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PARADISE FOUND We share the top places to visit in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Demi-fine jewellery is an emerging trend, and Michael Kors is in the mix of it. A new collection of refined pieces that includes sterling silver, semiprecious stones and 14-karat-gold plating are the perfect gift for you, no occasion necessary.

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Share your CL creations with us on Instagram and tag us with #CLgetcooking, like @snowchurchlady, who made our flourless Skyr Pancakes (May 2018). WHITE NOW An all-white ensemble communicates to the world that you’ve got loads of confidence and style comes naturally to you. Resist the urge to add a pop of colour by keeping the look monochromatic. Leather JACKET, $750, mackage.com. Sleeveless SWEATER, $50, loft.com. Denim JEANS, $90, gapcanada.ca. NECKLACE, hm.com/ca. RINGS, linksoflondon.com. SNEAKERS, lacoste.com.

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Go Fish

From the late internationally renowned seafood expert John Bil, this book takes you behind the fish counter to make sense of buying and preparing all sorts of food from the deep blue sea. Between the approachable recipes and tips, you’ll rediscover a love for the ocean, as we did. SHIP TO SHORE: STRAIGHT TALK FROM THE SEAFOOD COUNTER (House of Anansi Press) by John Bil, $35.

Pom Power Vitamin C–packed pomegranates contain hundreds of sweet ruby-red seeds—called arils—to snack on. To easily remove the arils, cut the fruit in half and hold seed side down over a bowl. With a wooden spoon, strike the back of the fruit, letting the tiny delicious bits drop into the bowl.

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Bring eucalyptus leaves to a boil, then simmer to fill your home with its distinct fragrance.

Though eucalyptus is often used as a filler in bouquets, we think it has great centrepiece potential. Forgo autumn leaves and use the plant for a Thanksgiving tablescape like this one. Add votive candles and fall pears to complete the elegant scene.

Core Life BOOTIES, $50/pair, thebay.com.

Wardrobe Staples

Hudson Bay Company’s new Core Life collection focuses on sartorial building blocks, such as sweaters and go-to ankle boots. The best part? Prices start at $7.50, and nothing is more than $80.


LOCO FOR COCO Here to satisfy your creamy cravings is one of PC’s best dairy-free frozen desserts, delivering luxurious texture and silky coconut flavour while giving traditional ice cream a run for its money. PC Coconut Milk Frozen Dessert, $6, loblaws.ca.

Harvest Heroes The Unikko poppy print was designed by Maija Isola in 1964 after she was told not to make flower patterns. We’re happy she stood her ground.

Conquer one or several of these amazing corn mazes from coast to coast this fall—no compass needed, but a sense of adventure is a must.

1CORN CHILLIWACK MAZE AND

PUMPKIN FARM, CHILLIWACK, B.C. Enter this maze (in operation for almost 20 years) with a passport and complete challenges along the way. chilliwackcornmaze.com

MARIMEKKO X SIMONS POP-UP SHOPS WHO Finnish design house Marimekko and Quebecbased retailer Simons WHAT Together, the textile-design company and the department store are launching pop-up shops stocked with ready-to-wear clothing and accessories in Marimekko’s famous patterns.

2 LACOMBE CORN MAZE, KRAAY FAMILY FARM, LACOMBE, ALTA.

Home to one of the world’s largest QR codes (carved into a corn maze, naturally), this fun farm also ofers

miniature golf, swings, fire pits, an adventure course and much more. kraayfamilyfarm.com

3 A MAZE IN CORN, SAINT

ADOLPHE, MAN. Zip lines, a petting zoo, a giant bale pyramid and pony rides are all a part of the experience at this intricate maze. Before you leave, remember to pick up some fresh sweet corn to savour at home. cornmaze.ca

WHEN Aug. 29 to Dec. 1 WHERE Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga, Ont.; CF Rideau Centre, Ottawa; Place Ste-Foy, Quebec City

Gourd Heavens! Adorable decorative features that won’t rot before the trick-or-treaters come a-knockin’, these cute natural-twig pumpkins will enhance your decor, indoors or out, all season long. Natural-twig PUMPKINS, $46 each, pier1.ca.

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Oxo Good Grips POULTRY SHEARS, $38, bedbathand beyond.ca.

Shear Genius

These spring-loaded poultry shears feature an easy-grip no-slip handle, essential for handling birds of all sizes. When spatchcocking our Thanksgiving turkey (page 104), we especially appreciated the looped handle that helped us keep a steady hand when cutting through the bone.

Spray on skin after shaving to calm razor burn.

Lacombe Corn Maze, Kraay Family Farm, Lacombe, Alta.

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5 ACRE CORN MAZE, SNYDER’S FAMILY FARM, KITCHENER, ONT. By day, this family farm has all of your fall delights (think hayrides, pumpkins and apple fritters), but by night, it’s a much spookier scene, complete with haunted house. Have no fear, though—a beer tent is on-site. snydersfamilyfarm.com

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BELFAST CORN MAZE, THE CHUCKWAGON FARM MARKET, ELDON, P.E.I. Giant board games and farm-animal fun are available, in addition to P.E.I.’s largest corn maze—plus, local barbecue!

MIGHTY MISTS It can be used to set makeup.

Harness the hydrating power of H2O with a refreshing spray for a moisture boost that feels light as air. Bottled up in Eau Thermale Avène’s soothing bestseller is the unique mineral content from France’s Sainte-Odile spring. Meanwhile, Institut Esthederm’s patented technology uses antioxidant-enriched water to enhance skin’s radiance. INSTITUT ESTHEDERM Cellular Water Mist, $29, esthederm.ca. EAU THERMALE AVÈNE Thermal Spring Water Spray, $16.50, beautyboutique.ca.

Overhaul leftover turkey into something that’s different from simply heating up a plate of Thanksgiving fixings. Check out our roundup of soups, salads, stir-fries and more at canadianliving.com/ turkeyleftovers. And where a recipe calls for cooked chicken, use turkey instead.

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dry ingredients clump together. Overworking pastry creates a tough crust.

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look of the month DEWY LIPS Unlike the rest of the body, lips lack oil and sweat glands. Come fall, it’s important to treat them often to prevent chapping. Enter lip balms, which sit on top, forming a shield.

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Banish dry lips with one of these products that seriously hydrates, nourishes and repairs. TEXT JULIA M C EWEN

This scrub contains skin-nourishing organic ingredients to help soften dry, cracked lips while removing flakes.

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Our picks for the most healing lip balms that you’ll want to wear all day. (From top) PHYSICIANS FORMULA Organic Wear Organic Rose Oil Lip Polish, $16, physiciansformula.com. REVLON Kiss Exfoliating Balm, $7, walmart.ca. BEAUTYCOUNTER Lip Conditioner in Calendula, $25, beautycounter.com. BIODERMA Atoderm Moisturizing Stick, $7, bioderma.ca. CAUDALIE French Kiss Innocence Lip Balm in Natural Pink, $20, caudalie.ca. THE BODY SHOP Lip Juicer in Kiwi, Kale & Watermelon, $10, thebodyshop.com. NYX COSMETICS #Thisiseverything Lip Loving Balm, $7, nyxcosmetics.ca. VASELINE Lip Therapy Tin in Cocoa Butter, $5, vaseline.ca. BUXOM Powerplump Lip Balm in Big O, $21, sephora.ca.

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Resist the urge to lick your chapped lips. Saliva might be a quick fix, but once it evaporates, it leaves lips drier.

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TOP LIP TIPS PLUTINO GROUP MAKEUP PRO SHERI STROH GIVES US HER LIP-SAVING TIPS TO FIX A DRY PUCKER.

1 DRY AIR MEANS DRY SKIN, WHICH IS EXACERBATED WHEN THERMOSTATS ARE CRANKED UP. SLEEP WITH A HUMIDIFIER, AS IT WILL HELP SKIN STAY SUPPLE THROUGHOUT WINTER.

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“Waxy formulas are never greasy and won’t give any added shine,” says makeup artist Sheri Stroh, which makes them the perfect unisex choice.

SIT FOR 10 MINUTES. “IT HELPS SOFTEN ANY DEAD SKIN,” SHE EXPLAINS. THEN, IT’S WIPED OFF WITH A DAMP FACECLOTH, WHICH GENTLY EXFOLIATES.

3 IF YOUR LIPS STILL LOOK A LITTLE FLAKY, STROH

SUGGESTS GIVING THEM A LIGHT BRUSHING AFTER APPLYING A LIP BALM. “I SCRUB MY LIPS WITH MY TOOTHBRUSH,” SHE SAYS.

BURT’S BEES Cucumber Mint Lip Balm, $5, burtsbees.ca.

Is a basic balm not giving your pout enough love? Try one of these targeted treatments to bestow an extra hit of hydrating, smoothing and anti-aging ingredients. This reduces the appearance of vertical lines on and around lips.

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To revive dry lips, look for oil-based balms that contain almond, wheat germ, jojoba, coconut or argan oil. THE BODY SHOP Wild Argan Oil Solid Oil for Lips, $8, thebodyshop.com.

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Before a big event when you know your lips will be swathed in a vibrant lipstick, prep them with a mask. We love the intense hydration of this hydrogel sheet lip mask with advanced peptides to help smooth and firm skin.

Due to transepidermal water loss, a process that accelerates overnight, our lips decrease in volume (the thinner skin makes them more susceptible). The sesame seed and Indian gentian extracts seal in hydration.

RADFORD 24K Gold Hydrogel Lip Mask, $7, victoriaradford.com.

DERMALOGICA Nightly Lip Treatment, $69, dermalogica ca.

Our bodies go through a mini renewal process when our heads hit the pillow. Korean beauty brand Laneige uses a vitamin C complex to form a wrap over your lips’ surface, helping absorb and retain moisture.

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“Lips can be sensitive, and it’s the one area we often forget to protect with sunscreen,” says Stroh. “Also, lips get dried out so much faster than any other place on the skin.” COOLA Mineral Liplux With SPF 30 in Summer Crush, $29, thedetoxmarket.ca.

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FASHION & BEAUTY ask an expert

This month, we bring you the best in clean beauty, foundation inclusivity and hair savers.

With Julia McEwen OUR FASHION & BEAUTY DIRECTOR FINDS THE ANSWERS TO YOUR BEAUTYRELATED QUESTIONS.

Q Now that I’ve started to exercise regularly, is there anything that can help me cut down on washing my hair?

If dry skin is the bane of your existence and you’ve exhausted your options, consider something simpler and costefective. Dr. Sandy Skotnicki, a Torontobased dermatologist and the author of Beyond Soap, recommends body oils. “For the body, my favourites are virgin coconut oil and sunflower-seed oil,” she says. Oils improve the skin barrier that helps hold in moisture without being too heavy. Look for coconut oils that are cold-pressed or extra virgin, which indicates the oil is unrefined—the best kind for skin care because it’s rich in polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant. 26 | CANADIAN LIVING OCTOBER 2018

KAIA NATURALS The Takesumi Detox Overnight Dry Shampoo, $32, kaianaturals.com.

EDITOR’S PICK LOW-MAINTENANCE SALON MANICURE

Eight years ago, CND’s Shellac revolutionized the nail industry, yet some women still opt for regular polish. Why? Time. But now, Shellac Luxe has a formula that requires just two steps (colour and topcoat), and removal takes only 60 seconds, versus 15 minutes.

Q Finding the right foundation colour is a challenge. Do any brands have a wide range? Major beauty companies are finally embracing a full line of foundation shades for women of all skin tones, including some of our favourite affordable brands. Both Maybelline New York and CoverGirl have launched ranges with 40 shades in formulations geared toward full, matte and long-lasting coverage. MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation, $11, maybelline.ca. COVERGIRL TruBlend Matte Made Foundation, $14, covergirl.ca.

PHOTOGRAPHY, GENEVIÈVE CARON (WOMAN)

I go through body lotion so fast it’s bankrupting me! Are there affordable options?

Apply this nonaerosol powder at your roots and massage it in either before you go to bed or before you hit your Spinning class. The rice and tapioca starches will help soak up sweat and oil, while charcoal deodorizes your hair and scalp, making your hair seem thicker by adding texture. Kaia Naturals owner Mary Futher likens the product to gravy—“Starches need time to thicken”— meaning, the longer the powder sits, the better the oil absorption and volumizing effect.


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Essential attire for editorial director Erin McLaughlin when she makes the acquaintance of Ouessant Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s black bees.

â&#x20AC;˘ Guerlain launches its Abeille Royale skin-care line in 2010, partnering with the Brittany Black Bee Conservatory Association to ensure the best-quality raw materials for its products that incorporate honey and royal jelly from Ouessant Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bees. â&#x20AC;˘ The French Apidology Observatory begins receiving support from Guerlain in 2015, working toward the creation of 10 million bee colonies in Europe by 2025. â&#x20AC;˘ In 2017, Guerlain presents Bee University, a forum on the beneďŹ ts of biodiversity and sustainability for bees. â&#x20AC;˘ This year, Guerlain unveils Abeille Royale Double R Renew & Repair Serum, a premium product featuring ingredients from Ouessant Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s black bees.


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Ponytails top the list of easy, versatile hairdos, but they’re not all created equal: On one end is the gym-approved pony, and on the other, the red-carpetworthy updo. We asked Plutino Group hairstylist Jukka to create a simple yet polished style that you can do at home. TEXT JULIA MCEWEN

PHOTOGRAPHY, GENEVIÈVE CARON (MODEL). HAIR AND MAKEUP, JUKKA/DESIGN.ME/MAKE UP FOR EVER/PLUTINO GROUP. DRESS, COSSTORES.COM. EARRINGS, BANANAREPUBLIC.CA

If the idea of a bow is a little too precious for you, Jukka recommends wrapping a small lock of your hair around the base and securing it with a bobby pin. “It’s a nice finishing touch to any kind of ponytail,” he says.


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Create a centre or side part, then separate a section at the crown to tease; Jukka calls this section the triangle, with the base of it facing the front of your head. (If you have thin, oily or slippery hair, use a volumizing powder to absorb oil and add texture.) Place a brush or finetooth comb about halfway between your roots and your hand, then stroke downward toward the scalp.

Once you have a cushion of hair at the base of the section, apply hairspray, then gently smooth your locks with a paddle brush, using enough pressure to hide the teased area without flattening it. Secure your tresses into a ponytail at the nape of your neck with a clear elastic.

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“This is a classic style,” says Jukka. Keep your pony bare or, for a style seen at Chanel, Valentino, Prada and Dior over the years, add a simple length of grosgrain to finish of your look. Simply wrap the ribbon around the pony twice and tie into a small bow.

U MOROCCANOIL Y DESIGN.ME Puf.Me Volumizing Powder Spray, $19.50, designmehair.com.

Boar Bristle Classic Brush, $79, moroccanoil.com.

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You don’t need to go all in with gold. Simple accessories with just a dusting of the metal look au courant, too.

This season, a standout wristwatch straddles the line between modern minimalism and old-world glamour—which is why the comeback of yellow gold couldn’t be more perfectly timed. TEXT ALEXANDRA DONALDSON

PHOTOGRAPHY, ALVARO GOVEIA (MODEL); GEOFFREY ROSS (COLLAGE). HAIR AND MAKEUP, SHERI STROH/ORIBE/BITE BEAUTY/PLUTINO GROUP. DRESS, CLUBMONACO.CA. NECKLACE, TIFFANY.CA. WATCH, $2,800, RADO.COM. RING, BIRKS.COM

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Going for Gold

When it comes to gilt watches, you can go as flashy or as subtle as you like, but we suggest keeping the shape simple. A round face with a classic band will never fail.

For a softer take on gold, choose a watch with warm brown or tortoiseshell accents.

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1. Larsson & Jennings Lugano Solaris WATCH , $408, shopbop.com. 2. Nixon Porter WATCH with grosgrain band, $165, shopbop.com. 3. Petite Portia WATCH with leather band, $195, michaelkors.ca. 4. WATCH with two-tone band, $175, guess.ca. 5. Skinmoka WATCH , $170, swatch.com.

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FASHION & BEAUTY effortless chic

Current/Elliott BLAZER, $433, shopbop.com. TOP, $63, anntaylor.com. JEANS, $98, levi.com. Short NECKLACE and WATCH, links oflondon.com. NECKLACES, pyrrha.com. Leather BAG, poppy barley.com. SHOES, callitspring.com.

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From buttery pastels to plaids to checks to tweeds, office separates get a sleek feminine makeover that’s far from basic. PRODUCER & STYLING JULIA MCEWEN | PHOTOGRAPHY MARIE RAINVILLE | HAIR & MAKEUP ANIYA NANDY/ KEVIN MURPHY/NARS/PLUTINO GROUP | MODEL LEANNE PROCTOR/ELMER OLSEN MODELS | SHOT ON LOCATION IN QUEBEC CITY WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO QUÉBECORIGINAL AND QUEBEC CITY TOURISM


Wool belted VEST, $395, soiakyo.com. SHIRT, $135, cosstores.com. PANTS, $220, woolrich.com. Rebecca Minkof EARRINGS, shopbop.com.

cult classic (Opposite page) The blazer is the most beloved workwear silhouette. Why? Because its polished shape is versatile yet transformative.

vest in show With all the traditional features, this long vest can be worn as a dress or a blazer.


SWEATER, $225, bananarepublic.ca. PANTS, $40, hm.com/ ca. EARRINGS, jennybird.ca. RING and BAG, lechateau.com. SCARF and SHOES, anntaylor.com.

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crop it to me (Opposite page) Relaxed, tailored and fluid, cropped cuts create a soft masculine look. We love these trousers paired with pointed flats.

check mate The hero pieces are the glen-check coat and the structured briefcase. But the supporting cast—berry slacks and a faux-leather top—deserve honourable mentions.

COAT, $150, lechateau.com. Faux-leather TOP, $227, anntaylor.com. PANTS, $45, old navy.ca. EARRINGS, swarovski .com. RING, linksoflondon.com. BRIEFCASE, tigerofsweden .com. Shot on location at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.


bright spot DayGlo colours can add fun to 9-to-5 classics. This electric fuchsia mockneck paired with a cozy wool cardi and a feminine pencil skirt translates to professional yet playful.

mod club (Opposite page) The high(er) neckline and short(er) hemline of this frock nod to â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s mod style. Add suede knee-high boots and you have a proper British invasion.

CARDIGAN, $99, hm.com/ca. TURTLENECK, $250, judithand charles.com. SKIRT, $133, and BOOTIES, anntaylor.com. EARRINGS, lechateau.com. RING, ilove biko.com. BAG, aldoshoes.com.


DRESS, $60, and EARRINGS, hm.com/ca. Madewell leather BAG, shopbop.com. BOOTS, bananarepublic.ca.

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living on the edge Bring edginess to your workwear by mixing fabrics. Instead of a classic leather moto jacket, try the topper in tweed, and rather than a traditional tweed skirt, don the style in leather.

tartan with a twist (Opposite page) A crewneck might be an obvious choice to pair with a trouser, but the artfully gathered material at the waist of this top creates a beautiful shape. Its styling potential is endless.

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JACKET, $240, SWEATER, $95, and EARRINGS, ann taylor.com. Leather SKIRT, $695, judithandcharles.com. Kam Dhillon GLASSES, clearly.ca.


TOP, $110, and NECKLACE, anntaylor.com. Wool PANTS, $395, judithandcharles.com. HAT, hm.com/ca. CUFF, ilovebiko.com. SHOES, lechateau.com.

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BLAZER, $695, WAISTCOAT, $395, and boot-cut PANTS, $395, shopsmythe .ca. SHIRT, $109, hm.com/ ca. EARRINGS, anntaylor .com. BAG, lechateau.com. Michael Michael Kors SHOES, michaelkors.ca.

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Match your blazer to your trousers— that’s right, pantsuits are back and better than ever.


BLAZER, $240, DRESS, $145, EARRINGS and RING, bananarepublic.ca. BRACELET, anntaylor .com. Roxy Earle x Le Chateau FANNY PACK, lechateau.com. TIGHTS and SHOES, hm.com/ca. Shot on location at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.

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motivation of the month GRATITUDE CHALLENGE There are many people in our lives who deserve to be thanked—for lifting our spirits, ofering advice, helping out and simply being who they are. Sadly, we don’t say it enough. This month, we’re gaining ground on gratitude and learning to make it a part of our everyday lives by showing appreciation to a diferent person each day with handwritten notes, enthusiastic phone calls and thoughtful emails. So, over the next 31 days, that’s 31 heartfelt thank-yous and the start of an important lifelong practice.

There’s more than one way to say thanks. Here’s a start. “I appreciate the way you…” “I love it when you…” “I’ll always feel indebted to you for…” “Because of you, I can…” “I’m honoured that you’re willing to…”

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing more important than the sisterhood of friends. Where would we be without our gal pals? Lost. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be cast adrift without our anchor, our North Star. That unconditionally loving, nonjudgmental circle of friends who supply endless amounts of support, empathy and laughs (and, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be honest, Chardonnay), they get itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;they get us. In fact, in the early part of the 20th century, the psychological theorist Alfred Adler called the creation of friendships one of the three vital tasks of life. He saidâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and successive theorists have agreedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that one of the most fundamental tasks RIDQ\SHUVRQÂśVOLIHLVWRÂżQGEHORQJLQJ Âł:KRDP,"+RZGR,ÂżWLQ"´7KHVHDUHWKH TXHVWLRQVDQVZHUHGE\ÂżQGLQJPHDQLQJIXO connection. None of us could survive solo; we need others, both practically and personally. From the earliest stages of life, mere babes in arms, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re psychologically and physiologically hardwired for social connection. Encoded into our DNA is the circuitry we need to attune to others, to respond, to cooperate. To belong. This social connection not only ensures our survival but also enriches our lives. So that means strong friendships are central to robust and resilient mental health. Just how strong is your circle? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sensitive question, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it? After all, the sisterhood is sacred. But life is long, and relationships change as we evolve DQGJURZ6RPHIULHQGVKLSVQRORQJHUÂżWEXW we keep them around for their historic value, like the prom dress and platform heels at the back of our closets. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s painful to think about walking away from someone who has been a Âż[WXUHLQRXUOLIH7KHWKRXJKWRIGLVFDUGLQJ an old friendship makes us cringe, but what is more cringe-worthy is continually compensating for so-called pals who stand us up, put us down and stomp all over the hallowed bondsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;people who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lift us up but drag us down. 46 | CANADIAN LIVING OCTOBER 2018

Some of our friendships need to be recharged; we have to plug in and make an investment to bring them back to life. Occasionally, we must take stock and do a complete friendship reboot. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FRIEND, an acronym I sometimes use as a litmus test. If you hold this checklist up to your posse, do all of the boxes get ticked? 1. FAITHFUL No, that

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This is a two-way street, and she gives as good as she gets.

3. INSPIRING Her words and deeds and the way she moves in the world inspire you to do better and be better. After spending time with her, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re charged up to take on new projects and attain new goals.

4. ETHICAL A good friend is one who supports you in doing the right thing, not the easy thing. She has integrity and makes sure you maintain yours, too. 5. NONJUDGMENTAL She loves your imperfect self, through your glorious moments and your unfortunate missteps. She may not always agree with your choices, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll certainly hold a mirror up (see Ethical, above), but she wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t judge you or hold you in contempt.

6. DEPENDABLE If she says sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be there, she is. You can count on that. She doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t show up just some of the time but every time.

LIZA FINLAY IS A REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND AUTHOR OF LOST & FOUND: THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY OF WOMEN AT MIDLIFE.


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With the dry heat and desert views, Arizona is a far cry from the landscape we call home— especially in winter—so it’s easy to see why Canadians flock there in droves. Located in Eastern Maricopa County—no, it’s not a mirage—the city of Scottsdale shines, serving up a vibrant offering of food, culture and adventure to suit any personality. Here, Fashion & Beauty editor Alexandra Donaldson shares some of the best spots. CANADIAN LIVING OCTOBER 2018 | 51


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The subterranean gallery and studio of architect Paolo Soleri, who’s perhaps most well known for his bronze bells, looks almost Seuss-like in spots and showcases his design ethos of arcology, a term he coined that marries architecture and ecology. The buildings are designed to reap the benefits of the sun (to provide warmth and light) and the earth (to provide insulation) and are a masterful example of eco-friendly living.

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For fans of Frank Lloyd Wright, a trip to one of his most personal creations, Taliesin West, is a must. It’s not only where he wintered and spent his later years but it also serves as the headquarters for his

foundation and architecture school. Learn about how Wright honoured the rugged landscape of the Sonoran Desert and take in a space truly connected to its stunning surroundings. As he said himself, “Taliesin West is a look over the rim of the world.”

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Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue [7]

An interest in history isn’t a requirement for devouring barbecue, but it helps if you have an appreciation for fabulous food. Chef Bryan Dooley, who trained at The Culinary Institute of America in New York, puts his spin on authentic western-style cuisine—like his famous coleslaw with a hefty dose of olives—and offers a vegetarian option of pulled squash so tasty it could satisfy any carnivore.

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Hike this protected area of land surrounded by mountains and desert and you’ll fall in love with this unique landscape. Since the hike is moderate, see if you can spot some of the area’s signature vegetation, including the palo verde tree and the saguaro cactus—though if you miss them, it’s likely because of the sweeping views of Scottsdale from above.

Though you should count on getting wet, this guided kayak tour with Arizona Outback Adventures is a relatively smooth trip— novices welcome!—with brilliant views of red cliffs, green brush and mirror-still waters. While lucky souls might catch a glimpse of wild horses or bald eagles, I spotted a squadron of javelinas, which are often mistaken for pigs.

Chef Charleen Badman’s much-lauded menu highlights a constantly changing selection of dishes featuring seasonal and local ingredients served in a creative way—perfect for adventurous eaters who want to taste some of the best of Arizona. Try as many plates as possible and treat yourself to a few selections from the famously extensive wine list, including the coowner’s label, Los Milics.

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Sonoran Desert and surreal 12-million-year-old boulder formations. To curtail some of the effects of the dry desert heat, I opted for the Desert Rose Radiance body treatment, an 80-minute indulgence to relax and rejuvenate, and felt like a new woman walking out.

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A glass of vino pairs perfectly with a desert sunset, so do a tasting to savour the local flavour. There are three wine regions in Arizona, including spots in Santa Cruz County, Cochise County and Yavapai County, but Scottsdale has five tasting

rooms serving wine from different regions if you prefer to stay in the city. Don’t skip Carlson Creek Vineyard’s tasting room in Old Town Scottsdale.

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Indulge in some modern healthy favourites among the feel-good food—yes, there’s avocado toast. Whether you’re looking to power up your probiotics and antioxidants or reduce your stress, there’s a dish for that. Great for brunch or a smoothie to go, this spot offers farm-to-table fare in a community atmosphere (read: Pups are welcome on the patio).

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grounds, learn about past residents (including icon Philip C. Curtis) and admire what current residents are working on. (I enjoyed watching the fibre artist Chance Phillips make whimsical felt creations.)

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The guide at Ultimate Art & Culture Tours will reveal attractions you might otherwise miss (the installation of The Doors and its companion piece, Sound Passage, is unassuming from the outside but looks like a kaleidoscope from within), plus historic landmarks (City Hall’s stainedglass ceiling is a stunner) and modern art curiosities (the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art features work from renowned installation artist James Turrell).

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Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen [15]

Embracing bright minimalist decor with a Mid-Century Modern spin, this restaurant serves up style that’ll make you want to stay awhile. Good thing there’s modern art to admire and purchase, as well as inspired shareable small dishes that are so artfully plated you won’t be able to resist snapping a photo or two.

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Food for the soul. THE RECIPE IS EASY: TAKE four couples, ADD LOTS OF laughter AND GIVE IT SOME TIME—ABOUT 25 years. That’s how long this remarkable dinner club from rural Saskatchewan has been sharing meals and making memories. The dishes “always turn out,” says Lloyd Hunchak, adding that the evenings often stretch into the wee hours, and the bonds forged have withstood the test of time.

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Snapshots of the supper club over the years reveal decades of laughter, camaraderie and lots and lots of delicious food.

The couples, who grew up in the same area, cemented their friendship in the 1980s, when the men played in a twilight baseball league and the families travelled to tournaments around the province. In the ’90s, Ed and Carol Thorsteinson realized, “We really like these people, but we don’t connect often enough; we always see one another at some event,” says Carol. They wondered if a dinner club would give the group a chance to visit more. So Carol asked Elaine Hunchak, and Elaine and Lloyd loved the idea. Then, she called Claire and Gordie Melnyk, who also accepted. The next day, Carol and Elaine walked over to the school where Vicky Krysak was teaching; Vicky and her hubby, Peter, didn’t need convincing—they were in, too. The group of eight was soon meeting every month, rotating dinners at each couple’s house with a ¿IWKJHWWRJHWKHUDVDPHDORXW “Carol is a really good organizer, and she also loves to orchestrate fun,” says Claire. It’s often Carol and Ed who teach the

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others card games and coordinate goofy events, like a scavenger hunt around town or a sports tournament featuring games such as makeshift discus (a garbage-pail lid) and javelin (a wet mop). Âł2QFHZKHQ/OR\GVKDYHGRĚ&#x2020; the trademark moustache heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d worn forever, Ed and I made fake moustaches for everyone to wear when he arrived at the dinner party,â&#x20AC;? says Carol. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whenever itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our turn to host, no one knows whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll happen. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always trying out new thingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; trivia, memory games, bingo bowling and Frisbee golfâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;on these poor people.â&#x20AC;? But the group relies on one another for more than just fun and games; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there through lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ups and downs. When Vickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother passed away, the group rallied. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family was arriving and I was overwhelmed with grief as well as arranging the funeral and having to feed our large clan,â&#x20AC;? says Vicky. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a knock at our door and there stood our dinner-club friends with a complete meal for the whole familyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all 19 of us!â&#x20AC;? They also worked quietly

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behind the scenes at the reception, setting up tables, adding centrepieces, helping serve the meal and cleaning up afterward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still get teary thinking about that very kind and thoughtful gesture,â&#x20AC;? says Vicky. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It opened up my heart to remember to do the same for others.â&#x20AC;? Going around the tableâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gathered together to be interviewed for this story via Skypeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;each friend attests to his or her gratitude for the group, but pinpointing exactly what has PDGHLWODVWSURYHVWREHGLĚ&#x2021;FXOW to put into words. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just always get along,â&#x20AC;? says Lloyd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a group like this anywhere else in the world.â&#x20AC;? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some modest dissent to Lloydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comment, but he insists this octet is unique, and Claire agrees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many groups that start a dinner club and fail,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somehow, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve not only continued but also been consistent!â&#x20AC;? Elaine does admit that, sometimes, when the date for dinner rolls around, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hesitation (especially when the temperature drops to -30°C). â&#x20AC;&#x153;But once weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re together, they comfort me and make me laugh, and I walk away thinking, Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what I needed. â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get really good discussions going, covering every and any topic,â&#x20AC;? says Carol. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The

group is so at ease that no one is afraid of rejection or reprimand for voicing an opinionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;plus, we know that anything we say wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be shared outside the group.â&#x20AC;? And letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not forget the food. The host couple provides a meat dish, plus salad, bread, beverages and entertainment; another brings the vegetable side; someone brings the potato dish; and somebody, the dessert. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re committed to always trying new recipes (weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy to hear theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried plenty from Canadian Living). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s occasional repetition, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rare,â&#x20AC;? says Claire. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saying something, because if you do the math, these people have shared about 300 meals over 25 years, not including special events such as birthdays and weddings. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear, though, that supper is secondary. Carol says that one reason she and Ed started the group was to ensure that life didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just pass by; they wanted to spend it with people they enjoyed. That wisdom isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lost on the others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Laughter is good for the soul, and apparently for the heart,â&#x20AC;? says Elaine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a powerful medicine, and we do a lot of laughing.â&#x20AC;? That sounds like the secret ingredient for not only a successful dinner group but also for friendship and a good lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not surprisingly, these friends are happy to share it.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cocoa Sugar Cookies and the YinYang Cookies are huge hits with our grandkids.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;VICKY KRYSAK

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Book lovers, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our season! As the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, we start nesting indoors under a blanket with a cup of tea and a great read. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that sweet slow life best savoured page by page, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve rounded up prime picks sure to satisfy. Suzanneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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(ECW PRESS) BY FRAN KIMMEL, $19.

When our former governor general David Johnston talks, I tend to listen. This erudite, eloquent man has wisdom to impart that, in fact, we should all take QRWHRI,QWKLVQHZERRNKHUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWVRQ how citizens worldwide have lost faith in the institutions that guide us and how that erosion leads to political and social chaos. How is trust restored? Johnston details several ways that work not only from a national perspective but also from community and personal ones: being consistent, sharing knowledge across boundaries and borders, showing up (every time!) and listeningâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re simple reminders for everyone, and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we all use more of that? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;SM

Based in Singapore and spanning multiple generations and perspectives, Sharlene Teoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut novel is a master class in restrained emotion. The story focuses on three women: Amisa, once a great beauty whose claim to fame is a B-list horror-film franchise from her youth; Szu, her daughter, who, without a father, lives in the shadow of her mother; and Circe, Szuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only friend. This is a tale of friendship, betrayal and fraught family relations but also a quiet study on how our youthful decisions and childhood temperaments follow us our entire lives. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;AD

What happens when a flailing family takes in an abused young girl? Fran Kimmel tells this moving story in her second novel, No Good Asking. Through alternating points of view, Kimmel describes 11-year-old Hannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impact on the Nyland family, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve recently relocated to dad Ericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s childhood home to care for his aging father. The seemingly mundane scenesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a family dinner, for exampleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are the most powerful in the story and demonstrate our capacity to heal one another through compassion and kindness. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;AE

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Bitter Orange FICTION (HOUSE OF ANANSI PRESS) BY CLAIRE FULLER, $23.

Against the moody backdrop of a dilapidated English estate in the summer of 1969, Frances Jellico meets Cara and Peter, the couple living in the space below hers. After discovering a peephole that looks into their bathroom, Frances starts watching their lives play out from above. As the season progresses, the trio become more entangled, eating decadent meals and drinking in abundance, exploring the grounds of the estate and sharing secrets and lies. The VWRU\EXLOGVWRDVKRFNLQJÂżQDOH resulting in a thoroughly enjoyable book with a well-paced plot and plenty of twists and turns. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;AE

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle FICTION (HARPERCOLLINS) BY STUART TURTON, $25.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I forget everything between footsteps,â&#x20AC;? starts the narrator, who has lost sight of his identity and purpose all in an instant. He ambles through the forest to the antiquated manor nearby, where, much to his relief, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recognized by other guests there for a masquerade. Tonight, someone will die, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to this storyteller to solve the murder. If he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll awaken again to start the same day DQHZ²EXWDVDGLĚ&#x2020;HUHQWKRXVHJXHVW7KH odds are stacked against him; he has eight tries, few reliable allies and many obstacles. My favourite mystery so far this year, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Agatha Christie, Groundhog Day and Black Mirror mashed up into the kind of tale you just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put down. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;SC

Sara Cation has wept her way through a litany of literary heartbreaks, from The Little Prince to A Little Life, but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buoyed by the likes of Shteyngart and Safran Foer. She reads anything set in North Korea or India but never touches self-help or romances. Alexandra Donaldson loves reading literary ďŹ ction, essay collections, dark humour, Canadian authors and magical realism. This, and the fact that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of our resident fashion editors, makes her the closest thing we have to Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Amanda Etty has an ainity for nail-biting thrillers and smart, funny books written by smart, funny women. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always on the hunt for her next favourite novel, although sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently working her way through a stack of parenting books (toddlers, right?). Suzanne Moutis almost always has her nose in a book, be it Golden Age mystery, Second World War history or Hollywood tell-all. She unapologetically loves Regency romances and young adult ďŹ ction but flatly refuses to read anything that will make her cry.

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Starlight FICTION (MCCLELLAND & STEWART) BY RICHARD WAGAMESE, $30.

Fall has us trading in our light and fluffy beach reads for hearty heart-wrenchers, smart tomes and inspirational explorations of humanity.

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Moving from humorous to heartbreaking and inspiring to infuriating, this â&#x20AC;&#x153;living memoirâ&#x20AC;? by Deborah Levy frankly and unabashedly captures modern womanhood as she describes the failure of her marriage, the death of her mother, a shifting relationship with her children and the disillusion of the life she knew. Past intertwines with present as she touches on the lives and plights of many other women she meets, and she attempts to XQGHUVWDQGXQGHUPLQHDQGUHGHÂżQHGDWHG gender expectations at the age of 50.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a simple premise: After a shared trauma, the women in a traditional Mennonite community secretly gather to plan the best course of action for their future. One trusted man is present to record their discussion, which is, by turns, shocking, funny, moving, enraging and, ultimately, life-changing. Perhaps the most powerful part of Toewsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; novel is that, as we hear each unique voice, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reminded that a woman speaking and making decisions for herself is, even in this modern world, a revolutionary act.

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Literary darling Kate Atkinson is back with a new exquisitely wrought novel. This one focuses on Juliet Armstrong, a radio producer in 1950s London who is haunted by her days working for the government during the Second World War. Her new life collides with her ROGRQHZKHQVKHEXPSVLQWRDÂżJXUHIURPKHU past, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pulled back into a life of espionage and danger she may not be able to escape.

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People with diets rich in potassium may see beneďŹ ts in their blood pressure. Potassium relaxes the walls of blood vessels, which helps lower blood pressure and reduce muscle cramping. So, among other hearthealthy steps, eat potassium-packed picks such as bananas, plums and avocados.

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DR. RENÉE A. BEACH, DERMATOLOGIST, WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL, TORONTO; DR. TALIA ZENLEA, GASTROENTEROLOGIST, WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL, TORONTO

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Health-care pros tell us their patients’ most-asked questions. This issue, our experts talk about hair shedding and bowel movements.

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Lately, I’ve been noticing more of my hair falling out than usual. What could be causing it?

Dr. Beach says “It’s normal to shed hair daily, such as 50 to 100 strands when grooming it. However, amounts that consistently exceed that level may be a symptom of an underlying problem known as telogen effluvium. Most commonly, large amounts of hair shedding in women can be attributed to iron deficiency acquired from menstrual blood loss or a relative insuiciency in the protein ferritin, which is involved in iron stores; when present, this can be improved with daily iron supplementation. Other culprits can include thyroid imbalance or a deficiency of vitamin B12. Several social factors can contribute to hair shedding, too, including significant stressors like bankruptcy, bereavement or a relationship breakup. There are also medications that can contribute to hair shedding, so one’s medications should be reviewed for this uncommon side-efect. A physical trauma or illness can also induce hair loss, which is typically delayed by about three months after the particular event. When the trigger is identified, correction of it can help hair shedding lessen or stabilize after three to six months.”

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I have a bowel movement every other day. Does that mean I’m constipated?

Dr. Zenlea says “You’re not constipated if this represents your regular schedule. When it comes to bowel movements, each person is unique, and what’s normal for one person may not be normal for another. You should be concerned when there’s a sustained change to your normal routine or when there are associated symptoms, such as abdominal pain, bloating, a feeling of constipation or a sense of incomplete evacuation or blood in the stool. A variety of circumstances can cause constipation, including thyroid problems or electrolyte levels, but sometimes the reason is unknown. Since colon cancer can also cause changes, it’s important to speak with your doctor if there’s a sudden change in your bowel movements. In addition to eating a healthy diet that includes fibre-rich foods, reducing stress, exercising and drinking lots of water will help promote regular healthy bowel movements.”

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In all their buzzing around, honeybees create a number of healthy products that have made apitherapy a traditional health practice since the time of ancient Egypt. They include bee pollen (the reproductive material of a ďŹ&#x201A;ower gathered by worker bees), propolis (a glue-like mixture collected from plants and used to protect the hive), royal jelly (the queen bee and larvae subsist on this enzyme-rich milky substance) and, of course, honey.

1 More than just a way to sweeten tea, honey is loaded with enzymes, minerals and antioxidants.

2 A 2003 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that buckwheat honey, especially, contains a signiďŹ cant amount

of antioxidants, which help promote healthy aging and protect against disease.

botulism, never give honey to a child younger than one year old.)

3 Up to two teaspoons of

4 Honey may help relieve

honey can be as efective a cough suppressant as over-thecounter cough syrup and may improve the sleep of a coughing child. (Due to the risk of infant

seasonal allergies and heal wounds. In fact, a 2008 study found that medical dressings containing honey are also efective at preventing infection.

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smooth natural almond butter salt liquid honey plain granola unsalted roasted pepitas roasted mixed nuts, chopped dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 325°F. Mist 15- x 10-inch baking sheet with cooking spray; line with parchment paper, leaving overhang. In microwaveable bowl, microwave almond butter and salt on high until almond butter is melted, about 45 seconds. Let cool slightly. Stir in honey until smooth. In large bowl, combine granola, pepitas, nuts and cranberries; stir in almond butter mixture until coated. Scrape into prepared pan; cover with parchment paper. Using rolling pin, press granola PL[WXUH¿UPO\WRFRPSDFWHYHQO\5HPRYHWRS sheet of parchment paper. Bake until edges are golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool in pan XQWLO¿UP Lift out onto cutting board; cut into bars. PER BAR about 139 cal, 4 g pro, 7 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 16 g carb (2 g dietary fibre, 8 g sugar), 0 mg chol, 61 mg sodium, 61 mg potassium. % RDI: 2% calcium, 7% iron.

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Freshen up after a sweaty workout with a hydrating facial mist and dry shampoo. For an easy studio-to-street do, weave your hair into a braid. (Bonus: You’ll have beachy waves when you take it out.)

Feel the burn! Nike master trainer Eva Redpath showcases three moves to strengthen and sculpt your lower body using a resistance band.

EXERCISE

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START HERE Place a resistance band below your knees, then stand with your feet hip-width apart. 1 SQUAT SLIGHTLY. 2 TAKE A SMALL STEP TO THE LEFT WITH YOUR LEFT FOOT, THEN WITH YOUR RIGHT FOOT. 3 KEEP TAKING STEPS TO THE LEFT UNTIL THE REPETITIONS ARE COMPLETE. REPEAT IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. EIGHT TO 12 REPS IN EACH DIRECTION X THREE SETS

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ADHD RELIEF

EXERCISE

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START HERE Place a resistance band around your thighs. Lie on your left side with legs together and knees slightly bent.

1 KEEPING YOUR FEET TOGETHER, LIFT YOUR RIGHT KNEE. HOLD FOR A SECOND, SQUEEZING YOUR GLUTES, THEN LOWER IT BACK DOWN. COMPLETE THE REPS WITH YOUR RIGHT LEG BEFORE SWITCHING TO YOUR LEFT LEG. EIGHT TO 12 REPS ON EACH SIDE X THREE SETS

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WE ALL WANT TO KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO TO AVOID BREAST CANCER,

a disease that claimed the lives of 5,000 Canadian women last year. There is no easy answer, but the experts agree there are things we can do to reduce our risk. Read on for our comprehensive guide to taking care of your breasts.

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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among Canadian women (excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers) and the secondleading cause of cancer deaths. “Although the incidence of breast cancer can be concerning, the vast majority—80 to 90 percent— of women will be long-term survivors, and the outlook is growing better every year,”

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Get your move on Research shows you can lower your risk of breast cancer by being physically active. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The current evidence is showing 30 to 60 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity will do it,â&#x20AC;? says DeCoteau. This doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to mean hitting the gym every day, but you do need to be consistent, she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe you do yoga twice a week or a heavy boot-camp class on the weekend and, throughout the week, you ride your bike to workâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all that exercise adds up. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to commit if you want to see the maximum EHQHÂżWRIULVNUHGXFWLRQIRUEUHDVWKHDOWK´ 72 | CANADIAN LIVING OCTOBER 2018

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO A BREAST SELF-EXAM? Dr. Ruth Heisey, chief of family medicine at Torontoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Hospital, says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to know your breasts so you can easily detect changes. Examine your breasts every two to three months during showering or bathing, being sure to cover all of the tissue, including up to the collarbone and into the armpit, using the flat part of your fingersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not your fingertips, which are too sensitive. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling for lumps or bumps in the breast or armpit or any persistent thickenings or fullness present on one side only. Look in the mirror while drying off; check for indentations, significant changes in the shape of the breast, any one-sided nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing, or crusting or thickening of the nipple and areola. Avoid examining your breasts around the time of your period, when they tend to feel fuller and lumpier. If you notice any changes, visit your health-care provider and discuss whether imaging should be performed. Some women with relatives with breast and/or ovarian cancer may be at a substantially higher risk for both cancers and should consider genetic testing and high-risk screenings (mammogram and MRI) and, for those who are found to carry a genetic mutation, possibly preventive surgeries.

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Although there are no studies showing a direct link between household chemicals and cancer, some experts recommend erring on the side of caution. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This revolves around the precautionary principle,â&#x20AC;? says DeCoteau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If something has not yet been proven safe, exercise caution or avoid wherever possible.â&#x20AC;? According to the Environmental Defence organization, Canadians are exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in their household-cleaning and personal-care products that may be linked to breast cancer, among other diseases and disorders. The organization is lobbying for full ingredient disclosure and health-warning labels to be mandatory on product packaging so consumers can make informed purchasing decisions. In the meantime, consider incorporating HFRFHUWLÂżHGVRDSVVSUD\VDQGFOHDQHUV and personal-care products into your routines, where possible. When it comes to possibly scratching SRWHQWLDOO\KDUPIXOFKHPLFDOVRĚ&#x2020;\RXU grocery list, the Environmental Working Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (EWG) Dirty Dozen list of the 12 fruits and vegetables with the highest amounts of pesticide residue (including strawberries, apples and spinach) can help provide insight as to when it may be PRVWLPSRUWDQWWREX\FHUWLÂżHGRUJDQLF Since eating strictly organic can be expensive, DeCoteau also recommends using (:*ЧV&OHDQ)LIWHHQJXLGHDOLVWRIFRQYHQWLRQDOO\JURZQSURGXFHWKDWGRHVQЧW KDYHVLJQLÂżFDQWUHVLGXH LQFOXGLQJFRUQ broccoli and avocados).


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You are your breastsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best friendâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and advocate. We asked Dr. Grunfeld a few breast-health questions to help you get to know your breasts a little better so you can give them the care they deserve.

Sometimes, my breasts are really sore. Is that normal? Breast tenderness is common around menstruation and, generally, not cause for concern. But what if you experience discomfort not related to your menstrual F\FOH"Âł%UHDVWSDLQLVQЧWDQLQGLFDWRURI breast cancer,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Grunfeld. Pain in the breast area is often caused by other structures in the chest and around the breast, such as the muscles, she says. Trying a new move in yoga class or even carrying a heavy purse on the same shoulder every day can lead to strain in the muscles and the cartilage under your breasts, resulting in some discomfort. If the problem is severe and persists, you should check with your doctor to rule out other potential medical concernsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;hormonal changes that may require treatment.

Is squishing my breasts into a sports bra bad for them? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no reason to think any style or shape of bra is better than another or that bras are related to the health of your breasts, says Dr. Grunfeld. But your bra can play into how your breasts feel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pain

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Does the skin on my chest need sun protection?

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Cancer Society. This could involve genetic testing, as well as looking at an individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s risk factors in more detail as a determination of risk and how often screening should occur. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see a shift to more informed consent; women are having this conversation with their doctors or nurse SUDFWLWLRQHUVVRWKH\NQRZWKHEHQHÂżWV and limitations of screening,â&#x20AC;? he says. In the meantime, take good care of your body, including your breasts, and talk to your doctor about your risks for breast cancer, especially if you have a family history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best thing you can do to reduce your risk,â&#x20AC;? says Chirrey.


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y name is Josephine and I live in Toronto. I work as a nutritional planner for hospital patients. All my life I have struggled with my weight but over the last year I have finally figured it out. I am now back to my ideal weight and feeling better than ever. My friends and my aquafitness instructor keep asking me what I am up to and how I lost so much weight. TM

A few years back I was told my blood sugar was too high. I was tired, craving sugar and not losing weight, so the diagnosis didn’t come as a surprise. My doctor wanted to start me on medications, but I wanted to try a natural option first. I read about a woman in Florida who had regulated her blood sugar levels naturally and while doing that, lost a big amount of

weight. She had been using a mulberry leaf supplement called Zuccarin.

MY WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS When I started using Zuccarin I first noticed that my blood sugar dropped to healthy levels. It was great to see that result from a natural health product.

Lack of energy? Difficulty losing weight? Gaining weight around the belly? Sugar cravings? Feeling tires and irritated when lacking sugar? These are some clues that your blood sugar levels might be unstable or too high. Try Zuccarin to promote healthy blood sugar levels and weight loss.

Ater a while I noticed how much better I felt and how my sugar cravings were fading. As a nice added effect, it was helping my weight loss eforts greatly. I was thrilled! Now it has been over a year, and I have lost all the weight I wanted to lose. Zuccarin has been a huge help. When anyone asks me how I did it, I am the first to tell them about Zuccarin. I strongly recommend it to anyone who has blood sugar - or weight issues, as I had.

Josephine.T., Toronto, ON.

Zuccarin™ is the no.1 selling mulberry leaf product in the world. The tablets naturally block carbohydrates from being digested into simple sugar. That helps your waistline and your blood sugar levels.

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colour of the month PLUM Boasting the opulence of purple but tempered by modest grey and cool blue undertones, plum is a dignified hue. Here, it elevates a casual entryway.

A piece of pottery adorned with sprays of berries makes for a season-appropriate alternative to a fall flower arrangement.

Brassica 271 PAINT, farrow-ball.com.

Olympic Plum Shade C44-5 PAINT, lowes.ca.

PHOTOGRAPHY, JANSJE KLAZINGA/LIVING4MEDIA. STYLING, EMMY VAN DANTZIG

Tropical Dusk 2117-40 PAINT, benjaminmoore.ca.

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With Ann Marie Favot OUR HOME & STYLE DIRECTOR IS AN EXPERT AT FINDING SMART SOLUTIONS TO YOUR DECORATING DILEMMAS.

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These pro tips will help you create a tidy and trend-forward home that embraces colour.

Q How can I update my dining room without totally redecorating?

Don’t let the name throw you. Though it’s taken on the moniker “millennial” (after the 20- and 30-somethings who have flocked to it), this pale pink transcends age. Use the new neutral as you would beige or grey to imbue a current vibe. Not ready to commit to rosy walls? Try this colour-blocked knit throw; depending on how you fold it, you can show of its trendy rose tone or its more subdued flax hue. Valspar Pressed Blossoms 1004-8C WALL PAINT, lowes.ca. Ellos THROW, $100, eq3.com.

Send your decor questions to cl.readers@tva.ca.

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Whether you’re looking for a place to keep living room throws, collect all of the toss cushions on your bed or stash spare rolls of toilet paper, wicker baskets like these promise to be as practical as they are beautiful. Wicker BASKETS, $63 to $88, tonicliving.com.

CHANDELIER, $250, homesense.ca.

Q Is there a quick way to bring colour to my neutral dining table? Choose inexpensive bold dishware and table linens to brighten and inject some fun into your tablescape. Patterned NAPKINS, $24/set of 4, berry NAPKIN, $6, SALAD PLATES, $11 each, CUTLERY, $5 each, and GLASS, $10, pier1.ca.

PHOTOGRAPHY, STACEY VAN BERKEL (ROOM). DESIGN, ANN MARIE FAVOT (ROOM)

I keep hearing about millennial pink. Should I incorporate it into my decor?

A new chandelier will reign in this realm of the home. Swap out your existing fixture and watch the space transform. This one boasts a streamlined silhouette that brings to mind a Scandinavian abode, yet its pearlescent details lend a luxe element.

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Earth tones, cozy textures and organic shapes define this inviting living room. PRODUCER MORGAN LINDSAY

PHOTOGRAPHY, DAVID TSAY/OTTO (ROOM). DESIGN, LAURIE FURBER (ROOM)

Wall-hung basketry is simple yet striking.

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Antique Parchment DLX1087-3 PAINT, dulux.ca.

Armagnac SWÂ 6354 PAINT, sherwin-williams.ca.

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Valspar Cosy Chair 2007-8A PAINT, lowes.ca.

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Hung on the wall in a casual arrangement, shallow baskets lend lighthearted whimsy.

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Whether traditional or contemporary, an earthtoned sofa or loveseat suits this natural scheme.

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Renwil Belgrade TABLE LAMP, $270, unionlf.com. Margot II LOVESEAT, $3,106, crateandbarrel.ca.

Hapao TRAY, $265, williams-sonoma.com.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams TABLE LAMP, $465, elte.com. Rachel Ray Home SETTEE, $1,730, wayfair.ca.

TRAY, $99/3-piece set, willsandprior.com.

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Vilma SOFA, $2,166, allmodern.com.

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HOME & GARDEN crafts

Contrast the rustic feel of the wreath by hanging it with a chic black-and-white striped ribbon.

Pinecones are like natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little sculptures. When bleached, they take on a subdued elegance. Leave a few au naturel for added interest.

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From armoires to dressers, large furnishings present a blank canvas that calls out for a seasonal statement, and this bleached pinecone DIY wreath is a stylish answer. PRODUCER CATHERINE THERRIEN | PHOTOGRAPHY DONNA GRIFFITH

MATERIALS • About 80 various-size PINECONES • 20-litre BUCKET • 8 litres WATER • 4 litres BLEACH • 1 or 2 BRICKS or other disposable heavy objects • RUBBER GLOVES • CARDBOARD • Hot GLUE GUN • 10-inch foam WREATH FORM

HOW TO

1 Working in a well-ventilated area, place the

pinecones in the bucket. Pour the water into the bucket, then carefully add the bleach.

2 Place the brick on top of the pinecones to keep

them submerged. Leave to soak for about 20 hours; they’ll eventually begin to deteriorate, so check periodically, starting at the 12-hour mark.

3

Wearing rubber gloves, remove the brick and the pinecones. Lay the pinecones out to dry on a piece of cardboard outdoors or in a warm sheltered spot like a garage or a shed. (Pinecones close up when wet but will open again as they dry, which may take up to a week, depending on the temperature.)

4 Once the pinecones are fully dry, use the glue

gun to attach the largest ones to the outside perimeter of the wreath form. Next, glue the medium-size pinecones along the middle of the wreath form, then the smallest specimens along the inside perimeter. Fill in any gaps with the remaining pinecones. Foam WREATH FORM, michaels.com. Striped RIBBON, creativebag.com.


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TEXT MARY LEVITSKI PHOTOGRAPHY ALEX LUKEY

A bold floral wallcovering makes this updated traditional sitting room a standout.

The contemporary rugâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organic branch-like pattern relates to the vine-printed wallpaper.


Wallflower? This Toronto penthouse sitting room is anything but. Taking cues from the RZQHUVÂśROGĂ&#x20AC;RUDOVHDWLQJGHVLJQHU0LFKHOOH+XUOH\ sourced blue chinoiserie wallpaper to complement WKHULFKPLOOZRUNDQGWKHKDUGZRRGĂ&#x20AC;RRUV&DUHIXOO\ selected furniture and accessories honour the clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; traditional tastes while introducing a welcoming vibe EHÂżWWLQJODLGEDFNOLYLQJ+HUHÂśVKRZVKHGLGLW

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Inspired by celestial views, Hurley searched high and low for the right wallpaper. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was speciďŹ cally looking for a fresh blue backdrop,â&#x20AC;? says the designer, who found the perfect ďŹ t in a Thibaut paper. Taking the treatment up to the ceiling cofer â&#x20AC;&#x153;envelops the space, making it feel cozy and decadent.â&#x20AC;?

To maintain a cohesive feel, Hurley restricted the palette to the hues found within the wallpaper: sky blue, moss green, golden yellow and cranberry red. The dark mauve found its way into the toss cushions and throws as dusty rose and pale pink, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so it matches, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too matchy-matchy,â&#x20AC;? explains the designer.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I balanced the luxurious wallpaper with simple and contemporary pieces, such as the tailored sectional, the table lamps and the rug,â&#x20AC;? says Hurley. To ofset the opulence of the homeownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; original solid brass sconces, she employed graphic modern artwork (gold zippers arranged in chevron patterns behind glass).

â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were too encompassing,â&#x20AC;? says Hurley of the previous ornate silk drapes. Stripping away much of their volume, plus the valances, gave the custom pieces new life. Hurley treated the iridescent yellow as a neutral gold tone and brought in accents in the ďŹ nish to tie into the updated scheme.

LIGHT FIXTURE, wayfair.ca. ARTWORK, bowring.com.

before

Oversize furniture and overdone drapery made the room feel dark, cramped and crowded.

U CoordonnĂŠ Valentina WALLPAPER, $135/ double roll, newwall.com.

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U Norwall Wallcoverings U Botanical Duck Egg WALLPAPER, $158/double roll, grahambrown.com.

Abby Rose III Grand Floral WALLPAPER, $50/ double roll, wayfair.ca.

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baked in small batches since 1998 “I believe that the art of entertaining is in the details. Made in Canada, my lesley stowe raincoast crisps® are meticulously crafted in small batches and hand-packed to be the perfect blank canvas.”

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SALTED CHOCOLATE & MARSHMALLOW SWEET POTATOES

test kitchen take of the month SWEET POTATO Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;MORES

MAKES 8 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 25 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1Âź HOURS

Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve paired two beloved comfort foodsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;loaded potatoes and sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;moresâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; for a sweet campďŹ re-style treat that can be enjoyed right at home.

Position racks in top and bottom thirds of oven; preheat to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Scrub 4 small sweet potatoes; pat dry and halve lengthwise. Brush cut sides with 1 tbsp olive oil. Arrange, cut side down, on prepared pan. Bake on bottom rack until centres are fork-tender, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, whisk together ½ cup waterÉŚFXScocoa powder, sifted; Âź cup granulated sugar; and 2 tbsp corn syrup or agave syrup over medium heat until bubbling. Remove from heat; whisk in 60 g finely chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate and pinch salt until smooth. Let stand until thickened. Flip sweet potatoes cut VLGHXS8VLQJVSRRQVFRRSRXWĂ&#x20AC;HVK from centres to make ½-inch deep well in each; discard. Sprinkle sweet potatoes with Âź tsp salt; top with 3 cups mini marshmallows. Broil on top rack until marshmallows are lightly toasted, about 45 seconds. Transfer to plates; drizzle with chocolate sauce. Sprinkle with chopped toasted pecans; serve with graham crackers, if desired.

PHOTOGRAPHY, RONALD TSANG. FOOD STYLING, CLAIRE STUBBS. PROP STYLING, RENĂ&#x2030;E DREXLER/GEARY HOUSE

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PER SERVING about 258 cal, 4 g pro, 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 57 g carb (6 g dietary ďŹ bre, 33 g sugar), 0 mg chol, 134 mg sodium, 745 mg potassium. % RDI: 6% calcium, 13% iron, 269% vit A, 45% vit C, 5% folate.

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SPAGHETTI & BACON MEATBALLS

SWEET CHILI CHICKEN SATAY WITH EDAMAME PEANUT SALAD

BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO

HONEY GINGER PORK & GREEN BEANS

CAJUN SHRIMP & SAUSAGE SHEET PAN DINNER

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Gear up for cooler weather by slowing down with easy fall favourites like spaghetti and meatballs or Cajun shrimp and sausage.


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Be gentle when forming meatballs. Overworking or packing will result in a tough texture.

SPAGHETTI & BACON MEATBALLS MAKES 4 SERVINGS

3 1 cup half 2 Ÿ cup Ÿ cup ½ tsp 450 g 1 tbsp 1 250 g

strips bacon, chopped ďŹ nely grated Parmesan cheese (approx) onion, chopped cloves garlic panko bread crumbs basil leaves (approx) each salt and pepper, divided lean ground beef olive oil 796 ml can plum tomatoes, chopped spaghetti

In food processor, pulse together bacon, Parmesan, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, basil and Âź tsp each of the salt and SHSSHUXQWLOÂżQHO\FKRSSHG7UDQVIHU WRERZO&UXPEOHLQEHHIJHQWO\VWLUMXVW XQWLOFRPELQHG GRQRWRYHUPL[ 5ROO E\KHDSLQJWEVSLQWREDOOVDERXW PHDWEDOOV ,Q'XWFKRYHQRUODUJHKHDY\ bottomed pot, heat oil over medium KHDW%URZQPHDWEDOOVLQEDWFKHV WRPLQXWHVUHPRYHWRSODWH'UDLQ IDWUHVHUYLQJWEVS Add tomatoes and remaining Âź tsp HDFKVDOWDQGSHSSHUWRSRWEULQJWR ERLOVFUDSLQJXSEURZQHGELWV5HWXUQ PHDWEDOOVDQGDQ\MXLFHVWRSRWUHGXFH heat to medium and simmer until meat balls are no longer pink inside, about PLQXWHV Meanwhile, cook pasta according to SDFNDJHGLUHFWLRQVGUDLQ$GGSDVWDWR PHDWEDOOPL[WXUHJHQWO\VWLUULQJWRFRDW 'LYLGHDPRQJSODWHV*DUQLVKZLWK PRUH3DUPHVDQDQGEDVLOLIGHVLUHG PER SERVING about 724 cal, 40 g pro, 35 g total fat (13 g sat. fat), 62 g carb (4 g dietary ďŹ bre, 8 g sugar), 95 mg chol, 1,062 mg sodium, 938 mg potassium. % RDI: 19% calcium, 47% iron, 14% vit A, 52% vit C, 86% folate.


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Save on prep time by swapping out sliced chicken breast for 450 grams of chicken tenders.

SWEET CHILI CHICKEN SATAY WITH EDAMAME PEANUT SALAD

½ cup cilantro leaves (optional) ½ cup unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped lime wedges (optional)

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

Soak 16 wooden skewers in water for 20 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine chili sauce, oil, vinegar, soy sauce and garlic. Set ½ cup aside in separate bowl. Add chicken to large bowl, tossing to coat; let stand for 15 minutes. Preheat barbecue to medium-high heat (about 375°F); grease grill. Thread 1 piece of chicken onto each skewer; discard marinade. Place skewers

Ÿ cup Ÿ cup 3 tbsp 2 tbsp 2 2 3 3½ cups

Thai sweet chili sauce (approx) canola oil white vinegar soy sauce cloves garlic, minced boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 450 g), sliced lengthwise in ½-inch strips green onions, chopped frozen shelled edamame, thawed

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RQJULOOFORVHOLGDQGFRRNĂ&#x20AC;LSSLQJ once, until lightly charred and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 4 minutes. Add green onions, edamame, cilantro (if using) and peanuts to bowl with reserved chili sauce mixture; toss to coat. Divide salad and skewers among 4 plates. Serve with more chili sauce, if desired, and lime wedges (if using). PER SERVING about 534 cal, 44 g pro, 28 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 26 g carb (8 g dietary ďŹ bre, 11 g sugar), 64 mg chol, 540 mg sodium, 1,008 mg potassium. % RDI: 11% calcium, 33% iron, 19% vit C, 201% folate.


ON THE TABLE IN BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO MAKES 4 SERVINGS

1 3 tbsp pinch 1 1 2 2 tsp 1½ cups ½ cup ½ cup 3 tbsp

454 g pkg cubed peeled butternut squash, cut in ½-inch cubes, divided olive oil, divided each salt and pepper 900 ml pkg vegetable broth onion, finely chopped cloves garlic, minced chopped rosemary, thyme or sage arborio rice white wine finely grated Parmesan cheese (approx) crumbled goat cheese (optional)

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Reserve 1½ cups of the squash. Toss remaining squash with 2 tsp of the oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread over prepared pan; roast until browned and softened, 15 to 17 minutes. Meanwhile, in saucepan, heat broth with 1 cup water over medium heat until hot; reduce heat to low. Meanwhile, in separate saucepan, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in reserved 1½ cups squash, garlic and rosemary; cook for 1 minute. Stir in rice to coat. Add wine; cook, stirring constantly, until no liquid remains. Add 1 cup of the broth mixture; simmer until absorbed. Continue adding broth, 1 cup at a time and stirring constantly, until all liquid is absorbed and rice is creamy and tender, about 18 minutes. Stir in Parmesan and goat cheese (if using) until creamy, about 30 seconds. Divide among 4 bowls; arrange roasted squash over top and sprinkle with more Parmesan, if desired. PER SERVING about 508 cal, 11 g pro, 12 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 84 g carb (5 g dietary fibre, 6 g sugar), 3 mg chol, 657 mg sodium, 817 mg potassium. % RDI: 13% calcium, 16% iron, 89% vit A, 50% vit C, 19% folate.

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HONEY GINGER PORK & GREEN BEANS MAKES 4 SERVINGS

1 cup 2 tbsp 450 g 1 tsp 3 1 tbsp 4 cups Âź cup 2 tbsp Âź tsp â&#x2026;&#x201C; cup

long-grain white rice, rinsed canola oil, divided pork tenderloin, cut in ½-inch strips each salt and pepper cloves garlic, minced grated fresh ginger green beans, trimmed and halved liquid honey rice vinegar or white vinegar hot pepper ďŹ&#x201A;akes salted roasted cashews, chopped

In saucepan, cook rice according to package directions. )OXĚ&#x2020;ZLWKIRUNNHHSZDUP 0HDQZKLOHLQODUJHQRQVWLFNVNLOOHWKHDWWEVSRIWKH RLORYHUPHGLXPKLJKKHDW6SULQNOHSRUNZLWKVDOWDQG SHSSHU$GGWRSDQFRRNVWLUULQJRIWHQXQWLOQRORQJHU SLQNWRPLQXWHV6FUDSHLQWRODUJHERZO ,QVDPHSDQKHDWUHPDLQLQJWEVSRLORYHUPHGLXP KLJKKHDW$GGJDUOLFDQGJLQJHUFRRNXQWLOIUDJUDQWDERXW VHFRQGV$GGJUHHQEHDQVDQGÉŚFXSZDWHUFRRNVWLUULQJ MXVWXQWLOWHQGHUDQGZDWHULVHYDSRUDWHGDERXWPLQXWHV 6FUDSHLQWRERZOZLWKSRUN ,QVDPHSDQDGGKRQH\YLQHJDUDQGKRWSHSSHUĂ&#x20AC;DNHV EULQJWRERLO&RRNVWLUULQJRIWHQXQWLOVOLJKWO\WKLFNHQHG DQGJROGHQDERXWPLQXWHV5HWXUQSRUNJUHHQEHDQVDQG DQ\MXLFHVWRSDQFRRNXQWLOKHDWHGWKURXJKWRPLQXWHV 'LYLGHULFHDPRQJSODWHVWRSZLWKSRUNPL[WXUHDQGFDVKHZV PER SERVING about 567 cal, 33 g pro, 17 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 72 g carb (4 g dietary ďŹ bre, 21 g sugar), 71 mg chol, 730 mg sodium, 778 mg potassium. % RDI: 6% calcium, 21% iron, 20% vit C, 19% folate.

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To make your own Cajun seasoning, combine 1 tsp each dried thyme, paprika and packed brown sugar, ½ tsp each ground cumin, dry mustard and hot pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt.

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CAJUN SHRIMP & SAUSAGE SHEET PAN DINNER MAKES 4 SERVINGS

450 g 1 1 ¼ cup 4 tsp ¾ tsp ¼ tsp 400 g 2 1

mini potatoes (about 16), halved sweet red pepper, cut in large chunks sweet green pepper, cut in large chunks olive oil, divided Cajun seasoning smoked paprika each salt and pepper shrimp (31 to 40 count), peeled and deveined links smoked farmer’s sausage (about 150 g), cut in chunks lemon, cut in wedges

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. On prepared pan, toss together potatoes, red pepper, green pepper, 3 tbsp of the oil, Cajun seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper. Bake until potatoes are almost tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Meanwhile, pat shrimp dry; place in large bowl. Add sausage and remaining oil, tossing to coat. Remove pan from oven; push vegetables to edges of pan. Arrange shrimp mixture in single layer in centre. Return to oven; bake until vegetables are tender and shrimp are pink and opaque, about 8 minutes. Divide among 4 plates. Serve with lemon wedges. PER SERVING about 419 cal, 24 g pro, 24 g total fat (6 g sat. fat), 26 g carb (4 g dietary fibre, 5 g sugar), 148 mg chol, 746 mg sodium, 958 mg potassium. % RDI: 6% calcium, 27% iron, 12% vit A, 217% vit C, 29% folate.


COOK & EAT skillet suppers

Try these easy-peasy ultra-satisfying vegetarian skillet suppers today.

BEAN & POTATO SKILLET MAKES 4 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 35 MINUTES

4½ tbsp 1 1

olive oil, divided onion, thinly sliced large yellow-fleshed potato, scrubbed and diced ž tsp salt, divided ž tsp smoked paprika or paprika 4 cups thinly sliced cabbage 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 540 mL can navy beans, drained and rinsed 4 eggs ½ cup Balkan-style yogurt Ÿ cup chopped fresh dill lemon wedges 92 | CANADIAN LIVING OCTOBER 2018

In large nonstick skillet, heat 4 tbsp of the oil over medium heat; cook onion, potato, all but a pinch of the salt and paprika, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to brown, about 7 minutes. 6WLULQFDEEDJHYLQHJDUDQGÉŚFXSZDWHU cover and cook until cabbage is wilted and softened, about 5 minutes. Remove lid and cook until cabbage begins to brown and liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Stir in beans; cook until potatoes and cabbage are tender, about 4 minutes. Meanwhile, in separate nonstick skillet, heat remaining ½ tbsp oil over medium heat. Cook eggs, sprinkling with remaining pinch of salt, until whites are set but yolks are still runny, about 3 minutes. Combine yogurt and dill, reserving some dill for garnish. Divide potato mixture among 4 plates; top each with yogurt mixture, 1 fried egg and dill. Serve with lemon wedges. PER SERVING about 432 cal, 18 g pro, 23 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 41 g carb (8 g dietary ďŹ bre, 6 g sugar), 198 mg chol, 939 mg sodium, 855 mg potassium. % RDI: 13% calcium, 29% iron, 15% vit A, 45% vit C, 54% folate.

PHOTOGRAPHY, RONALD TSANG. FOOD STYLING, CLAIRE STUBBS. PROP STYLING, GEARY HOUSE

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SWEET POTATO & LENTIL SHEPHERD’S PIE MAKES 4 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 45 MINUTES

2 tbsp 1 1 3 2 ½ tsp ½ tsp ⅓ cup 1 ⅓ cup 1 cup

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coconut oil or vegetable oil, divided onion, finely chopped carrot, finely chopped cloves garlic, minced sprigs thyme or rosemary salt, divided pepper tomato paste 340 g pkg precooked soy protein (such as Yves Veggie Ground Round) dried green or brown lentils, rinsed frozen corn or peas

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450 g pkg cubed peeled sweet potatoes yellow-fleshed potatoes, peeled and cubed

In large ovenproof skillet, heat 1 tbsp of the oil over medium heat; cook onion, carrot, garlic, thyme, ¼ tsp of the salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, 6 minutes. Stir in tomato paste; cook for 30 seconds. Stir in soy protein and lentils; cook, breaking up with spoon, for 2 minutes. Stir in 3 cups water; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook until lentils are tender and mixture is thickened, about 25 minutes. Discard thyme; stir in corn.

PHOTOGRAPHY, RONALD TSANG (SHEPHERD’S PIE); MAYA VISNYEI (FRITTATA). FOOD STYLING, CLAIRE STUBBS. PROP STYLING, GEARY HOUSE

Find packages of cubed peeled sweet potato in the produce section of the supermarket.


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BROCCOLI CHEDDAR FRITTATA MAKES 4 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 30 MINUTES

8 3 tbsp ½ tsp 1½ cups 2 tbsp 2 4 cups 4

eggs 2% milk each salt and pepper, divided shredded cheddar cheese, divided olive oil cloves garlic, minced large broccoli ďŹ&#x201A;orets (about 1 head) jarred roasted red peppers, sliced (about â&#x2026;&#x201D; cup)

Position rack in top third of oven; preheat to Â&#x192;),QODUJHERZOZKLVNWRJHWKHUHJJV milk and Âź tsp each of the salt and pepper. Stir in 1 cup of the cheddar; set aside.

In 10-inch cast-iron or ovenproof nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic and remaining Âź tsp each salt and pepper until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add broccoli; cook, stirring, until tender, about 6 minutes. Stir in red peppers. Pour in egg mixture; cook, running VSDWXODDORQJHGJHWROHWHJJPL[WXUHĂ&#x20AC;RZ XQGHUQHDWKXQWLOHGJHSXOOVDZD\IURP pan, 4 to 5 minutes. 6SULQNOHZLWKUHPDLQLQJòFXSFKHGGDU Bake until light golden and set, about 8 minutes; broil for 1 minute. Remove from oven; let stand for 10 minutes. &XWIULWWDWDLQWRZHGJHV PER SERVING about 354 cal, 22 g pro, 27 g total fat (10 g sat. fat), 8 g carb (2 g dietary ďŹ bre, 3 g sugar), 414 mg chol, 705 mg sodium, 360 mg potassium. % RDI: 26% calcium, 16% iron, 70% vit A, 90% vit C, 40% folate.

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This year, up your Thanksgiving game and save a whole lot of time in the process! Ready in 90 minutes, our beautifully juicy spatchcock turkey will change the way you view holiday dinner forever. RECIPES THE TEST KITCHEN PHOTOGRAPHY MAYA VISNYEI | FOOD STYLING CLAIRE STUBBS PROP STYLING GEARY HOUSE


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Ask your butcher to spatchcock the turkey for you or invest in a pair of good-quality poultry shears to do it yourself (see Real Life Made Simple, page 19).

roast spatchcock TURKEY


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Using a ricer is a professional cook’s trick to the fluffiest mashed potatoes. It’s a lifesaver during any holiday gathering.

WHY SPATCHCOCK A TURKEY? Cutting out the backbone of the WXUNH\DQGÀDWWHQLQJLWDOORZVIRU a uniform shape, meaning that the bird will cook more evenly (goodbye, dry breasts and undercooked legs!). 7KLVPHWKRGVLJQL¿FDQWO\FXWVGRZQ on cooking time and allows for both juicy meat and crispy skin.

LET IT REST As tempting as it might be to immediately cut into the beautifully browned bird, give it time to reabsorb its juices or you’ll wind up with dry meat.

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CHECK THE TEMPERATURE Using a thermometer to check the doneness of the turkey is the safest and most accurate way to know when to take it out of the oven. Be sure to check both breast and thigh temperatures; the breast should register 170°F and the thigh 180°F. The lighter breast meat is more delicate and at risk of drying out if too hot, while the darker leg and thigh meat is tougher and needs a higher internal temperature to become tender.

CREAMIEST CHAMP MASHED POTATOES MAKES 10 TO 12 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 15 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 35 MINUTES

1.5 kg 1 5 ¾ cup ¼ cup ½ cup 1 tsp ½ tsp 4 ⅓ cup 2 tbsp

russet potatoes, peeled and cut in large chunks large onion, cut in large chunks cloves garlic, smashed 35% cream 2% milk butter salt pepper green onions, finely chopped chopped parsley butter (optional)

Fill large pot with cold salted water; add potatoes, onion and garlic. Bring to boil over medium-high heat; cook until potatoes are falling apart, about 15 minutes. Drain. Return potato mixture to pot over mediumhigh heat; shake pot to dry potatoes, about 1 minute. Transfer to large bowl; press potato mixture through potato ricer back into pot. In saucepan, heat cream, milk, butter, salt and pepper over medium heat until hot and butter is melted. Stir into potato mixture. Stir in green onions and parsley. Transfer to serving dish and top with butter (if using). PER EACH OF 12 SERVINGS about 218 cal, 3 g pro, 13 g total fat (8 g sat. fat), 23 g carb (3 g dietary fibre, 2 g sugar), 40 mg chol, 515 mg sodium, 563 mg potassium. % RDI: 5% calcium, 9% iron, 14% vit A, 25% vit C, 8% folate.

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SAUSAGE & HERB DRESSING

1 tbsp 2 cups

MAKES 8 TO 10 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 25 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1¼ HOURS

3 ½ tsp

1 ½ cup 1 tbsp 6 ¼ cup 1 1 ¾ tsp 2 ½ cup ¼ cup

loaf white bread, cut in 1-inch cubes (about 20 cups) dried cranberries olive oil small breakfast sausages, casings removed butter onion, chopped leek (white and light green parts only), chopped salt, divided cloves garlic, minced chopped parsley leaves chopped sage leaves

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thyme leaves no-salt-added chicken broth, warmed, divided eggs pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F. Mist 13- x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place bread on baking sheet; bake until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Let cool. Place bread and cranberries in large bowl. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausages; cook, breaking up with wooden spoon, until browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer to bowl with bread mixture; stir to combine. In same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, leek and ¼ tsp of the salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, parsley, sage

and thyme; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ¼ cup of the chicken broth, scraping up browned bits. Scrape into bowl with bread mixture; stir to combine. In separate bowl, whisk together remaining 1¾ cups chicken broth, eggs, remaining ½ tsp salt and pepper until thoroughly combined. Drizzle over bread mixture, tossing until coated and egg mixture is absorbed. Transfer to prepared dish. Cover tightly with foil; bake until thermometer inserted in centre reads 165°F, about 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until top is golden and crisp, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes before serving. PER EACH OF 10 SERVINGS about 315 cal, 10 g pro, 12 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 41 g carb (3 g dietary fibre, 11 g sugar), 79 mg chol, 658 mg sodium, 208 mg potassium. % RDI: 7% calcium, 21% iron, 11% vit A, 8% vit C, 35% folate.


BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON & BLUE CHEESE MAKES 8 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 35 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 35 MINUTES

900 g ¼ cup ¼ cup 4 tsp 2 tsp 3 ½ tsp ⅓ cup ⅓ cup 3 tbsp

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Cooking the tender leaves and the cores of the brussels sprouts separately ensures that they cook evenly.

brussels sprouts, trimmed extra-virgin olive oil red wine vinegar maple syrup grainy mustard strips thick-cut bacon, chopped salt, divided crumbled blue cheese toasted walnut halves pepitas (optional)

Using paring knife, peel outer leaves from brussels sprouts, keeping cores and outer leaves separate. In food processor with slicing attachment, shred cores. Set cores and outer leaves aside. In bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, maple syrup and mustard. In large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 6 minutes. Transfer to plate. Reserving ¼ cup, drain fat from pan. Wipe pan clean. Add 2 tbsp of the fat to pan over medium heat; add brussels sprout cores and ¼ tsp of the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Add to bowl with dressing; toss to coat. Arrange on serving platter. Heat remaining fat in same pan. Cook brussels sprout leaves and remaining ¼ tsp salt, stirring occasionally, until just starting to wilt and brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Top cores with brussels sprout leaves; sprinkle with bacon, blue cheese, walnuts and pepitas (if using). PER SERVING about 238 cal, 6 g pro, 20 g total fat (6 g sat. fat), 9 g carb (4 g dietary fibre, 4 g sugar), 16 mg chol, 404 mg sodium, 356 mg potassium. % RDI: 6% calcium, 10% iron, 8% vit A, 90% vit C, 27% folate.


JEWELLED FARRO & WILD RICE MAKES 8 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 30 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1 HOUR

Rice Blend 1 cup wild rice 1½ cups parcooked farro (such as PC Blue Menu Italian Farro) Dressing Âź cup 3 2 â&#x2026;&#x201C; cup 1 tsp ½ tsp

extra-virgin olive oil cloves garlic, minced shallots, ďŹ nely chopped white balsamic vinegar salt pepper

2 cups 2 cups 1 cup 1 cup

parsley leaves, chopped pomegranate seeds chopped dried apricots sliced almonds

Rice Blend In saucepan, bring rice and 8 cups water to boil. Lower heat to simmer; cover and cook for 25 minutes. Turn RĚ&#x2020;KHDWOHWVWDQGXQWLOWHQGHUDERXWPLQXWHV PRVWRIWKH grains will be split). Drain. Rinse with cold water; drain well. Place in large bowl. Meanwhile, in separate saucepan, bring 8 cups water to boil. Add farro; return to boil. Reduce heat to medium-high; cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water; drain well. Transfer to bowl with rice. Dressing In skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook garlic and shallots, stirring frequently, until fragrant and tender, about 1 minute. Add vinegar, salt and pepper; stir to combine. Add to rice mixture. Add parsley, pomegranate seeds, apricots and almonds. Stir to combine. PER SERVING about 420 cal, 11 g pro, 15 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 66 g carb (8 g dietary ďŹ bre, 21 g sugar), 0 mg chol, 304 mg sodium, 706 mg potassium. % RDI: 7% calcium, 21% iron, 12% vit A, 15% vit C, 19% folate.

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ROASTED SQUASH MEDLEY MAKES 8 TO 10 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1¼ HOURS

1 1 6 6 2 ¼ cup 2 tbsp ¼ cup ¾ tsp 2 cups 3

acorn squash kabocha squash shallots, halved sprigs thyme sprigs rosemary or sage olive oil maple syrup packed brown sugar salt large seedless red grapes figs, halved (optional)

Position racks in top and bottom thirds of oven; preheat to 425°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Halve acorn squash lengthwise; remove seeds and discard. Cut into 1½-inch wedges. Halve kabocha squash lengthwise; remove seeds and discard. Cut into 2-inch wedges. Place squash, shallots, thyme and rosemary on prepared pans, dividing evenly. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat. Brush maple syrup on squash; sprinkle with brown sugar and salt. Bake, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until forktender, about 40 minutes. Add grapes to top pan during last 10 minutes of baking. Remove from oven. Flip VTXDVKWRSZLWK¿JV LIXVLQJ  PER EACH OF 10 SERVINGS about 173 cal, 3 g pro, 6 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 31 g carb (3 g dietary fibre, 14 g sugar), 0 mg chol, 185 mg sodium, 573 mg potassium. % RDI: 5% calcium, 9% iron, 45% vit A, 23% vit C, 12% folate.

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& Wild Rice, omitting the parsley. Refrigerate in an airtight container.

• If you plan to use

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and kabocha squash for Roasted Squash Medley. Refrigerate in an airtight container.

2 HOURS AHEAD

• Buy wine, beer and

• Trim and remove the

Make Creamiest Champ Mashed Potatoes, omitting the green onions and parsley. Let stand at room temperature.

1 WEEK BEFORE

any other alcohol in advance so you won’t have to deal with crowds.

3 DAYS BEFORE

If you’re using a frozen turkey, start thawing it by placing the bird on a rack set over a rimmed baking sheet in the fridge.

2 DAYS BEFORE

• Make Cranberry Sauce. Refrigerate in an airtight container.

• Pick up the fresh turkey (if using).

• Make Jewelled Farro

• Finish Roast

Spatchcock Turkey.

leaves from the brussels sprouts for Brussels Sprouts With Bacon & Blue Cheese. Shred the cores. Refrigerate the leaves and cores in separate airtight containers.

& Wild Rice and Cranberry Sauce from the fridge and bring to room temperature. Toss the farro mixture.

• Set the table.

• Finish Brussels Sprouts

5 HOURS AHEAD

• Spatchcock the turkey,

then refrigerate on a rack set over a baking sheet.

• Make the turkey stock for Real Gravy.

4 HOURS AHEAD

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Dressing; bake until it reaches 165°F. Remove from oven. Let stand at room temperature.

Mashed Potatoes in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring in more cream and milk if needed. Stir in the green onions and parsley.

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Squash Medley. Let stand at room temperature.

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Jewelled Farro & Wild Rice; drizzle with olive oil and vinegar.

ROAST SPATCHCOCK TURKEY MAKES 12 TO 14 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1¾ HOURS

3 2 10 1 ¼ cup 4 to 6 2 tbsp 1 tbsp

ribs celery, cut in chunks onions, cut in wedges sprigs thyme whole turkey (5.4 to 6.3 kg) unsalted butter, softened sage leaves (optional) canola oil each kosher salt and pepper

Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F. Line large rimmed baking sheet with overlapping foil; scatter celery, onions and thyme over pan and set large rack over vegetables. Pat turkey dry with paper towel. Remove giblets and neck from turkey; reserve for use in Real Gravy. Place turkey breast side down on cutting board. Using poultry shears, cut along each side of backbone; remove backbone and add to giblets and neck. Turn turkey breast side up. 3UHVV¿UPO\RQHDFKKDOIRIWXUNH\ EUHDVWWRÀDWWHQ Place turkey on rack on prepared pan, breast side up; tuck wing tips under. Loosen breast skin and rub EXWWHUEHWZHHQVNLQDQGÀHVKVOLGH in sage (if using). Brush turkey skin with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast turkey for 70 minutes, covering with foil if browning too quickly. Reduce heat to 400°F; rotate pan and cook until instant-


read thermometer inserted in thickest part of breast reads 170°F and in thickest part of thigh reads at least 180°F, 15 to 20 minutes. Loosely tent turkey with foil; let rest at least 15 minutes before transferring to cutting board to carve. Carefully scrape vegetables and pan GULSSLQJVWKURXJK¿QHPHVKVLHYH LQWRERZOVNLPR̆H[FHVVIDWDQG reserve pan juices for Real Gravy (see recipe below). PER EACH OF 14 SERVINGS about 340 cal, 56 g pro, 19 g total fat (7 g sat. fat), trace carb (trace dietary fibre, 0 g sugar), 204 mg chol, 450 mg sodium, 588 mg potassium. % RDI: 2% calcium, 9% iron, 3% vit A, 6% folate.

REAL GRAVY MAKES 12 TO 14 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 15 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1½ HOURS

Turkey Stock 2 tsp canola oil reserved turkey back, giblets and neck 1 onion, chopped 2 bay leaves (optional) 1 900 ml pkg no-salt-added chicken broth Gravy ¼ cup butter 5 tbsp all-purpose flour strained pan juices from Roast Spatchcock Turkey (see recipe, left) pinch each salt and pepper Turkey Stock In large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Roughly chop turkey back and neck into 2 to 3 pieces each; add to pot with giblets and cook, turning occasionally, until browned all over, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to bowl. Add onion to pot; cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Return turkey bits and any juices to pot. Add bay leaves (if using) and chicken broth, scraping up browned bits. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes.

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Gravy In saucepan, melt butter RYHUPHGLXPKHDW6SULQNOHLQÀRXU stir until light brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in ½ cup of the Turkey Stock until absorbed; whisk in ½ cup more stock until smooth. Gradually whisk in remaining stock; bring to boil. Reduce to simmer; cook until thickened slightly and reduced to 2½ cups, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir pan juices into gravy; bring to boil. Reduce to simmer; cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper.

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PER EACH OF 14 SERVINGS about 85 cal, 1 g pro, 7 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 2 g carb (trace dietary fibre, trace sugar), 15 mg chol, 89 mg sodium, 234 mg potassium. % RDI: 1% iron, 3% vit A, 4% folate.

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Always reduce gravy and taste before seasoning it; if you use flavourful stock and pan juices, you may not need added salt.

Most commercial production of cranBritish Columbia and Quebec, but they grow wild in Atlantic Canada, where they’re sometimes called marsh apples.

CRANBERRY SAUCE MAKES 1⅔ CUPS HANDS-ON TIME 5 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1 HOUR

2½ cups ½ cup 2 ½ cup 2 pinch

cranberries granulated sugar 1-inch strips orange zest orange juice whole cloves salt

Combine cranberries, sugar, orange zest, orange juice, cloves and salt in saucepan; bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce to simmer; cook until cranberries break down, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat; transfer to heatproof bowl to let cool. Remove cloves and orange zest; cover and refrigerate until serving. PER 2 TBSP about 44 cal, trace pro, trace total fat (0 g sat. fat), 11 g carb (1 g dietary fibre, 9 g sugar), 0 mg chol, 1 mg sodium, 38 mg potassium. % RDI: 1% iron, 10% vit C, 1% folate.

Pair rustic dishware with glitzy gold flatware for an elevated yet humble tablescape that feels suited to the harvest. Keep it casual by forgoing formal table linens, such as placemats and tablecloths, and displaying matching flowers in a series of mismatched vessels.

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COOK & EAT fall desserts

RECIPES THE TEST KITCHEN PHOTOGRAPHY MAYA VISNYEI FOOD STYLING CLAIRE STUBBS PROP STYLING GEARY HOUSE

The crisp autumn air and the changing colours of the leaves mean it’s pumpkin time! Whether you crave classic pie or the warming spices associated with it, these fall treats will leave you satisfied.

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Pressing the pumpkin purée with paper towel is the quickest way to remove any liquid while preserving all of the flavour.


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PUMPKIN SWIRL CHEESECAKE BARS

Crust 2 cups ½ cup 2 tbsp ½ tsp

graham cracker crumbs unsalted butter, melted granulated sugar salt

Crust Preheat oven to 325°F. Mist 13- x 9-inch cake pan with cooking spray; line with parchment paper. In bowl, mix together graham crumbs, butter, sugar and salt until moistened. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Bake until edges are golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool in pan.

Filling 1½ cups 3 1Ÿ cups 1 tsp 3 1½ tsp Ÿ tsp

pumpkin purĂŠe 250 g pkg cream cheese, softened granulated sugar vanilla eggs pumpkin pie spice each cinnamon and ground ginger

Filling Meanwhile, line dinner plate with 2 layers of paper towel; spread pumpkin purĂŠe over top. Top with 2 more layers of paper towel; press to absorb any liquid. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; beat in sugar and vanilla until Ă&#x20AC;XĚ&#x2020;\%HDWLQHJJVDWDWLPHVFUDSLQJ down side of bowl.

MAKES ABOUT 15 BARS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 6½ HOURS

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Reserve half of the cream cheese mixture in separate bowl. Beat pumpkin purĂŠe, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and ginger into remaining cream cheese mixture. Alternately spoon pumpkin mixture and plain cream cheese mixture over crust, smoothing top. Using paring knife, swirl WRJHWKHUWRFUHDWHPDUEOHHĚ&#x2020;HFW Bake until almost set, about 35 minutes. Run paring knife along edges of cheesecake to release from pan. Let cool in pan for KRXU5HIULJHUDWHXQWLOÂżUPDERXWKRXUV Lift out onto cutting board; cut into bars. PER BAR about 387 cal, 6 g pro, 26 g total fat (14 g sat. fat), 35 g carb (1 g dietary ďŹ bre, 25 g sugar), 103 mg chol, 318 mg sodium, 109 mg potassium. % RDI: 7% calcium, 9% iron, 51% vit A, 10% folate.


PUMPKIN STREUSEL COFFEE CAKE MAKES 10 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 15 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1½ HOURS

Streusel ž cup Ÿ cup Ÿ cup Ÿ tsp Ÿ cup

all-purpose ďŹ&#x201A;our packed light brown sugar granulated sugar salt unsalted butter, melted

Cake 1½ cups 2 tsp 1½ tsp 1 tsp ½ tsp Ÿ tsp ½ cup 1 cup 2

all-purpose ďŹ&#x201A;our baking powder pumpkin pie spice each baking soda and cinnamon salt nutmeg unsalted butter, softened granulated sugar eggs

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1 cup ½ cup

pumpkin purĂŠe sour cream

Glaze ž cup 1 tbsp

icing sugar 2% milk or 35% cream (approx)

icing sugar for dusting (optional) Preheat oven to 350°F. Mist 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray; line bottom with parchment paper. Streusel,QERZOVWLUWRJHWKHUĂ&#x20AC;RXUEURZQ VXJDUJUDQXODWHGVXJDUDQGVDOWXVLQJIRUN PL[LQEXWWHUXQWLOPRLVWHQHG Cake,QERZOZKLVNWRJHWKHUĂ&#x20AC;RXUEDNLQJ SRZGHUSXPSNLQSLHVSLFHEDNLQJVRGD FLQQDPRQVDOWDQGQXWPHJ,QODUJHERZO EHDWEXWWHUZLWKVXJDUXQWLOĂ&#x20AC;XĚ&#x2020;\%HDWLQ HJJVDWDWLPHEHDWLQSXPSNLQSXUpH 6WLULQĂ&#x20AC;RXUPL[WXUHDOWHUQDWLQJZLWKVRXU

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GINGERSNAP LEAF COOKIES MAKES ABOUT 50 COOKIES HANDS-ON TIME 30 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1½ HOURS

6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened Âź cup granulated sugar 2 tbsp fancy molasses ž cup + 3 tbsp all-purpose ďŹ&#x201A;our 2 tsp ground ginger Âź tsp each cinnamon and baking soda pinch salt In bowl, beat butter with sugar until Ă&#x20AC;XĚ&#x2020;\DERXWPLQXWHEHDWLQPRODVVHV ,QVPDOOERZOZKLVNWRJHWKHUĂ&#x20AC;RXUJLQJHU FLQQDPRQEDNLQJVRGDDQGVDOWVWLULQWR EXWWHUPL[WXUHLQDGGLWLRQVWRPDNHVRIW GRXJKPL[LQJZLWKKDQGVRUNQHDGLQJ WREULQJWRJHWKHU:UDSLQSODVWLFZUDS VKDSHLQWRGLVF 5HIULJHUDWHXQWLOFKLOOHG DERXWPLQXWHV 0HDQZKLOHSUHKHDWRYHQWRÂ&#x192;)/LQH EDNLQJVKHHWVZLWKSDUFKPHQWSDSHU %HWZHHQSDUFKPHQWSDSHURURQOLJKWO\ Ă&#x20AC;RXUHGZRUNVXUIDFHUROORXWGRXJKWR Ć&#x2014;LQFKWKLFNQHVV8VLQJVPDOOOHDIVKDSHG FRRNLHFXWWHUVDQGUHUROOLQJVFUDSVDV QHHGHGFXWRXWVKDSHV$UUDQJHLQFK DSDUWRQSUHSDUHGSDQVUHIULJHUDWH XQWLOÂżUPDERXWPLQXWHV %DNHVKHHWDWDWLPHXQWLOIUDJUDQW DQGÂżUPDERXWPLQXWHV/HWFRRORQ SDQRQUDFNIRUPLQXWHVWUDQVIHUGLUHFWO\ WRUDFNWRFRROFRPSOHWHO\ PER COOKIE about 27 cal, trace pro, 1 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 3 g carb (0 g dietary ďŹ bre, 2 g sugar), 4 mg chol, 13 mg sodium, 8 mg potassium. % RDI: 1% iron, 1% vit A, 2% folate.

CLASSIC PUMPKIN PIE MAKES 8 TO 10 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 30 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 4 HOURS

Pastry 1â&#x2026;&#x201C; cups 1 tbsp ½ tsp Âź cup â&#x2026;&#x201C; cup 3 tbsp

all-purpose ďŹ&#x201A;our granulated sugar salt cold lard, cubed cold unsalted butter, cubed ice water (approx)

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pumpkin purĂŠe eggs 35% cream granulated sugar maple syrup pumpkin pie spice cinnamon each ground ginger, nutmeg and salt

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PUMPKIN BUTTER MAKES 4 CUPS HANDS-ON TIME 15 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1 HOUR

1 1 tbsp

796 ml can pumpkin purĂŠe coconut oil or unsalted butter

2 tsp ½ tsp 1 cup Ÿ cup Ÿ cup pinch

pumpkin pie spice cinnamon apple cider maple syrup packed light brown sugar salt

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Pumpkin butter lets you enjoy the ďŹ&#x201A;avour of pumpkin pie without the guilt. Spoon on oatmeal, spread on toast or savour in our Pumpkin Butter Parfait.

PUMPKIN BUTTER PARFAIT MAKES 4 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 5 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1 HOUR

1½ cups 1½ cups Ÿ cup Ÿ cup

Pumpkin Butter (see recipe above) 2% Greek yogurt granola natural almonds (optional), chopped

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Pumpkin Butter Real Gravy Turkey Stock

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SIDES & VEGETABLES Brussels Sprouts With Bacon & Blue Cheese Creamiest Champ Mashed Potatoes Jewelled Farro & Wild Rice Roasted Squash Medley Sausage & Herb Dressing

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Crispy and chewy cookie fans will rejoice to learn a cast-iron skillet can deliver the best of both worlds. Spoon this warm treat straight out of the pan or cut it into wedges and serve with vanilla ice cream. RECIPE THE TEST KITCHEN

SKILLET CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

1 cup 100 g

MAKES 16 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 10 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1 HOUR

5â&#x2026;&#x201C; cups

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unsalted butter, softened packed brown sugar granulated sugar egg egg yolk vanilla all-purpose ďŹ&#x201A;our salt baking soda

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semisweet chocolate chips 70% dark chocolate (about 3½ oz), chopped PC Vanilla Ice Cream

Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 375°F. Mist 10-inch castiron or ovenproof skillet with cooking spray; set aside. In large bowl, using electric mixer, beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy, 1 minute. Beat in egg, then egg yolk. Beat in vanilla until combined. In VHSDUDWHERZOZKLVNWRJHWKHUĂ&#x20AC;RXU

salt and baking soda; stir into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Scrape into prepared pan, smoothing top. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with dark chocolate, pressing slightly. Return to oven; bake until EURZQHGDQGSXĚ&#x2020;HGPLQXWHV/HW cool in pan for 15 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. PER SERVING about 369 cal, 4 g pro, 19 g total fat (12 g sat. fat), 48 g carb (2 g dietary ďŹ bre, 32 g sugar), 59 mg chol, 239 mg sodium, 121 mg potassium. % RDI: 2% calcium, 14% iron, 11% vit A, 14% folate.

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