Canadian Living November 2021 - Vol.46 No.09

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
cold weather, warm heart

Have you ever opened your fridge and freezer, already knowing exactly what’s in there (nothing that hits the spot), but still hoping that by some miracle a food genie will have filled them with delicious options for a meal? Stumped, frustrated and mildly annoyed, you randomly open and close pantry cupboards, haul out the takeout menus, push them away again and then, glass of wine in hand, seriously contemplate just finishing off that bag of stale chips and calling it a day. That seems to occur more often this time of year, as those first frigid winds start blowing and the days are noticeably shorter. We’ve observed, though, that when CL staffers get “meal restless,” pasta is usually the answer. It’s filling, easy, inexpensive, quick to prepare, endlessly versatile—and you know…

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

1 DOUBLE DUTY Imagine never having to vacuum or scrub your floors again. Your wish is the Narwal T10 Robot Mop and Vacuum’s command! Your mind will be blown with the strong power of its vaccum setting that picks up dust, dirt and pet hair with ease, while the mop setting’s dual triangular mops leave no stains behind. Best of all, the Narwal mop actually cleans itself! It washes, rinses and dries, then heads back to the spot on your floors where it left off. Plus, its sleek, modern design will blend right into your home’s decor. Narwal T10 ROBOT MOP AND VACUUM, $1,149, 2 BET YOUR BOOTS! What gets us more excited than sweater weather? Strapping on a new pair of fall-weather boots and stepping out in style. Check out some of…

1 min
comforting penne gratin

SQUASH & BACON PENNE GRATIN MAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 25 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1 HOUR 5 MINUTES 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut in 1-inch cubes2 tbsp olive oilsalt and pepper340 g penne or other short pasta8 strips bacon, cut in pieces1 clove garlic, finely chopped½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts2 tsp chopped fresh sage½ cup sodium-reduced chicken broth3 cups tomato sauce2 cups shredded medium Cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 400°F. On baking sheet, combine squash and oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange squash in single layer and bake until tender but still slightly firm, about 20 minutes. Leave oven on. Meanwhile, in large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook penne until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. In saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring, until golden…

2 min
now trending

LASHES TO LASHES This volumizing mascara (which was trending hard in England last year!) from British brand Lush has finally arrived in Canada. Thanks to its coconut oil and acacia gum formula, it sheaths each lash—both in length and width—for a look that dazzles. To top it off, the mascara is also infused with wheatgrass, rich in vitamins and proteins, to keep your lashes healthy. LUSH COSMETICS Lush Lashes Lengthening Mascara, $26, Nice Nails This nontoxic varnish made from wood pulp, cotton and potato nourishes your nails while giving them a gorgeous colourful finish. This blood orange hue will lighten up your look in the dark days of November. KURE BAZAAR Nail Varnish in Bohemian, $24, powder power FEELS LIKE POWDER, BUT SLIDES ON LIKE CREAM—THIS HIGHLIGHTER OFFERS A PERFECT DOSE OF RADIANCE TO YOUR…

5 min
glow up!

FLAWLESS FACE Less is more, says Montreal-based makeup artist and columnist Virginie Vandelac. “No matter the texture of your products, if you apply too much, it will accumulate in fine lines, making them more noticeable.” Exactly the opposite of what we’re looking for! Whether it’s foundation, concealer or blush, focus on products with moisturizing properties. For an even, radiant complexion, Vandelac suggests mixing a few drops of foundation into your moisturizer: “What we lose in coverage, we make up for in natural glow.” When applying colour to the face, avoid bronzers, which can create shadows that make you appear older; instead, opt for blushes that blend with your natural skin tone. Achieving a luminous visage also means taking care of your skin. Before applying foundation, make sure your skin is moisturized. “Proper…

1 min
easy as 1, 2, 3

1 PREPARE YOUR SKIN Apply your moisturizer (ideally, choose one with sun protection). 2 EVEN OUT YOUR COMPLEXION If you use a foundation, now is the time! 3 CAMOUFLAGE ANY LITTLE FLAWS Layer your concealer on top of foundation (not the other way around) so you use only the minimum amount of corrector needed to reduce any redness or dark circles that are still visible. 4 SCULPT YOUR BROWS This step is too often neglected. Well-shaped eyebrows are essential to a polished visage. You may not need colour; a translucent fixing gel will control any stubborn hairs. 5 OPEN YOUR EYES Whether you choose colour for your lids or not, finish with a hint of mascara to open the eyes. If you’re wearing eyeshadow, apply it first, then do your concealer to prevent pigments from shading the under-eye area. 6…