Canadian Living July-August 2021 - Vol.46 No.06

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

TVA Publications Inc.
10 Issues

in this issue

2 min
can(ada) do attitude

We’re betting you already know that Canadian James Naismith invented basketball, and that Toronto doctor Frederick Banting discovered insulin. But did you know that the electric wheelchair, pablum, IMAX, the pager, the paint roller, the pacemaker and road lines are also credited to homegrown inventors? Canadians have always had adventurous spirits. Whether our folks have been here for 12,000 years, 100 or one, that explorer’s resolve has stood us in good stead in making a home in this beautiful, sometimes unforgiving, land. We can, in part, thank our country’s multi-cultural framework for providing the petrie dish to foster experiments that have resulted in some world-class innovations. To celebrate our nation’s annual “me” day, we’re devoting our Real Life Made Simple section (page 8) to Canadian-made products and companies. Some names you’ll recognize,…

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

1 GET OUTSIDE Missed the boat on booking a campsite? No worries! This charcoal and wax campfire-in-atin means you can roast those marshmallows just about anywhere. This rugged cooler is made for Canadian summers—durable wheels, wildlife-resistant construction and two built-in bottle openers are just some of the perks. A lightweight tee that also provides sun protection? Yes, please! Stay comfy in these long pants that’ll help keep ticks and other critters at bay so you can explore in style. MEC Crosslink TREKKING POLES in Black/Azure, $100, Folding walking poles are the best accessory to protect your knees while traversing diverse Canadian terrain. 2 SWIM FOR THE WIN Canadian undie brand Knix’s new swimwear line is so comfortable, so flattering and so, so pretty. With chic designs in bold, beautiful colours, the mix-and-match pieces are available in inclusive…

1 min
peachy keen ice pops

PEACH MELBA ICE POPS MAKES 8 TO 10 ICE POPS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 4 1/2 HOURS 4 cups peeled chopped fresh or frozen peaches (about 5 to 6 peaches)1/2 cup maple syrup, divided1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries1 cup 2% Greek vanilla yogurt In food processor or blender, purée peaches with 3 tbsp maple syrup; transfer to bowl and set aside. Purée raspberries with 3 tbsp maple syrup; strain through fine sieve placed over clean bowl and set aside. In separate bowl, combine yogurt and remaining maple syrup. Layer raspberry purée, peach purée and yogurt mixture into ice pop moulds, leaving 1/4-inch space at top. Gently dip tip of small, sharp knife into moulds, sliding against the sides several times to create marbled effect. Insert ice pop stick into centre of…

4 min
the buzz on fuzz

If you opt for the ease of shaving, how should you prep, and what can you do to limit any irritation? Shaving may be the easiest way to temporarily remove our body hair, but it tends to irritate many skin types and can even cause microcuts, says Marilyne Gagné, the president and founder of Dermapure medical-aesthetic clinics. First, she recommends only shaving wellhydrated skin, and to shave in the shower or bath. After you’ve done a gentle exfoliation in circular motions on the area, apply shaving cream, then use a razor with a sharp blade. Dull blades increase the risk of irritation, nicks and an uneven finish. Why is it often said that shaving makes more—and thicker—hair grow back? It’s actually a misperception. “As the razor blade cuts the tip of the hair…

1 min
our product picks

2 min
eyebrow know-how

The skinny Full brows are totally in, so there’s no need for extreme plucking (or shaving, ever!). The aim is to tame without distorting and work with what you’ve got. That doesn’t mean you can’t tinker with the shape…but before you bust out the tweezers, it’s important to figure out the ideal arch for your face. To determine the perfect shape, take a pencil and position it vertically along the side of your nose—where the pencil meets your browbone is where your brow should start. To mark the end, imagine a diagonal line from the outer point of your nostril to the outer corner of your eye. The arch should align with the middle of the pupil. It’s that easy—in theory—but a professional can always help you get the initial shape sorted…