Tag Archives: June/July 2018

My Secret Beaches Spot

“This Weeping Copper Beech in not a tree you see all the time but you will have a special feeling if you are luchyenough to come across it.” – Maria S. Do you recognize it? Tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, and you could win a pair of My Beach Stickers! Email your answer by September … <entire article…>

MasterChef Canada’s Demon Chef Alvin Leung

We all know him as the blue-haired chef who yells a lot and calls himself the “demon chef”. But the term “demon” may not be what you might think. “Demons are playful,” Alvin explains, “They are mischievous, they like to create and surprise people, you know, have some fun!” It’s the element of fun and play that has characterized Alvin’s … <entire article…>

What does Father Really Want for Father’s Day?

What does dad really want this Father’s Day? Kids of all ages usually have a special bond with their father. But figuring out what he wants can be difficult. Well, it depends on the dad! Is he a music buff? Consider getting him a pair of hip new headphones. Is he an avid runner or cyclist? He may enjoy a … <entire article…>

Swim Suits for Every Body Shape

Shopping for a swimsuit can be frustrating, especially if you keep trying on suits that don’t fit properly. After a while, you wonder if you have a body shape that simply can’t wear a swimsuit. Take heart. It’s no secret how hard it can be finding the right style that perfectly flatters your body. But there’s a style out there … <entire article…>

Be Kind To Our Pollinators

This past harsh winter was difficult for Ontario’s bee population. We need the bees to pollinate our plants, along with butterflies, many insects (like dragonflies) and specific bird species. Pollinators result in the production of seeds, essential for plants – trees, flowers, and vegetables. If you have a balcony, a patio, or backyard, even a single window box, you can … <entire article…>

Poké Bowls

They’ve been called the “next generation of sushi”.  Poké bowls are the latest food trend sweeping North America. Pronounced poh-keh, a poké bowl is typically chunks of raw, marinated fish – usually tuna – tossed over warm rice and topped with vegetables and Asian sauces. The word “poke” means to slice or cut. The idea is that a poké bowl … <entire article…>

Your Own Garden Patch: Less than 100 Miles!

There is nothing quite like going into your garden and picking vegetables for a salad or to cook for dinner. You have such satisfaction that you’ve actually grown produce yourself. It is truly food grown within a 100 miles! Just because you live in an apartment in the city or have limited sunlight in your backyard area doesn’t mean you … <entire article…>

Let’s Talk Local Patios and Win!

Summer Time is Patio Time! Contest WINNERS! Beaches|Life Patio Talk featured in the June/July edition got you, our patio goers, talking! Overwhelming responses and entries to the contest shows you know your neighbourhood  and the many patios. We encourage you continue to exploring both new and established venues – you won’t be disappointed. Congratulations to our Lucky Patio Goers 1st Prize: $100 … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

Congratulations… to our winner of June/July Secret Beaches Spot contest: Ivana T. This photo is a 15 feet tall water fountain at Woodbine Park, north east of Lakeshore and Coxwell. Original Contest: “A morning walk in the park is made extra special when I see and hear the sound from this fountain.” – Brenda S. Do you recognize it? Tell … <entire article…>