Tag - Nov/Dec 2021

The smartest food storage system ever

The large festive holiday feast parties of this season often result in an abundance of leftover food. But there’s no need for waste if you use Zwillings® Fresh & Save system. Their light, compact, rechargeable, and powerful vacuum pump draws all the air out of their reusable plastic bags or their reusable containers to keep...

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Messing About in the Kitchen and Garden

By Mary Alice Downie In this series, we continue with a cheerful miscellany of cooking, gardening, and cellaring for winter. “The winters [in Quebec] are very healthy, though severe, for since the weather is not changeable, one can take good precautions against the cold. Thus, one takes cold there less than in our country...

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Surprising Winnipeg

Travel By Mary Ann Simpkins Top Canadian destination Often underrated Winnipeg sits quietly in the middle of Canada. Beneath the tranquil façade, however, is a city named this past July “one of the World’s 100 Greatest Places” by Time magazine. Winnipeg made the annual list along with the only other Canadian destination...

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Seasonal Styling

Lifescape By Janet Armstrong, Certified Interior Designer, CAPS Create a space you will love to live in It’s that exciting, festive time of year when we are spending time with family and friends, shopping for that perfect gift, cooking and baking up a storm, and my absolute fav—decorating our homes for the upcoming festivities...

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Travel as a Family

An epic adventure awaits in Africa Travel is an extraordinary gift, providing unique perspectives, experiences and learning opportunities you likely wouldn’t have within the walls of a classroom. Connecting with new cultures, people and places are part of what makes travelling so special, and this is especially true when you...

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News and adventure to expand your horizons

Travel Bug By Susan Campbell Fancy putting on the ritz in Provo? Now you can. Towering in ethereal splendor above bedazzling Grace Bay Beach, the new Ritz-Carlton Turks & Caicos opened last summer to welcome discerning travellers to a tropical oasis in Providenciales (“Provo”). All impeccably decorated 174 rooms and suites...

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Losing a Beloved Pet

Animal Chatter By Iris Winston The sadness and the joy Watching an old dog or cat grow increasingly frail as he nears the end of his life is so painful. We know we have the ability to end that pet’s suffering by resorting to euthanasia—a good death—so ending his pain and giving him peace. But determining the right time to take...

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Festive Plants

In the Garden By Denise Bonomo How to keep your favourites healthy The festive red and green flowers and foliage of poinsettia, Christmas cactus and amaryllis make them ‘Deck the Hall’ favourites for the holiday season. Many people buy new plants each year and dispose of them when the blooms fade. They could, however, be...

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Ontario’s Hidden Gem

Off the Beaten Path By Madeline Kallio Whether it’s the magnificent terrain or the pull of history Bancroft delights all the senses Surrounded by 800 lakes and on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield, the first house in Bancroft was built by a trapper named Clark in 1853. The first settlers were two young, well-educated men...

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Holly Cole

Profile By Jennifer Hartley No Bounds Jazz singer and actor Holly Cole’s global fame Holly Cole will make a jazz fan out of anyone. Her spectacular voice and playful musical interpretations combined with her creative, contemporary approach make that brand of notoriously complicated music accessible to everyone. With 17 albums...

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