Issue: February/March 2019
- Our Annual Love Affair with the Oscars
- Cool Winter, Warm Hearts
- Playing Dress-Up How to Dress for a Formal Event
- WINTER Yum!
- DIY or NOT DIY...That is the Question
- What are your 2019 Oscar Predictions?
- Got Aluminum Foil? Your Problems are Solved!
- Winter Day Project: Time for a Refresh
- Beaches Living Celebrating 15 Years Connecting You and Your Community
- Gifts 2018: Be Part of the “I made it” Movement
Category Archives: Food Talk
Salads aren’t just for summer time. When freshly picked greens aren’t available, prepare a hearty winter salad instead. You still get the benefits of eating your vegetables plus a good dose of fibre, and it’s a great way to add variety to meal planning. Some winter salad tips: Winter salads contain items such as marinated roasted vegetables, crunchy additions like … <entire article…>
Think about it. What delectable smell from the kitchen instantly tells you that holidays are around the corner? What taste immediately takes you back to when you were a child watching your mother cook in the kitchen? It’s why many of us haul out those old family recipes from years ago to make our favourite holiday treat. It may be … <entire article…>
Grandma did it, maybe even your mother did it—canning or “putting up”, as it’s called. Home canning and preserving, or “putting up” has a long history. Before it was possible to get all kinds of fruits and vegetables all winter at the grocery store, people preserved what they grew in their gardens and farms so that they could enjoy the summer … <entire article…>
The ultimate comfort food, the grilled cheese sandwich, has been around for about 100 years. There are several theories about its origin, but when factory-made loaves of white bread became available in the 1920s, an open-faced sandwich was first prepared in the USA topped with graded cheddar cheese. Eventually a piece of bread was added on top. During the 1930s … <entire article…>
Summer Food Check-List So it is 100 degrees in the shade and dinner time. Besides opening the fridge door to cool down, is there anything you want to make for dinner? Probably not unless you’ve stocked up with a few summer time “essentials”. Keep a few of these summer staples on hand and you’ll be ready for a patio dinner … <entire article…>
It is no wonder that smoothies have become so popular lately! A good smoothie can get your morning started with a boost of fruits and vegetables. Or it can be a healthy, filling snack for you and your kids. Seniors who don’t want to cook for themselves or may just not feel like eating find smoothies a great way to fill … <entire article…>
Ginger may be a plain rhizome that grows underground, but ginger possesses stellar properties to improve health, address sickness and fight disease. Choose fresh ginger over the dried spice. The flavour is superior and it contains higher levels of gingerol as well as ginger’s active protease (its antiinflammatory compound). Ginger’s History Native to southeastern Asia, ginger has been renowned for thousands of years throughout the world, … <entire article…>
In today’s internet inspired world, most communication is done through email and text messaging – even talking on the phone has taken a back seat.But during the holiday season,the gathering of friends and family continues to be strong.Why not enjoy your time together making something that is fun and creative –a candy buffet. If you are having a party, instead … <entire article…>
Fruitcake (known by many as “Christmas cake”) has a long history that some trace back to the Egyptians. Fruitcake comes in countless varieties but the main idea is that it keeps over time, and in fact, improves with age. Fruitcakes contain ingredients that keep, e.g. mostly dried fruit and nuts, and once baked, fruitcake is “spiked” or wrapped in a … <entire article…>