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Canadian Living

November 2019

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

Country:
Canada
Language:
English
Publisher:
TVA Publications Inc.
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canadian living

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 FOOD EDITOR Donna Paris COPY EDITOR Fina Scroppo PROOFREADER Madeleine Lavin RESEARCHER Christina Zisko TEST KITCHEN CONTRIBUTING FOOD SPECIALIST Michelle Diamond TO EMAIL ONE OF US: FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME@TVA.CA ADVERTISING SALES, TORONTO 416-733-7600 (press 4) GENERAL SALES MANAGER Patricia Heckmann SENIOR DIRECTOR, MEDIA SOLUTIONS Jérôme Leys ADVERTISING SALES, MONTREAL 514-598-2880 (ventespublicitaires@tva.ca) SENIOR DIRECTOR, MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS Kimberley Rouse SENIOR ADVISOR MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS Annie Bergeron SALES EXPERT MAGAZINES Nathalie Beaulac, Vickie Bouthillier, Manon Labelle, Lucie Lacroix, Stéphanie Magnan COORDINATORS Mélina Delorme (on leave), Rosina De Rose, Maria Perrotti QUEBEC CITY AND REST OF QUEBEC 418-688-9330, ext. 7500 GENERAL SALES MANAGER Nathalie Langevin ADVERTISING SALES, USA AJR media group 212-426-5932 CONTENT MARKETING & CREATIVE MEDIA SOLUTIONS BRAND MANAGER Mieka Jansen MEDIA & CONTENT STRATEGIST…

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the kindness of strangers

We hear a lot about self-care these days. We’re advised to pamper ourselves with cosmetics, indulge in decadent foods once in a while, to shut out the world, turn off the electronics and take time to think about what’s really important. In a world where everything is go-go-go, there never seems to be enough time to focus on ourselves and just “be.” And that’s important to our health and well-being, no question. But when was the last time you went out of your way to help someone else—to really make a difference to another person’s life? Besides the obvious benefits of contributing to a better world, studies abound that extol the benefits, both mental and physical, of giving back, citing evidence of everything from improving heart health to staving off…

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12 tricks, tips and ideas we love this month

1 Smart Cookie Genius idea: Stack cookie cutters on a vertical paper towel holder to keep them all in one spot. 2 SLIP INTO THIS Silk bedding may seem extravagant, but the delicate fabric does a lot more than just look and feel luxe. While traditional cotton pillowcases and eye masks can tug at your skin and hair (causing skin creases and dreaded bed head), silk versions produce less friction when you toss and turn, promising less hair frizz and better-looking dermis. CANADIAN 3 I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT CONCRETE The textured wallpaper by Wall You Need Is Love (WYNIL) is so lifelike you’ll be doing a double take. Distressed barn board, painted brick, poured concrete and matte marble are among some of the options printed in hyper HD to give your bare walls some style…

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deep in the land down under

1 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Far from Sydney and its designer stores, incredible surf and famous beaches, there is a destination unlike any other: Uluru, encompassing a sacred rock formation situated in the middle of Australia. The site where you can take in the impossible beauty of this natural wonder, also known as Ayers Rock, has also been one of the British royal family’s favourite destinations for decades. To witness all the splendour of this area, head to the Sails in the Desert hotel, about 20 kilometres away in the tourist-friendly village of Yulara. This hotel offers a particularly incredible experience, including a camel ride in the desert followed by a moonlight gastronomic dinner, all under an incredible art installation called Field of Light. It’s a particularly moving piece composed of 50,000…

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savour the salad

FENNEL, APRICOT & HALLOUMI SALAD MAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 35 MINUTES 2 tsp olive oil2 pita breads2 tsp za’atar spice blendpinch each salt and pepper Salad1 red grapefruit½ red onion, thinly sliced salt and pepper1 head fennel, cut into ¼-inch thick wedges and fronds removed4 fresh apricots, halved and pitted¼ cup olive oil, divided1 250 g block halloumi cheese, cut into ¼-inch thick slices2 cups mâche (lamb’s lettuce)½ cup pomegranate seeds2 tbsp torn fresh mint2 tbsp torn fresh parsley2 tsp red wine vinegar2 tsp za’atar spice blend1 tsp sumac Preheat oven to 350°F. Drizzle oil over pita breads; sprinkle za’atar over top. Transfer to baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Bake until crispy, 5 to 7 minutes. Break pita into pieces; set aside. Salad Slice top and bottom…

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bright eyes

I remember the first facial I had after my son was born. As I lay down in a heated spa bed—swaddled not unlike my sleepy newborn—I was smugly anticipating the compliments the facialist would bestow. After all, I’m diligent about taking care of my skin. After she examined a face under the intense overhead light, the aesthetician patted her fingertips along my cheekbones and gently noted, “The fine lines around your eyes aren’t too bad, but we should look at giving them some attention.” Wait. What? My eyes?! I was shocked. Admittedly, I’d been skeptical about the efficacy of eye creams versus an overall moisturizer, but my mindset changed after that. I became as conscientious about tending to the fine lines around my eyes as I was about caring for my…

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