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STYLE AND LIVING
Crisp temps, changing foliage
11-12 LIVING ThE GREAT vEGETAblE hARvEST
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27-29 TRAVEL TAkE A bREAThER wITh ThESE AwE SOmE mOuNTAINS wAlkS
CSL LIVING 9-10 hEAlThy lIvING “Deskercise”, Manners at the Table and a Lemon-icious cleanser
CSL FOOD 13-14 kITChEN Raise a glass to everything pear 15-17 ImbIbE The best wine for Thanksgiving plus a delicious Thai basil cocktail
NEED IT wANT IT 8 autumn culinary superstars you need to try 19 FAmIly mEAl An easy weeknight meal made with mussels
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9 THINGS CSL IS ExCITED ABOUT THIS FALL
Ochre leaves, crisp air, back-to-school, bountiful harvests – ‘tis the season of transition. As we edge closer to the year’s end, we give thanks for all the year has brought and still has to bring.
A delicious spread of sips and bites to enjoy with friends and family, fireside.
FLOWERS THAT MAKE YOU SMILE Sunflowers, chrysanthe mums, celosia are all at their best, now.
SWEET OR SAVOURY TUBERS ube, purple yam, and its cousins (sweet potato) shine at this time of year.
VEST SEASON under a long jewel-toned peacoat and tartan pants.
COMFY BAKING Cookies, pies, and cheesecakes with a twist.
Jack-o’-lantern – here we come!
CHANGING COLOURS Awe-inspiring kaleido scope of leaves.
HOT AIR BALLOON best autumnal view.
BOURBON & CIDER! Separately or together.
KAILASH AND SHIVANA
“Ah! sunflower, weary of time, Who countest the steps of the sun, Seeking after that sweet golden clime Where the traveller’s journey is done... Where my sunflower wishes to go,” writes William Blake.
LIVINg Ideas We Love
Get the lifestyle shake-up you need now with the secrets,
advice for looking and feeling great!CSL GREEN TIPS Use your brakes wisely – only brake when you need to! By keeping your maximum speed below 70 km/hour you will be able to stop more gradually.
Stiff neck, tight quads, poor posture? As more of us spend hours in front of a device, whether work-from-home, a shared workspace or an old-school office, we’re often in tight, cramped space without the ability to easily take a walk or grab a bite to eat. what can we do to stave off achy limbs? Dr. Haley Perlus (drhaleyperlus.com), sports and performance psychology expert recommends that “desk work ers should take short stretch breaks at least once an hour. Taking frequent, shorter breaks that allow you to regularly relax and stretch is more effective than taking a few longer breaks.” Perlus notes that if the majority of your time is spent typing on a computer, you should aim to take a five-minute break for every 30 minutes spent on the computer. Here are five more of Dr. Perlus’ tips on how to “deskercise.”
1 Neck and Shoulder Stretches
• Roll your chair away from your desk. Starting with your head facing forward, using your hand, gently stretch your head and neck to the left and right
• Practice this simple de-stressing technique: take a deep breath and shrug your shoulders as high as you can, and gently lower them, while breathing out deeply
2 Hand and Forearm Stretches
Continuous typing can lead to stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. help reduce the chances of an injury by giv ing your hands and fingers a break.
• Roll back from your desk and allow your hands to fall to your sides. Roll your wrists in a clockwise and counter-clockwise direction. Shake them out to relieve any tension
• Stretch your forearms by flexing your palms towards your arms, gently increasing the stretch with your other hand. Then extend your palm away from your arm, using your other hand to stretch the top of your hand towards your forearm. you should feel a stretch throughout the underside of your arm
3 Back Stretches
Sitting for long periods at a time is unnatural and can create pressure, especially in the lower back region. haley recom mends standing and walking as often as possible
• When standing, do a simple backstretch by bending at the waist and letting your arms lower towards the ground. Try to release all tension in your back and slowly “roll-up,” one vertebrae at a time
• If you don’t have a back injury, work on improving your range of motion by doing gentle torso twists, rotating your trunk several times to help “loosen up.”
4 Leg Stretches
• Sitting for long periods of time also cause blood to pool in your lower legs. haley says getting moving, even walking around the block, can help improve circulation and “wake up” tired legs
• Simple leg stretches such as calf raises, quad stretches and hamstring stretches can all be done in the comfort of your cubicle or desk area
• If you feel yourself getting drowsy at your desk, a neat trick you can try is leg lifts: from a sitting position, raise your foot 3-4 inches off the ground, and hold it. you will start to feel a burn – keep going until your muscle gives out, repeat on the other side
5 Stop & Smell the Roses! (General Relaxation)
• Everyone needs a moment to “get away” from it all. Allow yourself to sit quietly in a break room or outdoors and let your mind wander
• Music can be soothing and help relieve stress during tense situations. Find your favorite song and let yourself smile –you’ll be surprised how much stress can be relieved simply by smiling or laughing!
Authors of The Essential Oils Diet: Lose Weight and Transform Your Health with the Power of Essential Oils and Bioactive Foods, Dr. Eric Zielinski and Sabrina Zielinski (DrEricZ. com) , recommend this healing lemon oil cooler to boost immunity, help reverse liver and pancreas damage as well as decrease stress and promote better sleep.
Healing Lemon Oil Cooler
16 ounces sparkling water 2-3 eye droppers full liquid vanilla cream flavored stevia (to taste)
½ whole orange*
3 drops lemon essential oil*
1 cup ice
¼ cup frozen pineapple
¼ cup frozen mango
Mint sprigs to garnish on top
Blend until smooth.
Garnish with mint.
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*Note: lime juice and lime oil can substitute as well as orange juice and orange oil.
We’ve all experienced that awkward Thanksgiving dinner table moment! Whether it’s a rude uncle, pesky mother-in-law, youngsters lacking manners or any other family or friends clash, you can get through the holiday with grace. Sharon Schweitzer, international etiquette expert, author, and founder of Access to Culture, shares three basic etiquette rules to follow:
1/ Seating Plan & Place Cards: As the host, keep the cast of family, friends, distant relatives, neighbors and old friends in line with a seating plan. Seat introverts next to out-going guests and elders adjacent to youngsters. It’s acceptable to split married couples but not newlyweds. Place cards may range from simple and handmade to fancy. As a guest, RSVP within 48 hours of receiving the invitation.
2/ Conversation Starters: As the host (hostess), you want the attitude of gratitude at your table and to keep the conversation flowing smoothly. Plan interesting conversation starters for your guests. For example, ‘What are you grateful for this year?’ Other examples include upcoming or past travel, musi cal events, bestselling books, newly released movies, food, sports and holiday memories.
3/ Leave the Toast to the Host: Some guests don’t realize that giving the first toast as a guest is a big taboo. The host—the curator of the evening—deserves to make the initial toast. If you’re itching to make a big announcement or show your appreciation to the hardworking host, ask them privately when they will be making their toast so you know when your turn is coming. If you are toasted as a guest or host, do not raise your glass and drink. It’s like clapping for yourself. Remember the 3 b’s of toasting: begin, be brief and be seated. protocolww.com
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‘Tis the season for canning, preserving and gathering. (Clockwise from top left): Russian red garlic, both fiery when raw yet smooth when cooked should be pulled from the ground, and dried; Collect alliums like onions when stalks have turned yellow/brown and have dried out; Ronde de Nice, a French heir loom zucchini has a mild flavour and yields a lot of fruit. White patches at this time of year may be powdery mildew which will not harm the plant. To remove use milk, neem or baking soda.; Trio coloured romesco cauliflower, part of the Brassica family, add texture to dishes and are beautiful to present on a plate. Or make a piccalilli with vinegar and mustard to preserve for winter., add texture to dishes and are beautiful to present on a plate; Packed with lycopene, the bold red of these carrots is extra crunchy. Store under a layer of peat; Yellow brandywine tomatoes bear delightfully sweet fruit, perfect for canning.
Purchase bulbs as soon as possible in fall, anytime between October and January. Alternatively, skip the method mentioned below, entirely, and order prechilled bulbs from a local garden centre.
Before planting, chill the bulbs for six to twelve weeks: place in a cool, dark area with a tem perature between 3C to 12C and humidity of around 65 percent (like a refrigerator). If placing in the basement or garage, water moderately. This prechilling en sures that the bulbs will develop strong roots. After prechilling, set the bulbs in snug containers with drainage holes, filled with well-draining potting soil. Posi tion bulbs about 3 cm away from the side of the pot and at about the same between distance between bulbs. Press soil firmly around the bulbs. Water with tepid water. Gradually bring into stronger sunlight. Choose an area with medium light like an east or west facing window. Continue to water moderately, but not so much that bulbs rot. Blooms should appear one month later.
BULBS TO TRY
Tulip Secret Perfume Intoxicating scent and peony-like blooms. 6/pk, $9.99; westcoastseeds.com Fritillarias Meleagris Cute and elegant, sure to make a statement. 15/pk, $9.99; westcoastseeds.com
Elwesii Single Snowdrop Harbinger of spring, delicate blooms. 10pk, $12.99; westcoastseeds.com Hyacinths Caribbean Dream Gorgeous, scented beauties. 4/pk, $9.99; westcoastseeds.com
Narcissus Tender Beauty Peach poetry in double flower. 5/pk, $9.99; westcoastseeds.com
Move bulbs outdoors and into the ground after flowers fade. Sprinkle a handful of fertilizer into the planting hole and they are likely to bloom again next spring.WHEN FOrCe BULBs Over WiNter Forthosedrearywintermonths, adisplayofspringbulbsis suretobrightenanytabletop, windowsillorsunnycornerof thelivingroom.Beginnowto prepareyourbulbsandyouwill berewardedwithbloomseven whentherearepilesofsnowon theground.
Two’s A Pear
Did you know that pears do not tree-ripen, but need time for the sugars to develop off the branch? These sweet beauties are harvested from late summer, well into October.
DELICIOUS RECIPES TO TRY AT HOME
A classic sweet, fluffy dessert perfect with something warm.
HereBY THE PAIR
TASTE: sweet yet spiced FLESH: white, creamy, crisp BEST FOR: snacking, baking, cooking
TASTE: sweet & buttery FLESH: almost translucent BEST FOR: snacking, baked desserts, jams, jellies
TASTE: mild & sweet FLESH: rich, creamy BEST FOR: fruit salads, salads, baked desserts
Yuzu- ginger-Poire William Reviver
Sip this fragrant cocktail! A combination of aromatic, sharp yuzu wine (a fragrant citrus wine with fruit from Katsuragi, Japan), sweet juicy pear and elderflower.
¾ozGiffardPoireWilliam 1ozYuzuwine ½ ozelderflowersyrup 3ozpearjuice
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.
WHAT’S NEW AND GREAT IN THE WORLD OF WINE, SPIRITS AND NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKSCSL GREEN TIPS Use a solid wood cutting board which does not contain glue or coatings. Store food in glass, stainless steel or unbleached paper bags
PurPle BASIlFlyIng Dutch SmASh
•A mash-up of a flying dutchman and basil ginsmash, this elevated sipper takes on an Asian twist(and delightfully bright purple colour) with theaddition of licorice-forward purple basil.
1 ½ oz.gin ½oz.TripleSec ½oz.BlueCuraçao ¼oz.grenadine ⅛oz.lemonjuice 2sprigsfreshpurple basilandlemonrind forgarnish
Muddle basil and grenadine in a shaker. Fill tumbler with ice. Add triple sec, gin, blue curacao lemon juice. Shake well and strain. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and lemon rind.
Did you know that a general rule in cocktail making is that if it contains citrus, egg, cream, or any opaque ingredient, then you shake it? The act of shaking both chills and dilutes the drink, and makes it ready to sip, instantly. Simply add five to ten cubes, count to ten, until the exterior of the shaker become frosty; strain and serve.
Whether your crowd are novices or noses who know, CSL has selected two out-of-the-box wines and one sake to pair with your next autumn celebration meal.
fOR THE...WHITE WINE LOVERS
By now, we all know that a chilled Reisling or sau vignon blanc is a formulaic accompaniment. If you prefer whites with more weight and viscosity in the mouth, try Bellingham Whole Bunch Rous sanne. This South African stunner offers orchard fruit like pear and biscuity almond biscotti on the nose, with delicious pineapple, marzipan and citrus when sipped.
fOR THE...cLaSSIc TRIED aND TRUE
Often, mistakenly, thought of as too rich for the delicacy of white turkey meat, there are plenty of ac cessible, ready to drink Bordeaux styles that confirm food loves this wine from this region. Bell pepper, dark berries and toast notes imbue this ruby red wine (chateau de courteillac Bordeaux aOc) with balance – herbal yet fruit forward, with hints of spice and soft tannins.
fOR THE...DaRING aND EXPERIMENTaL
Eating rich, high starch foods means you need a drink that adds freshness. Sake is high in alcohol, low in acid but is rich and creamy on the palate. The gentle straw yellow of Lachamte Sparkling demi-sec Sake yields fine bubbles with touches of honeyed stone fruit, grounded with a gentle nutty background and bright acidity yielding a long finish. If it’s a step to far for dinner, pair it with pumpkin pie for dessert.
The original smoked paprika from Spain, certified under the Protected Designation of Origin “Pimentón de La Vera”, adds depth to sauces, marinades, meats and rice dishes. 70gtin;lachinata.com
Made with 100% Arabica beans, espresso 57 Intense has a smooth aroma, and creamy chocolate notes reveal deep toast, perfect for cooler autumn temps. 100g,$10.99; zinodavidoff.com
The newly launched cheese sauce kits available in three flavours elevate pasta, crudites and side dishes. 271g;crackerbarrel.ca
Cozy up with a strong cuppa, add some spice, and indulge in comfort food –CSL has got you covered.
Use this roasted and caramelized Valencia almond and Roman hazelnut paste as a decadent sauce, or add to baked treats. almond & Hazelnut 50% Praliné,300g; valrhona-chocolate.com
A dark chocolate brown exterior reveals a balanced sweet-tart, juicy tomato ready for salads or snacking. Kumato, sunsetgrown.com
NEW ZEALAND SPRINg LAMB
Juicy, succulent meat, this boneless lamb leg is ready to use for a roulade, roast or indi vidual lamb wellingtons. nzspringlamb.com
Jam packed with 25% whole roasted hazel nuts and perfectly enrobed with 50% dark cacao and well-balanced sweetness, per fect for snack time. Dark whole hazelnuts, $4.49,100g;ritter-sport.com
MMade in the “epicurean heart of the french countryside”, south of Bordeaux, these not-too-sweet fruit spreads are made artisanally, from 100% fruit sweetened with grape must. stdalfour.comBARREL;
DID YOU KNOW?
An easy, speedy weeknight dinner that can be whipped up in 15 minutes or lessPHOTOGRAPHY BY K&S MEDIA
the flavourful liquid in a variety of ways to add depth and a hint of the sea
► Enhance pastas, chowders, cas seroles, soups or risotto with a ladle or two of extra broth
► Pour broth in ice cube trays and freeze to use later as base for stocks & sauces
► Add broth to cocktails, like a savoury bloody mary
⇨ Mussels have more iron and vitamin B12 than beef.
⇨ An average serving of mussels has 18g of pro tein, an excellent source of iron, a factor in red blood cell formation. An average serving of mussels has 5mg of iron.
⇨ Mussels are filter feed ers and filter 0.5 to 1.25 gallons of water every hour.
3.Addmussels,whitewineandcoverpotandbring toagentleboiltoopenmussels. Addlemonzest.
In with the NEW!
Fall is the real start to the year, right? So why not go with a clean slate that suits your mood: barely there or unforgetta bly bold makeup; and outfits that make a statement like here at Malné.
HELEN OF TROY
WHAT’S NEW AND GREAT IN THE WORLD OF SKIN, BEAUTY, MAKEUP AND WELL-BEING
Workday Bare Lips
The “lit from within look created by Diane k for NARS Cosmetics at Tory burch accentuates “glowy skin, a strong matter lip and a play on textures.” The key to this look is using a reflecting foundation.
NaRS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dragon Girl, $35; narscos metics.com
Workday Bold Lips
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick, $19.00; sep hora.com
Photographer Madame d’Ora, provided the inspira tion for Jane Richardson, NARS Global Artistry Director to create a look “that breaks through the darkness…an informal com plexion [and] bright red lip.”
Date-Night Bare Eyes
Date-Night Bold Eyes
“Gold and silver took central roles with accents of customblend lavender pinks and citrus green on the eyes,” says Lynsey Alexender for NARS Cosmetics. The key is that colours are muted and accentuate the natural tone
BARE vs. BOLD
It’s an age-old question – what should I wear? And, it doesn’t just stop at your outfit. Deciding whether to go daring with your makeup and hair, choosing bright colours and unexpected styles, or taking a softer, more neutral approach that subtly emphasizes features can make all the difference.
Bare Nails Glam Bold Nails
Although blood-red stiletto nails dominated, CND collaborated with Julie kandalec to show off-white too. For the look consider de sign, shape and length and choose a colour a few shades lighter than your skin tone.
vS Naeemah laFond, amika’s Global Artistic Director, was inspired by glamorous girls on safari. To replicate, contrast sleek pulled-back hair at the crown with a brushed out, mega volume, wire-wrapped pony
ayering light and dark blues, nail artist Gina Ed wards for OPI used a striper brush to free form multiple “S” curves. To make the squiggles, start from the cuticle line all the way to the tip.
Celebrity hair Stylist, lacy Redway created the “Icy knot” embodying après ski glam with a high gloss bun. The trick is to get moisture from roots to ends before creating dividing and wrap ping a ponytail into itself.
In a collection inspired by clouds and water, cobalt eyeshadow and cat-eyes set the inspirational tone and provided the perfect contrast to flowy dresses and punk rock hair. No better colour to encapsulate the eco theme.NARS AT TORY BURCH NARS ATERDEM NARS AT HALPERN Rose Inc Solar Radiance Hy drating Cream Highlighter; $30; roseinc. com FOVARI Urban Decay
It’s a fetching colour, perfect for any skin tone. Leather fabric and paired with combat boots make it streetwise. Or, think of it as a neutral and set it against pastels, jewel tones or black. Equal parts dressy and edgy, this super grounding colour is perfect for crisp days.O TRURA EtOCHS A NGEL S CHLESSER Y R EDONDO B RAND MARC CAIN NARS AT TORY BURCH R T ERESA H ELBIG MARC CAIN NARS AT HALPERN
When you want to make an entrance, the latest iterations suit different moods and vibes of the day. Well-cut, structured and high-octane hues exude uptown polish, while loose-fitting numbers channel downtown cool – either way you’ll definitely stand-out.CHANEL MARC CAIN AKNAVAS A GATHA UIZ RADA MARC CAIN CHANEL
Rocked in the 70s disco age and 90s grunge era, the way to take advantage of this eyecatching look is to give it a fresh spin: go head-to-toe in one print, opt for a tummybaring accent, combine it with a cheeky sheer cheetah blouse or choose a flared, above-the-knee cut.MARC CAIN CHANEL T H ELBIG A
FALL WALKS in the Rockies
Indulge in the natural mountain air, watch the flowing lakes, and listen to the rustle of the leaves. It’s time for a stroll. Plus one iconic experience you have to try.CSL GREEN TIPS When renting a car abroad, pack light to reduce weight in the trunk and offload as soon as practical. Rent scooters or bikes when abroad. PHOTOGRAPHY BY K&S MEDIA
1. Two jack Lake: an easy and popular 4.7km out-and-back (1.5 hour) trail near Banff;
2. Johnson Can yon: Take the well trafficked trail from the lower falls to the spectacular 30 metrehigh Upper Falls (1-2 hours);
3. Fenland Trail at Vermilion Lakes: A brisk 2km, well groomed loop through the marsh lands and spruce forests;
4. Lake Louise lakefront trail: Looped around the lake, this 4.5-km out-and-back trail is one of the most popular in the area for runners and birdwatchers;
Neatly stacked red canoes at the Boathouse beckon to the adjacent turquoise blue lake, Horâ Juthin Îmne (lake of little fishes), so named by the Stoney First Nations people, the first in habitants of these lands. Today, Lake Louise has become glob ally known for its jaw dropping natural beauty – that surreal tone of blue, only a glacier fed lake could produce, abutting majestic snow-capped Mount Victoria.
What then could be a more memorable experience than to paddle on the lake via the guided voyageur canoe experience, a 26’ cedar strip group canoe?
On a sunny morning, the canoe gently glides through the water with ease, with six on board to paddle through the 2.2km long and 0.5km wide lake, all whilst listening to tidbits about the hotel, surrounding topography and tourism in the National Park. It’s a meditative, restorative and thrilling way to experience nature at its finest.
fairmont.com/lake-louiseTHE FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE VOYAGEUR CANOE EXPERIENCE
5. Moraine Lake shoreline trail: Relatively easy almost two-hour route best from accessed June to October; 6. Min newanka/ Stewart canyon: A low elevation 1 hour trail that follows Lake Min newanka shoreline to a bridge spanning the walls of Stewart Canyon; 7. Banff Gondola (Sulphur Mountain): Though a moderate climb (1-2 hours) via the Sulphur Mountain trail, take the gondola up and stroll along Sanson Peak Boardwalk to catch a view of mountain goats, Cas cade and Sundance Range.
Overall: As the most popular Mazda vehicle choice in its class, this compact crossover sports utility vehicle offers a superb option for a road trip to the Rockies with an upscale interior design, and excellent driving dynamics.
The Details: 187 hp, 186 lb-ft torque, Skyactiv-G 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine with standard i-Activ AWD, up to 8.2 L/100 km highway.
Pros: Sleek design of cabin; quiet on highways; plenty of engine power; competitive price; excellent fuel economy for long drives; sharp handling on corners; 10.25-inch display screen.
Cons: The built-in navigation search does not offer results at times; Cargospace is limited to store luggage/ equipment. Mazda.ca2023 MAZDA CX-5 GX
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“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements, let’s be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worthwhile.”
― LAURA INGALLS WILDER
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