Canadian Living

6 (Polite) Reasons to Love Canadians

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

I'm not Canadian, but I have been living in the heart of Toronto for nearly four years now and I can guarantee that Canadians truly are the most polite people on earth. Here's some of the sweet, sweet ways in which they brighten my every day.

Creative Ideas Need to Be Nurtured

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Living
Deborah Kimmett

New ideas need to be held in sacred hands. They need incubation. They need good wishes and time to be able to learn to breathe on their own. New ideas are about gut feelings, intuitive and mysterious processes. So don't rush the process, let your ideas grow and take your time.

Are People Living Rent-Free in Your Head?

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Deborah Kimmett

I woke up this morning, and in my head I was arguing with a former therapist. Not my therapist, but one my friend had gone to see 20 years ago. I stil...

The Reason I Wrote "Why I Don't Sleep With White Guys"

Eternity E Martis | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada Living
Eternity E Martis

If my experiences have offended some of you, I'm sorry that you didn't like it, and I'm sorry that you don't understand. I'm sorry that when the next time a woman of colour speaks on a subject like this, you will do the same thing to her. I'm sorry that you won't give her experience any second thought. I'm sorry that you won't even consider delving deeper into history. I'm sorry for you.

It Ain't Easy Being Green

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada Living
Deborah Kimmett

Saving energy is the most necessary but exhausting behaviour. Let's face it: We're addicted to oil. We're powerless over the fossil. We need visionaries who will have the creativity and courage to lead us into a new way of doing things.

Everyone With Cancer Suffers From Scanxiety

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

There is something cancer patients refer to as scanxiety, which, I'm sure you can guess, is having anxiety about upcoming scans and results. Over the past several weeks, I have been suffering from a major case of scanxiety. Thursday, at long last, the day arrived and I had my dreaded CT scan.

How a Pint-Sized Gal Gave me the Scoop!

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Living
Deborah Kimmett

One day last week, I was hot and cranky, and although there had been a lot of domestic nudity, I had the decency to throw on a caftan before going on an ice cream run. No sooner do I walk into the store when an itty-bitty sweetheart of a gal comes up to me and asks, "Can I have that dress when you grow out of it?"

Bidding Wars and Real Estate Rage in Toronto

Jenna Em | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

Whether you're in Ontario or in a different province, you've likely heard about Toronto and GTA housing prices. Last night was the first time we placed an offer in over two years -- and was the first time ever we participated in a home bidding war!

10 Holiday Items that Are Cheaper at the Dollar Store

Jenna Em | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

If you're looking to save some money this holiday season, did you know that there are some great deals to be found at the Dollar Store? Although some items on this list may not be found at your particular Dollar Store, many of them will be! Save dollars at a time when you shop the items from this list!

Dispatches From Down East: Offering Random Acts of Kindness

Lori Gard | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

It;s nice to view this transition from summer to fall as a new beginning. By increasing the positive interactions in our usual network within which we naturally socialize, and extending that kindness to those outside this circle of connections, we gain something by way of old-fashioned good manners and brotherly love, in return.

Canadian Food Map Showcases Delights, Differences (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Living

Across the almost 10 million square kilometres of this fair country, food takes on different shapes and forms, depending on where you go. Yes, despite...

10 Reasons To Consider Preserving Food

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.10.2012 | Canada Living

Think eating food from a jar is just for babies? Then obviously you haven't gotten into the very trendy practice of preserving fresh fruits and vegeta...

Add Ethnic Flavours To Your Meals: Tips From Canadian Living's Annebelle Waugh (RECIPES)

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Living

With Thanksgiving around the corner, why not try something new to not only spice up the dinner table, but get your guests' taste buds going. We ta...

Rösti With Gruyère Cheese: A Swiss Touch To Rösti (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

A traditional Swiss rösti is prepared with the previous day’s boiled potatoes; it’s best to use slightly undercooked ones. If you boil potatoes t...

Delicious Dessert Alternative: Apple Spelt Cake (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

This homey cake is simple and fairly low in calories (as cakes go). Spelt, an ancient low-gluten variety of wheat, grows in alpine regions, so it’s ...

Baked Fennel Parmesan: The Perfect Side Dish (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

The delicate licorice flavour of fennel sings when paired with Parmesan. Real Parmigiano-Reggiano, though pricey, adds the richest flavour to this sim...