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Cocktails are what make or break a good bar, and define a bartender based on their knowledge and skill of pairing flavours and spirits.
From lobster poutine to butter tart squares, it's time to rediscover Canuck cuisine.
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In the last decade, outdoor space design has grown and become incredibly popular, which calls for even more versatile, comfortable and durable than ever patio furniture. I spoke with Toronto indoor designer extraordinaire Jane Lockhart.
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Want to be your very own backyard bartender? From sangria and slushies to mojitos and margaritas, we've got you covered with all the best summer drinks. Armed with these simple, thirst-quenching recipes and a few terrific tips, get ready to beat the heat and make a huge splash this season.
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Summer brings fresh, simple and bright meals to the table. But summer guests come with all sorts of dietary requests so you have to learn to cook flexitarian. In one day I had to serve: a vegan, a Paleo, a peanut allergy, a gluten free, a diabetic and a seafood averse.
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Lemons are the perfect addition to your recipes if you want to serve up zingy, lip smacking, crowd-pleasing eats. We love working them in to everything from crisp salads and savoury mains to delicious desserts and refreshing cocktails.
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Planning and preparation are key.
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You'll never want to leave.
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Mind cutting us a slice of sangria cake?
There are some hidden dangers you need to know about if weight gain is a concern, if you want to take advantage of summer activities to slim down or if you have health concerns that need to be kept in check. Here are four summer foods, disguised as healthy choices, that may actually be causing you to gain weight.
Ham and cheese may be sure to please, but would you believe mushroom cap burgers will too? Whether you're cutting back on bread for calories purposes or have celiac disease, it's time to shake up your...
Having an air conditioner is a near-must in climates where months-long heat waves are a summer norm. (We’re fanning our faces with you, Houston and Atlanta!) And with that comes an equally scorching e...
It's the best thing since sliced bread.
If you've come to the point in your life where you want to start mixing up your own cocktails, you've also possibly realized you have no idea what bartenders have been doing all these years. In the si...
Dining tables tend to hang around long after you’ve stopped loving them. They’re substantial pieces of furniture, after all, and they don’t come cheap; it can seem indulgent to buy a new table when th...
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Short shamers, be damned!
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An amazing reason to wake up before dawn.
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The beach (or cottage) read is a time-honoured tradition.
The nation's birthday deserves something beyond the mainstream.
Spiral hot dogs aren't just trendy, they're tastier too!
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It's long been well-known among those who try to eat healthy that salsa is one of the best options when it comes to snacking.
Summer is in full swing, and backyard barbecues, front porch cocktails and beach picnics are taking over your schedule. While it's amazing to enjoy the sunshine, entertaining can be hard work, especially when all you want to do is indulge.
From a nutrition standpoint, grilling is a great way to prepare foods because it uses very little fat except to add flavour, in limited amounts, if you choose. Also you don't lose nutrients in the cooking water as you do when you boil vegetables, which is the go-to vegetable prep method for a lot of people.
The long days (and evenings) of summer are perfect for outdoor gatherings of all kinds. From gussied-up drinks and quick bouquets to destination parties, let these 15 ideas jump-start a summer of fun....
Summer is in full swing, but for some of us (alright, most of us), this also means a whole new kind of stain, thanks to BBQs, sunscreen and the great outdoors. In the video above by Good Housekeeping,...
I used to do triathlons in my 20s and loved long bike rides. I was racing in Alberta in a half-Ironman race and was on my bike (in a bathing suit) for almost four hours. With very little shade, no sun protection and sweat pouring from me, I got one of the worst sunburns of my life.
There’s nothing like summer: warm weather, lots of sun, good times with friends. Even once summer no longer means two months of vacation, the season still seems carefree — and that feeling can lead to...
Anyone who watches "Orange Is The New Black" knows how important books are to the inmates. After all, the show is based on the published memoir of Piper Kerman during her time at a federal prison in C...
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Whether you're hitting up Milestones for "Girls' Night Out" on Monday or planning your next 15+ group dinner, the Canadian restaurant chain has a long list of menu options. From burgers to seafood to...
Our global food system is the single biggest driver of climate change. According to an excellent analysis by GRAIN, the way we grow and transport our food accounts for about half of all the greenhouse gases produced by humans. Here are three things you can do right now to opt out of the industrial food system that threatens our global environment.
What's not to love about eggs? They're packed with quality protein, can be eaten at breakfast, lunch or dinner and they taste great when made savoury or sweet. In the mesmerizing video below by Rusch...