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You asked for it and we have delivered! In order to provide our readers with the most complete lifestyle information, Winnipeg Women Magazine is now combined with two of our sister publications - Dish and Dream Spaces Magazines. Within these sections you will find the same local food, entertaining and homes stories you love - all in one great magazine.

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Bold autumn trends page 17

Getting fit together page 49

Healthy dental habits page 36


Backyard makeover page 41

Landscaping prep for fall page 45

High tech home page 51


Community leader Annitta Stenning page 25 2

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Local fare at Crampton’s Market page 68

Winnipeg’s fall entertainment line up page 10

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Fall 2011: Volume 12, Issue 3 Editor Barbara Edie (204) 992-3402 MAGAZINE DESIGN designtype AD design designtype Contributors Kathryne Grisim, Ian McCausland, Holli Moncrieff, Bobby Motolla, Susie Parker, Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, David Schmeichel, Steve Salnikowski (Chronic Creative), Connie Tamoto, Amanda Thomas, Rob Thomas, Tania Tetrault Vrga,Shel Zolkewich

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editor’s perspective If fall has a theme, it’s all about change—in the air, the temperatures and even our schedules. Yes, summer’s out, autumn’s in. The days are crisper, the nights are chilly (sometimes frosty) and our calendars seem to fill quickly after the slower pace of summer. Personally, I love this time of year, and I love change. It’s been said a change is as good as a rest. For me, it’s just another word for new adventures, opportunities and experiences—like accepting a new gig as the editor of a great city magazine. While I’ve hit the ground running in this, my first issue of Winnipeg Women/Winnipeg Men, I look forward to both inspiring and navigating change in its future editions. As someone who loves to explore, celebrate and write about our fine province and its capital, how fun to help create “a guide to living local.” Winnipeg is a small town in a big city’s body—we like our urban comforts, vibrant arts and culture, and (at last) some new and exciting downtown developments, but remain grounded in our roots, history and sense of community. In this issue, we profile community leaders such as Annitta Stenning, executive director of the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, who is working hard to change the lives of Manitobans, and Sylvia Kuzyk, Winnipeg’s former weather specialist, whose dedication and volunteer work will continue to contribute to Winnipeg’s bright future. For other local flavour, our Dish section reveals some of the best places to get fresh fall produce, as well as some “spicy” beverages that may add to your savoury fall menus or, if you prefer to go out, where to go for the “best of brunches.” All that, plus our Dreamspaces section featuring some stunning backyard makeovers and how to get your outdoor spaces (lawns, gardens and more) ready for fall, and ultimately winter (yikes). Enjoy this season of change,


If you do not have a baba, auntie or good friend who makes them from scratch, in a pinch [ouch, I really said that!] check out the various Ukrainian churches that sell them or hold perogy suppers. The best, according to many (but do a survey and make up your own mind), are the perogies at St. John Suchavsky Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral on Main Street at Selkirk Avenue. They even have a “perogy phone line” in the Yellow Pages. You order early in the week and pick up on Thursday or Friday.  They have


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various fillings (mmm, sauerkraut!). Mom’s Perogy Factory on Sinclair Street near Jefferson Avenue has many fillings and a great menu of other Ukrainian specialties. There are other caterers, including Sevala’s in Transcona.

Then, to top it off, reserve tickets to “The Perogy Supper Miracle” by Danny Schur. Nov. 5 at Holy Eucharist Hall, 460 Munroe Ave. Call 330-5331 while there still are tickets available. Orysia Tracz, Winnipeg

Make this your fall project—taste perogies from each church and caterer, and make up your own mind.  Or, find a friend who can teach you how to make your own.  Try making some sour/tart cherry ones! Heaven.

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Fall for Fashion Congratulations to the Community Living Winnipeg committee, on a successful Fall for Fashion luncheon on Sept. 9. Community Living Winnipeg aims to create an environment where people, regardless of ability, can grow, make choices and be valued, contributing members of our community.


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here was a time when I worked around the corner from the King’s Head Pub and Eatery and we spent every Friday lunch there. I was crazy for the authentic British fish & chips but was also often tempted by their curries. We recently sampled the Kangaroo Tacos at The Billabong Australian Bar and Bistro and intend to go back soon for their Aussie Burger topped with beet relish and a fried egg (they served it first)! A Facebook friend recommends their Alligator pot stickers. The Sliders always please at The Keg Steakhouse & Bar and the Prime Rib Sandwich is to die for. I have friends who go to the Toad in the Hole Pub and Eatery every Friday night for fish & chips and another who loves Toad in the Hole (duh), which I understand is a sausage in a Yorkshire pudding wrapping. Okay, so where does the toad come into it? My Facebook friends answered my “What is your favourite pub/lounge food?” in this way: Smitty’s Lounge for chicken wings, Carlos & Murphy’s for cold Corona or sangria and nachos con pollo, Joey to enjoy their Baja Fish Tacos and Confusion Corner Bar & Grill for calamari (and I would add their chicken artichoke pizza). On my must try list: the newly opened Loft Gastropub on Corydon and Lo Pub & Bistro to sample their vegetarian fare. Here are the picks from my blogging friends:

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A grumpy musical? What’s there for two old guys to sing and dance about in Wabasha, Minnesota? Find out at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s production of Grumpy Old Men: The Musical, a story about two aging curmudgeons and the true nature of friendship and life’s fragility, filled with laugh-outloud moments. From Oct. 13 – Nov. 5. For tickets and more information, visit

“Da Vinci – The Genius” Do you love Leonardo? See the most complete and comprehensive travelling exhibition ever created on Leonardo Da Vinci, on display at the MTS Centre Exhibition Hall to Oct. 23, 2011.

Mesmerizing ballet The Royal Winnipeg Ballet brings us an explosive new look at the original master of mind control Svengali. Under Svengali’s entrancing influence, a young dancer is transformed into the darling of the ballet world, but her star ultimately rises beyond Svengali’s powerful emotional grasp. With riveting choreography by the creative powerhouse Mark Godden, and shades of (Guy) Maddinesque irreverence, this World Premiere takes place Oct.19-23 at 7:30pm and Sunday matinee at 2:00pm. For more information, visit

Middle-earth comes to life

All Shostakovich at WSO The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra presents an all-Shostakovich program conducted by the composer’s son Maxim Shostakovich, a pre-eminent conductor of his father’s music who has performed with the world’s greatest orchestras. The lineup includes: Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1, Shostakovich: Hamlet: Incidental Music, and Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9. At the Concert Hall Oct. 28 & 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm. For more information visit

Very scary Join Bilbo on his epic quest, in The Hobbit at Manitoba Theatre For Young People, Oct. 27 - Nov 13 (ages 5 & up / Grades 1–8). The entire theatre will be rearranged to put you in the middle of the action— among the forests, caves and creatures of “Middle-earth.” For tickets and more information, visit:


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Sylvia Kuzyk A bright forecast for Winnipeg’s former weather gal by Amanda Thomas

ndoubtedly one of Winnipeg’s most recognizable faces, Sylvia Kuzyk is looking forward to enjoying the simpler things in life after nearly 38 years at CTV. In her impeccably decorated home, she reflected on her career in television and her role as a major fixture in the Winnipeg community.

How did you get your start in the media industry? Well, as a young person I was very shy and would have dreaded the idea of a career in front of the camera. Originally I wanted to be a nurse—I actually was a nurse for a very short time. Then after I had my daughter I became involved in semi-professional theatre and that really was my passion. Theatre allowed me to lose my inhibitions and be somebody else, another character. I eventually got a role in a CKY docu-drama for the Canadian West series. Then through that I heard CKY was auditioning for a weather person and I thought on a lark I’d audition, never dreaming I’d get it because I was so afraid of the camera, but then I got the job. I was absolutely shocked.

Then after weather, you had a weekly talk show and anchored the nightly news? Oh yes, almost immediately after I got the weather I was offered a weekly talk show called Forum, on current issues. That was a wonderful experience for me because I was the producer, host—everything. Then from there I had numerous other shows and co-anchored the nightly news. But people still see me as the weather gal, I think,


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because it affects everyone. I always say if you can do weather you can do everything. Because nowadays you have to have technical skill as well as you need to be able to ad lib and appeal to a greater audience.

I’m sure you had many offers. Why did you choose to stay in Winnipeg? I love Winnipeg. I’ve been here since I was three years old and it’s near and dear to my heart. There were other very interesting, complimenting offers from the East Coast and the States. When I weighed the options, the community and family here and the vibrancy of Winnipeg tipped the scale for me. I have a great home team here. I love the way the city is evolving and we have so much variety here. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

What path did your career as a broadcaster take you on that you never could have imagined? Even now after 37 years in this field I never would have thought this community would have embraced me the way they have. The most valuable thing I’ve gained from this career isn’t all the technical knowledge, it’s the connection to the community. I’ve met so many amazing people throughout the years – even doing live hits. I feel honoured that people feel comfortable when talking to me and trust me. And this community has given me so much and embraced me.

Do you have a most memorable interview guest?

interview Keanu Reeves and that was one of the hardest interviews, he seemed so shy and he just wouldn’t talk. But someone I’ll always remember was a young man who had an extremely rare skin disease and I interviewed him and his mother. He talked about how wonderful it was that he had this chance at life instead of focusing on how trying it had been. It’s those types of people, who talk in a real and open way, that I love interviewing.

In your retirement announcement you mentioned you were looking forward to doing all the things you had put on the back burner for all these years. What are some of those things?

I’m going to continue doing community relations. Actually, I’m not completely retiring – I hate that word! I’ve always loved theatre so maybe I’ll get to do something with that. And it sounds silly but I’ve wanted to learn how to flamenco dance for some time. The Society for Manitobans with Disabilities approached me to do their “Dancing with Celebrities” competition so I am going to do that in the spring! I also want to have more time to focus on the things I’m passionate about. I’ve always felt strongly about environmental issues and poverty reduction. And there are so many wonderful organizations I want to become more involved with. And I want to spend more time within nature, that’s when I feel the most balanced.

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Signs of autumn are all around us. The lush green trees are turning a warm golden hue, the bright sunny days are getting shorter and shorter, and there is a cool crispness in the air that is all too characteristic of fall. Of course, with all of this comes a new season of styles and trends that will have you falling in love with autumn fashion. This season’s styles and trends range from classic countryside charm to cosmopolitan chic to streamlined and sophisticated. All of which are shaping up for a fashionably fabulous fall 2011. Jacket $310, Pants $190 both by Eve Gravel – Divine & Conquer Green top $50 by Mur - Divine & Conquer 400 Academy Rd Purse $145 – UN Luggage 175 McDermot

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Bold colours

Like much of this year’s spring and summer trends, big bold hues are dominating the colour scheme of the fall fashion world. Pack a punch with a slim-fit tunic in a vibrant shade such as deep violet, canary yellow or royal blue. Or opt for a collage of colour by incorporating two or three solid tones à la colour blocking. For the more conservative woman, get this look by teaming up bright bold accessories with basic black or charcoal. When accessorizing, opt for statement pieces such as cashmere wraps, suede wedges, oversized bangles or leather totes.


Glamour and opulence are making a comeback this fall, a little ahead of the holiday season. Iridescent beaded fringe, sparkly sequins and flowing feather appliqués add a bit of dramatic flair to garments and accessories. For an everyday look, sweaters and tops dotted with sequins or pearls can add a bit of glitz and glam to your office attire or opt for a suit made with a subtle metallic textile. Dress by Frank Lyman, $149 – Sofia’s Boutique 836 St. Mary’s Rd Necklace & earring set by Artistic, $52 – Sofia’s Boutique Black purse, $145 – UN Luggage

’60s inspired classics

This fall a barrage of 1960s-inspired prime time TV shows are hitting the airwaves and it appears this cultural shift is extending to fashion. Classic ’60s fashion staples – the tunic, shift dress, skirt suit and cropped sleeve coat are getting a modern-day makeover as they make their reappearance on the style scene. Simple and streamlined, the must-have ‘60s inspired garment of choice for fall 2011 is the tunic. This basic dress looks great on a variety of body types and can be worn by women of all ages.

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Patterns and prints

One of the biggest trends this fall is patterns and prints. From blooms in rich hues of red and burnt orange to playful polka dots to eye-popping graphic prints—all things patterned are hot for fall. When opting for a print, think graphic stripes, abstract shapes or culturally inspired motifs. With patterns, small polka dots are dominating the fashion scene—think dotted sheer fabrics and disk-like appliqués.

Plaid and tweed

An autumn classic, plaid and tweed are synonymous with the season and this year is no exception. Classic tartans and studious tweeds are popping up everywhere this fall from basic outerwear to skirts, suits, accessories and so much more. With plaids, look for prints in a bold hue such as turquoise or plum, with tweeds leaning more towards the grey and black end of the colour spectrum rather than the browns and taupes of previous years.

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Soft, cozy acrylic scarf by Parsley and Sage, $29 Peppertree Fashions 123 C Scurfield Blvd.

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nnitta Stenning

Working toward a better life for all Manitobans by Holli Moncrieff

I wanted to do something I could believe in and feel passionate about.

nnitta Stenning loves a happy ending. This is the optimism that drives her—the hope that one day there will be a cure for cancer. As executive director of the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Inc., Stenning is surrounded by people who remind her of how precious life is. “I’ve always been a person who counted my blessings, but now I really count my blessings. Through my job, I get to know people who are being treated for cancer,


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and know them in a personal way. They face these challenges every day, and handle that so incredibly well. My heart aches for some of the battles that are lost,” says Stenning, who has been with the Foundation for almost four years. “Some days, you just feel raw. But that’s what makes you work harder.” In an ironic twist of fate, Stenning’s husband Ron was diagnosed with melanoma soon after she accepted the position at CancerCare. Thankfully, Ron’s disease was successfully treated and he is now cancer-free.

“He’s an amazing human being—I’m very lucky to have him in my life. He’s my rock,” she says of her husband of 24 years. Stenning, 56, met her husband at a Women In Management training program, where he was one of only four men in a crowd of 400. She noticed he had a paper bag stuck to the back of his pants, and was surprised that no one else had told him. Ever the Good Samaritan, she decided to let him know. “I tapped him on the back and said, ‘Excuse me, but you have a paper bag stuck to your pants.’ He turned around, smiled, and said ‘It works every time.’ I loved that right away, and the rest is history,” she laughs.

Family is what keeps Stenning centred after a hectic and sometimes heartbreaking day. During her childhood on a farm in the tiny community of Pinewood, Ontario, she grew accustomed to relying on her nine siblings for support and guidance. “Our family is so important to us, and we all make an effort to get together as often as possible. Talking to my family is the best therapy,” she says. “I love sitting on the deck with them and sharing the stories of the day. Just talking about it really helps a lot.” She has never been one to back away from a challenge. Raising money for cancer treatment and research is only one highlight in a long and illustrious career that began with creating recreational programs for a correctional facility when she was in her early twenties. “I wanted to save the world, but Corrections wasn’t the best place for me. It was a challenging environment, and I was young,” she recalls. “I wanted to do something I could believe in and feel passionate about.”

of the highlights of my career,” Stenning says of her time at CentreVenture. The organization was instrumental in bringing Mountain Equipment Co-op to Winnipeg, along with the revitalization of Waterfront Drive and the new Esplanade Riel Bridge. “In Winnipeg, we have a lot of great people who care a lot about this community. I wanted to feel I was a part of the solution.” Stenning studied recreation leadership at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, and public administration at the University of Manitoba. After breaking wild horses on her family’s farm as a young girl, there isn’t much that can deter Stenning. Her volunteer work has included the Poverty Reduction Council and the United Way, and she is currently serving on the Board of St. Amant. And as a soccer mom, she also managed many of her son’s soccer teams over the years.

After moving to Manitoba in the 1970s, she worked for the City of Winnipeg three times: twice for the Parks and Recreation Department, and once as the City’s Chief Administrative Officer. She was also the President and CEO of the CentreVenture Development Corporation for five years.

“It’s so important to give back. What really sets Manitoba apart is our generosity,” she says. “I love people, and I’m so thankful for the people who have been there for me. I’ve had a wonderful, blessed career with incredible mentors, so I really believe in giving back.”

“I love the downtown—it’s such an important part of our city, and to be a part of the commitment to revitalize it was one

The connections Stenning has made during her career and volunteer work have been a tremendous benefit to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

“Having those contacts is helpful, and I hope what I bring to the table is leadership, passion and a sense of urgency — to be part of the solution. “I love to get the message out into the community, and share these incredible stories about the people we work with. Such a huge part of loving what I do is due to the people I work with, and being proud of the work we do.” All the money Stenning and her team raises goes to cancer treatment and research in Manitoba. “We always say, ‘I hope I never see you in this building, but if we do, you will be taken care of incredibly well.’” “The talent and passion we have here is incredible,” she adds. “I want the day to come when cancer is no longer part of our world, but it’s wonderful to know we can do something about it. It gives me so much hope. I realize that change is happening, progress is being made.” When Stenning isn’t working, volunteering, or relaxing with her family, she renovates her cottage, practises yoga, and listens to music. She loves going to the movies and reading—only happy endings allowed, of course. “One of my favourite songs is ‘To Sir With Love,’ from the movie. One of the lines in the song says ‘How do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume?’ I think that’s so perfect, because I too have had wonderful mentors in my life and now I am proud, in some small way, to pay it forward.”

of Steps to Reduce Your Risk 1. Be tobacco free! Don’t use tobacco products of any kind and avoid second-hand smoke.

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The number of skin cancer cases in Manitoba has increased by two-thirds since 1990. The good news is 90% of skin cancer can be cured if caught early.

3. Shape Up! Just 10 minutes three times a day can help protect against colon and breast cancer. You don’t have to run a marathon or buy a gym membership.


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It’s as easy as following Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating.

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The earlier cancer is found, the more successful treatment is likely to be. So, follow cancer screening guidelines and report any health changes to your doctor or dentist.

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PINKchatterBOX Events in support of breast cancer.

Girl power Now in its eleventh year, Balmoral Hall’s Girls for the Cure walk has raised over $250,000 for cancer research. This year’s event takes place Oct. 6, when high school girls will walk from their Wolseley-area school to The Forks and then to the Manitoba Legislative Building to raise funds for CancerCare Manitoba.

Peppertree Fashions rallies for breast cancer For the month of October customers who donate a toonie when they make a regular price clothing purchase will receive a gift from Peppertree Fashions AND Peppertree will match each toonie donated by their customers! (Details at the boutique.) Visit Peppertree’s website for in store events in support of breast cancer research.

Have a pink drink Saucers Café continues its “Drink Pink” featured beverage, the “Dragon Fruit Cranberry Iced Tea.” This blend, inspired by the breast cancer logo, is brewed to the colour pink. Saucers Café will donate one dollar for each glass sold to breast cancer research.


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Wrap a Mall in Ribbon Help wrap a mall in pink ribbon In support of breast cancer awareness month, the tenants and merchants of Whyte Ridge Centre (Scurfield Boulevard at Kenaston) are collecting toonies for breast cancer research. When you make a donation your name will be added to their gigantic pink ribbon. The goal is to collect enough names on the ribbon to wrap it around the entire mall! Please support this important cause!

A perfect fit to support women with breast cancer! For the month of October, the BraBar & Panterie will donate a percentage of its sales to “Helping Hands for Manitobans with Breast Cancer,” a registered charity in Manitoba that provides financial assistance to men and women with breast cancer. Visit the BraBar & Panterie at 554 Des Meurons (204-231-3487) or at J1765 Kenaston (204-487-3487) to ensure your new purchase also helps those in need.

Guardian Angel Benefit marks 20th anniversary Two decades ago, an extraordinary group of dedicated volunteers banded together to make a difference in the area of breast cancer. These “angels”— Guardian Angels—understood that privately raised funds would accelerate breakthroughs in prevention, early detection, treatment, research and patient care, resulting in better outcomes for Manitoba women living with breast cancer. Over the years, countless volunteers, men and women, have earned their angel wings as they’ve expanded the vision to include all forms of cancer affecting women. The Guardian Angel Benefit takes place October 18, 2011 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, Main Floor ballroom. For more information, contact Juanita Giesbrecht at 7871800 or email guardian.angel@

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For the love of books Great ways to inspire young readers by Susie Parker

ne of the great joys of childhood is discovering the worlds of wonder and knowledge that books hold. Encouraging a love of reading starts early for many parents who now choose to read books to their babies while in utero. Children are hard-wired for learning and instilling a love for books and reading can provide a lifetime of knowledge and fun. Learning to read is a process where small tasks must be mastered before achieving reading independence and confidence. Just like learning the alphabet, each step brings your child closer to reading fluently and independently. Encouraging a love for reading can be as simple as curling up with your little one, opening a book, and sharing it together. Basic reading proficiency can be built by pointing out words the child is exposed to on a daily basis. Cereal boxes, milk cartons, juice boxes, exit signs, stop signs, railway crossings, and even elevators offer terrific opportunities to encourage reading easy, everyday words. Mastering these tasks will give your little reader big confidence to tackle bigger and better books and reading opportunities with enthusiasm. As beginning readers, babies and toddlers love to look and touch soft books with tactile delights and features. At this stage, babies explore books not just with their eyes but with their fingers, tongues, and even ears. Cloth books with vibrant colours are made irresistible when combined with crinkly attachments to capture baby’s attention and are sure to please your curious wee one. Engaging books for this stage include:

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parenting As baby grows, she is getting more interested in language and how sound works. At this stage, books emphasizing rhyme and repetition will prove exciting. The little one is noticing word repetition and sound patterns keep appearing regularly. Books depicting objects and their names help baby learn about the world around her. Great books for this stage include: Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman

Where’s Spot by Eric Hill As your child moves into toddlerhood, he continues to learn about the world around him. Objects take on new meaning as he discovers their names and how they relate to each other in everyday life. He is eager to learn and likely brings you books to read to him. Many toddlers have favourites they love to read over and over and over. This repetition serves a wonderful purpose— practice makes perfect. He is perfecting his understanding of the words and sounds in his favourite books and this is a very good thing. Fun books for this stage include: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

As your child approaches the tween years good reading habits should be wellentrenched. At this stage, your child should be reading for enjoyment as well as for educational purposes. This age represents

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Reading is a wonderful family activity. Spending time with your children and playing word games, telling stories, and reading books will help your child to gather information and learn about the world around them. Encouraging children to read and write their own stories teaches them how stories and books work—they have beginnings, middles and endings, as well as characters and themes. Reading helps build a rich vocabulary by exposing children to new words and the various meanings one word may hold. Reading encourages critical thinking skills, enforces the sounds of language and language patterns, and sets young minds up with a passion for knowledge and discovery that lasts a lifetime.

Here are some things you can do to help your child build an appreciation for words and language:

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a diverse catalogue of books and interests well suited to your individual reader. From deeper knowledge on specific subjects they encounter in school to the fantasy and embellished characters of fiction, your fluent reader now has the world at her fingertips. Books to broaden her horizons at this stage include: Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

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As your toddler prepares for pre-school or kindergarten their book choices have bigger words, more complex storylines and stimulating opportunities for learning and sharing with the fluent readers in their lives. Use this reading time to ask the child questions that draw him into the story and help him register details about the characters and storyline. Asking questions such as, “What fell out of the grocery bag?” or saying “Let’s count the apples,” adds a new layer of comprehension to your child’s reading. Books that are enticing at this stage include: Just a Little Critter Collection by Mercer Mayer


As your child becomes more immersed in reading and exposed to different kinds of books through school and libraries, his tastes become more discerning. He chooses books based on his interests and likes. At this stage of reading, it is preferable to have a variety of books piquing his curiosities while teaching him about the things he likes. For instance, at this age (6-8) kids love to learn all about planes, machinery, weather, dinosaurs, science, Earth, space and so much more. They are fascinated by how the world they know interacts with nature and beyond. Wonderful opportunities exist for them to explore, ask questions, and incorporate hands-on learning with science experiments and nature observations. Books that draw out your little one’s inner scientist include: Planet Earth by Deborah Chancellor

• Tell family stories about yourself, siblings, grandparents and other relatives. • Talk to your child as much as possible about things you are doing and thinking. Babies love being talked to and with. It’s never too early to start! • Ask your child questions about the world as he sees it. • Encourage your child to tell you what he or she thinks or feels. This helps with vocabulary growth and critical thinking skills. • Ask your child to tell you about his or her day – about activities and games played. • Be patient! Give your child time to find the words he or she wants to use. • Sing songs, such as the alphabet song, and recite nursery rhymes, encouraging your child to join in. • Play rhyming and riddle games. Promote crossword puzzles, word searches, and other word games to your child. • Encourage sounding words out to build confidence and teach phonetics. • Spell out words. Spelling is a great way to learning how words string together and how sound changes with one or more letters added or taken away.


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book review We asked the children of one of our favourite readers to review a book. Here’s what the 11-year-old Buchwald twins reported. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

review by rachael This book takes place in 1914, right when Europe found itself hurtling toward a horrible war. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife were assassinated by Serbian revolutionaries. The assassinations led to war between Austria and Serbia, then Germany and Russia and so on. Alek, their son, was forbidden to inherit the throne, all because of his mother’s not-so-royal blood. Shortly after hearing of his parents passing, Alek was on the run from his own people. All he has is a fighting machine and a small group of men behind him. Plus a war is going on. Deryn is a girl disguised as a boy named Dylan in the British Air Service. She has to fight for her country, and keep her secret, by all means necessary. Alek and Deryn are thrown together aboard the airship Leviathan. Even though they are fighting together their worlds are far apart. British-made creatures, made from the technology of today, against German steampowered war machines. Alek and Deryn are from different sides of the war, with everything to lose; yet somehow they were meant to be together. This was an amazing book, which took me on a very exciting adventure. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure, excitement and lies.

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Leviathan takes place during WWI except that they have the technology of today. This book is about Deryn and Alek. Deryn is a girl who, since she was young, didn’t play dress up, practise curtsying or even wear skirts. Instead she was always up flying with her dad in his hot air balloon. When Deryn’s father passed away, her mother tried to get her to act more like a girl, but it never worked. When Deryn is 15 she decides to try to get into the air force while pretending to be a boy named Dylan. Before she knows it, she is flying aboard the Leviathan, protecting her country. Alek is the son of the Duke of Austria-Hungary. His mother is a commoner. Because of this, he is unable to inherit his father’s empire, should he pass away. When he is informed of this, Alek runs away with Volger, the Duke’s most trusted man. Though Alek and Deryn live very different lives, due to recent events, they end up fightingside by side on the Leviathan. I found this book amazingly amazing. I rate it the best book next to J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter. The ending kept me yearning for more and I’m so excited to read the sequel Behemoth. I would suggest this book to anyone who loves adventure, excitement and mystery.


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What Is Low Intensity Laser Therapy? Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) is the use of light energy to treat many chronic pain conditions and injuries. This treatment is painless, safe, and very effective in stimulating the body’s natural healing process. How Does Low Intensity Laser Therapy Heal? The primary healing mechanism is caused by the interaction of the light with tissue. Light energy is transformed into biochemical energy resulting in the restoration of normal cellular function. All tissue consists of cells, which respond to L I LT in varying degrees, resulting in the regeneration of tissue. Is Low Intensity Laser Therapy Safe? Winnipeg Pain Treatment Centre uses the Meditech Bioflex system, which is the most sophisticated low intensity laser device on the market and is approved by Health Canada and the FDA. In over one million applications to date worldwide with this system, there have been no adverse effects.


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Dental Care Healthy habits build healthy teeth by Susie Parker

ne of the most obvious milestones for a baby is the appearance of the first tooth. It’s one of the questions people will ask once a baby reaches a certain age, “How many teeth does she have?” And yet, many parents overlook the importance of caring for infant and toddler teeth (primary teeth), thinking the adult set needs more of our attention. In reality, good oral hygiene habits can never start too early and set up children for a lifetime of happy smiles and healthy teeth. Practising good oral hygiene habits from infancy prepares your little one to embrace good habits as he or she grows. Start cleaning your child's mouth with a soft damp cloth before teeth come in and continue with a soft toothbrush once he or she has a first tooth. The Canadian Dental Association encourages the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within six months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. The main goal of pediatric dentistry is to prevent tooth decay. Pediatric dentists advise patients and their families on how to keep teeth strong, developing healthy eating habits and prevent disease. Primary teeth must be well cared for until they are naturally lost. Dr. Amanda Huminicki of Kids Dental says, “The first few dental visits are really about prevention. As dentists, we want tomake sure proper brushing techniques are being employed and children are brushing twice a day (morning and night).” Huminicki recommends parents use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. She explains, “The American Association of Pediatric Dentists recently recommended fluoride toothpaste for children, saying the benefits outweighed any concerns. We do encourage parental brushing at this stage to discourage swallowing of the toothpaste by children.” Caring for primary teeth is important as they help children chew food properly and


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therefore maintain good nutrition. Moreover, primary teeth lead the way for healthy speech development and maintain space for the eventual appearance of adult (permanent) teeth.

Beware of Oral Disease

As children move from toddlerhood to school age, oral health care takes on new meaning.

Anything that compromises oral health—such as cavities and infections, gum disease, and oral cancer—can lead to severe pain, loss of teeth and serious health implications.

Studies show poor oral health care in children can lead to impaired school performance and poor social relationships. Children should be educated on how their dietary choices affect their teeth. Choosing good, nutritious foods, drinking milk, and reducing the amount of pop and candy in the diet can help children feel empowered about the health of their smile. If there are no gaps between teeth, children should be encouraged to floss regularly. Huminicki adds that as children get older and want to brush their own teeth parents should continue to supervise brushing and work as a team with children to build healthy habits. With these early habits in place, once adult teeth appear, children are much more apt to feel confident in caring for their teeth and gums, make health and lifestyle choices to support better overall oral health, see their dentist regularly, and report any appearance of pain or discomfort before it escalates. Research is proving in numerous cases an association between oral disease and other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, respiratory illness in older adults, and even pre-term and lowbirthweight babies. Researchers are just beginning to draw connections and understand these relationships, but the evidence no doubt shows oral disease can aggravate other health problems. Ultimately, keeping a healthy mouth is an important part of leading a healthy life.

Only a dentist has the skills, training and expertise to identify and address all oral health care needs. • Cavities — caused when bacteria living in plaque react with sugars from food or drink, resulting in an acid. This acid attacks the surface of the tooth, usually creating a hole in the tooth. It can be painful if the cavity is not stopped and it progresses inside the tooth structure. • Gingivitis — the first stage of gum disease usually signified by gum inflammation. Characterized by: red and swollen (puffy) gums; pain in the gum area; blood on toothbrush or floss; and persistent bad breath. • Periodontal disease — the last stage of gum disease. It severely affects the bone and gums that support and keep teeth in their place. It can also lead to weakening of gum tissue and ultimately to tooth loss. Damage caused by periodontal disease cannot be reversed, so prevention is key. • Pregnant women are especially vulnerable to gum disease due to the increase of hormones and increased blood flow during pregnancy, which can soften gum tissue. • Oral Cancer — Oral cancer is a disease resulting from abnormal cell growth in the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. Smoking is a major cause of oral cancers.

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ennis Yanchycki gave his family a wonderful gift this summer. In honour of the birth of his new granddaughter, Yanchycki decided to renovate his home’s entranceway. Since his home would be the location of the baby shower, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. As soon as his wife went out of town, the Carberry resident got to work on his surprise, spending all of his evenings and weekends on the project. “We bought this home two years ago, and the entranceway had always bothered me. I didn’t like the pavers; I didn’t like the layout; it had some cedars that were looking pretty straggly—it was not very inviting FALL • 2011



at all,” he says. “Nobody knew my plans, except my son, who helped me. My son-in-law helped, too.” In two weeks, Yanchycki managed to transform his yard from a mess into paradise. He removed the old pavers, cedars, and all the rocks and sand. Eventually, he put in four levels of paving stones, and two ponds with a water feature, underwater lighting, live fish, and aquatic plants. “This (home renovation) is kind of my hobby—I’ve done a lot of it. I’ve learned by experience—trial and error,” he explains. Yanchycki won the Build Your Backyard With RONA contest in the $2,500-$4,999 category. Contest participants were required to send in their receipts for the supplies purchased, and how much they spent decided what category



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they were in. Yanchycki won a RONA gift card for $3,500. “I have a long relationship with RONA, from right when I first built our cabin, and I’ve dealt with them exclusively ever since—they know me on a first-name basis,” adds Yanchycki. “I’m grateful for the contest, because it encouraged me to be more elaborate with the project than I otherwise would have, and I’m glad for that.” Yanchycki has an eye for turning other people’s junk into something beautiful. One of the most creative aspects of his renovation required old well pumps that he bought at auctions.

Many of the stones he used he rescued from the yard of a friend, who was willing to let them go for free, just to be rid of them. “I’m so happy with the way it (the project) turned out—sometimes you never know. The morning before the shower, I was still cutting the last pavers. Maybe half of us were stressed,” he laughs, indicating his wife, whose first reaction when she returned home was apparently “What do you think you’re doing?’”“But I never had any doubt.”

Yanchycki’s success with his outdoor project has gotten him in the renovating mood. “The ensuite bathroom is my next project—I’ll be using my contest winnings for that. The gift “They were just scrap—no one is using them card will go a long way,” he says. “And after anymore,” he says of the pump handles, which that, I’ll be doing the kitchen. I’ll be at RONA he used to create a unique water feature. He also used old hay rake springs to make planters. a lot.”


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“It needed a lot of outside work—the backyard definitely needed a facelift. I wanted to make this little backyard an oasis,” Philippot recalls. “In order to have people over, I had to make it more presentable.” The single dad never contemplated doing all the work himself—at first. He had no background in construction or previous experience. But after receiving quotes from several contractors, he realized that making his yard a do-it-yourself project could save him thousands.

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“I knew it would be hard work, but I didn’t realize how hard it would be. I just kept telling myself that I was saving five thousand dollars, but there were days I wanted to just call someone and get them to take care of it,” he laughs. “It was quite a learning experience.” Philippot’s efforts resulted in him winning the Build Your Backyard With RONA contest in the $1,000-$2,499 category. Contest participants were required to send in their receipts for the supplies purchased, and how much they spent decided what category they were in. Philippot won a RONA gift card for $1,500. Philippot began his project by tearing down the deck and gazebo, which took him over 14 hours.



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“The gazebo was tiny—you could maybe sit three people in there, at best, and it was starting to rot,” he says. The next task was removing the paving stones, which were beginning to sink into the ground. When he removed the stones, he discovered an ugly surprise—layers upon layers of sand. “I probably scraped off four yards of sand with a shovel, the same type of shovel you use for clearing snow in the winter,” says Philippot. “It was physically demanding.” Philippot was also faced with a fence that was falling down, and cracked concrete. He hired his father to help him install the new brick paving stones. “I spent a lot of time talking to people who had done (this type of work), getting tips. I checked things out on the

Internet, and the lady I dealt with at RONA was very helpful,” he says. “She knew exactly how much brick I needed, and everything was delivered on time. I had no issues whatsoever, and if I ever do any big project like this again, I would definitely use RONA.” Philippot began his project in mid-April, while there was still snow on the ground, and finished it in late June. “I had one neighbour walk into my backyard and just say ‘wow.’ I get a lot of people asking ‘can you do mine?’, to which I say no,” he laughs. “It feels good to hear all the compliments, and finding out I’d won the RONA contest made my day. It was good to know that I was being recognized for doing all that hard work. After it was all said and done, it was a very satisfying project.”

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Winter Ready Getting your lawn and garden ready for fall and winter by Shel Zolkewich


scorching summer has left many a Manitoba lawn in sad shape. Unless you’ve been watering it daily, chances are your grass is dry, brown and crunching under your feet.

Not to worry, says Ray DuBois, president of Ron Paul Garden Centre. “It should come back, especially if it was maintained even minimally over the summer,” says DuBois. But it never hurts to give your lawn a little helping hand before winter sets in. Lawns Aeration will go a long way to a healthy lawn next spring. DuBois suggested pooling together a few neighbours and renting an aerator to cut down on costs. “This will enable nutrients and water to reach the roots of the grass more easily in the fall and especially in the spring when they most need it,” he says. FALL • 2011



There’s an ongoing debate on how long or short you should leave your grass for winter. DuBois stresses that leaving your grass long will only increase your chances of developing snow mould over the winter—something you definitely don’t want. “Cut your lawn one last time and over-seed (add fertilizer and new seed) the day before a projected snowfall. The clippings will help give the seed some insulation for the winter and the grass will sprout in the spring when damp conditions with low sunlight are optimal for growing new grass,” he notes. But keep in mind that all your work in the fall will be for nothing if you use the wrong product to keep your sidewalk free of ice. “If you shovel the salt from your sidewalk onto your grass, then expect it to die or look very bad and be in need of maintenance in the spring. Try to use sand rather than salt.” Gardens Even though your perennials may be looking tired and sad, resist the temptation to cut them back before winter. The foliage will help insulate them for a healthier plant come spring. Remember to water right up until things freeze.



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If you have herbs, it’s a good idea to add a layer of leaves to help keep them cozy through the winter.

Leaving your grass long will only increase your chances of developing snow mould over the winter—something you definitely don’t want. “You can typically gain a zone or two by doing this and you can overwinter herbs that are less suited to our Zone 3 climate,” DuBois says. Now it’s time to turn your attention to those containers. If they are too heavy to carry indoors for the winter, empty half the soil to guard against freezing and cracking the pot. Toss the soil on the grass, it’ll love it. If you can, bring containers into a garage where it’s

a few degrees warmer. In the spring, fill them with sterilized soil (you’ll also have fewer weeds). A word about cedars Every spring, there’s a display of dead cedars on many front lawns. DuBois says protecting them from winter’s harshness could save a few. “When wrapping cedars do NOT wrap them tightly. I see this all the time and it breaks my heart. You may as well not even wrap them.” So how should we protect our cedars? DuBois says you want to stake around the trees and attach the burlap to the stakes (use a staple gun and 2 x 2 wood stakes with a pointed end) and leave a minimum three-inch gap between the burlap and the trees. Leave the top open so snow can get at the cedars to help insulate and give them moisture (yes, the cedars will take in moisture from the snow). In the spring, don’t make the mistake of removing the burlap too soon. Wait until well after the thaw, usually in the first or second week of May. “People remove the burlap too early when the roots are still dormant and then the spring sun bakes the cedar. The roots must be thawed and beginning to push moisture through the trees,” explains DuBois.

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Higher, swifter, stronger – together! Community-based program inspires fitness at all levels by Tania Tetrault Vrga

Looking to put the ‘fit’ back into your fitness routine? CrossFit, a strength and conditioning program, combines various movements together into intense, but fun, workouts that are very effective. CrossFit has rapidly grown in popularity over the past few years, from a single garage gym in the ’90s to over 2,000 affiliates worldwide today. 

deadlifts. This culture of support and empowerment that creates long-term health and fitness also translates to real life, both physically and mentally.  “I now feel truly strong, and I’m not just talking about my new-found muscles. I mean at life! I’m more in love with life than ever,” says CrossFit Winnipeg member Nicole Stewart.

CrossFit has a unique community-based approach. CrossFitters from around the world do common benchmark workouts, with names like “Cindy” and “Helen,” often performed for time or for points so athletes can measure progress and maintain intensity while training. The workouts are tough, but the shared experience is a powerful motivator with amazing results.  When you walk into local affiliate CrossFit Winnipeg Inc., you won’t find rows of machines. Instead, you will find pull-up bars, kettlebells, barbells and space for squatting, running, jumping, climbing, lifting and throwing—everything you need to learn how to move your body the way it was meant to move. And rather than flexing your muscles in front of a mirror, you’ll see men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes training hard together and cheering each other on.  You’ll see them doing things they never thought they could do, from pull-ups and rope climbs to handstands and

Members don’t need to plan what they will do in the gym, they simply walk in and follow the coach through a warm-up, a “workout of the day” and a cool-down, all within an hour-long group class. The workout programs and coaching can be modified for various fitness levels.  Although a fitness program at its core, in the past few years CrossFit has become synonymous with “sport of fitness.” The competitive aspect of CrossFit is important for maintaining strong community ties, both at the elite and local level. 

With a million-dollar prize purse, ESPN coverage and Reebok as the primary main sponsor, the 2011 CrossFit Games was a monumental event, featuring elite competitors who are beyond fit. This event brings thousands of CrossFit fans together as spectators, cheering for their favourite competitors. However, you don’t have to be an elite athlete to benefit from the sport of CrossFit. Competition is a growing trend in the CrossFit community, with categories designed to include people of all skill levels. These local events motivate and unite CrossFitters, and help “regular people” train, eat and feel like an athlete, while creating a culture of respect for health, sport and fitness. Competitions usually include tests of strength, agility, endurance and stamina, and events are often not announced until shortly before the competition, so competitors must train to be ready for anything.  No one is too old, too weak, or too out of shape to experience the benefits of CrossFit. All it takes is a genuine desire to improve health, fitness and performance.  Many CrossFit affiliates, including CrossFit Winnipeg, offer free trial classes, or check out CrossFit Winnipeg’s second annual FrostFit Games competition in January 2012!

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High-Tech Home Joel Bouvier’s Enviable Electronic Abode by Shel Zolkewich

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oel Bouvier’s home is wired for sound-and lights, and security, climate control and entertainment. Those movie scenes where the main character touches one button to wake up his entire home are a reality, at least in the Bouvier household. Bouvier, manager of Advance Electronics’ ART division (advanced residential technologies), decided to incorporate an impressive electronics system when he and his wife were building their new home. The result is a safe, convenient and downright cool way of controlling everything from watching a movie to monitoring energy use. “All the electrical/electronic systems in the house can be controlled from either in-wall mounted iPads, iPhone or even from the simple Control4 remote control,” says



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Bouvier. Ever leave the garage door open? Bouvier’s security system works with the other components of the house to ensure that the garage doors are closed automatically at night. The system also shuts down the air conditioning if a window is opened. Big sound is a big thing in the Bouvier household. “The Sonance in-ceiling speakers located around the interior of the house and garage and on the deck overlooking the river, allow music to be controlled individually in each room or the whole house as a group with the touch of a button,” he says. Controlling the climate indoors can sometimes be a challenge, especially in spring and fall when temperatures fluctuate madly. The thermostats for the Bouviers’ furnace, air conditioning and four zones of in-floor

heating are located in the mechanical room to help minimize wall clutter. They are controlled from any of the wall controls or remote controls. “The system also looks at outdoor temperature to determine if the air conditioning can be turned off on cooler days or when to start the in-floor electric heating in the garage,” Bouvier says. When it comes to entertainment options, the Bouvier household is no doubt the envy of the neighbourhood. Some of the highlights include a home theatre in the master bedroom with a 50" Panasonic plasma, a 32" Sony LCD in the garage, a 54" Panasonic plasma, ExpressVu PVRs, 300 disc DVD player and AppleTV.

“All the electrical/ electronic systems in the house can be controlled from either in-wall mounted iPads, iPhone or even from the simple Control4 remote control.”

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“A movie can be started in the living room and finished in the master bedroom. Plus everything can be controlled with the remote,” he adds. Once all the components and fixtures were in place, Bouvier spent about 30 hours programming the system and fine-tuning it to match his family’s lifestyle. “We wanted to make everything simple and easy to operate from anywhere in the home. We’ve had a number of family and friends visit that picked up a remote control or walked to the iPad and started to control the system,” he says.

“It allows me to have a much better understanding of how our clients use their systems every day and to test new products before they are incorporated into their systems.”

Another big advantage to the system is energy savings, and as a result, cost savings. “The lights are never turned on to 100 per cent. Dimming a light by just 20 per cent is very hard to notice but provides approximately 10 per cent in energy savings. Allowing the system to ensure the air conditioning is off whenever a window is opened or on cooler days can save a lot of energy too,” Bouvier notes.

He adds that having all these features in his home helps him do his job. “It allows me to have a much better understanding of how our clients



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use their systems every day and to test new products before they are incorporated into their systems,” he says. Bouvier says the coolest thing about his household system is something that will be added to the mix in the coming weeks. It’s an energy monitoring device that is to be installed in the electrical panel and on individual circuits. It will calculate what the cost per day is to operate the hot tub or the garage’s in-floor electric heating. “Also, it’s great to press one button when I go to sleep at night to turn off the audio, video and all lights, set back the thermostat, arm the alarm system and lock the doors,” he says.

What does it cost? A basic system using a Control4 remote that would control a few lights, a thermostat and one room of audio-video would start at less than $2,000 for the hardware. Installation is extra, but most of these products are designed to be installed into existing homes.

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All the comforts of home by David Schmeichel

New designs focus on the customer


ocal homebuilder Kensington Homes has eight new reasons to look forward to this year’s annual Fall Parade of Homes.

The customer-focused company will have eight new show homes on display in various neighbourhoods throughout Winnipeg, including two brand new models designed specifically with customer convenience in mind. No surprise there — Kensington’s award-winning team of designers and producers have for decades been committed to providing the best in customer care, while building quality homes for affordable prices, and keeping clients involved in each step of the process. As Sales Manager Dave Wooden explains, this year’s Parade of Homes — presented by the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association, and running Sept. 7 to Oct. 8 — gives Kensington yet another chance to make good on its commitment to customers, via two brand new show homes in Stone Ridge Meadows and Bridgwater Forest. (The six remaining models, all variations on existing designs, are located in the equally prestigious communities of Bridgwater Forest, Sage Creek, Kildonan Green and Canterbury Park.) FALL • 2011



The Stone Ridge Meadows model (which also marks the company’s first foray into the Stonewall area) features a spacious new bungalow plan and open-concept comforts that would be well suited to growing families and retirees alike. “It’s very striking,” says Wooden of the 1,800-square-foot, three-bedroom home, which features a stunning array of upgraded features, among them hardwood flooring, granite countertops, designer décor and Kohler plumbing fixtures (a company standard). “The attention to the details inside is what sets this house apart.” The interior touches include a bevy of architectural details — everything from art niches to coffered ceilings — while outside, the spacious backyard heightens the sense of “country living” that makes Stone Ridge Meadows such a sought-after location. With living space on one level and a basement layout that’s conducive to future development, the house is perfect for buyers with new families, and for older residents who need



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space to entertain friends and loved ones. Just as importantly, says Wooden, the home gives Kensington a chance to apply their “Customer Cares” philosophy — a company hallmark since the 1960s — to a whole new community of homeowners. “We saw this as an opportunity to expand our product, which customers have been telling us they’d like to see,” says Wooden. Of course, Kensington is already a presence over in Bridgwater Forest, where the company’s show homes have been on display since the start of the development. Their newest model is a “visitable home” that’s easily accessible by those in wheelchairs. “The entry point is at grade, so there are no front steps,” says Wooden of the 2,000-square-foot, twostorey model. “The doorways and hallways are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair, and the bathroom on the main floor has enough room to accommodate someone in a wheelchair, as well.” The home also features an open-concept kitchen on the main floor — one that

segues neatly into a spacious great room outfitted with a fireplace and state-of-the-art entertainment centre. The upstairs features three bedrooms and a family room, while the basement again provides plenty of room for future development. A second show home in Bridgwater Forest features a geothermal heating and cooling system, which reduces energy costs by up to 60 per cent and exemplifies the company’s commitments to surpassing environment standards. As Wooden explains, all of Kensington’s homes are designed with an eye on consuming water, energy and other resources more efficiently, providing long-term cost savings and promoting occupant health while reducing the overall impact on the environment. Kensington has for years offered an “Express Homes” option that provides a range of prebuilt or nearly-built homes, allowing shortnotice buyers to fast-track their purchases. “There are a lot of buyers out there who can’t wait for the entire building process,

which usually takes eight to 10 months,” says Wooden, noting a number of new Express Homes will be available this fall and winter. “Maybe they’re moving to the city right away, or they’ve just sold their house and they don’t have a place to go — there are all sorts of reasons why people might need a quicker possession.” Buyers who opt to go the Express Homes route — which can cut wait times to as little as two or three months — still may get a chance to personalize some options, by selecting flooring, fixtures and paint colours (providing the purchase takes place early enough in the construction process). For assistance with their choices, buyers can consult Kensington’s state-of-the-art Design Centre at No. 1 Dr. Friesen Drive, where staff will help them select floor and paint colours, shingles and other interior and exterior finishes. Serving Winnipeg for over 40 years, Kensington got its start building homes in

Transcona and St. Vital in the 1960s, but over the years has grown to encompass all areas of Winnipeg. The company is streamlined enough to lavish attention on even the tiniest details, but still far-reaching enough to meet customers’ needs while helping turn their dream homes into realities. Offering an array of design plans for every lifestyle and budget, the company also provides a unique service aimed at heightening homeowners’ involvement, in the form of a scheduled on-site walk-through once the building process has reached the framing stage. “They can look at the guts of the house and ask questions, so that they feel comfortable with that they’re getting,” says Wooden. “That’s part of our commitment to the customer, to keep them involved and show them everything we’re doing.” The company is also committed to ensuring its employees and tradespeople receive the training and development required to keep

them at the top of their game. In addition to being C.O.R. (Certificate of Recognition) Safety Certified by the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba, Kensington is in good standing with the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association and the National Home Warranty program. “We’re passionate about building quality homes that people can be proud of owning, and we can be proud of providing,” says Wooden. “We never want to sacrifice quality for volume. And we’re always working to come up with new designs that match what our customers are looking for.” For more information about the products and services available through Kensington Homes — or to view models, floor plans or a map of available show homes — call 224-4243 or see For more information about the 2011 Fall Parade of Homes, or the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association, see

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From the Chef

Apples galore by Rob Thomas


love apples, in every way possible. With many varieties come many uses. Sweet to savory, cooked to raw. Any way you slice it, apples are versatile ingredients. I like cooking with apples this time of year, but you can’t just cook any apple; Gala, McIntosh, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady and Fuji can stand the heat in the kitchen. Make sure you choose firm blemish-free apples, and store them in a cool place. I’m giving you two recipes from my repertoire so use them wisely. (Or just enjoy!) The first is Apple Butter, a great way to preserve the fruits of an apple harvest. No, there is no butter in apple butter; it’s given the name for its smooth consistency. Great on toast, perfect for adding to any type of squash soup, and great in BBQ sauces. I’m sure you can find many uses. The second is an Apple Onion Chutney, great with poultry, pork and Indian cuisine. As you can see, apples can do much more than just keep the doctor away.

Apple Butter 4 lbs cooking apples, quartered, unpeeled or cored (I like Golden Delicious) 1 cup apple cider vinegar 2 cups water 4 cups sugar (about 4 cups, see cooking instructions) Pinch of salt 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp allspice ½ tsp ground nutmeg 1 lemon, juiced • In a large pot, add the apples, vinegar, water. Cover and bring to a simmer, cook for 25 minutes or until apples are soft, remove from heat. • Ladle apple mixture into a food mill, or force pulp through a fine strainer into a large bowl. • Measure puree. For each cup of apple pulp add ½ cup sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar. Also add salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and lemon juice. • Cook uncovered in a large, wide, thick-bottomed pot on medium low heat, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Cook for 1 ½ to 2 hours until thick and smooth. (Check by spooning a small bit onto a chilled plate. It’s thick enough if it’s not runny.) • Store in a sterilized jar.


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Apple and Onion Chutney (Goes well with pork and chicken)

1 ½ tsp grated ginger ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp nutmeg pinch salt 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp minced garlic ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar ¼ cup maple syrup 1 large onion, chopped in to small pieces 2 medium apples (I use Fuji), peeled, cored and diced into small pieces (same size as onions) • Heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, for 30 seconds, spices for 1 minute, and then add sugar, both vinegars and maple syrup, and heat until sugar dissolves. • Add apple and onion; bring to a simmer stirring often, until mixture thickens (25 – 35 minutes).

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From the Cellar

The spice is right Drink in the flavours of fall by Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson


all brings a wide array of flavours to the table—from squash to turkey to savoury stews, delicious dishes are in abundance as the days grow shorter. But while you might think a weightier white or red wine is needed for fall fare, there are other options that offer great harmony between food and drink. Yes, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc will work, but there’s a whole category of white wines that deliver intense fruit and spice characteristics and absolutely sing with fall fare. Often referred to as aromatic whites, these intense wines range in style from light and crisp to medium-bodied and viscous in texture. On the lighter end of the spectrum, Riesling is an aromatic white that typically brings floral, red apple, lemon and waxy notes. While dry examples deliver crisp acidity and tart fruit notes, off-dry Rieslings bring some sweetness that works brilliantly with all aspects of a turkey dinner. And the best part? Many of the best Rieslings in our market are made right here in Canada.

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Gewürztraminer ramps up the spice quotient on both the nose and palate, often showing lychee, tangerine and marmalade notes. While the acidity isn’t quite as racy as it is in most Riesling, Gewürztraminer’s spiciness also lends itself well to Thanksgiving dinners as well as stews, especially those that bring some spice of their own. There’s some great Gewürz coming from BC, California and beyond. Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s flagship white wine, and is a reliable aromatic white that sits somewhere between Riesling and Gewürztraminer for spice and acidity. If you prefer a bit more weight to your white, there’s nothing quite like the viscosity of a rich Viognier to ramp up your fall feast. Peach, tropical fruit and spice notes are typical of this medium-bodied aromatic white – it has the guts to take on your spiciest fall dish as well as any savoury squash or similar gourds and tubers you might throw its way. There’s some fantastic Viognier in our market from Chile, California and France.

If red wine is more up your alley, don’t fret – there are plenty of options for red drinkers. Producers in France’s Beaujolais region (as well as winemakers in Ontario) are making some fresh, juicy reds from the Gamay grape. These wines bring bright cherry, grape and cranberry notes – perfect for that turkey dinner. Grenache (aka Garnacha) from France, California or Spain bring a touch more weight with similar rich fruit notes. For that matter, many basic Spanish and Portuguese reds balance light acidity, earthy notes and ripe black fruit notes. As such, they’re the perfect accompaniment for savoury stews and game dishes. If wine’s really not your thing, there are other options – provided that you like beer or cider. In the former category, there are plenty of nutty, savoury ales that will work with fall foods, be they amber, red, golden, brown, English, or pale. And don’t forget porters and stouts – rich and chewy, these darker, heavier favourites are brilliant with serious stews. Cider, meanwhile, brings crisp apple and spice flavours to your fall feast that can work with lighter or heavier dishes.


Fried dill pickles

Smoke’s Poutinerie Text and photos by Amanda Thomas

There is no dish that screams Canadian cuisine more than poutine and the unique spin that Smoke’s Poutinerie puts on it brings Canada’s favourite indulgence to a new level of scrumptious. Smoke’s Poutinerie is a Canadian franchise that was started by Ryan Smolkin in Toronto nearly three years ago. Smoke’s landed in Winnipeg this May in the coveted Exchange District and on opening day alone sold over 1,000 orders of poutine. Smoke’s serves up a traditional Quebec poutine, using all the finest ingredients: hand cut Premium Yellow potatoes, a perfectly spiced chicken gravy and fresh cheese curds. Yet it’s what tops the Traditional Poutine that really sets Smoke’s apart. Each of their 22 types of poutine starts off the with Traditional mixture—except the Vegetarian—and adds toppings packed full of flavour. The melt-in-your-mouth Traditional Poutine still tops the best-seller list but the Pulled Pork, Bacon Cheeseburger and Nacho Grande aren’t far behind. The Nacho Grande, for example, adds homemade chili, tomato salsa, sour cream, guacamole and jalapenos to the already supremely gooey poutine, making a heavenly concoction. If you’re worried about the calories, Smoke’s supplies a second fork at no charge and suggests you share with a friend! The atmosphere at Smoke’s provides almost as much allure as the gourmet poutines. Smoke’s is heavily ’80s themed


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with their plaid logo bearing “Smoke” the poutine guy and an iconic red and black colour scheme. Instead of standard run-of-the-mill soda they offer the ’80s specialty brand Pop Shoppe featuring flavours like Black Cherry and Lime Rickey. In the evenings the restaurant blasts ’80s music and Smoke’s is now known for being the after-party hotspot, where patrons can get some comfort food and keep the night going until the wee hours. On a conference call from his sky-high office in Toronto, founder Ryan Smolkin said Smoke’s theme song would definitely be Poison’s “Nothin’ But A Good Time.” As ’80s as Smoke’s Poutinerie is it’s cutting edge too. They have a huge Twitter following and update it daily, offering different deals and specials. The Winnipeg store is owned by Sam Tamoto, Jeff Baron and Cathy Hudson, and together they have over 60 years of customer service experience. They’re focused on making your dining experience at Smoke’s the hippest meal you’ve had. When you’re done washing down your poutine masterpiece with a Pop Shoppe soda don’t forget to sign the wall-size chalkboard and grab some free Smoke’s stickers. Another thing to remember, if you ask for a Bacon Cheeseburger don’t expect a sandwich in return. Smoke’s specializes strictly in poutine, and they’re doing it bigger and better than all the rest. Smoke’s Poutinerie truly is nothing but a good time. Visit them at 131 Albert Street.

• 1 egg, beaten • 1 cup milk • 1 Tbsp all-­purpose flour • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce • 3/4 tsp salt • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper • 3 1/2 cups all-­purpose flour • 1 (32 oz) jar sliced dill pickles, drained • 1 quart vegetable oil for deep-­f rying In a small bowl, mix together the egg, milk, 1 Tbsp of flour, and Worcestershire sauce. In a separate bowl, stir together the remaining flour, salt and pepper. Heat oil to 350°F (175°C) in a deep fryer or heavy deep skillet. Dip pickle slices into the milk mixture, then into the flour mixture. Repeat dipping. Place the pickles carefully into the hot oil. Avoid over crowding by frying in several batches. Fry until pickles are golden brown. Enjoy!





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Refreshing drinks to spice up your fall

Port Of Mischief Punch

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1 ½ oz Sailor Jerry
Rum 1/2 oz parts port
 1 oz pineapple juice
 3 tsp fresh lime juice
 3 tsp simple syrup 2 dashes Angostura bitters A sprinkle of star anise

1 part Sailor Jerry Rum 2 parts cola 2 parts stout (Guinness is a good one)

2 parts Sailor Jerry Rum Splash of fresh lime juice 2 dashes of Angostura bitters Ginger beer

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Build in a highball glass over ice. Garish with a lime wedge. Top with ginger beer.

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Local Assets

Crampton’s Market Dills, salsa, jams and plenty o’ produce rin Crampton stands in front of a display case that shows off Crampton’s Manitoba Maid jams, jellies and syrups, and then she makes a confession.“I really don’t like jam. I spent my childhood standing on a stool stirring pots of jams and jellies. My whole childhood!” laughs the unsinkable owner of Crampton’s Market in south Winnipeg.

It’s taken Crampton 13 years to cultivate (excuse the pun) relationships with both farmers and customers. For each fruit, veggie and herb stocked at the market, Crampton has two to four suppliers. In total, she works with 100 farmers. “Some grow nothing but garlic, others have over 100 acres with 12 different crops,” she says.

The sweet fruit spreads are prepared by Crampton’s parents who started making jams when they found themselves with bumper crops from their U-pick farm. Among the most popular jars are crabapple jelly “because everyone’s grandma used to make it,” says Crampton, and Saskatoon products. If you’re a citrus fan, don’t pass up the three-fruit marmalade with thick chunks of orange rind.

By the time late summer rolls around, the market is overflowing with the usual suspects including new potatoes, pickling cukes and the year’s first tomatoes. But there are also a few exotic additions, namely kale, tomatillos and pattypan squash. “Sure some people say I have no idea what to do with this, but that’s what my blog is for. We’re always happy to offer recipes so people can try something new,” she adds.

Crampton’s opens in May, bringing seasonal produce to shoppers who are interested in buying foods that have been grown locally. But Crampton stresses that local doesn’t mean cheap. “Things changed about six years ago. People started to understand the value of local food. Price isn’t an issue any more,” she says.

About five years ago, Crampton added made-in-house pickles and salsa to the mix. “We take all those ugly tomatoes that nobody wants and make about 100 dozen jars of salsa. It lasts no more than two weeks before it’s sold out,” she says.


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To make 88 dozen jars of dill pickles meant peeling over 4,000 cloves of fresh Manitoba garlic—the kind that doesn’t peel easily. Each jar of A Dilly of a Pickle comes with a stern warning not to open until Halloween along with a suggestion that the dills will be even better if you can wait until Christmas. By the time Christmas rolls around, Crampton will be exploring another corner of the world, adding to her passport stamps that so far include New Zealand, Costa Rica, Argentina, Mexico, Hungary, Cambodia and more. The shop closes right after Thanksgiving and Crampton has no intentions of extending her 12 hours a day, seven days a week schedule that begins every May. “We’re small enough that I can still know what the heck is going on. Every spring, I really start to look forward to opening up again,” she says. “I want to come back, and I want it to stay that way.” Crampton’s Market is at 1765 Waverley Street at Bishop Grandin. The market is open from May to Thanksgiving. (204) 269-3355.

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Fresh Ideas


Winnipeg’s best bets for leisurely weekend meals by Shel Zolkewich eekends call for a change in the routine, a little sleeping in perhaps, followed by the kind of breakfast that certainly isn’t on the agenda Monday to Friday. A little decadent, a lot slower, maybe with friends and family or perhaps with a good book and a second cup of coffee. Either way, weekends were made for brunch. Here are a few of Winnipeg’s best choices to add to your culinary discoveries this autumn.


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Danny’s All Day Breakfast & Brunch The Forks Market (204) 956-2227 Open at 7:30 am daily It’s all about sucking up the atmosphere while chowing down on one of Danny’s hearty offerings here at The Forks. Place your order at the walk-up counter, then have a seat and watch life at this historic meeting place unfold on any weekend

morning. With your heaping paper plate in hand, find a table in the sunny atrium or even outside with the Assiniboine River sweeping by. Get there before 11 am and you’ll get one of the best breakfast deals in Winnipeg for only $3.99. Arrive a little later and you might want to sample a Pan Scrambler— an all-in-one dish with hash browns, scrambled eggs and an endless list of additions. The best bet for wee ones is the Looney Cakes, a plateful of bite-sized

pancakes, perfect finger food for dipping into syrup. If you really need to carb up, order the Lumberjack Special and make yourself a promise that you won’t eat for the rest of the day. It includes three eggs, hashbrowns, bacon AND sausages with toast. Now jog around Winnipeg three times. When winter comes, skate the river trail until the sun goes down.

The Fort Garry Hotel 222 Broadway Avenue (204) 946-6514 Sunday from 9 am - 2 pm

Falafel Place 1101 Corydon Avenue (204) 489-5811

Stella’s at Plug In 460 Portage Avenue (204) 772-1556 6:30 am -11 pm daily

If there’s a Grand Dame of Winnipeg’s brunch scene, it’s Sundays at Broadway Avenue’s historic hotel. In a word, it’s fancy. It’s also incredibly delicious and a treat for every single one of your senses. The latest addition to Stella’s family of restaurants sits at the corner of Portage Ave. and Colony St. in the sleek Bulher Centre, home of Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art. Look out the floorto-ceilings windows to the south and you’ll see the Winnipeg Art Gallery and maybe even the Golden Boy. Look to the east, and there’s the majestic Hudson’s Bay Company building. There’s art, power and history all around, which might account for the excellent vibe in the brand new space. The full breakfast menu is served all day long, every day, so brunch is ready whenever the mood strikes. If you’re famished, opt for the Mexican breakfast ($8.95) that starts with corn tortillas piled high with refried beans, eggs, cheddar, green onions and tomato. The real kick comes in the sides—salsa, guacamole, cilantro sauce and Stella’s irresistible hash browns. Even if you’re full to bursting, add an order of toast because it comes with the equally irresistible Stella’s jam. As the label states, it’s made with strawberries, blueberries, sugar, pectin and love. And you’ll be taking a jar home.

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You can’t help but walk with a little more elegance as you enter this resplendent hotel. But that’s where your composure ends. You’ll have an overwhelming desire to scream WOW, but try to hold it together. Table after table is laden with premium cheeses, chilled seafood, delicately braised duck breast, butterrich brioches, parfaits, crème brulee and pastries of every description. Of course there are the more traditional offering like Eggs Benedict, waffles, baked ham and made-to-order omelettes. All of them are fantastic, but you can have those dishes anywhere. Brunch here calls for trying something new—add a few figs to your plate and sample the terrine. If you really want an omelette, have one with salmon, dill and chevre. The secret to getting the most of this $45 experience is portion control. Add only enough for a few bites of whatever it is that catches your eye. Go back for more if you really love it, or move on to the next delight. Bonus: If you stay overnight at The Fort Garry Hotel on a Saturday night, the magnificent Sunday brunch is included (for two adults).

Open at 6:30 am daily for corned beef hash and eggs, cheese blintzes and potato pancakes.

The Tallest Poppy 631 Main Street (204) 957-1708

Visit on Sunday for the four course, family style brunch for $25.

Whytewold Emporium 190 Gimli Road, Whytewold, Manitoba (204) 389-4567

Go for a drive and order the savoury Drunken Whytewold Chicken crepe. Formerly only opened seasonally, this lakeside eatery has a new building and plans to stay open into December.

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My Dish

Bobby Motolla – owner of Pizzeria Gusto A thriving Italian restaurant, Pizzeria Gusto is the perfect place for Bobby Motolla to combine two of his greatest passions—food and family. Pizzeria Gusto is an extension of his dinner table, where friends and family gather to share food, wine and centuriesold Italian traditions. Here he shares a favourite family recipe, Mom’s Marinara. “The recipe was from my nana’s nana,” he says.

Mom’s Marinara 4 (28 oz) cans imported San Marzano tomatoes ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 rack of pork ribs, cut into 5” sections 2 finely chopped medium onions 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 2 cups dry white wine

salt, to taste 12 leaves basil torn (optional) 1 teaspoon of dried chili flakes (optional) Pinch dried oregano Pepper to taste

If possible put tomatoes through a food mill to remove seeds, and skins, then set aside. If you don’t have a food mill, get one, but until then using your hands, crush the tomatoes, gently remove and discard the hard core from the stem and any skin or tough membrane. Put oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Season ribs and sauté for about 6minutes or until meat has browned and fat has rendered. Remove and set aside. Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes or until onions become translucent. Stir in garlic and sauté for 30 seconds or until softened. Add wine and cook off alcohol. Stir in tomatoes, salt and chili flakes. Raise heat, and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to a very low simmer and cook for about 30 minutes. Place the pork ribs in the sauce and cook for an additional hour or until flavors have combined, meat falls off the bone, and the sauce has thickened. Stir in basil, oregano and pepper and cook for an additional minute. Remove pork ribs and use as side dish to your pasta.


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Thanksgiving Turkey recipes from Granny’s Poultry

Orange-Cracked Black Pepper Cranberry Sauce This recipe that Chef Jason created adds an extra complexity of flavour to traditional cranberry sauce. He used Inkspot 2007 Vin Noir from South Africa! It’s very easy to make and delicious! INGREDIENTS: 65 ml / 1/4 cup 250 ml / 1 cup 500 ml / 2 cups 250 ml / 1 cup 600 g / 1.3 lbs 1 (medium) 2.5 ml / 1/2 tsp

balsamic vinegar red wine brown cane sugar, loosely packed water whole cranberries orange, zest skin, juice orange and reserve both cracked black pepper

DIRECTIONS: This recipe that Chef Jason created adds an extra complexity of flavour to traditional cranberry sauce. He used Inkspot 2007 Vin Noir from South Africa but a fruit forward Pinot Noir or similar would also work well. Reduce vinegar & wine in a pot over medium heat until it begins to froth. Add sugar, water & cranberries and cook until berries begin to break open. Add orange zest, orange juice and pepper. Bring to a simmer, cool then serve.

Fennel & Saskatoon Berry Turkey Stuffing Chef Jason prefers to cook his stuffing separately in a casserole. He adds Turkey dripping from the roaster at the end. He finds that both the turkey and the stuffing cook more evenly. INGREDIENTS: 30 ml / 1 tbsp 30 ml / 2 tbsp 500 ml / 2 cups 375 ml / 1.5 cups 2.5 ml / 1/2 tsp 2.5 ml / 1/2 tsp 2.5 ml / 1/2 tsp 2.5 ltrs / 10 cups 65 ml / 1/4 cup 185 ml/ 3/4 cup 750 ml / 3 cups 60 ml / 4 tbsp

butter olive oil white onion, diced fennel (anise) bulb, diced sea salt freshly ground black pepper fresh parsley, chopped white & whole wheat bread, cubed (not too fresh) shelled pumpkin seeds, toasted and coarsely chopped dried Saskatoon berries* homemade or low in sodium chicken stock pan drippings from roasted turkey

DIRECTIONS: Chef Jason prefers to cook his stuffing separately in a casserole. He adds Turkey dripping from the roaster at the end. He finds that both the turkey and the stuffing cook more evenly. Grease a large casserole dish with some butter & preheat oven to 350°F. Sauté onion and fennel in a pan with remaining butter and oil until lightly brown; let cool. Mix all remaining ingredients in a large bowl except drippings. Place mixture into casserole dish and bake for 1.5 hours. When turkey is done drizzle pan drippings over stuffing and return to oven at low heat until ready to serve. *If dried saskatoon berries are unavailable try dried cranberries or dried blueberries.

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Leftover Turkey recipe from Manitoba Turkey Producers

Caramelized Onion and Pesto Lasagna Serves: 6

Prep Time: 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp (30 mL) 2 2 tbsp (30 mL) 8 1 3/4 cups (414 mL)

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

olive oil large onion, thinly sliced brown sugar sheets fresh* lasagna noodles (4.5” x 12.5”) pesto

4 cups (946 mL) 3 cups (710 mL) 4 1 cup (250 mL) 1/4 cup (60 mL)

cooked turkey, chopped low fat ricotta cheese large tomatoes, sliced mozzarella cheese, shredded Parmesan cheese, grated

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly oil a 13” x 9” baking dish. In a large pan, heat oil on medium. Add onions and brown sugar and sauté for 15 minutes or until onions are soft and starting to caramelize. Set aside. In the baking dish, spread 2 Tbsp (30 mL) pesto on the bottom. Place a single layer of noodles (2) to cover the entire bottom of the dish. Spread the noodles with 3/4 cup pesto evenly. Layer 2 cups of cooked turkey on top of the pesto, and then half of the caramelized onions. Place another layer of noodles on top of the onions, pressing lightly. Spread 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) of ricotta cheese evenly over the noodles. Cover cheese with a single layer of tomato. Place another noodle layer and repeat turkey/onion layer. Cover once more with noodles and repeat ricotta/tomato layer. Finish with another layer of noodles and then spread top with remaining 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of pesto. Sprinkle mozzarella and parmesan cheese evenly over the top. Cover dish with lightly greased foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to turn golden. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. *Some fresh noodles are dry – place noodles one at a time in hot water for a few seconds to soften. Recipe and photo courtesy of Turkey Farmers of Ontario

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To raise funds for Helping Hands Manitoba, Winnipeg’s leading burlesque lady Miss Angela La Muse and Comedian Heather Witherden will host this fun, sassy event at Prairie Theatre Exchange, 3rd floor Portage Place, Sunday, Dec.11. The pre-party is at 5 pm, with show time from 6 - 8 pm! Burlesque is a sensual and clever form of performance art that is suggestive, risqué or satirical in nature, dating back to the 18th century and beyond! The mastermind of Miss Angela La Muse, the Amatuer Burlesque Show is a variety show that gives women a chance to tap into their alter egos and celebrate what makes them beautiful! Tickets are $15, and go on sale Nov. 1 at Into The Music and Kustom Kulture. For more information, visit

Watch for this new location Stewart’s Horology, which repairs and restores fine watches and time pieces, has a new location at 2741 Portage Ave. Contact 789-9620 by phone or fax, and join them on Facebook.


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Looking for some designer pieces for your wardrobe? Sofia’s boutique, at 836 St. Mary’s Rd., is holding a Frank Lyman Trunk Sale, October 13-15.

Join the Winnipeg Art Gallery for a blacktie ball and dine in splendour among its permanent collection galleries, surrounded by masterworks. The gala evening includes complimentary valet parking, silent auctions, entertainment in the galleries, and feature the exhibition WillIam Kurelek: The Messenger. Individual tickets are $225; corporate table (8) $2500. For tickets or more information, contact Doren Roberts at: or call 789-1765.

Flower Power Ray Dubois of Ron Paul Garden Centre has donated 500 pink tulip bulbs to Balmoral Hall School to plant in their outdoor classroom. Students and staff will each plant the bulbs as part of the outdoor space.

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Winnipeg Women magazine highlites Annitta Stenning who leads CancerCare Manitoba. We also talk Fall fashion trends and where are the best pl...

Winnipeg Women Fall 2011  

Winnipeg Women magazine highlites Annitta Stenning who leads CancerCare Manitoba. We also talk Fall fashion trends and where are the best pl...