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As we go to press with this issue of Look Local Mississauga, we are enjoying some of the warmest November weather ever, and Christmas and the traditional holiday season seems a long way away. It is going to be different this year, with most holiday parties cancelled or re-imagined and family gatherings much more limited. It certainly has been a tough year. But as we approach the end of it, I sense some glimmers of hope for 2021. We will get through this, and already the resilience and tenacity of our community over the last 8 months has been truly inspirational. The entire Look Local team wish you and your family a joyful and healthy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year!

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CONTENTS VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 1

HOLIDAY 2020

HOME & GARDEN 10

Choosing a Christmas Tree

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Holiday Décor

SHOP LOCAL 22

Featuring Mississauga Makers

HEALTH & WELLNESS 28

The Practice of Forest Bathing

COMMUNITY 34

Community Events

FOOD & DRINK 38

New Year's Eve Around the World

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Local recipe: An Italian Twist on a Favourite Cocktail

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VOLUME 2 ISSUE 1 PUBLISHER

Kristy Elik

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Jonathon Root

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Ilana Clamp

CONTRIBUTORS

Kristen Psihogios Anwar Knight ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

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Ashly Bowers Jennifer Brewster Sarah Noble TO ADVERTISE 416-417-0327 tammy@looklocalmagazine.com GENERAL INQUIRIES

905-510-0825 kristy@looklocalmagazine.com ​Look Local Magazine is published 10 times per year and is distributed for free at over 500 locations in Mississauga. Copies are also distributed to select neighbourhoods using direct mail. Look Local is a registered trademark of Novavita Publishing Limited. Look Local Mississauga is published by Eloquent Editing, Writing & Proof Reading Inc. under the license of Novavita Publishing Limited. Copyright: All rights reserved. Reproduction of any article, photograph or artwork without written permission from the Publisher is strictly prohibited. Editorial contributions: Look Local encourages contributions of articles, recipes, photographs and other creative materials from the community. Please email kristy@looklocalmagazine.com. We reserve the right to edit materials received and can assume no responsibility for unsolicited materials. Select photos courtesy of Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation. Disclaimer: Advertisements published in Look Local Magazine are supplied solely by the advertiser and the Publisher accepts no responsibility for opinions expressed in advertisements or for copyright issues with respect to them.

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Greetings from Your Local Christmas Headquarters! NOW IN! Super fresh greenery, wreaths, holiday urns, as well as the supplies you need to make your own PLUS magical Christmas trees! Stunning poinsettias and indoor Christmas plants, as well as floral arrangements and cut flowers DON’T FORGET to pick up all the fresh produce and everything you’ll need for intimate gatherings and special family meals Gourmet food items, home decor and more Ideas for stocking stuffers and hostess goodies

We're open daily to serve you until Christmas Eve, inside and outside! Herridge’s is incredibly grateful for our amazing customers, especially all who supported us during this difficult year!

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s this unforgettable year draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on the lessons I’ve learned from a pandemic that continues to challenge small businesses, including ours.

It would be so easy to grow weary, give in, quit. Instead, we’re choosing to keep going, because I believe our message is more important than ever: celebrating the incredible local shops and services that are the heart and soul of our community. There’s no such thing as the ‘perfect’ Christmas tree, but expert advice from Herridge’s Farm Fresh Market can certainly lead you in the right direction in your choice for ‘The One’. In our Home & Garden section, you’ll love the ideas we suggest for making your home warm and cosy at this special time of year—even if it’s just your own family who’ll enjoy it. In our Health & Wellness section, our newest contributor, Anwar Knight of CTV News, shares the deeply meditative concept of Forest Bathing. The Japanese art of shinrin-yoku is gaining momentum for its capability of improving our mental health by simply being present in nature. Our Holiday Shop Local feature spotlights local artisans who would dearly love your support this season and although most in-person activities in our city have been modified to protect our health, there are exciting virtual Events to get you involved. Even more than gift-giving this year, I’m looking forward to New Year’s Eve. Let’s take all the lessons we’ve learned from a difficult 2020 and turn them into opportunities in 2021. In our Food & Drink section, we present a super fun idea that will help support local restaurants at this trying time. Finally, check out our NYE cocktail recipe, the delicious and refreshing Pomegranate Margaritalia. Let’s raise a glass to a new start for all of us! Cheers and stay safe,

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Tips for bringing home the right tree for your family By KRISTY ELIK

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ow lovely are thy branches! Until they start turning brown and dropping needles, that is. This Christmas, avoid Griswoldlike mishaps by heeding some tips from us and expert advice from Herridge’s Farm Fresh Market BEFORE you head out to find the ‘perfect’ holiday tree. First, think about where your tree will live. Avoid placing it near a heat source (think sunny windows, radiators, heating vents, and fireplaces). Keep it out of high traffic areas where it might be overturned or where someone might trip on light cords. Then, think about fit. Be sure to measure and record BOTH the ceiling height and the width of that space. Measure your tree stand to determine the maximum diameter of the trunk it will fit. Finally, measure the height of your tree stand as well as the height of your treetop decoration. When you head out to the tree lot, take a tape measure so you don’t take home a 9-foot tall tree to your 8 feet high ceiling! WHICH SPECIES TO CHOOSE? Herridge’s sells two main different categories of trees: firs and pines. “We don’t carry as many Scotch or white pine as we used to; they’re more traditional but not as strong as firs for holding ornaments,” explains Hillary Penn, manager of Herridge’s, “but they smell beautiful and their needles are much softer on the hands than fir needles.” looklocalmagazine.com

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"Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you've got a Christmas tree in the living room." —Nora Roberts

If you’re more inclined to choose a fir, balsams are by far the bestsmelling option, but Frasers are the strongest trees you can buy (and therefore the most expensive). Both types of fir are symmetrical and full—and great for packing with ornaments. DID YOU KNOW? Balsams grow much faster than Frasers which is why they are less expensive. Experts say that balsams are the Honda Civic of trees (safe, reliable, can’t go wrong) whereas Frasers are more like a Mercedes Benz. How can you tell if a tree is fresh? The needles should look shiny and green, not dry or brown, and they shouldn’t fall off when you pull on a branch. After you’ve decided and chosen The One, use heavy gloves to protect your hands and use an old blanket to protect your car from pine needles and sap. Take twine or rope to tie it securely to the car (unless you know the tree lot will provide this… Herridge’s does :)). Make sure a fresh cut is made before placing the tree in water. Fill a bucket with lukewarm water so your tree can start drinking as soon as it gets home.

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HERRIDGE’S SUGGESTS: Give your tree about a day to open up before you decorate. Chances are, it was cold—even frozen—and was probably tied up so it will be stiff. The tree “relaxes” as it warms up so it will be easier to decorate. Place a plastic or waterproof covering on the floor where your tree will stand so you don't ruin the carpet or get watermarks on hardwood flooring. To keep loose needles off your floor, try putting the tree in the stand outside. Wherever you install it, you’ll need to tip the tree on its side and tighten the leveling clamps of the stand around the base of the trunk. Next, with help, lift the tree to a standing position, then make any needed adjustments in vertical alignment, so it stands straight. Finally, carry your tree (with the stand attached) to its new home and fill the water reservoir of the stand immediately. For the first few days, you may need to refill your tree’s water every few hours. Set a timer to remind you to check it. After about a week, water intake will slow down and daily refills should be fine.

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HERRIDGE’S SUGGESTS: You can buy a tree solution that you mix with water in a specific ratio and add to the tree water (directions are always very clear on the bottle). Other people add sugar, crushed Advil or a bit of soda to the water. When it’s up, assess. If your tree is too tall, clip away stray branches but avoid chopping off the tallest vertical branch. This is usually a stiff branch and will be a steady foundation for the tree top decoration. If any of the lower branches look imperfect, trim them, but try to trim at an angle that is about parallel to the floor, so cuts are less noticeable. Use extra boughs and branches to decorate your mantle or table, keeping them in water until you arrange them. If you’re concerned about kids or pets knocking your tree over, be sure to secure it to a wall or a stable piece of furniture. Tie it securely in several places with fish line, twine, or cording attached to small eye hooks. Be sure that tie lines are out of reach. When it’s all over, visit peelregion.ca to find out how to safely and responsibly dispose of your 'perfect' tree. LL

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Home & Garden

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"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."

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s there anything more cheerful than holiday décor? Whether your style is minimalist chic, or you prefer to fully deck the halls, transform your home and embrace the spirit of the season with our holiday decorating tips.

MERRY AND BRIGHT Festive ornamentation always fills the house with extra merriment, but we want our homes to feel cozy the whole winter season. Thankfully, lots of Christmas decor can easily carry through the season. Adding texture is a simple way to do that. Change out your lightweight summer throws for chunky, cozy knit blankets draped on the sofa to add warmth. Embrace flannel and knit accent pillows in plaids, rich reds, greens, and golds to bring subtle pops of colour into a room. Lucie Zima, owner of Zest for Living in Port Credit, knows that one of the most impactful ways to make your home welcoming and warm all season long, is with lighting. “Lighting—be it candles, lanterns, or small lights up Christmas trees make a room instantly feel cosy,” she advises. “The best place to add Christmas decor is in those areas that are most seen by your family members.” Since the fireplace is a natural gathering place for family and friends, swathing the mantle with LED or twinkle lights will draw people in. looklocalmagazine.com

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T H E H O L LY A N D T H E I V Y Adorning your home with greenery adds an organic element to yuletide design. With temperatures dropping we are less keen to venture outdoors, so consider bringing some greenery indoors or using faux foliage to create a holiday feel. Whether you prefer bright or simple rustic decoration, nothing feels quite as festive as the sight and woodsy smell of natural greenery in your home. Bouquets of twiggy branches, pine boughs, holly, and sprigs of mistletoe add to any vignette and are easily incorporated into your personal interior design. Faux greenery arrangements can give much the same effect and there are many realistic options available.

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The aroma of greenery makes your home smell like Christmas, too. Adding an air purifier or simmering a pot with scents like fir, cinnamon, eucalyptus, or cedar are all reminiscent of a wintry walk through the woods. FOR AULD L ANG SYNE Family traditions are important, especially during the holidays. There is something about honoring those memories that give Christmas the perfect sentimental touch. Opening up the Christmas box year after year, and seeing familiar decorations brings a flood of happy memories. If you don’t have a collection to draw from, pick up a few vintage pieces that remind you of Christmases past, or with the intention of starting a new tradition. Weaving special ornaments through a garland is an easy way to showcase your keepsakes should you not want them on the tree. Switching up your wall art is an almost effortless way to blend fresh and nostalgic. Simple winter prints, old family photos, or framed Christmas carols are neutral enough to incorporate into any design style. If you’d like to display kids’ artwork or a special family recipe card, consider modernizing them with a contemporary frame. Setting the table is another area for elegant personal touch. Grandma’s wedding china may not suit your current taste but using her serving plates or creating a hot chocolate station with her tea service are an elegant nod to Christmases past. Similarly, displaying vintage brass candlesticks on the table add height and warmth while embracing traditional roots and memories. LL

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Marianne Morris Inspired by the perspective from her home along the shores of Lake Ontario, renowned abstract artist and painter Marianne Morris is drawn to rocks and water— and these themes figure prominently in her artwork. The art collector in your life will appreciate a gift of an original painting or print, all brimming with life and movement. mariannemorrisart.com

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Holly Atkinson A sculptor specializing in bronze and mixed media as well as stunning cast tiles, Holly’s unique artwork is available at an affordable price for a memorable Christmas gift. These wall sculptures are smaller relief tiles cast in hydrostone and hand painted. Each is unique and no two decorative tiles are alike. hollyatkinson.ca ! Holly Atkinson $ her-hollyness

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he idea that spending time in nature is good for our health is not new. Most of human evolutionary history was spent in environments without walls. Our bodies have adapted to living in the natural world.

But today most of us spend much of our life indoors, and/or tethered to devices. Even in a pre-COVID world—a time with no lockdowns, restrictions or threat of infection, many of us still spent the majority of our time indoors. A study by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) found that the average person spends 93 per cent of their life indoors; that is, 87 per cent in a building and another six per cent in some type of automobile. So the fact is, we spend only 7 per cent of our time outside. The Nature Conservancy of Canada also conducted a study in which 75 per cent of respondents reported finding it “easier” to stay inside, referring to rain, snow and insects as deterrents. Considering we’re in the midst of a global pandemic, unsettled weather or bugs may be the least of our worries, and truly, any encounter with nature would prove beneficial, especially now.

Enter the practice of forest bathing. Most parks and conservation areas are once again open, so this is the opportune time to discover the well-documented benefits of the Japanese practice of “shinrin-yoku”. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” Therefore, shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses. Not to be confused with hiking, forest bathing is not undertaken with the primary goal of physical exercise. “It’s an immersive, meditative and intentional walk in the woods,” says David Motzenbecker, certified forest therapy guide. “It’s taking in all the forest air with all your senses.” Here’s the science: With each breath of that forest air, phytoncides are inhaled, which are airborne chemicals naturally released by plants to protect themselves from disease. When people breathe in these looklocalmagazine.com

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"Stand still in nature. Find things one can see but not hear. Find things one can hear but not see."

natural chemicals, our bodies respond by increasing the number and activity of a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells or NK, known to boost immune function. Other documented benefits include lower blood pressure, reduced stress, improved mood and increased energy levels. In Japan, shinrin-yoku is so highly regarded that the government has designated special trails for the practice. Each one offers loosely targeted health benefits. So how does one practice forest bathing? Wherever the trees are, just go be still in nature. Take it in, observe the forest around you in one location for 20 to 30 minutes. In this spot, connect, hear and feel the different textures and notice the different colours. Experts highly recommend using a certified guide to lead you. The role of a guide is not identifying flora and fauna, but rather facilitating the contemplative experience, offering participants “invitations� to interact with the forest in a meaningful and healing way.

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Karen Chaplin, who leads a Mississauga Facebook group called Forest Wanderer—Shinran Yoku Mississauga, is working towards certification from the Global Institute of Forest Therapy and offers frequent guided walks, often leading her participants to discover parts of the city they never knew existed. “We get to places that are deeper than those you’d explore by yourself,” she says, “spots with no human distractions.” The stresses of life are dangerously high right now. “We have nurtured ourselves to be in an incessantly low-level state of fight or flight,” Motzenburger explains. “Our nervous systems… our bodies were not designed to be in that constant state of stress. It’s bad for us.” A forest bath can help relieve that tension. In the midst of this unprecedented chaos, this may be just the thing we all need right now. To learn more, listen in to Anwar Knight’s Podcast, The Big Blue Marble: An Antidote For Chaos: Forest Bathing. looklocalmagazine.com

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B E N E F I T S O F F O R E S T B AT H I N G M E D I TAT I O N Learn to switch off unwanted thoughts. Feel less angry, anxious and sad. Increase self-worth and confidence. Overcome fear, self-doubt and a wavering mind. Avoid stress and burnout. Get better sleep and rest. Strengthen the ability to control cravings, give up addictions. Find peace and happiness in the present moment. Build empathy. Improve relationships. Find answers for important questions and decisions.

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Tis' the season to give. Come when you can to the Small Arms Inspection Building, east courtyard, and decorate the seasonal tree with slightly used or new mittens, scarves, and hats. Also collecting food donations for the Compass Food Bank. All items will support local schools, families, and charities in need. Small Arms Inspection Building 1352 Lakeshore Road creativehub1352.ca

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NOV Mississauga Library’s Author Talk Series

Presented in partnership with Museums of Mississauga and suitable for ages 13 and up, this series features a wide range of talented writers. Hear authors read from their books, ask questions, learn about the writing process and find out how they tell their compelling stories. November 20 to December 11 Fridays, 7 to 8 p.m. Virtual Free with registration. mississauga.ca/library/author-talks   

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The Museums of Mississauga present an online talk with historian Matthew Wilkinson of Heritage Mississauga. Matthew will discuss historic Mississauga's connections to the First World War, both overseas and on the homefront, and share stories about the fallen soldiers from our community. 7 pm Virtual culture.mississauga.ca

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Join the Ladies of Mississauga for the annual Ladies Night! Purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win an experience package valued at $100! 7:30 to 8:30 pm Virtual twasthebite.ca

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The Museums of Mississauga, the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives, the Orlinkski Museum and Heritage Mississauga are teaming up to commemorate our local soldiers who served in WWI with this fascinating, thought-provoking exhibition. culture.mississauga.ca  

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Enjoy a delicious meal at the 12th Annual ‘Twas the Bite Before Christmas Turkey Dinner in support of The Compass and the Mississauga Food Bank. 1 to 4 pm 'North Pole' Vic Johnston Community Centre 335 Church Street 'South Pole' My Secret Kitchen 316 Lakeshore Road East twasthebite.ca looklocalmagazine.com

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Be among the first to experience Inspired, AOTC’s first installment in their new virtual art gallery. A new installment will be hung each month. Join the opening preview, taking place via Zoom on December 3 at 7 pm. Hear some of the stories and inspiration behind the amazing work in this exhibit. December 3-31 artsonthecredit.ca

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DEC Celebrations

Around the World: A conversation about our shared traditions

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One thing unites us and our celebrations: food! Learn about the food traditions of some of the most celebrated winter festivals and holidays in Mississauga. Learn how to make an old-fashioned holiday cookie recipe. Free recipe kits available at Benares Historic House during public hours on these dates: Saturday, December 12, Sunday, December 13, Thursday,December 17, Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20. First come, first served! 7 to 8 pm Virtual Register now at celebrationsaroundtheworld. eventbrite.ca/

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INDIAN Ambiance of India 2157 Royal Windsor Drive ambianceofindia.ca Ancila’s Indian Cuisine 6905 Millcreek Dr #11 ancilasindiancafe.ca Mango Rain 1714 Lakeshore Rd West mangorain.ca EASTERN EUROPEAN

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Polka Bistro Caffe 1100 Dundas Street West polkabistrocaffe.com

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Zagloba Deli & Restaurant 2555 Dixie Road zagloba.ca

Border MX Mexican Grill & Cantina 277 Queen Street South bordermx.ca El Jefe 66 Lakeshore Road East eljefepc.com El Mariachi Tacos and Churros 235 Queen Street South elmariachitacos.ca

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Astoria Shish Kabob House 1970 Dundas Street East astoriashishkebobhouse.com

Nafisi Middle Eastern Cuisine 117 Queen Street South nafisacuisine.ca

Colossus Greek Taverna 280 Lakeshore Road East colossusgreektaverna.com

Roman Zaman Damascene Cuisine 325 Central Parkway West, Unit 8 romanzaman.com

Peter’s On Eglinton 1035 Eglinton Ave E petersoneglinton.com

Tarboosh Restaurant 105-3050 Confederation Parkway tarboosh.net

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Michael’s Back Door Restaurant 1715 Lakeshore Road West michaelsbackdoor.com Alioli Ristorante 350 Burnhamthorpe Rd W alioli.com

Doobie Cakes (specializing in Jamaican Rum Cake) Corliss Crescent doobiecakes.com

Capra’s Kitchen 1834 Lakeshore Road West capraskitchen.com Il Tartufo 7033 Telford Way iltartufo.ca

Dun Dun’s Kitchen 7215 Goreway Drive, Unit 1D16 dundunskitchen.wixsite.com Jerk & BBQ Haven 488 Eglinton Avenue West, Unit 20 jerkbbqhaven.com VEGAN

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Copper Branch 6055 Mavis Road eatcopperbranch.com

Rogues Restaurant 1900 Dundas Street West roguesrestaurant.com

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Pomegranate Margaritalia

An Italian twist on the Mexican favourite INGREDIENTS 2 ounces 100% agave ü blanco tequila

2 ounces 100% pomegranate ü juice (not cocktail)

1 ounce lime juice ü

(plus wedges for garnish)

2 ounces Prosecco ü 1 handful pomegranate arils ü METHOD

1 Add lime juice, tequila and pomegranate juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously to combine.  our into a serving glass with 2 P a large ice cube and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with pomegranate arils 3  and a lime wedge.

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