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Canadian Living

Canadian Living December 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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2 min.
merry & bright

Here at Canadian Living, we have a foolproof recipe for creating any sparkling celebration: Take one occasion (right now it’s the holidays, obviously), stir in a few traditional treasures and a couple of modern decorations until well blended. Add a few favourite people; mix well; Fold in an abundance of delicious food and sprinkle with a soupçon of background music (shaken or stirred).Garnish with a festive setting and swirl. Allow mixture to infuse for at least six hours (or up to overnight). Pretty straightfoward, right? But as you, our readers, know, we are masters of taking simple things like everyday recipes and making them spectacular. So it’s no surprise, then, that when we were putting together this Sparkling Celebrations issue, we aimed to offer all the little things that would make…

5 min.
13 tricks, tips and ideas we love this month

2 Did You Know? The Northwest Territories has one of North America’s largest waterfalls. Virginia Falls, located in Nahanni National Park Reserve, is nearly twice the height of Niagara Falls with a drop of more than 300 feet. The majestic maelstrom can fill an Olympic-size swimming pool in six seconds! 3 Hot Tip Hosting a holiday soiree? Remember to set your thermostat a little cooler than usual beforeguests arrive. With the fire roaring, the oven in use andguests clad in cozy sweaters, things can heat up quickly! 4 FEEL-GOODGIFTS The only thing better thangiving isgifts thatgive back, too! When shopping for loved ones this season consider these charitable (and stylish) options. 5 Retirement Done Right Retirement living can sometimesget a bad rep and Amica Senior Lifestyles wants to change that. Across the company’s 31 (and counting) locations,…

3 min.
dutch dreams

1 Amsterdam Easily navigable, this city is a walker’s paradise, and exploring on foot nets you not only the iconic streetside views of the rows of tall narrow houses, but also the rainbow of bicycles and locks adorning the bridges arching over canals and the enticinggoods at Amsterdam’s many cheese shops. Amsterdam is home to museums dedicated to everything from hemp to handbags, but the biggest bang for your buck comes from visiting the internationally renowned Rijksmuseum (housing works from throughout the country’s past as well as Dutch Masters’ paintings). Follow that up with the VanGogh Museum, which contains the world’s largest collection of the artist’s pieces, and the Anne Frank House, where you will be moved by the younggirl’s belongings, including her original red-checked diary. Due to the popularity of…

1 min.
low country highs

ALKMAAR is a city filled with pretty canals and crisscrossing streets. Wander through them on your way to the public market to sample some of the region’s famous cheeses. Here, men wearing traditional straw hats carry loads of cheese adorned with makers’ logos to have them weighed the oldfashioned way. Watch pairs of men carefully balance the orange rounds on special trays as they move toward the scales. The whole scene is explained in several languages by an animator, who details the history of this tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages. See the sails of windmills slowly turning in the charming village of ZAANSE SCHANS in North Holland. Visit the area’s numerous artisanal shops (don’t forget tograb a few chocolate windmills to take home) and, before you leave, climb…

2 min.
bake the cover sparkling cranberry cake

SPARKLING CRANBERRY CAKE WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE ICING MAKES 12 TO 14 SERVINGSHANDS-ON TIME 45 MINUTESTOTAL TIME 1½ HOURS 3⅓ cups all-purpose flour2. tsp baking powder1. cups salted butter, softened2 cupsgranulated sugar3 eggs1 tbsp vanilla1 cup sour cream1 cup milk2 cups fresh cranberries1 cup coarse sugar4 fresh rosemary sprigs White Chocolate Icing 375g white chocolate, chopped¾ cup 35% whipping cream¾ cup unsalted butter, softened8 cups icing sugar In bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. In separate large bowl, using electric mixer, beat butter until creamy; beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour mixture, alternating with sour cream and milk, just until smooth (do not overmix). Stir in vanilla.Gently fold in cranberries. Preheat oven to 350°F.Grease three 8-inch round cake pans; line…

8 min.
50 best holiday gifts

fashion & beauty Statement pieces and posh products for the fashionistas and beauty buffs in your life. 1 Pretty Kitty Adorable pop culture icon Hello Kitty has partnered with nail polish brand OPI to create a line of super fun nail colours that are perfect for holidaygifting. 2 That’s So Clutch This sweet rose-hued wristlet makes carrying essentials easy and stylish. 3 Brighter Days Give thegift ofglowing skin with a set of Vitamin C-infused favourites from OleHenriksen, including the ever-popular Truth Serum. 4 Pucker Up This trio of luscious orange-vanilla scented lip products made with agave nectar includes a daytime balm, balmto-oil treatment and a hydrating mask—perfect prep for mistletoe moments. 5 Earring in the New Year Nothing is more sophisticated than jewels that boast a combo ofgold and pearls. 6 Time Will Tell This chic-as-ever timepiece is pretty and practical. 7 Winter Warmers These…