The Advantages of Having a New Garage Door
Aug30

The Advantages of Having a New Garage Door

If your garage is built into your home, there is no doubt that it will take up a noticeable amount of square footage. Whether it be a single or a double garage, the look of the door is going to stand out. Visual appearance aside, you also want a door that will operate as flawlessly as possible for as long as possible. Experienced experts in the business understand homeowners, their tastes and desires, and need for optimal...

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Catering Bliss
Aug30

Catering Bliss

I’d like to share the story of a catering business that has been serving clients within Dufferin county for the better part of 25 years. I’m talking about Absolute Catering. Beth Vincer, a local girl, attended O.D.S.S as a student. Her part time job was working in the kitchen of “The Millcroft Inn” when the art of cooking became a passion for Beth. Learning the culinary excellence that was required for her position as Garde Manger led...

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Breaking the Silence: Why You Should Consider an O-Shot or Priapus Shot for Yourself.
Aug28

Breaking the Silence: Why You Should Consider an O-Shot or Priapus Shot for Yourself.

We all know it, the unwritten rule of society: there are some things that we just don’t talk about. Money, sex, reproductive health – they’re all considered rather taboo, at least when it comes to so called “decent” conversation. The problem with this stigma is that it has led to many people being ignorant of these topics, carrying on with their lives unaware of the complications that can arise from them and perhaps more importantly,...

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Setting the Stage: Keeping Your Home Fresh with A Touch of Class by Mags
Aug28

Setting the Stage: Keeping Your Home Fresh with A Touch of Class by Mags

Our homes are an extension of ourselves. In every design choice that we make, we show who we are, as people and as family. Like ourselves though, our homes cannot stay the same forever. As people we grow and change and our homes need to grow with us. Whether it’s a matter of upsizing, downsizing, or simply adapting to new styles and growing tastes, A Touch of Class by Mags has you covered for just about anything that you and your home...

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Restoring An Italianate Beauty in The Heart of Downtown Orangeville
Aug27

Restoring An Italianate Beauty in The Heart of Downtown Orangeville

Restoring a historic Italianate style home can be a daunting task, with many complications and challenges to be found along the way. When Thomas and Susan Kydd purchased 12 York Street in historic downtown Orangeville back in the spring of 2017, they sought to find a professional contractor/builder who would have the vision and ability to help them to realize their goal of a complete renovation that would honour the original...

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1973 Chevy Vega – Transforming The Family Car Into A Mean Machine!
Aug27

1973 Chevy Vega – Transforming The Family Car Into A Mean Machine!

Classic Cars. Most of these beautiful machines have stood the test of time, and can represent the best in automotive history. Their allure is not only one of nostalgia, but also requires a lot of time, passion, and more often than not, a few extra dollars to restore the best these classics have to offer. This 1973 Chevy Vega has the perfect owner, a man who has an eye for both style and design, but made the choice to work closely with...

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A Little Bit of Fun on the Patio!
Aug27

A Little Bit of Fun on the Patio!

While it is understandable why summer is at the top of many people’s favourite time of year, I personally believe that there is no better time in Canada than fall; it’s when the sweltering summer humidity finally evens out to a beautiful warm evening, and the colours of nature become the most vibrant. If you ask around, I think you’ll find that I’m not the only one who thinks this – after all, was it not our most famous redhead, Anne...

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A Landscape Design for Both Night and Day
Aug27

A Landscape Design for Both Night and Day

Our Landscape Design Expert is back, and this time, we’re talking about landscape lighting, a perfect way to enjoy your outdoor space into the evening hours. Paul Brydges, owner of Brydges Landscape Architecture, shares with us some of his design schemes that take on two very different looks; each incorporating mixtures of beauty, elegance, and detail, regardless of the time of day. “Lighting can be a very simple addition to your...

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Bonzai Tree Terrarium
Mar04

Bonzai Tree Terrarium

YOU WILL NEED: Glass bowlBonzai treeSoilAssorted rocksMossGlue Gun DIRECTIONS: Place the soil and bonsai tree in the bowl. Arrange the rocks around the bottom of the soil. Use as much glue as you need to look like a pond.

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Clothespin Wreath
Mar04

Clothespin Wreath

YOU WILL NEED: ClothespinsPaintWire wreathGlue gunFlowersButterflies (or bees or ladybugs) DIRECTIONS: Paint the clothespins (I used black paint and spun gold for the polka dots) Clip them on the wreath (I staggered the pins to make it look fuller and give it depth) Glue the flowers and butterflies on the wreath

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Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Breakfast
Mar04

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Breakfast

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 35-40 minutes | Servings: 4 INGREDIENTS:              butter²⁄₃  cup  creamy peanut butter, divided2           eggs½ cup    granulated sugar²⁄₃  cup  milk 1 ½ tsp  pure vanilla extract ½ tsp     salt 4 cups   cubed brioche or...

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Skillet Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce
Mar04

Skillet Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce

(Culinary.net) While apple pie is a traditional seasonal dish, you can add unique flavour with this skillet version. Simply toss Honeycrisp apples with brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice then spoon between two pie crusts simmering in a thin layer of brown sugar and cinnamon then drizzle with caramel sauce for a deliciously gooey evening treat. INGREDIENTS: 4 large  Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and sliced¼...

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Chocolate Crackle Cookies
Mar04

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

INGREDIENTS: 3 cups   Cocoa powder6 cups   Sugar1 ½ cups Vegetable oil12         Eggs2 tbsp    Vanilla Extract6 cups   All purpose flour2 tbsp    Baking powder1 ½ tsp  Salt DIRECTIONS: Combine cocoa powder, sugar & oil, mix together on low speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla extract, mix on high speed for 2 minutes until...

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Roasted Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad
Mar04

Roasted Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad

INGREDIENTS: 1 large  vine ripen tomato1           buffalo mozzarella4 cups   arugula2 tbsp    Nocellara Olive Oil1/4 cup Butter Infused Olive Oil2 tbsp    Vermont Maple Dark Balsamic Vinegar1 tsp      salt1/2 tsp  black pepper1/2 tsp  dijon mustard DIRECTIONS: Using a sharp knife cut the tomato into 6...

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Drinks from Around the World: ITALY
Mar04

Drinks from Around the World: ITALY

THE BELLINI Bellini cocktails are refreshing spring or summertime drinks! INGREDIENTS: 4 medium ripe peaches (1 ½ lbs), plus a few peach slices for garnish1 bottle Prosecco, chilled DIRECTIONS: Make a peach purée by peeling the peaches, slicing them in half, and removing the pits. Then place them in a blender or food processor, and blend until the purée is completely smooth. It’s best if served chilled so place it in the refrigerator...

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Flavours from Around the World: ITALY
Mar02

Flavours from Around the World: ITALY

MARGHERITA PIZZA INGREDIENTS: 200g     strong white flour 7g         fast-action dried yeast             pinch of salt140ml   water, warm3 tbsp    extra virgin olive oil FOR THE TOPPING: 200g     passata (sieved...

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The Greens are Calling
Feb26

The Greens are Calling

The sun shines down upon you, and the freshly manicured greens – slightly dampened from the morning dew – squish beneath your feet as you step up towards the first tee to level up your shot. Your driver, slightly dusty from several long months in storage, is firm and familiar in your hands; still your old friend, even after the separation. You can feel the anticipation of the game in the air, and of course for the season...

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Blooming into Spring
Feb26

Blooming into Spring

What Your Garden Needs to Thrive A Garden is a wonderful thing, something that allows us to show our creativity and is constantly changing to adapt not just to the climate or space available but also to our own taste and style. While most gardens contain our favourites from year to year, there is always something we can add or change. Forget “New Year, New You” – I think it’s time to get “New Spring, New Garden” trending. While a...

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Good Things Come in Small Packages!
Feb26

Good Things Come in Small Packages!

Making Your Small Bathroom Renovation a BIG Success! With real estate costs on the rise, and mortgage rules becoming more stringent, many people are having to purchase smaller, older homes or to simply stay where they are and renovate. As a result, quality contractors are busy, and bathroom renovations are particularly in demand. Older homes tend to have less functional bathrooms and are often limited by the original design of the...

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Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness
Feb26

Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness

Communication Series – PART II: Dementia/Alzheimers: Understanding and Communicating There are over 564,000 Canadians living with Dementia/ Alzheimers today and more than 1.1 million are affected either directly or indirectly by this disease. By the year 2031 this number is expected to increase by over 66% to approximately 937,000 people. Yet less than 5% of our health research budget is allocated to fund research and development for...

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