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For the love of cheese  Food Network Canada and Corus Studios dive into the evolving world of cheese with food travel docu-series Cheese: A Love Story. Hosted by the world’s youngest Maître Fromager (Cheese Master), Afrim Pristine, who is Canada’s leading cheese expert and owner of the Cheese Boutique in Toronto.  In this six-part series Cheese: A Love …

This high tech kitchen helper is a game changer

By Danielle Leonard   There’s a new kind of appliance showing up in kitchens across Canada that calls itself “the world’s smallest, smartest kitchen.” When I was first introduced to the Thermomix brand, I was flummoxed to comprehend how a compact countertop appliance could deliver its brazen promises. Its latest …

Intuitive eating

Cookbook author Lindsay Taylor eliminates the rules and guilt around eating   By Stephanie Hounsell   You’ve had a long, hard day and have been looking forward to that fudge sundae for hours. Now it’s staring right at you, all oozy, sweet and creamy. You dig in and it’s every …

Nature inspires the decor in this stunning Muskoka cottage

By Laurie Wallace-Lynch Photography by Inger Mackenzie When the view includes Muskoka’s crystal blue water and lush green pines, the interior design should be kept clean and simple to let the natural exterior be the focal point. That’s according to Michele Hatziioannou, owner of House Warmings in Oakville who recently …

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Get active this summer with Olympic champion Donovan Bailey

By Jenna Mohammed   Twenty-five years ago, at the Atlantic Olympic Games, Bruny Surin passed the baton to Oakville’s Donovan Bailey and threw his arms into the air in celebration. Bailey sprinted the final 100 metres to win Canada the Olympic relay gold.   Bailey now wants to “pass the …

Roam Notes

Eco haven in Mexico Dreaming of vacationing down south? Luxury hotel brand, One&Only has just opened its second resort in Mexico in the awe inspiring setting of Mandarina. Located less than one hour north of Puerto Vallarta, Mandarina is a place of rare natural wonder, an extraordinary destination with mountain …

Luxury Adventures: Royal London Calls!

While we may never be royal, and frankly most of us would not want the headaches and heartaches of being royal, the truth is we are endlessly fascinated by the pageantry of royalty. The history, the drama, the palaces and crown jewels never lose their allure. So, when the chance …
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