Current Issue – Fall 2018

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Midnight Blue Cocktail
May28

Midnight Blue Cocktail

INGREDIENTS: 3 oz lemonade 1 oz blue curacao 1 oz vodka Splash of grenadine DIRECTIONS: In a small glass, combine all ingredients over...

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Tropical Sunrise Cocktail
May28

Tropical Sunrise Cocktail

INGREDIENTS: 2 oz rum 1 oz coconut rum 2 oz each pineapple and orange juice ½ oz blue curacao 1 oz cream of coconut DIRECTIONS: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine rums, pineapple orange juice, and cream of coconut. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Slowly drizzle the blue curacao down the side of the glass. It will settle at the bottom causing a beautiful layered...

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Twilight Tequila Cocktail
May28

Twilight Tequila Cocktail

INGREDIENTS: Course salt for rimming glass Ice 2 cups pink lemonade ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ¼ cup triple sec 1 cup tequila Lemon for rimming glasses and garnish DIRECTIONS: Rub lemon around the rim of four glasses and then dip rims into salt. Divide ice between the four glasses. In a pitcher, combine lemon juice, pink lemonade, triple sec and tequila and divide between the four glasses. Garnish each glass with lemon wedges and serve...

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Frozen Sunset Cocktail
May28

Frozen Sunset Cocktail

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups frozen mango 2 cups frozen strawberries 3 cups ice, divided 3 cups lemonade, divided 6 oz vodka, divided Lemon slices & strawberries for garnish DIRECTIONS: Fill blender with mango, 1 cup ice, 1 cup lemonade and 2 oz of vodka. Blend until smooth then transfer to a separate container and freeze for 30 minutes. Clean blender. Fill blender with strawberries, 1 cup ice, 1 cup lemonade & 2 oz of vodka. Blend...

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Red Cabbage Slaw
May28

Red Cabbage Slaw

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup golden raisins 2 small carrots grated 1 small red onion 1 head red cabbage ½ cup apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp sugar ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp celery seed Salt and freshly ground pepper DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar and sugar until dissolved. Slowly whisk in celery seed, oil, salt and pepper to taste. Toss in cabbage, red onion, raisins and carrots to coat well. Cover and let sit at least...

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Veggie Burger
May28

Veggie Burger

INGREDIENTS: 2 large eggs 19oz can lentils, rinsed ¼ cup couscous ¼ cup sunflower seeds 1 medium carrot, coarsely grated ½ medium red onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice salt and pepper DIRECTIONS: In a small bowl, combine couscous with ¼ cup hot tap water. Let sit for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork. In a food processor, puree the eggs, sunflower seeds and 1 cup of the lentils until they form a paste. Transfer to a bowl...

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Better Butter Burger
May28

Better Butter Burger

Makes 12 patties | Time: 50 Min. INGREDIENTS: 3 lb ground beef 1 lb ground pork 4 tbsp softened butter 1 shot Jack Daniels (optional) 1 onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp dijon mustard pinch each of salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley DIRECTIONS: Step 1 In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together your meat, onion, garlic, Jack, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, butter...

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Blueberry Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
May28

Blueberry Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep: 20 mins  |  Cook: 1 hour  |  Serves: 12 INGREDIENTS: zest of 2 lemons ¾ cup butter , softened 1 ¾ cups self raising flour 1 cup caster sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup sour cream 300 g fresh blueberries DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 320 degrees F. Line the base and sides of a 20cm (8”) round cake tin with parchment paper and set aside. Mix together all the cake ingredients (except for the sour cream and...

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Ultimate French Toast
May28

Ultimate French Toast

INGREDIENTS: 5 large eggs 2 tbsp cream (10%) ¼ tsp vanilla extract 1 loaf thick cut cinnamon raisin bread DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl whisk eggs, cream and vanilla Dip bread into egg wash until both sides are nicely coated Place in pre-heated frying pan and fry until each side is golden brown Serve with apple slices and warm maple syrup. Courtesy of Harry Stone’s Social...

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Maple Glazed, Bacon Wrapped Dates
May28

Maple Glazed, Bacon Wrapped Dates

3 pcs      Medjool Dates, pitted 1 cup     Watermelon (diced) 3 slices  Bacon ¼ cup    Feta Cheese, crumbled 2 fl ozs  Maple Syrup 1 cup     Balsamic Vinegar 2 tbsp    Brown Sugar ½ cup    Sugar DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook bacon on a tray with parchment paper until 3/4 of the way done, remove and set aside. Mix together the Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar, brush onto the bacon. Mix the Balsamic and Sugar in a...

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Love Your Space
May22

Love Your Space

Countless pages of this magazine have been dedicated to the importance of a trusting bond between client and contractor, when it comes to home design and renovations. There are the usual aspects that need to be agreed upon; price, work and payment schedules, and contractual guarantees. Beneath the surface, however, there should be an understanding that the contractor shares the spirit of a project, as well as possessing the ability to...

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Living the Classic Car Lifestyle
May22

Living the Classic Car Lifestyle

“They just don’t build ‘em like they used to!” When it comes to classic cars, and those who not only own them, but truly appreciate them, this sentiment rings very true. The love for classic automobiles has a long tradition and history. Collectors, both young and old, tend to have so many different reasons for why they love these classics, and with all the new technology we hear about when it comes to the auto industry, sometimes it’s...

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Learn About the Ontario GreenON Program
May17

Learn About the Ontario GreenON Program

You do not have to be a real estate genius to understand the benefits of having new windows installed in your home. They add instant value to the house’s resale value, immediately improve its aesthetics and are constructed to retain heat in the winter and coolness in the summer; thus lowering the hydro bill. A potential drawback would be that the homeowner may not have the financial resources to manage such a project. A provincial...

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Business Profile: Kamelyan Window Coverings
May17

Business Profile: Kamelyan Window Coverings

When you hear that a business is celebrating its 40th anniversary, you can be assured of several factors contributing to its longevity. Some clichés come to mind; such as having a sound business model, proactive management and a keen eye on market niches. Yet, there is one factor that just might supersede all the aforementioned. A company prospers for four decades because that company is passionate about its product and its craft....

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Business Profile: The Farm Fresh Experience!
May17

Business Profile: The Farm Fresh Experience!

Achieving 30 successful years in business is no small accomplishment. Even more so, is the dedication and love this incredibly giving family has, not only for each other, but for the customers they serve. Their business story actually begins back in 1975, and their family story starts way before that. “My father and mother worked in a grocery store together, and that’s where they met. My father was the produce manager, and they...

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Eating For Your Mind, Body & Soul
May17

Eating For Your Mind, Body & Soul

INTENTION. It’s a word that we rarely hear when speaking about the food we put into our bodies, but having spent some time with Brenda Beattie, owner of Healthy Cravings Holistic Kitchen in Shelburne, ON, it is a word that we should always be thinking about when it comes to the way we fuel our bodies. Brenda has a unique approach to her menu, but one that makes perfect sense and addresses every need that our bodies and minds require...

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Business Profile: Pollock Water For Life
May17

Business Profile: Pollock Water For Life

When you think of Pollock Pools and Spas in Guelph, you think water specialists. And that’s right. With more than 30 years in business, they are a trusted resource for leisure and lifestyle water experiences, with quality products, installation and service. Among their many offerings, their experienced team helps customers with water products, to maintain the care of their pools and spas, including testing water for issues such as pH...

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Abandoned But Not Forgotten – Guelph Correctional Centre
May16

Abandoned But Not Forgotten – Guelph Correctional Centre

The next stop in our Abandoned Spaces series is one steeped not only in history, but includes progressive influences, and political ownership. We introduce you to the “Ontario Reformatory”, or as most now know it, the “Guelph Correctional Centre”. It all began with a progressive idea from Ontario’s Provincial Secretary, William Hanna. Hanna believed that society would benefit from certain prisoners being...

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Character is What Solid Wood Furniture is All About
May16

Character is What Solid Wood Furniture is All About

There is an intrinsic value in a piece of custom-made, solid wood furniture that cannot be measured in mere dollars. That custom dining room set you just purchased may be brand new, but it is somehow already a family legacy. Those who crafted it did not only produce a well-functioning furnishing, they also manufactured history. Mike Taylor, co-proprietor of Great Canadian Solid Wood Furniture in Orangeville, has been in the business...

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