Canadian Living March 2021 - Vol.46 No.02

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

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in this issue

1 min
march madness

Whether it comes in like a lion or in like a lamb, the month of March always promises, at one point or another, to show us some bluster. Snowstorms, rainstorms, sunshine, hail, frost, possible flooding from rising temperatures…it’s all inevitably on the agenda during these restless 31 days. March is the great leveler of the yearly calendar, taking winter’s bleak landscape and giving it a colossal shake, like a dog just out of the bathtub, to blow away the proverbial cobwebs and usher in a cleansing sense of renewal. We’re betting that, like us, you’re feeling that push and pull, too, and can’t wait to leave winter behind and plant your feet firmly on the spring side of this month. So in this issue, we’re offering up stories that look firmly…

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

1 BASKING IN WARMTH Doesn’t this outfit look exceptionally cozy? That’s because each piece was made with ultimate comfort in mind. Knix’s Cozzzy Collection includes this relaxedcut lounge pullover, the easy pull-on pants with adjustable drawstring waist, side seam pockets and cuffed hem, and the soft, kneelength unbelted robe that has patch pockets and side slits. It’s the perfect ensemble for enjoying a bit of you-time, anytime. 2 SPREADING THE LOVE What’s better than one heart? A bunch of hearts! Check out these lovable kicks from Skechers’ latest collab, this time with James Goldcrown, an internationally renowned muralist who’s bringing his iconic #Lovewall designs and message of unity to footwear. We definitely heart that! 3 Knives Out Top-notch yet affordable kitchen knives are extremely hard to come by. But the co-founder and former CEO of…

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cook the cover hearty spaghetti carbonara

SPAGHETTI CARBONARA WITH ROASTED CAULIFLOWER MAKES 4 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 15 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 45 MINUTES 1 small head cauliflower, cut in florets4 tsp olive oil salt and pepper340 g spaghetti (or other long pasta)4 large egg yolks1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (approx) pinch pepper170 g pancetta, diced3 tbsp capers, rinsed and drained1 large clove garlic, minced1 tsp grated lemon zest2 tbsp lemon juice2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley (optional) Preheat oven to 425°F. Place cauliflower on baking sheet; drizzle with oil, mixing to coat well. Season with salt and pepper. Bake on bottom rack of oven, stirring halfway through, until tender and golden, 30 to 40 minutes. Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Reserving ½ cup of the cooking liquid,…

2 min
now trending

NATURAL beauty The last year has taken its toll on all of us. Despite the emotional upheaval, you can create a soft and subtle look that gives the illusion that you’ve been sleeping like a baby this whole time. Simulate the fresh and radiant complexion you want (until you get there!) by equipping yourself with illuminating serums, brightening bases and lustrous lip balms. ALL AFLUTTER The newest offering from Canadian-founded makeup brand Bite Beauty is a superfood-infused, intense black mascara. This smudge-free and flake-resistant formulation uses tree berry wax as an alternative to beeswax. The fullbodied brush optimizes lash volume, length and curl for eyes that pop! NAILED IT Primerose, a Montreal-based clean beauty salon, has just launched a collection of nail polishes. With more than 20 original shades in non-toxic and cruelty-free formulas, what…

1 min
going brunette

FROM BLOND “If your blond locks have been bleached, you’ll need a colour correction done by a salon expert before going brown. If your blond is natural, you can get away with going brown at home,” says Carin Freidag, senior manager of product development at expert hair colour company Clairol. “Select an at-home colour that is one to two shades darker than your natural colour, and don’t forget to do a strand test before applying.” FROM RED An advantage of red hair is that it likely doesn’t need a round of bleach before going brown. “To keep warm undertones, choose a neutral hue,” says Freidag. “And to reduce any gold in your red, choose a cool brown tone.” FROM GREY Because grey is hard to cover, first apply permanent dye where you have the most grey.…

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going blond

FROM RED Depending on the intensity of your natural red hair, going blond can be a daunting task, says L’Oréal Paris Canada’s hair expert and artist, Brennen Demelo. “To be successful, you need a lightening treatment that is high enough to achieve the desired shade of blond: seven levels of lightening to get to platinum, compared to two to three for a softer blond.” Opt for an ashy blond in order to neutralize the golden undertones of your naturally red tresses. FROM BROWN “If your hair is dark brown and you want a very pale blond, you’ll need to lighten it with bleach first,” says Demelo. Then, a toner is applied to bring your hair about two shades lighter than what you want. On the other hand, if your natural colour is light…