Thanksgiving falls on Monday, Oct. 12 this year and what better way to say "thanks" than through song? So we've compiled a Turkey Day playlist that will help you do exactly that, with thankful tunes...
Concussions, Thanksgiving, a runaway kid, Sinead and Miley and BlissDom all caught my attention this week. 1. I'll tell you what has caught most of my attention this week and that's concussions. My 1...
Does Thanksgiving dinner leave you feeling like a turkey? Hosting dinner for friends and family can leave you feeling thankful, but let's face it, putting on a Thanksgiving spread isn't exactly cheap! But what if there were a way to cook for a crowd without spending a bundle this year? With these tips you can have a fun, festive and frugal holiday dinner without sacrificing taste or quality.
There's no doubt that turkey is the show-stopper of any traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and that's a big dish to live up to. While it's fun to experiment with different twists on the holiday favourit...
Doesn't Canadian Thanksgiving always seem to come out of nowhere, sometimes even before the leaves starts changing colour? Canadian Thanksgiving 2013 falls on Monday, Oct. 14. — the second Monday of t...
Whether you are a connoisseur or are just looking for something new to do over a long weekend, these destinations are sure to provide a getaway with amazing views, exceptional wine, and new discoveries of some of Canada's hidden gems. Here are eight unmissable winery destinations...
Once a person internalizes what it means to be grateful, fresh opportunities pop up, barriers to change disappear, and new relationships become possible. Here are five ways to learn and practice gratitude.
For me, becoming vegetarian has been a slow journey of personal discovery and growth. But turkey dinner at Christmas and at Thanksgiving was one of the final carnivorous traditions I held on to -- I could avoid meat all year it seemed, but on these particular holidays I gave in and celebrated "turkey day." This year I plan to try something new and start my own tradition.
As Canadians gathered last weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving, there is a growing movement afoot to demonize one of the staples of the Canadian harvest: wheat. An increasing number of books, blogs and...
Family events can be tough and you don't have to be a vegetarian or a vegan to recognize that the typical Thanksgiving meal is heavy. My best advice, therefore, is to stick with the side dishes. Choose carefully and load up on the lighter options, taking small portions of the heavier, more decadent delights. Here are some of my favourite Thanksgiving Feast creations -- season appropriate, taste-bud delighting and wonderfully health promoting.
The stars — they're just like us! As families gathered around the dinner table (or restaurant table, or picnic table) this weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving, celebs took to Twitter to wish all of us C...
We are one day away from the Thanksgiving long weekend. For many Canadian families this is all about gathering around a dinner table, laden with delicious vegetables, succulent turkeys and elaborate pastries. However, this Thanksgiving weekend, thousands of Canadians will go hungry.
I am super excited about the upcoming holiday season. I am already plotting my meals for the cold nights ahead, and Thanksgiving menu ideas have been long taking up space in the far back regions of my noggin. It's nice to sip up dessert in a cup. Feels naughty and nice all at the same time, right? Well, I'm here to tell you that you can have your cake -- err, pie -- and drink it too! Just make it at home and avoid all those nasty added sugars and fake fillers! Here's how.
The wonderful Thanksgiving weekend is right before us. We associate this holiday with family, friends, relaxation and most importantly, delicious cuisine. An average Thanksgiving meal can have over 2,500 calories. But eating well is not difficult or boring. You'll be surprised at how delicious my menu items are with the added bonus of being healthier for your heart and stomach! Here are some of the recipes I'll have on my table this Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
Pemberton, B.C., the little town about 35 kilometres north of Whistler that looks like the set of a Roy Rogers picture, has been proclaimed the best place to spend Thanksgiving in Canada. Technically,...
Would you invite a complete stranger into your home for Thanksgiving dinner? What about a whole family of complete strangers? That's what Parker Mitchell and Kyle Baptista are asking Torontonians to...
Thanksgiving doesn't just mean turkey time. New traditions and main course ideas are always surfacing. Not up for roasting a turkey this year, or just looking for something new? We've got some great dish ideas that will leave you feeling festive and satisfied without the mess and mayhem of a whole turkey.
There are numerous ways to cook with leftover Thanksgiving turkey and rice, but this recipe is by far one of the best as it is a complete meal, with vegetables, grains and protein in every serving.The...
Well it's been a busy week in parenting news. Consumers are up in arms about meat, the Yahoo! baby was finally born, Canada's got its first official Mom of the Year, and the mommy blogs are all over one mean daddy. I also saw a very interesting and entertaining product sent to the office this week -- I just had to share.
When you are all set to make your pumpkin pie for this year’s Thanksgiving feast, why not start from scratch with your own homemade pumpkin puree? Small "pie" pumpkins are now available at many farmer...
Sometimes we all need a little reminder of what we're grateful for -- like a long weekend, good food and our families. We hope you enjoy some of these simple Thanksgiving recipes and craft ideas. Be warned -- there are a lot of delicious dessert recipes ahead (but we didn't leave out the brussels sprouts).
Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Having everyone over in the comfort of your home will ensure that you know exactly what is on the menu! This way you can plan a diverse meal that is hearty, healthy and delicious! Tell people what to bring, prepare food together or make it all yourself! Whatever works for you, make it happen and enjoy the perfect balanced holiday meal!
Music by Michael Buble, The Guess Who, Murray McLauchlan, Hagood Hardy and k.d. lang has made the list of Canada's five tastiest songs in honor of Thanksgiving on October 8, as selected by SOCAN, the...
TORONTO - Celebrity chef, TV show host and cookbook author David Rocco says Thanksgiving is his favourite holiday."It's really the spirit of what holidays should be about," he said, adding, "It's abou...
Wondering when Canadian Thanksgiving is this year — and which days you get off? The simple answer: Thanksgiving is Monday, October 8, 2012. Its early date this year is thanks to October 1 falling on a...
Thanksgiving is the day when most (if not all) of your family comes together to eat. This year, why not deliver a truly pan-Canadian multicourse feast that's delicious and ready all at the same time. With only two weeks until the big day, now's the time to check out what's already in your pantry and create your master shopping list. Here are some of my top Canadian "buy now" ingredients to impress your guests on Thanksgiving Day.
Are your family gatherings like Norman Rockwell paintings or Picasso portraits? If they're the latter, you may find these tips helpful.
This Thanksgiving, when you find yourself with lots of turkey leftovers, don't throw them out! The bones from your festive dinner are a treasure trove of health just waiting to be exploited for your b...
The Thanksgiving long weekend is for many of us a time to gather with friends and family, do some good eating, and celebrate all the things we're thankful for. These days, we're often taking to Twitte...
We Canadians have much to be thankful for today --not least for the relative stability of our economy has so far maintained amidst the steadily worsening global storm. It's no wonder, then, that Forbes magazine declared Canada the number one country in the world with which to do business, a fact celebrated by our blogger, David Gratzer. I will be celebrating the holiday with my family out in our little cottage in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Out in the county, pretty much everything we eat is grown within a 20-mile radius. If you have not tried this sort of produce, I urge you to follow the advice of our new contributor, Malcolm Jolley, and do so. You'll never go back to an imported waxy January tomato again. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
There are many things to be thankful for when you have children: your mom decided to serve dinner buffet style, so the kids can choose what they like. One piece of broccoli and four pieces of bread? Fine. Don't care. Sit down and shut up.