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Fashion & Beauty 15
SLICK MOVES Add an essence to your skin-care routine for ultimate hydration
ASK AN EXPERT We help readers resolve three style dilemmas
PROFILE A candid Q&A with actor Helen Mirren, who dishes on aging, beauty and female empowerment
9 EASY WAYS TO LOOK 5 YEARS YOUNGER FAST! Take years of your look in an instant with these quick tricks
Life & Community 34
SERENITY NOW Five pearls of wisdom that arenâ€™t worth repeating
MONEY TALKS Our finance expert shares tips for raising financially independent kids
GET MORE FREE TIME! Advice to help you find more minutes in the day
SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? Four women explain why they ended things with their ex amid relationship ambivalence
BOOK CLUB We review five new reads and round up favourite titles from high school
BEST IN SHOW The latest and greatest fashion trends for fall
22 74 A swipe of blush can bestow a youthful appearance.
I N EVE RY ISSUE 7 EDITOR’S LETTER 8 REAL LIFE MADE SIMPLE 12 COOK THE COVER 97 RECIPE INDEX
Health & Fitness
Cook & Eat
ASK AN EXPERT Doctors discuss risk factors for stroke and rheumatoid arthritis
QUICK & EASY One-pan dinners to keep kitchen cleanup to a minimum
SUPERFOOD Find out why coldpressed canola should be your go-to oil
DOUBLE DOWN Our double-decker burger is all about the beef
WALK THIS WAY The solution to being sedentary lies in small steps
A TASTE OF ITALY Italian dishes that are ultra impressive yet attainable enough for everyday enjoyment
HEAR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW We shed light on hearing loss and make the case for early intervention
FARMERS’ MARKET FINDS Four meatless meals to make the most of your market haul
LAST BITE Our lovely loaf features wild blueberries and bright, tangy lemon
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STREAMLINED SERENE Get the look of this bright breakfast nook
SERVING UP STYLE Decorative dishware pulls double duty as an eye-catching wall arrangement
real life made simple
SHRUB-A-DUB-DUB Four low-maintenance ﬂowering shrubs we love
Canadian Living Italian
TOMATO & PANCETTA PASTA TIRAMISU ICE CREAM CAKE GRILLED PANZANELLA
GET MORE “ME” TIME
EXPERTS TELL YOU HOW
TALKS REAL BEAUTY
cook the cover OUR BEST SKILLET LASAGNA PAGE 13
5years younger LOOK
A LIGHTER LOAD A lacklustre laundry room is transformed into a luxe space
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Iâ€™ve been out of the vortex of the school-year summer vacation for longer than I care to admit, yet thereâ€™s still something so revitalizing to me about September. Maybe itâ€™s the buzz of the kids going back to school, the latest fall fashion or the return of a more structured routine that has me wish-listing new RÌ‡FHVXSSOLHVWKHUHÂ¶VQRWKLQJOLNHDIUHVKQRWHERRNULJKW" Schoolâ€™s in session at Canadian Living this issue with education in style, decor, health, cooking and life in general. For this monthâ€™s beauty lesson, we show you genius ways to ORRN\HDUV\RXQJHUSDJH WKHQOHDUQKRZWRHÌ†RUWOHVVO\ incorporate the hottest fashion trends into your wardrobe
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real life made simple VEGETARIAN VIÊT NAM (WW Norton) by Cameron Stauch, $47, penguinrandom house.ca.
tricks, tips and ideas we love
THE COMEBACK Once a taboo travel accessory, the fanny pack has successfully staged a major return for 2018. In materials ranging from ’90s nylon to modern leather, this hiphugger is insanely functional and really can look chic. Wear the hands-free style slung around your hips or, for a more subdued appeal, as you would a cross-body bag.
Part travelogue and part cookbook, Vegetarian Viêt Nam is a great resource for those new to vegetarian or Vietnamese cuisine—or both. In between photos of colourful produce and stunning dishes are Canadian chef Cameron Stauch’s meatless takes on some of the country’s most famous culinary exports, including pho and bánh mì.
Share your CL creations with us on Instagram and tag us with #CLgetcooking, like @vanveitcreative, who made the Lemon Bundt Cake from our May issue after her mom gifted her with a subscription. How sweet! Follow us @canadianliving
DRESS, $160, bananarepublic.ca. BRACELET, jennybird.ca. FANNY PACK, mackage.com.
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Turn the Tables
BEAUTY & BRAWN
HanStone Quartz’s new collection introduces Canadian-made quartz countertops in timeless white and cream tones. Each design is inspired by a luxurious locale, like Toronto’s fashionable Yorkville neighbourhood or the chic resort town of Whistler, B.C. The styles will stand the test of time, as will their scratchand stain-resistant surfaces.
Swapping out your cofee table can be an easy and inexpensive way to update your home. Choose a design that’s simple and sturdy enough to withstand the wear and tear of everyday living. This beauty, with a rustic wood-veneer top and a metal base, is the perfect focal point for any living room.
Boutique Collection Yorkville ENGINEERED QUARTZ, hanstone.ca.
COFFEE TABLE, $199, bouclair.ca.
To make the most of this simple silhouette, decorate with uniquely shaped accessories, such as candles and vases.
PHOTOGRAPHY, ALVARO GOVEIA (MODEL). ILLUSTRATION, GETTY IMAGES (SIGN LANGUAGE)
Rubberized JACKET, $195, ca.hunterboots.com.
Raincoats aren’t just for spring. Choose one in a bright shade, like this beautiful yellow, to bring a pop of colour to a typically earth-toned fall wardrobe.
The first-ever International Day of Sign Languages is on Sept. 23! Let’s learn the alphabet and make everyone feel more welcome.
Make rich, creamy ricotta at home with three simple ingredients: In large heavy-bottomed pot, heat 8 cups homogenized milk with ½ tsp salt over low heat, stirring often, until instant-read thermometer reads 203°F, about 40 minutes. Add ⅓ cup white vinegar; slowly stir 3 times. Remove from heat. Let stand for 20 minutes. Line ﬁne-mesh sieve with 2 layers of damp cheesecloth. Using slotted spoon, gently skim off curds and place in sieve. Let drain for 30 minutes before serving.
Serve this ricotta on our Classic Bruschetta (see recipe, page 84).
8 Hot Hotel
The Walper Hotel has been a Kitchener, Ont., landmark since 1893. From the street, the building has maintained its iconic architecture, but step inside and you’ll ﬁnd a thoroughly modern space that celebrates local artisanal wares (such as cofee and artwork) and minimalist design.
9 Binged Yet?
Many Canadians have come of age alongside spunky redhead Anne Shirley from Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables. The character returns to enchant this generation in the second season of the CBC-Netﬂix coproduction Anne With an E, premièring Sept. 23 on CBC. We can’t wait to see what trouble she stirs up next.
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In this light Italian salad, peppery arugula and sliced mushrooms come alive with a drizzling of lemony vinaigrette and a sprinkling of sharp Parmesan shavings. It’s the perfect side for any entrée and a tasty topper for pizzas and sandwiches, including our very own piadina (find the recipe on page 85).
ARUGULA & MUSHROOM SALAD MAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 10 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 10 MINUTES
2 tbsp 1 tsp 5 tsp pinch 1 2 ¼ cup
extra-virgin olive oil lemon zest lemon juice each salt and pepper 142 g pkg baby arugula (about 10 cups) cremini or white mushrooms, thinly sliced shaved Parmesan cheese
In large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add arugula, mushrooms and Parmesan; toss to coat. PER EACH OF 6 SERVINGS about 59 cal, 2 g pro, 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 2 g carb (trace dietary ﬁbre, 1 g sugar), 1 mg chol, 84 mg sodium, 41 mg potassium. % RDI: 6% calcium, 3% iron, 6% vit A, 9% vit C, 1% folate.
Fake a mosaictiled surface with a stencil.
LIVIA, $199, mylivia.com.
If you’re looking to end menstrual discomfort, consider Livia, a drug-free device that instantly alleviates cramping. Apply the discreet patches to your lower abdomen and be amazed (and relieved) as Livia pulses away period pain.
Outland Denim Harriet JEANS, $235, holtrenfrew.com.
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The craft world owes a lot to Annie Sloan’s leading-edge decorative paint, dubbed Chalk Paint for its matte ﬁnish. A DIYer’s dream, it can be used on nearly any surface, both indoors and out, and requires little to no prep. Use it with one of the brand’s stencils, available in styles from boho to Parisian chic, for a fresh take.
We love this new eucalyptus and mint bar for its cooling and soothing properties.
CAPRINA Fresh Goat’s Milk Soap in Eucalyptus Mint, $2.50, canusgoatsmilk.com.
Tallulah STENCIL, $22, and CHALK PAINT in Graphite, anniesloan.com.
GET YOUR GOAT
Goat’s milk has been lauded for its vitamin- and moisture-rich composition and natural exfoliating properties. The Quebec goat farmers who work with bodycare company Canus certainly know its worth, since they’ve been providing fresh milk for the company’s soaps and lotions for more than 20 years.
Life Changing Denim Here’s to jeans you can feel good in. Outland Denim employs formerly exploited women, including those out of sex slavery, in developing countries to manufacture the jeans, paying them a living wage and ofering additional training and education. Each pair is inscribed by the person who made them, making the jeans a no-brainer for your next fashion investment.
COOK & EAT cover recipe
Enjoy the full flavours of a classic lasagna for a fraction of the effort with this skillet version featuring a creamy spinach-and-ricotta filling and a meaty ragÃ¹. RECIPE THE TEST KITCHEN | PHOTOGRAPHY MAYA VISNYEI FOOD STYLING MICHAEL ELLIOTT/JUDYINC.COM | PROP STYLING LARA MCGRAW
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SPINACH & SAUSAGE SKILLET LASAGNA MAKES 8 TO 10 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 50 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1Âź HOURS
2 tbsp 1 225 g 200 g 4 2 tbsp 1 tsp Â˝ tsp 1 1 1 1 1Âž cups 6 1 cup
To chop canned tomatoes with ease, use a pair of kitchen shears to cut them into chunks while still in the can, allowing you to retain the juices.
olive oil onion, chopped lean ground beef mild Italian sausages (about 2), casings removed cloves garlic, minced tomato paste salt, divided hot pepper flakes 796 ml can whole tomatoes, chopped 475 g tub extra-smooth ricotta cheese 300 g pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezedÂ dry egg, beaten finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided sheets (each 10 x 6 inches) fresh lasagna noodles shredded mozzarella cheese
In deep 12-inch ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook onion, stirring, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add beef, sausages and garlic; cook, stirring and breaking up with spoon, until beef and sausages are no longer pink, about 4 minutes. 6WLULQWRPDWRSDVWHĂ˛WVSRIWKHVDOWDQGKRWSHSSHUĂ€DNHV cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 12 to 15 minutes. Scrape into large bowl; wipe pan clean. Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together ricotta, spinach, egg, Âž cup of the Parmesan and remaining Â˝ tsp salt. In same pan, spread 1 cup of the meat sauce to coat bottom. Arrange 2 lasagna noodles over top; top with 1 cup of the remaining meat sauce and half of the ricotta mixture. Repeat layers; top with remaining lasagna noodles and meat sauce. Bring sauce to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer until noodles are tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Arrange rack in oven 6 inches from broiler. Sprinkle lasagna with mozzarella and remaining 1 cup Parmesan. Transfer to oven; broil until top is golden and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. PER EACH OF 10 SERVINGS about 400Â cal, 24Â g pro, 20Â g total fat (9Â g sat.Â fat), 11Â g carb (2Â g dietary ďŹ bre, 5Â g sugar), 74Â mg chol, 782Â mg sodium, 584Â mg potassium. %Â RDI: 35% calcium, 22% iron, 14% vitÂ A, 28% vitÂ C, 36%Â folate.
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look of the month HYDRATED SKIN
PHOTOGRAPHY, GENEVIÈVE CARON. HAIR AND MAKEUP, JUKKA/DESIGN.ME/CHARLOTTE TILBURY/PLUTINO GROUP. DRESS, COSSTORES.COM
Moisturize with this extra step in your skin-care routine—the increasingly important essence—that sits between toner and serum.
An essence is basically supercharged waters that prime and prep the skin for further absorption.
fashion & beauty ask an expert
tips & tricks
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FASHION & BEAUTY look of the month
PRO To apply, pat an essence in with ﬁngertips (a cotton pad will just drink up the potent ingredients).
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Hydration Heroes Our picks for the most hydrating essences.
(From top) CAUDALIE Vinoperfect Essence, $50, caudalie.ca. L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE Aqua Réotier Moisture Prep Essence, $29, ca.loccitane.com. CHANEL Hydra Beauty Micro Liquid Essence, $135, chanel.ca. BIOTHERM Life Plankton Essence, $76, biotherm.ca. LA PRAIRIE Skin Caviar Essence-in-Lotion, $330, holtrenfrew.com.
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PHOTOGRAPHY, GEOFFREY ROSS (COLLAGE)
Make the most of your skin care by boosting your existing products with a dose of hydration, courtesy of an essence.
What Is an
LIKE MANY STELLAR BEAUTY INNOVATIONS, ESSENCES ORIGINATED IN KOREA, HOME OF THE 10-STEP SKIN-CARE ROUTINE. AN ESSENCE IS OFTEN MISTAKEN FOR A TONER OR A SERUM, BUT IT LIES SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN. WHERE A TONER REBALANCES AND A SERUM TREATS,
AN ESSENCE ADDS MOISTURE, LOCKING IT IN WHILE ALSO BOOSTING THE EFFICACY OF YOUR NEXT SKIN-CARE STEP. IT’S MORE VISCOUS THAN A TONER, BUT THINNER THAN MOST SERUMS, AND IS FULL OF CONCENTRATED INGREDIENTS. “IT CAN BE LIKENED TO A SUPERCHARGED TONER,” SAYS KRISTINA TSIRIOTAKIS, SENIOR MANAGER OF LEARNING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AT L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE. “IT CAN PROVIDE ANTI-AGING AND COMPLEXIONBOOSTING BENEFITS.” ITS MAIN FUNCTION, THOUGH, IS MOISTURIZATION. “AT THE HEART OF KOREAN BEAUTY PHILOSOPHY IS THE IDEA THAT HYDRATED SKIN STAYS YOUTHFUL IN APPEARANCE.”
YOUR ULTIMATE NIGHTTIME SKIN-CARE ROUTINE “IN TRADITIONAL KOREAN BEAUTY PRACTICES, PRODUCTS ARE APPLIED IN ORDER OF THEIR TEXTURE, FROM LIGHT TO DENSE,” SAYS TSIRIOTAKIS.
1 CLEANSER HELPS REMOVE MAKEUP AND BUILDUP OF DIRT AND OIL 2 EXFOLIANT HELPS SLOUGH OFF DEAD SKIN CELLS 3 TONER HELPS REBALANCE SKIN AND REMOVE TRACES OF CLEANSER 4 ESSENCE HELPS HYDRATE SKIN AND PREPARE IT FOR TREATMENT 5 SERUM HELPS TREAT YOUR SKIN BY TARGETING SPECIFIC CONCERNS 6 EYE CREAM HELPS MOISTURIZE THE SENSITIVE EYE AREA 7 MOISTURIZER HELPS HYDRATE SKIN AND LOCK IN ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
With essences, hydration is a given, but if you’re looking for something that offers a bit more, try one of these formulas. Green tea leaves are fermented for 100 days to create a potent antioxidant.
Juice Beauty’s Green Apple collection is known for brightening, so it makes sense that the brand added a potent essence to its lineup to gently soothe and expertly target hypo- and hyperpigmentation.
Pollution is a major contributor to skin aging. This formula is chock-full of antioxidants in the form of fermented black tea (kombucha) to enhance luminosity and reduce the appearance of ﬁne lines.
JUICE BEAUTY Green Apple Brightening Essence, $48, sephora.ca.
FRESH Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence, $85, sephora.ca.
UNEVEN TEXTURE Focusing on improving skin texture, this formula contains fermented green tea leaves, which also improve clarity and elasticity, and promotes prebiotics to help prevent signs of aging. AMOREPACIFIC Vintage Single Extract Essence, $200, sephora.ca.
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FASHION & BEAUTY ask an expert
Fast Fall UPDATES
How do I wear neon without looking too sporty or junior? With the resurgence of all things ’80s, neon colours have made their way back into fashion’s favour. Donning a ﬂuorescent hue can be daunting for the colour averse, but it’s manageable in small hits; think earrings, bags, hats and shoes— though not all at once. Feeling conﬁdent? Use neon as an underpinning, as we did with this dress, then layer with black, grey and oxblood in structured shapes for a cool yet sophisticated look.
We test-drove Phyto RE30 in our We Tried It online series. Check out the results at canadianliving.com/wetriedit.
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OUR FASHION & BEAUTY DIRECTOR FINDS THE ANSWERS TO YOUR BEAUTYRELATED QUESTIONS.
Can I camouflage grey hair without resorting to dye? For a quick fix, try a root touch-up product (like L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up Temporary Gray Concealer Spray, $13.50, lorealparis.ca), which deposits colour pigments at the roots. But if you really want to turn back time, we suggest this first-ofits-kind innovation from Phyto Paris: Phyto RE30 boosts pigmentation by activating melanin synthesis and transferring it to the hair shaft. It protects against future grey hairs, too; during clinical trials, after three months, greys were reduced by 30 percent. PHYTO PARIS Phyto RE30, $59, phyto-canada.ca.
Do you have any tips for applying blush? There are two things that really matter: placement and blending. For the latter, be sure to blur the edges of your blush so it looks seamless with your foundation. For the former, RoseMarie Swift, founder of RMS Beauty, ofers her advice. “Don’t go below the nostrils,” she recommends. “Blush has to lift the cheekbones up.” Placing the product too low pulls the face down, emphasizing gravity’s efects; placing it higher will help distract from under-eye bags and give the illusion of lift.
RMS BEAUTY Lip2Cheek, $45, thebay.com.
VICHY Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Cream, $40, Every day, transepidermal water loss vichy.ca.
zaps our skin of up to 500 millilitres of moisture. Factor in cold temps and you’re losing even more. To the rescue is Vichy’s newly relaunched Aqualia Thermal range. It now uses 97 percent natural ingredients and is free from silicone, mineral oil and parabens.
PHOTOGRAPHY, CARLYLE ROUTH (WOMAN)
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FASHION & BEAUTY profile
At this year’s Cannes Film Festival in Elie Saab Haute Couture
Just days after presenting at the Oscars, while onstage at the Women of Worth event on International Women’s Day, Helen Mirren exclaimed that being at a ceremony that celebrates women who help their communities was better than attending the Academy Awards. It was only natural to feel a swell of girl-power emotion upon meeting Mirren, hours before the esteemed actor hosted the Toronto event honouring Canadian female humanitarians (where our own editorial director, Erin McLaughlin, also presented an award). Mirren has conquered the stage, TV and Hollywood, with numerous awards and accolades—including Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire—yet still speaks frankly and appears relatable. In 2015, at the age of 69, Mirren became the face of L’Oréal Paris and insisted that her wrinkles were not to be retouched. Now, at 73, Mirren has six ﬁlms on the docket for 2018 and shows no sign of slowing down. TEXT ALEXANDRA DONALDSON
WE ASKED AND YOU ANSWERED
When we inquired on Facebook, you let us know which Helen Mirren roles were your favourites.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Mirren a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of the titular role in The Queen.
Mirren plays Jane Tennison, a detective in a male-dominated workplace, in the British series Prime Suspect.
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2010 & 2013
A bit of humour came for Mirren in RED (2010) and RED 2 (2013), where she portrays retired MI-6 agent Victoria Winslow.
WHAT THE AUDIENCE, AND WOMEN, WANT ABOVE ALL IS—FOR WANT OF A BETTER WORD— AUTHENTICITY. OF COURSE,
PHOTOGRAPHY, GETTY IMAGES (CANNES); PBS/PHOTOFEST (PRIME SUSPECT); MIRAMAX/PHOTOFEST (THE QUEEN); SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT/PHOTOFEST (RED)
WE LOVE BEAUTY AND WE DREAM, BUT WOMEN APPRECIATE REALITY.
How has your relationship to beauty changed as you’ve aged? When you’re young, you want to try the latest mascara and to look cool. But in a weird way, that pressure drops as you get older. You get more knowledgeable about makeup; you know what works for you and what doesn’t. It’s extraordinary the incredible availability of product nowadays. I’m a kid in a candy store when I enter a drugstore. I’m, like, “Oh, this is so exciting! There is so much!” When I was in my 20s, there wasn’t that incredible variety. What 20 years ago would have cost you an absolute arm and a leg is now so much more accessible.
Women over 40 are recognized more in the
media now. What’s your take on that? Women who are now in their 50s or 60s have been professional women since they were 20. They’ve worked, they’re successful, they’ve got opinions and they weren’t seeing themselves reﬂected in the world of advertising. I was very much a part of the pissed-of generation, looking at photos of 15-year-old girls and being told that was how I was supposed to look.
Why do you think it’s happening now? I’ve seen an increase in the economic power of women and in their visibility. These big cultural shifts—and obviously we’re going through one right now—have a lot of foundation to them. They don’t happen surprisingly and overnight; there’s an enormous amount of building blocks that lead to those moments.
Why do you think events like Women of Worth are so important? I really admire L’Oréal for what it’s doing. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be an ambassador. I love that a big company is stepping up to do more than just sell stuf—it’s about time.
Why do you love makeup? We know we don’t wear it for men—well, maybe when we’re younger, but in general, we don’t wear it for so-called sexual attraction. We wear it because, as one of the makeup girls said, “It gives us swagger.” I love that word, swagger. It’s just what you feel inside, isn’t it?
“RED LIPSTICK ALWAYS HELPS, JUST FOR THAT NICE FEELING THAT I’M AWAKE.” HELEN’S PICK: L’ORÉAL PARIS Colour Riche Shine Lipcolour in Sparkling Rose, $13, lorealparis.ca.
“THE SCIENCE OF BEAUTY IS ASTOUNDING. TWENTY YEARS AGO, WHAT WOULD HAVE COST AN ARM AND A LEG IS NOW SO MUCH MORE ACCESSIBLE.” L’ORÉAL PARIS Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer, $39, lorealparis.ca.
FASHION & BEAUTY tips & tricks
easy LOOK years 5younger FAST! The simplest, fastest and most effective ways to take years offâ€”in an instant. TEXT JULIA M C EWEN
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PHOTOGRAPHY, CARLYLE ROUTH. HAIR AND MAKEUP, ANIYA NANDY/MOROCCANOIL/M.A.C COSMETICS/PLUTINO GROUP. TOP, NORDSTROM.COM
Get Your Glow On
Youthful skin is luminous. The quickest way to fake that glow is with highlighting. Stick to cream or other highly emollient formulas for the most natural effect.
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Less Is More
Keep eye makeup clean and simple. Use a cream concealer on the inner corner of your eyes to instantly brighten your entire face and make you look well rested. Instead of relying on dark eyeshadow or eyeliner to deﬁne your eyes, let your lashes be the focal point.
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BOBBI BROWN Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm, $68, bobbibrowncosmetics.com.
MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Total Temptation Mascara, $12, walmart.ca.
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INVISIBOBBLE Multiband, $11, beautyboutique.ca.
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Just like a new hairstyle can trim away the years, a well-groomed set of arches can give a youthful look. If you’ve plucked away most of your brows, or if you’re starting to see natural thinning with age, consider using a brow pencil or a brow gel. Another option is tinting.
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“As we enter our 40s, we begin to see volume loss in the cheeks and chin, brought on by a decrease in facial fat, ” says Toronto-based plastic surgeon and SpaMedica founder Dr. Stephen Mulholland. If dermal ﬁllers are off the table, try blush to create the illusion of fullness. STILA Convertible Color, $33, beautyboutique.ca.
BENEFIT Brow Contour Pro, $42, beneﬁtcosmetics.com.
Nothing can make you appear older faster than makeup that has settled into every line and wrinkle. If you have dry skin, skip powder altogether; if you have oily skin, proceed with caution and use it sparingly. Feel naked without a dusting? Opt for a light-diffusing translucent powder, rather than a matte, opaque version.
GOODY Ouchless Clear Latex Elastics, $5/pkg of 52, walmart.ca.
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Health Canada recommends adults get at least 2½ hours of physical activity per week, beneﬁting your body, mind and face. Cardio boosts circulation, delivering oxygen and nutrients to cells. Plus, sweating opens pores and helps loosen dirt.
Wearing your hair down or pulled back into a low bun won’t make you look more youthful. Instead, try a taut ponytail, says Bridget Brager, celebrity hairstylist for Herbal Essences. It pulls the cheekbones up visually, making the face seem more lifted.
Pearly whites can take a few years off your appearance. Try Crest’s newest at-home system: Strips are used in conjunction with a blue light so you can DIY with professional results. CREST 3D White Whitestrips With Light, $120, walmart.ca.
Skin gets thinner and drier with age, so lines and wrinkles become more prominent. Applying primer before makeup helps minimize the appearance of ﬁne lines and pores by ﬁlling them in with a light-reﬂecting primer. CHANEL Le Blanc Light Creator Brightening Makeup Base, $58, chanel.ca.
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FASHION & BEAUTY effortless chic
quilting We’re not talking about your grandma’s kind of quilt. The Fall 2018 runways were ﬂooded with the diamondstitched texture, from dresses to bags. We like the look best on a topper like this bomber.
BOMBER JACKET, $195, and faux-leather LEGGINGS, $124, bananarepublic.ca. SWEATER, $145, clubmonaco.ca. HAT, hm.com/ca. Kenneth Jay Lane EARRINGS and Otaat/Myers Collective BAG, shopbop.com. WATCH, linksoﬂondon.com. SHOES, aldoshoes.com.
Changing your look is a given when the mercury dips, but this year, the shift feels particularly sharp. Weâ€™ve compiled our fave trends worth updating your wardrobe for.
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PRODUCER & STYLING JULIA M CEWEN | PHOTOGRAPHY ALVARO GOVEIA | HAIR & MAKEUP SHERI STROH/ORIBE/BITE BEAUTY/PLUTINO GROUP | MODEL ELIZABETH SCHLEGEL/ PLUTINO MODELS | SHOT ON LOCATION AT THE WALPER HOTEL, KITCHENER, ONT.
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Does your comfy sweater make you feel bulky? Deﬁne your waist with a belt to give your outﬁt more shape.
SWEATER, $295, tedbaker.com. SKIRT, $90, rw-co .com. Kenneth Jay Lane EARRINGS, shopbop.com. BELT, bananarepublic.ca.
chunky knits After months of baring your limbs, there’s something undeniably comforting about snuggling into a plush cable-knit sweater. Pair it with a fitted skirt and heels.
pale blue (Opposite page) Frosty blue is a break from the classic autumnal colour palette of oxblood, hunter green and camel. The calming tone works in both small and larger doses. 26 | CANADIAN LIVING SEPTEMBER 2018
COAT, $310, SWEATER, $105, and SHIRT, $160, bananarepublic.ca. Denim JEANS, $90, rw-co.com. Alexis Bittar EARRINGS, shopbop .com. WATCH, timex.ca. BOOTS, aldoshoes.com.
Pale yet captivating, this seasonless icy blue is a refreshing take on precious pastels.
BLAZER, $445, soiakyo.com. T-SHIRT, $19, joefresh.com. Denim JEANS, $125, anntaylor.com. GLASSES, bonlook .com. WATCH, timex.ca. BRACELET and RING, birks.com. SHOES, aldoshoes.com.
big blazers Whether made of iconic houndstooth or classic glen-check plaid, the oversize blazer is the â€œitâ€? piece this fall. Think less corporate boardroom and more contemporary cofee shop.
robe wraps (Opposite page) Boudoir-inspired robe dresses are having a moment. Look luxurious while feeling cozy with a chic satiny robe.
ROBE, $178, aritzia.com. T-SHIRT, $35, and HAT, gapcanada.ca. SKIRT, $135, anntaylor.com. NECKLACE, linksof london.com. SHOES, hm.com/ca.
Dress it up with a ï¬‚owing frock or a pencil skirt, or keep it casual with denim.
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H&M Studio SWEATER, $109, hm.com/ca. SKIRT, $145, banana republic.ca. RINGS, linksoï¬‚ondon.com. SNEAKERS, lacoste.com.
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oversize sweaters (Opposite page) When it comes to sweaters—and graphic prints—go big or go home. We adore a large pullover with a delicate tulle skirt.
Leather—both real and faux— was the dominant fabric on catwalks.
Made into shirts, skirts, dresses and trousers as well as the ubiquitous moto jacket, leather has gone through an overwhelmingly grown-up transition.
H&M Studio SHIRT, $179, and BAG, hm.com/ca. PANTS, $199, clubmonaco.ca. EARRINGS, dolorous jewelry.com. SHOES, bananarepublic.ca.
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motivation of the month LIFELONG LEARNING Seeing students head back to school this month has us motivated to power up our own brains, harness our curiosity and learn something new. Challenging the mind and breaking from routine is not only a total conďŹ dence booster but also a well-known way to ward of dementiaâ€”so pick your pleasure and go for it! Here are a few ideas to inspire.
TAKE a communitycollege course DOWNLOAD a language podcast DEVELOP a new skill (with a little help from YouTube)
JOIN a cooking class HONE your crossword and brainteaser skills
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LIFE & COMMUNITY serenity now
Five pieces of advice your mother (or grandmother) gave you and why you should forget them right now. TEXT LIZA FINLAY ILLUSTRATION WENTING LI
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old adages BETTER LEFT UNSAID
1. â€œPEOPLE DONâ€™T CHANGE.â€? Actually,
2. â€œLIVE WITHOUT REGRETS.â€? This one
yes, they doâ€”every day. If people didnâ€™t change, therapists like me would be unemployed. I have witnessed incredible transformations as people recognize unhealthy patterns, uncover selflimiting beliefs and choose to think and do diferently. Perpetuating the myth that people are incapable of change is a dangerous form of discouragement that takes away not only an individualâ€™s determination to change but also societyâ€™s collective capacity to evolve.
is sneaky. Its intention is good, asking us to behave honourably. A regret, after all, is something we wish had never happened. But whatâ€™s lurking behind this sinister catchphrase is the notion that failures are to be ashamed of and avoided. What if, instead, we learned to see failures not as sources of shame but stepping stones? What if, rather than banning regrets, we embraced forgiveness? Then, regrets would become lessons learned.
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3. â€œIF YOU DONâ€™T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY, DONâ€™T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL.â€? There may have been a time when zipping it was the right thing to do; that time is not now. Many of us are so timid in the face of confrontation that â€œTurn the other cheekâ€? has reached a new levelâ€”itâ€™s bystander apathy. The solution is not silence or aggression. Somewhere in the middle lies assertion. Letâ€™s aim for that.
4. â€œLIFE ISNâ€™T FAIR.â€? This is one
5. â€œMY HOUSE, MY RULES.â€? I hear
I heard a lot in my childhood, and it has always confounded me. As someone who is a champion for just causes, I donâ€™t know what to make of it. Are we expected to lie down and take whatever misfortunes come our way? Iâ€™ll say it again: Apathy is a problem. If we must have a bumper-sticker slogan, a better, more socially interested one is this: Pick your battles.
this a lot from parents when they canâ€™t get kids to cooperate. Itâ€™s a last resort characterized by top-down tyranny. But weâ€™re raising children to live in a democracy, not a dictatorship. If we want children to have an appreciation for disparate points of view, for the give-andtake of social living, we need to model it by respecting their rights and giving them a voice. That starts at home.
LIZA FINLAY IS A REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND AUTHOR OF LOST & FOUND: THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY OF A WOMAN AT MIDLIFE.
LIFE & COMMUNITY money talks
How to Raise Financially Five ways to teach your children to fill their bank accounts and achieve economic success. TEXT STACY YANCHUK OLEKSY
THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF SAVING
For many, spending comes more naturally than saving. That’s because being good with money isn’t innate—it’s learned. It’s a practice that, when taught at a young age, can become a pattern in adulthood. And saving isn’t the only thing: Budgeting, setting goals, making careful decisions and building a foundation for future success can all be imparted to kids through simple conversations and hands-on lessons that KHOSWKHPIRUPVWURQJ¿QDQFLDOKDELWV+HUHDUH VRPHZD\VWRLQVWUXFW\RXUR̆VSULQJRQKRZWR manage funds, whatever their ages.
INFORM THEM ABOUT MONEY EARLY ON. Start with
TALK ABOUT YOUR FINANCES WITH YOUR KIDS.
GET THEM TO MAKE THEIR OWN CASH.
SHOW THEM HOW TO SPEND WISELY.
a piggy bank, then when they’re old enough, set them up with three jars—save, spend and give—and get them into the habit of putting a portion of everything they earn into each vessel. Imagine how PXFKEHWWHUR̆ZH¶G all be if someone had encouraged us from the time we were children to put money away every time it came into our hands.
Mentioning the almighty dollar shouldn’t feel taboo. It’s intertwined with our values, desires and goals, so make it an everyday topic of conversation; discuss what it means and where it comes from. As your youngsters grow up, show them your paycheques, as well as how you budget, handle bills and save.
+DYH\RXUOLWWOHRQHV earn an allowance, and SHUKDSVR̆HUWKHP extra moola for additional chores. Once they’re older, they can do odd jobs such as walking dogs, mowing lawns and shovelling snow; and into their teens, part-time work and babysitting are viable options. This gives kids pride and a sense of responsibility and teaches them to spend their hard-earned dough more seriously.
+DYH\RXUFKLOGUHQ pay for the things they want (or a portion thereof). They could contribute only 25 percent toward the cost of a bigger purchase, or pay in full for smaller ones. This will help them consider needs versus wants, compare prices and set short- and long-term goals.
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If your kids go to trade school, college or university, they’ll earn more over the course of their lives—which increases their chances of becoming indepenGHQW+HOSWKHPORRN into scholarships, bursaries, grants and loans to bankroll schooling, if necessary.
STACY YANCHUK OLEKSY IS DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY AWARENESS AT THE CREDIT COUNSELLING SOCIETY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT MYMONEYCOACH.CA.
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LIFE & COMMUNITY self-help
GetFREE More TIME!
We asked the experts—from life coaches to leaders of Fortune 500 companies—how they find more minutes in the day, and they spared a few to share their answers. TEXT LISA VAN DE GEYN
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Donâ€™t wake up to Facebook
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Say no to people-pleasing
â€œThe people who have the hardest time saying no tend to be people-pleasers,â€? says Kira Lynne, a Vancouverbased counsellor and life coach. â€œThese people are generally very giving, want others to be happy and work hard to keep the peace. Over time, working hard to look after everyone else and putting yourself last can cause exhaustion and resentment.â€? If youâ€™re a yes person, consider trying â€œnoâ€? on for size. â€œEvery time you say yes to something, youâ€™re unwillingly saying no to many other things. If you can start to say no, you get to choose what you want to say yes to, and
Put up your hand if the ďŹ rst thing you look at in the morning after turning of your alarm is your social media feeds (#truth). We all know what a time suck these platforms are. â€œIâ€™m most productive in the morning, so IÂ put of any social media browsing until later in the afternoon, when I need some downtime,â€? says Lynne.
30 MINUTES PER DAY
(10 MINUTES FOR EACH OF THE THREE BIGGIES: FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM)
this is magical,â€? says Brittany Forsyth, senior vice-president of human relations at the Canadian e-commerce company Shopify. You donâ€™t have to turn down every project at work or every favour for friends, but know when to draw the line. â€œIf you want to say yes and help someone, do it only if your tank is full,â€? says Lynne.
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Silence your phone The people who have the hardest time saying no tend to be peoplepleasers. Over time, working hard to look after everyone else and putting yourself last can cause exhaustion and resentment.
You know whatâ€™s distracting? The ding that goes of every three minutes, begging you to check your email and text messages. Lynne says there are long periods each day when she turns of her notiďŹ cations (but keeps the ringer on) and sets time aside to review her messages or glances at her phone only when she has a few minutes.
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Commit to family time
Andrea Stairs Krishnappa, general manager of eBay Canada and Latin America, blocks of more than two hours per day (at least one in the morning and one in the evening) to spend with her ﬁve- and seven-year-olds. During those times, she puts everything else on the back burner. The takeaway? Don’t get sucked into giving up this special time. “No one will respect it if you don’t enforce it,” she says.
There are only 24 hours—a mere 1,440 minutes or a scant 86,400 seconds—in a day, and the bad news is we can’t change that. But the good news is there are lots of tangible ways to make and save time.
Lisa Lisson, president of FedEx Express Canada, says she blocks out three to ﬁve unplanned hours a week at work, plus three to ﬁve unplanned hours a week for personal time. “I call this my pause-and-reﬂection time. At work, I use it to reﬂect on my goals, the progress my team is making and so on. At home, I use it for ‘me’ time—to meet a friend for cofee, go to a hot-yoga class, walk my dogs or read a book,” she says.
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When looking at your to-do list, ask yourself two questions: ‘Can I delegate this?’ and ‘Is it appropriate to delegate this?’ I don’t view delegation as ‘getting rid’ of work. Too often, our inability or unwillingness to share tasks stems from the fear that we’ll become irrelevant.
Send tasks to the proverbial parking lot
Before she starts her week, Forsyth makes a to-do list. Because it can quickly become what she calls the “everything bucket,” Forsyth categorizes high-priority tasks and parking-lot tasks. “High-priority tasks must get done, while the rest can be carried over to another week if needed,” she says. “If something is in the parking lot for a few weeks, I cross it of; if it hasn’t got the time of day yet, chances are it isn’t impactful enough to get attention in the future.”
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“When looking at your to-do list, ask yourself two questions: ‘Can I delegate this?’ and ‘Is it appropriate to delegate this?’ ” says Caroline Riseboro, president and CEO of Plan International Canada, an organization that works to advance the rights of kids and equality for girls. “I don’t view delegation as ‘getting rid’ of work. Too often, our inability or unwillingness to share tasks stems from the fear that we’ll become irrelevant.” In short, she says, get over it. “You’ll create a lot more freedom for yourself.”
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FOR KIDS what they can do for themselves.
BEFORE YOU TAKE TO THE ROAD, plan your trip via apps to avoid traffic jams and get you to your destination using the quickest route.
Want to save even more time? Vancouver-based professional organizer Marie Potter suggests these strategies to shave off a few extra seconds.
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FOR GROCERY DELIVERY and create a “favourites” list to save time on selecting regularly ordered items.
CHOOSE OUTFITS FOR THE WORKWEEK ON SUNDAY, and hang them in order of Monday to Friday.
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LARGER MEALS AND EAT LEFTOVERS FOR A DAY OR TWO. (See our best big-batch recipes at canadianliving .com/bigbatch.)
COMPUTER SHORTCUTS (keystrokes that open files faster); they can save you the equivalent of eight days a year.
LIFE & COMMUNITY relationships
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So you’ve lost that loving feeling—is your relationship worth salvaging, or is it time to call it quits?
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* Jane Mandy AGE 48
RELATIONSHIP DURATION Nine years total; three living together “Early in the relationship, I assumed we argued so much because we had such a passionate connection. Later, I felt that I was in a relationship with someone I loved but didn’t always like.
“I felt stuck with him because I’d made these big decisions for him.”
Mandy Lee Catron is the author of How to Fall in Love With Anyone.
“We moved to Canada together, which made me feel stuck with him because I’d made these big decisions for him. Ultimately, there were two things keeping us together: I was really in love with him, and I didn’t know if I’d ever love someone else that much. Women are often made to believe that the love of a man is the most validating experience you can have—why give that up? “I struggled with deep ambivalence throughout the relationship, but only in the last three years did I think about ending it. The ﬁnal push came one morning when we were ﬁghting after he lied to me. He’d made separate plans with a friend and with me, and then said he never promised to hang out with me. That day, I realized I didn’t want to be with someone like that. We had been together for so long that I couldn’t imagine my life without him, but I enjoyed ﬁguring out who I am on my own. I didn’t realize how constricted I had felt. “Even the best relationship will go through periods of uncertainty. But I realize now I could have said that this relationship doesn’t make me feel good, that I don’t like who I am in this relationship, and that would be a good metric for not being in it.”
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RELATIONSHIP DURATION 18 years total; 13 married “My husband is a good guy and a great dad, but we had grown into roommates or siblings. Our relationship was incredibly dull. We didn’t do anything together or connect, and I was very unfulﬁlled. He’s deeply loyal, kind, responsible and dependable, and I ﬁgured the other stuf wouldn’t matter. And then it did. “I thought about ending it for four years, and the indecision became unbearable. Having a child made breaking up the family a very difficult decision. Most of my friends and family had no idea because I just kept it to myself. I did all of these things like therapy and a career change to make myself happier, but it just pushed us further apart. I had a lot of insomnia, anxiety and guilt. “We ﬁnally agreed to separate in January. We’d been to therapy, and the issues had been on the table for a long time, so he knew I was unhappy. We both agreed it wasn’t working, and he understood why I wanted to separate. I was a little angry, but mostly I was very, very sad. We’re still living in the house, and our son doesn’t know yet. We wrote up an agreement instead of getting lawyers. We’re still a family. I’m looking forward to the next chapter. I’ve realized I want all of the things my husband brought to the table, but I also need more.”
“We didn’t do anything together or connect, and I was very unfulﬁlled.”
Grace* AGE 28
RELATIONSHIP DURATION Seven years total; six living together
“After living apart for six weeks, I broke up with him. He’s a supportive, loving partner, but we’re diferent. I’m social, outgoing and community-oriented, and he’s quieter, kind of aloof and doesn’t have a large circle of friends.
“ I’d been wondering if there was someone who might be a better ﬁt for me.”
“The ambivalence had been there for a long time. I’d be out without him and having a really good time, and then I’d be hit with this sudden realization that he’s not right for me—but then I’d go home. Our life was steady and stable; our families are connected, and we have a dog. We would talk about getting married and having kids. “My friends never thought he was right for me—not because he’s not a nice guy but because they didn’t think he let me shine. For a long time, I’d been wondering if there was someone who might be a better ﬁt for me. “I’ve become more ﬁnancially independent over the past few years, and that had made it possible for me to think about leaving him. But it’s scary when you’re comfortable and you don’t know what the next step is. At ﬁrst, I wasn’t sure breaking up was the right decision. I was very scared and sad but relieved to not be in limbo anymore. “Now, more than two months later, I’m sure it was the right thing. I’m living on my own and seeing someone new—and I feel lighter than I have in a long time.”
Erika* AGE 42
RELATIONSHIP DURATION Nine years total; four living together “I met my ex at a work conference, and we both had a lot of the same niche interests, including living abroad. We moved to Central America together, and it seemed perfect. But I wasn’t happy; I had this constant ennui. “My ambivalence about ending our relationship was caught up in the idea that it should work. I thought a relationship is supposed to be a constant struggle, and I felt I had invested so much that I couldn’t possibly let go. As a woman, I found it really hard to leave and start over in my 30s because society tells us that we’re screwed if we do. “I ﬁnally broke up with him last fall, after I went to a friend’s wedding and I heard the bride and groom saying things to each other that I couldn’t imagine being said in my relationship. Once it was done, we both cried, but it felt like the absolute right thing to do. A friend had once referred to my ex as a big sack of cement I didn’t realize I was carrying around; she was so right. “I got married in May. There was no ambivalence. My husband is such a fun person, and I can talk to him about anything, from reality television to politics to tandoori ﬁsh. It’s not enough to love someone; you have to be friends, too. Plain and simple, I’m just happy when I’m around him.”
“ A friend had once referred to my ex as a big bag of cement I didn’t realize I was carrying around. She was so right.”
*Names have been changed.
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Canadian Living staffers love a good bookâ€” and we know you do, too. Since September always brings a sense of new beginnings, weâ€™re highlighting a few favourites this month with that theme in mind.
What books did you bury your nose in during high school? Whether you were the peppy cheerleader type with a penchant for picking up the latest lighthearted romance; a math-and-science enthusiast who devoured your heroesâ€™ biographies; or an angsty, artsy individual drawn to graphic novels and dystopian fiction (to name just a few high school stereotypes), the books read in your formative years have surely shaped your home library today. Here are some of our favourites.
BIG INFLUENCES FROM HIGH SCHOOL Fahrenheit 451 (Simon & Schuster) by Ray Bradbury, $21. A Princess of Mars (Penguin Classics) by Edgar Rice Burroughs, $16. Catch-22 (Simon & Schuster) by Joseph Heller, $34. The Diviners (Emblem Editions) by Margaret Laurence, $22. To Kill a Mockingbird (Grand Central Publishing) by Harper Lee, $12. Two Solitudes (McClelland & Stewart) by Hugh MacLennan, $23. Death of a Salesman (Penguin Classics) by Arthur Miller, $17. 1984 (Penguin Canada) by George Orwell, $17. The Catcher in the Rye (Little, Brown & Company) by J.D. Salinger, $19.50. Macbeth (Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare, $10.
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Patrick deWitt, master of dark comedy, returns with this mother-andson tale about New York Cityâ€“based widow Frances Price and her manchild son, Malcolm. When the pair ÂżQGWKHPVHOYHVEDQNUXSW)UDQFHV GHYLVHVDWZRSDUWWRSVHFUHWSODQ They sell all of their belongings and Ă€HHWR3DULVZLWKDSXUVHIXOORIFDVK and Small Frank, an old cat that )UDQFHVEHOLHYHVHPERGLHVWKHVSLULW of her late husband. What follows is a whimsical escapade thatâ€™s seething with scandal, eccentricity and a zany cast of characters. Loyal fans and deWitt newbies alike will be delighted E\KLVODWHVWRĚ†HULQJâ€”AE
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OUR STAFF REVIEWERS Sara Cation has wept-in-public her way through a litany of literary heartbreaks, from The Little Prince to A Little Life, but sheâ€™s buoyed by the likes of Shteyngart and Safran Foer. She reads anything set in North Korea or India but never touches self-help books or romances (theyâ€™re just not her bag). Alexandra Donaldson loves reading literary ďŹ ction, essay collections, dark humour, Canadian authors and magical realism. This, and the fact that sheâ€™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 affinity for nail-biting thrillers and smart, funny books written by smart, funny women. Sheâ€™s always on the hunt for her next favourite novel, although sheâ€™s currently working her way through a stack of parenting books (toddlers, right?).
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Women are more affected by stroke than men. What can I do to modify my risk?
Dr. Harvey says “It’s true—heart disease and stroke is the number-one cause of premature death for women in Canada. In addition, women, especially older women, have a higher risk of complication, disability and death from a stroke. A woman’s risk increases during and after pregnancy, as well as through menopause and her elderly years. Nonmodiﬁable risk factors include age, ethnicity, family history and menopause. You can modify risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, atrial ﬁbrillation, diabetes, physical inactivity, obesity, sleep disorders and depression. Monitor your risk factors and, especially through and after menopause, ensure that you’re as healthy as possible. Know your blood pressure and treat high blood pressure appropriately through medication, if necessary, and lifestyle interventions; don’t smoke; limit alcohol consumption; maintain a healthy weight; be physically active; and eat a healthy diet.”
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Set a goal.
Monica Maly, a kinesiology professor at Ontarioâ€™s University of Waterloo, suggests following the SMART business model, which stands for speciďŹ c, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. â€œItâ€™s essential that your goal has a concrete time frame and that itâ€™s realistic within your lifestyle,â€? she says. (For example, IÂ will walk for 10Â minutes at a brisk pace twice a day, ďŹ ve days a week, for the next four weeks.) â€œSimply moving closer toward the recommended 150Â minutes per week will improve your health.â€?
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Youâ€™re of the hook when it comes to buying a gym membership, so put some of that saved cash toward comfortable gear appropriate for hitting the road: Some nobrainers include a great pair of walking shoes, a supersupportive sports bra, a water bottle, earphones for tunes (or audiobooks or podcasts) and cool threads that make you feel conďŹ dent. â€œThis investment will give you the motivation you need to get moving,â€? says MacDonald.
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bother doing it at all? It turns out I need to aim lower. Every expert I spoke with told me to stop seeing the week’s exercising in overwhelming four-hour blocks and consider hooﬁng it a few times a day in 10-minute intervals. Most of us accumulate the recommended time across several bouts throughout the week in durations as short as 10 minutes, says Maly. “Many of my patients take 10-minute walks before work, at midday and/ or in the evening. Some use an alarm on their phones to remind them to take a break,” says Dr. Walji. Three of those walks a day, ﬁve days a week, adds up to the recommended 150 minutes a week.
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Pedometer clips, smart watches and phone apps don’t motivate everyone because, honestly, the 10,000 steps a day these devices suggest sounds unattainable. Instead of counting steps, focus on how you feel during your walks, suggests Dr. Walji. “It should feel a little hard, you should develop a light sweat and your breathing will be a bit quicker, but you should be able to carry on a conversation without being out of breath,” she says. “If you can sing while walking, your intensity is too light.”
This isn’t about refusing elevators and taking the stairs (though that’s a good plan). Find other ways to get moving: Park farther away from your office; circle the ﬁeld or ice rink while your kids are at practice; change one meeting each week to a discussion over a stroll; or take a spin around the living room during commercials. If I can get of my rear, so can you.
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HEARING A few years ago, my almost-daily check-ins with my nowâ€“63-year-old mom shifted from phone calls to text messages. At first, I didnâ€™t think much of it; I assumed it was for convenience or because she finally got the hang of her smartphone. But when I learned sheâ€™d been fitted for hearing aids last winter, it dawned on me that our modern method of communication might have more to do with the fact that sheâ€™d lost 30 percent of her hearingâ€”a revelation that was news to me. Perhaps I shouldnâ€™t have been surprised. but hearing loss often results from a A 2016 Statistics Canada survey found combination of factors that are hard that 78 percent of adults aged 60 to 79 to isolate or pinpoint. have some form of hearing loss, as do So how do you know your hearing is 40 percent of adults aged 40 to 59. The LPSDLUHG"2QHLQGLFDWRULVGLĚ‡FXOW\ kicker? About three-quarters of adults understanding speech, particularly in with hearing loss donâ€™t even know they noisy environments. â€œLower frequencies have a problem. Whatâ€™s more, it takes let us know someone is talking to us,â€? VHYHQ\HDUVRQDYHUDJHIRUDĚ†HFWHGLQGLsays Banks, â€œbut higher frequencies bring viduals to seek treatment once they realize clarity and meaning to sound.â€? Higher they have a problem, says Rex Banks, a IUHTXHQFLHVDUHWKHÂżUVWWRIDGHZLWK Toronto-based audiologist and director hearing loss, interfering with communiof hearing health care at the Canadian FDWLRQ<RXPD\ÂżQG\RXUVHOIDVNLQJ Hearing Society. people to repeat themselves, trying to A lack of understanding around read lips, increasing the volume on hearing loss is partly to blame. â€œThe televisions and audio devices orâ€”you GHÂżQLWLRQLVWKHGLPLQLVKHGDELOLW\WR guessed itâ€”avoiding phone calls. hear sounds,â€? says Mae Hernandez, a My momâ€™s turning point came when Victoria-based audiologist at Connect she realized she was reading lips and Hearing. An impairment can be partial gauging reactions to determine how or slight, making it she should respond in GLĚ‡FXOWWRGHWHFWVD\V workplace conversaHernandez, adding that tions. â€œI thought, This these milder cases are isnâ€™t right; they could often downplayed as an be telling me something People would inevitability of aging, horrible or something rather get eyerather than a condition good,â€? she says. â€œI canâ€™t glasses, take that can be treated and avoid colleagues commedication, improved. Thereâ€™s also LQJLQWRP\RĚ‡FHWR use a walkerâ€” no real indicator of WHOOPHWKLQJVLQFRQÂżwhether youâ€™re at risk. dence. Thatâ€™s when anything Certainly, age and I realized I needed to but wear a genetic predisposition do something about it.â€? hearing aid. can play a role, and Overwhelmingly, the noise-induced damage best course of action is is something that can a hearing aid. â€œNinetybe protected against, ÂżYHSHUFHQWRIKHDULQJ
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If you think you might have hearing lossâ€Ś 1. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR FAMILY DOCTOR, who may refer you to an audiologist, or book an appointment with an audiologist directlyâ€”you donâ€™t need a referral.
3. SEEK FINANCIAL AID. Some employee benefit programs will cover a portion of the expense, and depending on your province or territory, you may be eligible for more coverage.
2. TALK TO YOUR AUDIOLOGIST about what you can afford. Hearing aids are expensive, but you donâ€™t need to buy a topof-the-line model. Find the right one for you.
4. CHAT WITH SOMEONE AT THE CANADIAN HEARING SOCIETY if you need emotional support or assistanceâ€” they offer education and counselling services that may help you cope.
If you want to support a loved one with hearing lossâ€Ś 1. OFFER reasonable repetition and clarification. 2. FACE your loved one when speaking and use a clear voice. 3. INCLUDE him or her in conversation to help prevent feelings of isolation.
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HOME & GARDEN decorating
TEXT ERYN CHESNEY PHOTOGRAPHY STACEY BRANDFORD
A vintage-look light ďŹ xture lends both illumination and charm.
â€œYou end up having to spend a lot of time in a laundry room, so why not love how it looks?â€? This sage advice comes from designer Cynthia Soda of Soda Pop Design Inc., who GLGQÂśWVDFULÂżFHDQRXQFHRIVW\OHLQFUHDWLQJDIXQFWLRQDOVSDFHLQKHUSDUHQWVÂś6WRXĚ†YLOOH2QWKRPH Hereâ€™s how she fashioned an area that helps make such tasks as washing, folding and ironing inviting.
TAKE RISKS Because a laundry room is often tucked away in a private area of a home, itâ€™s an ideal spot for taking a decorative chance. Soda achieved an eclectic modern sensibility with bold choices such as serene pale-blue custom cabinetry and graphic blackand-white patterned hexagonal ďŹ‚oor tiles.
THINK OUTSIDE THE ROOM A practical space like this shouldnâ€™t be wasted on a single function. Take inventory of your needs, then consider them carefully when planning out the room. Perhaps you require extra storage for dishware or mudroom essentials. This is the place to incorporate it.
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BRIGHTEN UP â€œThereâ€™s nothing worse than being stuck in a dark room to do your laundry,â€? says Soda. If the space lacks windows, spend money on additional lighting. Here, a large window welcomes a ton of sunshine, so Soda went with a single standout: an old-school metalcage light ďŹ xture.
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ITâ€™S IN THE DETAILS Small special touches lift this room to the next level. Shiplap clads the walls and ceiling, while a darling decal graces the frosted-glass door. Even the undermount sink speaks to Sodaâ€™s creativity: One side is angled with a handy integrated washboard.
Chantilly Lace OC65 WALL PAINT and Gossamer Blue 2123-40 CABINETRY PAINT, benjamin moore.ca. Elk Lighting LIGHT FIXTURE, supremelighting.ca. Lewis Dolin CABINETRY HARDWARE, ucshshowroom.com. FLOOR TILES, cera gres.ca. FAUCET, deltafaucet.ca.
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C K T O S C H OOL
How sweet it is
Getting your kids ready for back-to-school always seems like a daunting juggle between keeping them happy and healthy, while also preparing for the school days ahead. Let us make your life easier and your food healthier when it comes
GREAT RECIPE TO MAKE WITH THE KIDS!
to lunch and after-school snacks—with a little help from the beekeepers of Canada.
HOW TO USE HONEY
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Honey Protein Bites
Honey is a great alternative to sugar and other processed or alternative sweeteners, particularly when you choose one that is 100% pure Canadian. Since honey is naturally sweeter a little goes a long way, especially in recipes that call for sugar. In fact, two teaspoons of honey can replace one tablespoon of sugar in most recipes. Honey is made of naturally occurring sugars in a perfect balance, while also including important minerals including magnesium and potassium.
TIPS 1. Homemade granola bars beneﬁt from BeeMaid Honey that provides the perfect consistency and sweetness to complement a variety of nuts and dried fruit. 2. Add BeeMaid Honey to a green smoothie to cut the bitterness of greens and balance the acidity of citric fruits. 3. Forget juice boxes — make homemade herbal tea with honey for a refreshing alternative.
YIELD: Makes 8
HONEY PROTEIN BITES
YIELD: Makes 2 dozen
1⅓ cups (315 mL) ground toasted almonds, ground coconut, candy sprinkles and/or graham cracker crumbs 4 just-ripe bananas, peeled ½ cup (250 mL) BeeMaid Liquid Honey 8 popsicle sticks
1¼ cups 3 tbsp ½ cup 1 tbsp 1 scoop ½ cup ½ cup ½ cup
DIRECTIONS Spread your topping choices on a plate. Cut bananas in half crosswise. Insert a popsicle stick into each cut end. To assemble, hold each banana half over plate or waxed paper to catch drips. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of BeeMaid Honey over banana, rotating and smoothing with back of spoon to coat all sides. Roll banana in topping of choice until coated on all sides. Place pops on waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining bananas. Serve at once.
old fashioned oats shredded coconut sliced almonds, finely chopped or subsitute with seed of choice hemp seeds, shelled (optional) whey protein powder BeeMaid Liquid Honey dried apricots, chopped Nut Butter of your choice or Seed Butter for a nut free option.
DIRECTIONS In a medium bowl add the oats, coconut, almonds, hemp seeds and protein powder. Stir until well distributed. Add the BeeMaid Honey, apricots and seed/ nut butter and stir well. Put mixing bowl into the refrigerator for about 20 to 30 minutes. Then roll into rounded balls. When chilled, they can last about 5 days.
ABOUT BEE MAID HONEY Bee Maid Honey is a Canadian company owned by over 300 beekeepers from the western provinces. These beekeeper owners take the utmost care of the bees that produce their quality honey. Having beekeeper owner-
ship, ensures consistency, quality and delicious tasting honey year after year. This all-Canadian company is proud to be feeding Canadian families since the 1950s – and their honey is the perfect addition to your family’s lunch and snack plan!
100% Puriaen Canad ! Honey For more great back to school recipes visit beemaid.com
test kitchen take of the month SMASHED CUCUMBER SALAD
To make your own gochugaru, mix equal parts cayenne pepper and hot pepper ﬂakes.
Smashing cucumbers might seem novel, but the technique simpliﬁes prep and helps tenderize, allowing the cucumber to quickly absorb this dressing’s hot-and-sour ﬂavours. Serve as a refreshing starter or a palate-cleansing side.
SMASHED CUCUMBER SALAD MAKES 2 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 10 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 20 MINUTES
6 ½ tsp 1 tbsp 1½ tsp 1 tsp 1 tsp 1 tsp 1 2 tbsp
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mini cucumbers kosher salt or sea salt white vinegar chili garlic sauce granulated sugar sesame oil sesame seeds, toasted green onion, chopped chopped unsalted roasted peanuts Korean red pepper powder (gochugaru)
Place cucumbers on cutting board; using rolling pin, smash until skins are split. Tear into 1-inch pieces; transfer to colander. Sprinkle with salt; let stand for 10 minutes. Pat dry. In bowl, whisk together vinegar, chili garlic sauce, sugar and sesame oil until sugar is dissolved. Add cucumbers and sesame seeds; toss to coat. Sprinkle with green onion, peanuts and red pepper powder.
PHOTOGRAPHY, MAYA VISNYEI. FOOD STYLING, CLAIRE STUBBS. PROP STYLING, CATHERINE DOHERTY
PER SERVING about 122 cal, 4 g pro, 7 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 12 g carb (3 g dietary ﬁbre, 6 g sugar), 0 mg chol, 579 mg sodium, 407 mg potassium. % RDI: 5% calcium, 8% iron, 5% vit A, 12% vit C, 16% folate.
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dinner? A single skillet, baking sheet or grill is all you’ll need to cook these fast and fresh dinners that are as light on cleanup as they are on prep. RECIPES THE TEST KITCHEN PHOTOGRAPHY MAYA VISNYEI FOOD STYLING CLAIRE STUBBS PROP STYLING RENÉE DREXLER
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SHEET PAN GREEK CHICKEN & LEMONY POTATOES MAKES 4 SERVINGS
8 4 3 3 tbsp ¼ cup ½ tsp 1 4 cups
bone-in skin-on chicken thighs (about 1.1 kg) yellow-ﬂeshed potatoes, scrubbed and cut in 1-inch thick rounds cloves garlic, smashed olive oil Greek seasoning each salt and pepper lemon, halved watercress or arugula
Preheat oven to 450°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. On pan, toss together chicken, potatoes, garlic and oil to coat; sprinkle with Greek seasoning, salt and pepper. Arrange in single layer with chicken skin side up. Add lemon, cut side up. Roast, rotating pan halfway through, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced and potatoes are tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Add watercress; toss to combine. Return to oven; roast just until watercress is wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Squeeze lemon over top; discard lemon halves. Divide chicken, potatoes and watercress among plates. PER SERVING about 524 cal, 56 g pro, 18 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 42 g carb (7 g dietary ﬁbre, 2 g sugar), 203 mg chol, 999 mg sodium, 1,557 mg potassium. % RDI: 11% calcium, 29% iron, 5% vit A, 178% vit C, 30% folate.
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SWEET POTATO & BLACK BEAN QUESADILLAS MAKES 4 SERVINGS
2 tsp 4 cups Âź tsp 1 1 cup 8 2 cups
olive oil spiral-cut peeled sweetÂ potato salt 127 ml can chopped greenÂ chilies rinsed drained canned nosalt-added black beans small soft corn tortillas shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
Avocado Salad 3 avocados, coarsely chopped 3 mini cucumbers, cut in Â˝-inchÂ thick pieces quarter small red onion, sliced â…“ cup cilantro leaves Âź cup lime juice 2 tbsp olive oil Âź tsp salt In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook sweet potato and salt, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Add chilies and beans; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. Scrape into bowl; wipe pan clean. Heat same pan over medium-high heat; place 1 tortilla in centre. Sprinkle
with Âź cup of the Monterey Jack; top with one-quarter of the sweet potato mixture and additional Âź cup of the Monterey Jack. Top with 1 tortilla, SUHVVLQJWRDGKHUHFRRNĂ€LSSLQJRQFH until golden and cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; keep warm. Repeat with remaining tortillas, Monterey Jack and sweet potato mixture. Cut into quarters. Avocado Salad Meanwhile, in bowl, toss together avocados, cucumbers, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, oil and salt to coat. Serve with quesadillas. PER SERVING about 608Â cal, 19Â g pro, 35Â g total fat (10Â g sat.Â fat), 60Â g carb (15Â g dietary ďŹ bre, 7Â g sugar), 31Â mg chol, 676Â mg sodium, 1,040Â mg potassium. %Â RDI: 33% calcium, 21% iron, 17% vitÂ A, 45% vitÂ C, 73% folate.
SHEET PAN PROVENÇAL SALMON
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MAKES 4 SERVINGS
3 3 1 3 tbsp 1 tsp ¾ tsp 4 2 cups 3 tbsp ¼ cup
zucchini, cut in 1-inch pieces cloves garlic, sliced red onion, cut in ½-inch thick wedges olive oil, divided salt, divided pepper, divided skin-on salmon ﬁllets (about 450 g total) cherry tomatoes red wine vinegar basil leaves, torn
Arrange rack in top third of oven; preheat to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. On pan, toss together zucchini, garlic, red onion, 2 tbsp of the oil and ½ tsp each of the salt and pepper. Roast, stirring halfway through, until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven; push vegetables to edges of pan. Arrange salmon, skin side down, and tomatoes in centre; drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp oil. Sprinkle with remaining ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper. Return to top rack of RYHQEURLOXQWLO¿VKÀDNHVHDVLO\ when tested and vegetables are beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Drizzle with vinegar; sprinkle with basil. PER SERVING about 402 cal, 27 g pro, 26 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 16 g carb (4 g dietary ﬁbre, 9 g sugar), 62 mg chol, 680 mg sodium, 1,126 mg potassium. % RDI: 7% calcium, 11% iron, 4% vit A, 81% vit C, 42% folate.
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BREAKFAST SAUSAGE & APPLE SANDWICHES MAKES 4 SERVINGS
Breakfast Sausages 450 g ground pork 2 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp ďŹ nely chopped thyme 1 tsp salt Â˝ tsp pepper 1 tsp canola oil 2 tsp 4 pinch pinch 4 tsp 4 tsp 4 1 2 cups
canola oil eggs salt pepper Dijon mustard mayonnaise (optional) whole wheat English muins, split and toasted apple, thinly sliced arugula microgreens or baby arugula
Breakfast Sausages In large bowl, mix together pork, maple syrup, thyme, salt and pepper until well combined. Shape into four 4Â˝-inch wide patties (about Â˝ inch thick). Let rest for 5 minutes. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over PHGLXPKHDWFRRNSDWWLHVĂ€LSSLQJRQFH until no longer pink inside and instant-read thermometer inserted in patties reads 160Â°F, about 4 minutes. Wipe pan clean. In same pan, heat oil over medium heat; crack eggs into pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until whites are set but yolks are still slightly runny, about 3 minutes. Spread 1 tsp each mustard and mayonnaise (if using) onto bottom half of each (QJOLVKPXĚ‡QWRSZLWKDSSOH%UHDNIDVW Sausages, eggs and microgreens. Sandwich ZLWKWRSKDOYHVRI(QJOLVKPXĚ‡QV PER SERVING about 504Â cal, 33Â g pro, 27Â g total fat (8Â g sat.Â fat), 32Â g carb (4Â g dietary ďŹ bre, 7Â g sugar), 256Â mg chol, 970Â mg sodium, 484Â mg potassium. %Â RDI: 13% calcium, 24% iron, 9% vitÂ A, 9% vitÂ C, 32% folate.
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STEAK HOUSE KABOBS WITH CAESAR SALAD MAKES 4 SERVINGS
450 g 1 tbsp 2 tsp 12 1 1 1 ⅓ cup ½ cup
beef top sirloin grilling steak, cut in 1-inch chunks canola oil steak seasoning mixed mini sweet peppers, halved red onion, cut in 1½-inch chunks lemon, halved small clove garlic, minced mayonnaise ﬁnely grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp ½ tsp ¼ tsp ¼ tsp 4
white wine vinegar Dijon mustard salt pepper hearts romaine lettuce or heads Little Gem lettuce, halved
Soak 8 wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, preheat barbecue to medium-high heat (about 375°F); grease grill. Toss together steak, oil and steak seasoning to coat; alternately thread steak, sweet peppers and red onion onto skewers.
Place on grill; close lid and cook, turning occasionally, until steak is mediumrare and vegetables are softened, about 8 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place lemon on grill, cut side down; cook, uncovered, until charred, about 2 minutes. In small bowl, stir together garlic, mayonnaise, Parmesan, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Divide kabobs and lettuce among plates; drizzle with dressing. PER SERVING about 423 cal, 32 g pro, 25 g total fat (6 g sat. fat), 21 g carb (7 g dietary ﬁbre, 8 g sugar), 73 mg chol, 823 mg sodium, 1,054 mg potassium. % RDI: 16% calcium, 35% iron, 2% vit A, 286% vit C, 110% folate.
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COOK & EAT best burger
Skip the drive-thru line with our all-beef patties, stacked high for a double dose of meat and topped off with cheese, pickles and our lip-smacking burger sauce.
RECIPES THE TEST KITCHEN PHOTOGRAPHY MAYA VISNYEI FOOD STYLING CLAIRE STUBBS PROP STYLING LARA MCGRAW
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TEST KITCHEN THE BIG CL BURGER MAKES 4 BURGERS HANDS-ON TIME 25 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 25 MINUTES
800 g Â˝ tsp 8 â…“ cup 4 Â˝ cup 2 cups 16
medium ground beef each salt and pepper slices cheddar cheese The Ultimate Burger Sauce (see recipe, right) double-decker burger buns (see tip, right) finely chopped onion shredded iceberg lettuce rounds bread-andbutter pickles
Divide beef evenly into 8 mounds; EHWZHHQSDUFKPHQWSDSHUĂ€DWWHQ into 5-inch wide patties with bottom of heavy skillet. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. In large cast-iron skillet, cook patties, 2 at a time, over medium-high heat, until bottoms are browned and lift easily from pan, about 1 minXWHĂ€LS7RSHDFKSDWW\ZLWKVOLFH of cheddar; cook until bottoms are browned, patties are cooked through and cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Spread 1 tsp of the burger sauce onto bottom third of each bun; top with half of the onion and lettuce. Layer 1 patty, 2 pickle rounds and middle thirds of buns over top; spread 1 tsp of the remaining burger sauce onto each. Layer remaining onion, lettuce, patties, pickles and burger sauce over top; sandwich with top thirds of buns. PER BURGER about 939Â cal, 54Â g pro, 48Â g total fat (20Â g sat.Â fat), 45Â g carb (2Â g dietary ďŹ bre, 9Â g sugar), 152Â mg chol, 1,189Â mg sodium, 662Â mg potassium. %Â RDI: 32% calcium, 41% iron, 3% vitÂ A, 5% vitÂ C, 15% folate.
To make double-decker buns, cut whole burger buns into thirds horizontally, or trim the tops and bottoms of split buns to form the middle thirds needed for this recipe.
THE ULTIMATE BURGER SAUCE MAKES ABOUT Âž CUP HANDS-ON TIME 7 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 7 MINUTES
Â˝ cup 3 tbsp 3 tbsp 1 tsp Âź tsp Âź tsp
mayonnaise ketchup finely chopped dill pickle mustard Worcestershire sauce salt
In small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and salt until combined. PER 1 TBSP about 70Â cal, trace pro, 7Â g total fat (1Â g sat.Â fat), 1Â g carb (trace dietary ďŹ bre, 1Â g sugar), 3Â mg chol, 167Â mg sodium, 19Â mg potassium. %Â RDI: 1% iron, 1% vitÂ A, 2% vitÂ C.
Flattening the patties with a heavy skillet gives you the perfect thickness, and the parchment paper prevents the meat from sticking to your work surface or your pan. Gently peel of the parchment and transfer the patties using a large spatula.
COOK & EAT easy italian
A taste Marinated artichokes lend even more Italian ï¬‚air.
Italy Italian cooking is a favourite for its emphasis on quality, tradition and simple, authentic ingredients. Our take on this classic cuisine includes dishes worthy of a special occasion yet attainable enough for every day.
RECIPES THE TEST KITCHEN PHOTOGRAPHY MAYA VISNYEI FOOD STYLING MICHAEL ELLIOTT/JUDYINC.COM PROP STYLING LARA M CGRAW
Spicy soppressata adds a little kick to a selection of cured meats.
Find the recipe for our Classic Bruschetta on page 84.
Sweet plums balance the savoury ï¬‚avours of antipasti and lend rich colour.
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An easy yet eye-catching antipasto platter is a must for any great cocktail-hour spread. The key to building a crowd-pleaser is variety in flavour, texture, size and colour. Start with Italian cured meats (prosciutto, salami and soppressata are great choices) and hard cheese (such as Pecorino or Parmigiano-Reggiano), then add a selection of fruit and pickled or marinated veggies.
CLASSIC BRUSCHETTA MAKES 6 PIECES HANDS-ON TIME 15 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 15 MINUTES
3 5 tbsp 1 2 Â˝ cup 1 tbsp Â˝ tsp Âź tsp Âź cup
slices (Âž inch thick) crusty Italian bread extra-virgin olive oil, divided clove garlic, halved vine-ripened tomatoes, finely chopped basil leaves, chopped red wine vinegar salt pepper ricotta cheese (optional)
Preheat barbecue to medium heat (about 350Â°F); grease grill. Brush both sides of bread with 2 tbsp of the oil. 3ODFHRQJULOOFRRNĂ€LSSLQJRQFHXQWLO toasted, about 5 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; rub with cut sides of garlic. Cut bread in half. Meanwhile, in bowl, toss together tomatoes, basil, vinegar, salt, pepper and remaining 3 tbsp oil. Top bread with ricotta (if using) and tomato mixture. PER PIECE about 145Â cal, 2Â g pro, 12Â g total fat (2Â g sat.Â fat), 8Â g carb (1Â g dietary ďŹ bre, 2Â g sugar), 0Â mg chol, 252Â mg sodium, 169Â mg potassium. %Â RDI: 2% calcium, 4% iron, 7% vitÂ A, 15% vitÂ C, 8% folate.
MORTADELLA, PROSCIUTTO & ARUGULA PIADINA MAKES 8 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 45 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 45 MINUTES
2Âž cups 1 tsp â…“ cup 1 cup Filling 8 12 500 g
all-purpose ďŹ‚our (approx) salt lard or extra-virgin olive oil warm water (100Â°F)
slices prosciutto slices mortadella, halved buffalo mozzarella, drained and thinly sliced 3 vine-ripened tomatoes, thinly sliced extra-virgin olive oil (optional) 1 batch Arugula & Mushroom Salad (see recipe, pageÂ 10)
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7UDQVIHUWRSODWHFRYHUZLWKIRLODQG NLWFKHQWRZHOWRNHHSZDUP5HSHDW ZLWKUHPDLQLQJGRXJK Filling$UUDQJHVOLFHRISURVFLXWWR DQGSLHFHVRIPRUWDGHOODRYHUKDOI RIHDFKSLDGLQD/D\HUZLWKPR]]DUHOODDQGWRPDWRHVGUL]]OHZLWKRLO LIXVLQJ 7RSHDFKZLWKFXSRIWKH $UXJXOD 0XVKURRP6DODGIROG RYHUXQFRYHUHGKDOIRISLDGLQD PER SERVING about 555Â cal, 23Â g pro, 36Â g total fat (13Â g sat.Â fat), 38Â g carb (2Â g dietary ďŹ bre, 2Â g sugar), 59Â mg chol, 1,122Â mg sodium, 170Â mg potassium. %Â RDI: 30% calcium, 21% iron, 8% vitÂ A, 16% vitÂ C, 39% folate.
Freeze cooled cooked piadina in a resealable plastic bag for up to a month. Thaw, then microwave on high until warm and softened, 20 to 30 seconds.
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TOMATO & PANCETTA PASTA MAKES 4 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 25 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 25 MINUTES
225 g 120 g 4 half ¼ tsp 1 1 2 tbsp 1 tbsp
rigatoni (about 3 cups) pancetta, diced (about 1 cup) cloves garlic, sliced bulb fennel, ﬁnely chopped and fronds reserved each salt and pepper 225 g pkg vine-ripened cherry tomatoes 225 g pkg mixed cherry tomatoes, halved extra-virgin olive oil red wine vinegar
In large pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions. Reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid, drain. Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook pancetta over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 6 minutes. Scrape into bowl. Drain all but 3 tbsp fat from pan; cook garlic, chopped fennel, salt and pepper over medium heat, stirring often, until fennel is softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and oil; cook, stirring, until tomatoes are slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Stir in pasta and ½ cup of the reserved cooking liquid; simmer, adding more cooking liquid if needed to coat pasta, until sauce is thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; divide among plates. Sprinkle with pancetta; garnish with fennel fronds. PER SERVING about 388 cal, 12 g pro, 15 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 51 g carb (5 g dietary ﬁbre, 6 g sugar), 16 mg chol, 528 mg sodium, 510 mg potassium. % RDI: 3% calcium, 18% iron, 12% vit A, 38% vit C, 55% folate.
EASY TIRAMISU ICE CREAM CAKE MAKES 8 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 15 MINUTES FREEZING TIME 5 HOURS TOTAL TIME 5Âź HOURS
Marsala is a Sicilian fortiďŹ ed wine, which, alongside espresso, gives tiramisu its distinct ďŹ‚avour. Be sure to use the sweet version rather than the dry.
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hot brewed espresso sweet Marsala granulated sugar ladyfingers vanilla ice cream assorted chocolate hazelnut candies (such as Baci or FerreroÂ Rocher), chopped cocoa powder, sifted
Brush inside of 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with water; line with 2 overlapping sheets of plastic wrap, leaving 2-inch overhang. In pie plate or large shallow bowl, whisk together espresso, Marsala and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely.
4XLFNO\GLSODG\ÂżQJHUVLQWRHVSUHVVR mixture, turning to coat; place on baking VKHHW$UUDQJHODG\ÂżQJHUVFURVVZLVH in bottom of prepared loaf pan; top with 3 cups of the ice cream, smoothing with back of spoon. Sprinkle with half of the chocolates, pressing lightly to adhere. 5HSHDWZLWKRIWKHUHPDLQLQJODG\ÂżQJHUV and remaining ice cream and chocolates; WRSZLWKUHPDLQLQJODG\ÂżQJHUV&RYHU ZLWKSODVWLFZUDSIUHH]HXQWLOÂżUP about 5 hours. Run paring knife along edges of cake to release from pan; lift out onto platter. Remove plastic wrap. Dust cake with cocoa powder. To serve, slice with hot dry knife. PER SERVING about 449 cal, 8 g pro, 19 g total fat (10Â g sat.Â fat), 59 g carb (1 g dietary ďŹ bre, 51 g sugar), 118 mg chol, 140 mg sodium, 276 mg potassium. % RDI: 12% calcium, 11% iron, 12% vit A, 1% vit C, 2% folate.
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Change it up AMERICANO MOCKTAIL Omit Campari and vermouth; add 1½ tsp aromatic bitters and ¼ cup each orange juice and pomegranate juice.
AMERICANO COCKTAIL MAKES 1 SERVING HANDS-ON TIME 5 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 5 MINUTES
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ice cubes Campari (about 3 tbsp) sweet red vermouth (about 3 tbsp) sparkling water strip orange zest
Place ice in stemless wineglass; top with Campari, vermouth and sparkling water. Gently squeeze orange zest over top to release oils; arrange on rim. PER SERVING about 148 cal, trace pro, trace total fat (0 g sat. fat), 13 g carb (trace dietary ﬁbre, 8 g sugar), 0 mg chol, 12 mg sodium, 53 mg potassium. % RDI: 2% calcium, 1% iron, 4% vit C, 1% folate.
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INGREDIENTS: San Daniele® Mortadella San Daniele® Prosciutto Mastro® Genoa Salami Mastro® Salametti Breads & crackers Italian cheese, cubed Gar pickled vegetables and olives DIRECTIONS: Experiment with different ﬂavours and textures of deli cuterie board. Add ﬂat-breads, crostini or br a delicious combination of them all! Italian cheese cuterie board. Use a combination of a mild cheese (provolone) or a sharper cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano). Remember nishes, including fruits (grapes, ﬁgs, sliced pear), pickled vegetables and olives.
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Mastro® Olive Oil, divided peaches, pitted and sliced San Daniele® Prosciutto crumbled blue cheese
DIRECTIONS: Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grates well. Brush both sides of baguette slices with 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil. Toss peaches with remaining olive oil. Grill baguette slices for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until wellmarked and toasted. Grill peaches, turning as needed, for about 5 minutes or until well-marked and softened. Tear prosciutto into pieces; weave into bundles and arrange on baguette slices. Top with grilled peaches and sprinkle .
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RECIPES THE TEST KITCHEN PHOTOGRAPHY MAYA VISNYEI FOOD STYLING MICHAEL ELLIOTT/JUDYINC.COM PROP STYLING LARA M CGRAW
Refrigerate the cooled cooked beets and lentil mixture in separate airtight containers for up to 72 hours. Bring to room temperature before tossing into the salad.
Gently rub the cooled roasted beets with paper towel to easily remove the skins.
roasted beet & LENTIL SALAD
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Panzanella is a tangy Italian bread salad. Weâ€™ve grilled the bread for crisp texture and smoky flavour.
grilled green PANZANELLA
LOADED SPICED PARSNIP FRIES MAKES 2 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 15 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 45 MINUTES
parsnips, peeled, cut lengthwise in Âź-inch thick sticks and halved crosswise 3 tbsp olive oil 1Âź tsp smoked or sweet paprika Âź tsp each cayenne pepper, garlic powder and salt 2 green onions, chopped 1 avocado, cubed 3 tbsp crumbled goat cheese or soft blue cheese cilantro sprigs or cress (optional)
Green Onion Mayo 1 green onion, finely chopped 2 tbsp each mayonnaise and sour cream 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Preheat oven to 425Â°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. On pan, toss parsnips with oil to coat. Sprinkle with paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and salt; toss and arrange in VLQJOHOD\HU5RDVWĂ€LSSLQJWZLFHXQWLO JROGHQDQGFULVSDERXWPLQXWHV Transfer to serving platter; top with green onions, avocado, goat FKHHVHDQGFLODQWURLIXVLQJ
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A portion of the stem is needed to hold the cauliďŹ‚ower intact, so a head will yield only two steaks. Break the trimmings into ďŹ‚orets for a veggie platter, or season and roast them alongside the steaks.
CAULIFLOWER STEAKS with grape & pine nut relish
ROASTED BEET & LENTIL SALAD
GRILLED GREEN PANZANELLA
MAKES 6 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 25 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1Â˝ HOURS
MAKES 6 TO 8 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 25 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 25 MINUTES
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Honey Dijon Vinaigrette 5 tbsp white balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp liquid honey Â˝ tsp salt pinch pepper Âź cup olive oil
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red beets (about 8) olive oil, divided shallot, finely chopped clove garlic, minced salt, divided sodium-reduced vegetable broth dried green lentils, rinsed red wine vinegar grainy mustard pepper microgreens skinned roasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped shaved aged goat cheese (optional)
Preheat oven to 400Â°F. Wrap beets in foil. Roast until fork-tender, about 1Âź hours. Remove from oven; carefully unwrap and transfer beets to cutting board. Let cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes. Peel beets; cut into wedges. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat 2 tbsp of the oil over medium heat; cook shallot, garlic and Â˝ tsp of the salt, stirring, until fragrant and shallot is beginning to soften, about 1 minute. Stir in broth and lentils; bring to boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lentils are beginning to soften, about 6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until lentils are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat; spread lentil mixture onto baking sheet in even layer. Let cool slightly, about 10 minutes. In large bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, pepper and remaining Â˝ tsp salt; whisk in remaining oil. Add lentil mixture and beets; toss to coat. Divide among plates; top with microgreens, hazelnuts and goat cheese (if using). PER SERVING about 544Â cal, 18Â g pro, 31Â g total fat (4Â g sat.Â fat), 51Â g carb (10Â g dietary ďŹ bre, 16Â g sugar), 0Â mg chol, 860Â mg sodium, 1,327Â mg potassium. %Â RDI: 8% calcium, 43% iron, 1% vitÂ A, 23% vitÂ C, 206% folate.
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Swiss chard (about half bunch), leaves torn (stems and leaves separated) leeks (white and light green parts only), halved lengthwise olive oil, divided slices (1 inch thick) crusty Italian bread large yellow heirloom tomato, chopped rinsed drained canned navyÂ beans walnuts, toasted and chopped parsley leaves, torn basil leaves, torn fresh mozzarella, drained and torn
Preheat barbecue to medium heat (about 350Â°F); grease grill. Honey Dijon Vinaigrette In large bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper; whisk in oil until combined. Brush Swiss chard stems and leeks with 1 tbsp of the oil. Place on grill; FRRNXQFRYHUHGĂ€LSSLQJRQFH until tender and grill marked, about 10 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; let cool enough to handle. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Meanwhile, brush both sides of bread with remaining 1 tbsp oil. 3ODFHRQJULOOFRRNĂ€LSSLQJRQFH until lightly toasted, about 4 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; cut into 1-inch cubes. Add Swiss chard leaves, tomato, beans, walnuts, parsley and basil to Honey Dijon Vinaigrette; toss to coat. Add leeks, Swiss chard stems and bread; toss to combine. Sprinkle with mozzarella.
PER EACH OF 8 SERVINGS about 315Â cal, 13Â g pro, 18Â g total fat (6Â g sat.Â fat), 26Â g carb (7Â g dietary ďŹ bre, 4Â g sugar), 18Â mg chol, 572Â mg sodium, 513Â mg potassium. %Â RDI: 17% calcium, 22% iron, 21% vitÂ A, 31% vitÂ C, 46% folate.
CAULIFLOWER STEAKS WITH GRAPE & PINE NUT RELISH MAKES 2 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 15 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 45 MINUTES
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Grape & Pine Nut Relish Âź cup olive oil 1 tbsp lemon zest 3 tbsp lemon juice pinch salt 1 shallot, minced 1 cup sliced red grapes Â˝ cup parsley, chopped Âź cup pine nuts, toasted 2 tbsp currants Preheat oven to 425Â°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove tough outer leaves from FDXOLĂ€RZHUWULPVWHP+DOYHFDXOLĂ€RZHUOHQJWKZLVHWKURXJKVWHP WULPRĚ†URXQGHGVLGHVRIHDFKKDOI to make two 1Âź-inch thick steaks. Reserve trimmings for another use (see tip, opposite). $UUDQJHFDXOLĂ€RZHURQSUHSDUHG pan; brush with oil. Sprinkle with VDOWDQGSHSSHU5RDVWĂ€LSSLQJ halfway through, until tender and browned, about 40 minutes. Grape & Pine Nut Relish Meanwhile, in bowl, whisk together oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt; stir in shallot, grapes, parsley, pine nuts and currants. Serve over cauliĂ€RZHUVWHDNV PER SERVING about 638Â cal, 9Â g pro, 53Â g total fat (7Â g sat.Â fat), 42Â g carb (8Â g dietary ďŹ bre, 25Â g sugar), 0Â mg chol, 680Â mg sodium, 1,235Â mg potassium. %Â RDI: 9% calcium, 25% iron, 1% vitÂ A, 264% vitÂ C, 79% folate.
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FISH Sheet Pan Provençal Salmon
SIDES & VEGETABLES Arugula & Mushroom Salad Avocado Salad Cauliﬂower Steaks With Grape & Pine Nut Relish Classic Bruschetta Grape & Pine Nut Relish Grilled Green Panzanella Loaded Spiced Parsnip Fries Roasted Beet & Lentil Salad Smashed Cucumber Salad
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BLUEBERRY LEMON LOAF MAKES 8 TO 10 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 2Âž HOURS
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Wild blueberries, revered for their intense flavour, star alongside tangy lemon in this classic loaf.
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PHOTOGRAPHY, MAYA VISNYEI. FOOD STYLING, CLAIRE STUBBS. PROP STYLING, LARA MCGRAW
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