Canadian Living October 2021 - Vol.46 No.08

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
a feast for the senses

Mention the word October and it can seem as though the brain goes into overdrive. Fueled by nostalgia and tradition, there’s a whole host of sensations that come rushing in. Try it yourself: You’ll see the grinning faces of jack-o’-lanterns and the bold reds, oranges, yellows and golds of turning leaves; you’ll feel the crispness of the air and the early morning mist; you’ll hear crackling bonfires and children chatting and giggling; smell apple pies, turkey and stuffing fresh from the oven; and you’ll taste apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes on the tongue. See what we mean? This just may be the most evocative month on the calendar. Our stories this month are pretty evocative, too, if we do say so ourselves, and likewise cover all the senses. You’ll see…

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

1 broaden your HORIZONS “Now, more than ever, consumers want to make informed and socially conscious decisions at the checkout. The Indigenous economy is poised for exponential growth and is positioned to play a key role in Canada’s economic recovery,” says Nicole McLaren, CEO and founder of Raven Reads. Support Indigenous cultures in our country by receiving the beautiful subscription boxes from Raven Reads. A box will be delivered to your door with all these goodies inside: A book written by an Indigenous author, a letter from the author or box curator, a printed culture card that teaches you about an Indigenous culture, an Indigenous handmade craft or art piece and a literature-themed trinket. Plus, there’s even a box for kids! 2 OUT OF THIS WORLD Handmade in Canada, these leggings are as…

2 min
the best roast turkey

STUFFED ROAST TURKEY WITH HONEY & BEET GLAZE MAKES 8 TO 12 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 1 HOUR TOTAL TIME 18 HOURS Brined Turkey 6 cups boiling water1 cup pickling salt3/4 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup pickling spices4 cloves garlic, crushed3 sprigs fresh rosemary6 sage leaves10 cups ice water1 whole turkey (about 5 kg)Millet & Sage Stuffing (recipe, page 91) Honey & Beet Glaze 1 cup liquid honey1/2 cup beet juice1/2 cup salted butter, cubed2 tbsp soy sauce1 clove garlic, finely chopped Brined Turkey In large saucepan of boiling water, add salt, brown sugar and spices; stir until salt is dissolved. Remove from heat and add garlic, rosemary and sage. Let cool slightly. In large stockpot (large enough to hold whole turkey) or in very large resealable plastic bag placed in cooler or bucket, combine brine liquid and ice water.…

2 min
now trending

Lovable Lips Lipstick is making a comeback this fall in a plethora of colours and finishes. From tinted balms to saturated hues in matte and glossy finishes, the only rule is that there are no rules! LOVE U New to Canada, eco-chic skin-care brand U Beauty simplifies beauty routines with high-performance multifunction formulas. Thanks to the company’s SIREN encapsulation technology, magnet-like molecules attract free radicals and neutralize them in real time, while releasing valuable active ingredients—including retinol and vitamin C—exactly where the skin needs it most. SOLID CHOICE The newest addition to the offerings of beloved French brand L’Occitane is a line of eco-friendly, ergonomically shaped solid shampoos. The three formulations are designed to purify, balance or repair your tresses, and they all smell amazing doing it! Bonus, these silicone- and sulfate-free products come in…

6 min
time to shine

DITCH THE DULLNESS CUT & STYLE While regular visits to the salon can help to keep hair looking healthy, a cut can’t give your hair more shine. “The most beautiful, smooth bob won’t necessarily be shiny if the hair is dehydrated,” says master hairstylist Stéphan W, owner of Montreal boutique hair salon Stéphan W Atelier. The best way to make your tresses shine is to blow-dry them in small sections using a round brush to smooth each strand. You can even use a flatiron as the final touch. Don’t forget to apply a thermal protection product—an essential for any type of heat styling! COLOUR We all notice how shiny a freshly coloured coif is. “To better reflect the light, opt for warm shades,” advises Lucie Michaud, chief technician and trainer for MDM…

7 min
love the skin you’re in

CLEANSE There are four steps to the foundation of healthy skin: cleansing, hydrating, moisturizing and protecting. It all starts with clean skin to eliminate the buildup of oil, environmental pollutants, dirt and dead cells that weaken the skin barrier and cause blemishes and wrinkles. It’s important to choose a cleanser based on your skin type, according to Dr. Jean-Francois Tremblay, dermatologist and medical director at the MédiME clinic in Montreal. “Dry skin requires a soap-free cleanser or a moisturizing oil-water emulsion, while oily skin needs a more emulsifying waterbased cleanser, with salicylic acid, for example, to remove excess sebum and cleanse the pores.” If your skin is balanced, choose a cleanser for normal or sensitive skin so you don’t disrupt the balance you already have. Sensitive and reactive skin types should…