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Canadian Living September 2019

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

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life plankton elixir from biotherm

The promise of Life Plankton Elixir from Biotherm? To help protect, reinforce and regenerate the skin in 8 days. This miracle serum is the result of 30 years of research based on a natural “life plankton” considered a champion of skin renewal. Adapted to all skin type, even the most sensitives, the Life Plankton Elixir gives a boost to the skin—affected by daily aggressions including pollution, stress, and various oxidative and inflammatory factors—to help promote skin revitalization. This new Biotherm treatment is made from a crucial ingredient base that puts it ahead of other products: It improves and strengthens skin that has exhausted its auto-renewal powers. Life Plankton Elixir acts quickly, penetrating with ease, and leaving skin glowing, refreshed, and with an more youthful appearance in just 8 days! Too good to…

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EST. 1975 | VOL. 44, NO. 7 | SEPTEMBER 2019 VICE-PRESIDENT, TVA PUBLICATIONS Lyne Robitaille CONTENT DIRECTOR Geneviève Guertin EXECUTIVE EDITOR Suzanne Moutis ART DIRECTOR Caroline Collin GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Patricia Gagnon, Karine Blanchet EDITORIAL OPERATIONS & ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER Olga Goncalves Costa EDITORIAL FEATURES EDITOR Marianne Davidson COPY EDITOR Fina Scroppo PROOFREADER Madeleine Lavin RESEARCHER Christina Zisko CONTRIBUTING FOOD EDITOR Donna Paris TEST KITCHEN CONTRIBUTING FOOD SPECIALIST Michelle Diamond TO EMAIL ONE OF US: FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME@TVA.CA SUBSCRIPTIONS: 416-380-7414, CANADIANLIVING.COM CANADIAN LIVING, Sub. Dept., P.O. Box 816, Markham Station, Markham, ON L3P 7Z8. Send address changes to the post office box address above, including the mailing label from your latest issue. Allow eight weeks for changes. SUBSCRIPTION PRICES Canadian Living is published 10 times per year except for occasional combined, expanded or premium issues. Canadian subscriptions: One year = $34.95 (plus taxes). U.S. subscriptions: One year = $90 (payable in advance).…

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a new view

Fresh Starts is our main coverline this issue because—despite what calendar makers, astrology books and organizing articles tell us—we all know that September is really the month that means renewal, refreshment and reinvention. Perhaps it harks back to our school days, when pristine notebooks, crayons and, potentially, a bedazzled pencil case marked the onset of a season full of possibilities. Add to that a roster of new classmates and the unveiling of the latest fall fashions and we had an opportunity presented to us every year to become a whole new version of ourselves. That sense of beginning anew at this time of year is no less impactful in the later stages of our lives. We still feel a (sometimes) subtle nudge during the last days of August that stirs us…

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14 tricks, tips and ideas we love this month

1 WONDER WEAVE Turkish towels, also known as peshtemals, feel incredible and actually get better over time. Defying all laws of logic, the unique Turkish weave becomes softer and more absorbent with every wash, making these towels well worth the investment. Our current obsession is the collection from House of Jude—a Canadian brand that ethically produces all their towels, throws, scarves and robes in Turkey. 2 Pampered Peds It’s time to take care of the tootsies that have walked us to work, propelled us through lakes and pools and allowed us to play in the park this summer. Take a cue from the Lanna spa at Thailand’s Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and fill a basin with warm water, then add some fresh flowers and soak away the stresses of the day. Lanna resort SPA,…

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passport to hong kong & thailand

In our humble opinion, a holiday in Asia should be on every Canadian’s list of dream trips to take. The opportunity to immerse oneself in another culture, with all the tradition, food and sights it has to offer, is one of the chief reasons to travel, after all, and Hong Kong and Thailand—two of Asia’s top tourist destinations—provide that experience in spades. From incredible luxury shops and world-class street food to unforgettable historic sights and bustling city centres, Hong Kong and Thailand both excel at offering a well-rounded vacation that will have you yearning for a repeat performance. Here, we scratch the surface and offer five highlights of these two unbeatable ports of call. 1 Hong Kong Hustle If you’re after the unique energy of a world-class urban centre, Hong Kong does…

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tomato tart

RUSTIC TOMATO TART MAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGSHANDS-ON TIME 15 MINUTESTOTAL TIME 55 MINUTES 4 tsp olive oil, divided3 shallots, minced½ cup ricotta cheese½ cup grated Parmesan cheese½ cup crumbled feta cheesesalt and pepper½ cup basil pesto½ cup Mutti Finely ChoppedTomatoes (Polpa)1 single-crust pie pastry (homemade or store-bought)1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved3 heirloom tomatoes, sliced into rounds2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves1 tbsp fennel seeds1 egg2 tbsp small fresh basil leaves In small skillet, heat half the oil over medium-low heat; cook shallots, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Let cool slightly. Transfer to bowl, along with ricotta, Parmesan and feta; season with salt and pepper. Set aside. In separate bowl, combine pesto and finely chopped tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 400°F. On work surface, sprinkle cornmeal over sheet of…