and ½ tsp of the pepper. Add flour, tossing to coat. In large skillet, heat 2 tbsp of the oil over medium-high heat. Brown beef in 2 batches, flipping occasionally, for 3 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker. Add remaining 1…

3 min.
face time

The Big Coverup Our picks for the best at-home complexion care. saving face Victoria Radford, esthetician and owner of Radford Studio in Toronto, takes us through an at-home facial, sinkside. 1. Choose your formulation. If you’re looking to control oil, opt for a clay mask; if your skin is dry, try a creamy hydrating mask; and if you want to tighten pores, select a peel-off version. 2. Remove impurities and excess oil with your choice of cleanser. 3. Exfoliate. Radford recommends a chemical exfoliator or a peel pad. “The idea behind this is to dilate your pores and remove dead skin cells to help make the mask more effective.” 4. If you used a traditional mask, follow the directions for how long to leave it on, then rinse. If you chose a sheet mask, once you remove…

1 min.
pick your mask

For oily skin Worried that masking will cause breakouts? Stick to sheet or clay masks with ingredients such as retinol and glycolic or hyaluronic acid. For sensitive skin If you have reactive skin, choose a soothing mask. Look for ones with oatmeal, goat’s milk or chamomile. For dry skin A rehydrating mask can help. Ensure that it contains hyaluronic acid or ceramides.…

1 min.
show of hands

For the classic-minded This cult favourite uses 25 percent shea butter to form a protective veil while still allowing most of the product to melt into skin and nails to soothe and soften. For cheap thrills With its adorable on-the-go packaging, you’ll probably be more inclined to use this lotion regularly. Hydrating aloe, shea butter and oats keep your hands beautiful while imbuing a cheerful fruity-floral fragrance. For dry nails Made from 98.5 percent natural ingredients, including lanolin, rose oil, shea butter and cocoa seed butter, this product delivers a moisture surge to nails, too. For sensitive skin Designed for those with dry or irritated skin, this lightweight, fragrance-free cream helps speed the recovery process with antibacterial and healing properties. For the luxury shopper It might be the priciest of this bunch, but Chanel’s hand cream is luxe—from the…