CREAMY CHANTARELLE MUSHROOM SOUP
Dec03

CREAMY CHANTARELLE MUSHROOM SOUP

Serves 4 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour INGREDIENTS: 1 lb chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned and trimmed, trimmings reserved (see note)1.45 L chicken broth (1 ½ containers)7 tbsp butter3 med cloves garlic, thinly sliced1 ½ shallots, thinly sliced (1 cup)½ shallot, minced (2 tbsp)1 tbsp flour1 cup dry sherry or white wine2 bay leaves6 thyme sprigs½ tsp thyme leavessaltground black pepper1 tbsp vegetable oil NOTE: To trim...

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ENJOYMINT PEPPERMINT PIE
Dec03

ENJOYMINT PEPPERMINT PIE

Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 20 min INGREDIENTS: 1 envelope unflavoured gelatin¼ cup cold water2 ½ cups heavy whipping cream, divided8 ozs soft peppermint candy1 chocolate cookie crustcrushed peppermint candies, for garnish DIRECTIONS: Soften gelatin in water; set aside. In small saucepan over low heat, cook ½ cup whipping cream with candy until candy melts. Add gelatin; mix well. Whip remaining whipping cream. Let gelatin mixture...

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CRANBERRY ORANGE SAUCE
Dec03

CRANBERRY ORANGE SAUCE

INGREDIENTS: 16 oz cranberries, fresh or frozen1 orange½ cup sugar1 cinnamon stick½ tsp nutmeg DIRECTIONS: Zest the orange rind then cut orange in half and scoop the pulp out of each wedge (be careful not to get any seeds). Put the orange zest, pulp and all the ingredients into a saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve at room temperature or cool and...

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Holiday Cheer Drinks
Dec03

Holiday Cheer Drinks

SANTA’S SECRECT INGREDIENTS: 1 cup vodka ½ cup orange liqueur½ cup cherry juice¼ cup cranberry juice¼ cup orange juice, freshly, no pulp cranberriesrosemary sprigs to garnish DIRECTIONS: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass. Add cranberries and a rosemary sprig to four martini glasses. MISTLETOE MARGARITAS INGREDIENTS: ½ cup cranberries¼ cup sugar2 tbsp salt1 lime...

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Flavours from Around the World: ISRAEL
Dec03

Flavours from Around the World: ISRAEL

LEMON & MINT LAMB KEBAB with COUSCOUS SALAD Prep: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 10-12 minutes INGREDIENTS: 500g lamb leg steaks4 small red onions, cut into wedges2 small-medium zucchini, halved lengthways and thickly sliced LEMON AND MINT DRESSING: grated zest from 3 lemons4 tbsp    olive oil2 cloves garlic, crushed2 tbsp    granular sugar4 tbsp    finely chopped mint leaves COUSCOUS: 125g     couscous200ml   chicken or vegetable...

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TRAVEL FEATURE: Suspended on Water
Dec02

TRAVEL FEATURE: Suspended on Water

Killarney’s world of wind and waves over rock. Written & Photographed by: Cynthia Percival, Wilderness Traveler Favourite summer memories are of swimming or venturing out on the water in my canoe or kayak. Over the years when cottage life became too busy, it became my quest to find places of solitude and tranquility, where I could authentically observe nature and be surrounded by its raw majesty. When I discovered the remote...

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ASK THE EXPERT: Beauty
Dec02

ASK THE EXPERT: Beauty

Where Does the Time Go?!! Written by: Sue Wagner, RD – Mosaic Spa, Fergus | Skin By Mosaic, Orangeville I don’t know about you but when I looked at the calendar I screamed in horror, I really did. WHERE DOES TIME GO?!! I am not done my “to do list” from August!!! So much of our day is spent trying to catch up on everything. We desperately seek some sense of control over our environment our bodies & our mind. Throw kids in...

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ASK THE EXPERT: Health
Dec02

ASK THE EXPERT: Health

Colloidal Silver … Armour for the Atom Written by: Nathalie McNeill, Fountain Head Health Store, Fergus For thousands of years silver has been known to have restorative and preservative properties and was used worldwide in many cultures such as the Ancient Greeks, the Roman Empires, Druids, Chinese, Australians, and many more. Around the 1800’s western scientists again discovered the properties of this powerful germ...

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Nail Fungus… more than just a nuisance
Dec02

Nail Fungus… more than just a nuisance

Written by: Dan Pelton If a survey was released to determine the three or four least glamorous things in the world, there is a strong possibility nail fungus would be among them. Nail fungus, clinically known as onychomycosis, is a condition that usually begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of the fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection spreads deeper, nail fungus may cause your nail to discolour, thicken and crumble...

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Menopause and Self-Care
Dec02

Menopause and Self-Care

Written by: Kelly Nolan, Avita Weight Loss Clinic As women age and transition through Peri-Menopause and Menopause, they may begin to experience sudden inexplicable weight gain and other symptoms such as low energy, anxiety, depression, irregular cycles, heavy cycles, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and more. As our weight and body shape shifts, we can become disheartened and our self- image suffers. During Menopause and...

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Lessons from the Reading Room: Communication Series: Part I
Dec02

Lessons from the Reading Room: Communication Series: Part I

Written by: Tanya Bottomley Is Technology Affecting How We Communicate – In Life and in the Afterlife? Digital Technology has changed the way we all communicate. Not just with each other and the world around us, but also how we communicate with the world beyond our own, and those who have crossed over. I recently had the opportunity to sit with Hazel McGuiness – medium, mentor and founder of the Hazel Tree. During our time...

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Lairs [Layers] in Time: Peace on the Hill
Dec02

Lairs [Layers] in Time: Peace on the Hill

Written by: Diana Janosik-Wronski | Photography: Cory Bruyea Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph Driving into Guelph along Eramosa (or Charleston) Road, the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate stands out from literally miles away. The basilica was sited well! John Galt gave the hill in the centre of town to his friend Bishop Alexander Macdonell, who was also the first Catholic Bishop of Upper Canada, as well as Bishop of Kingston....

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BUSINESS PROFILE: Lloyd Scott Enterprises
Dec02

BUSINESS PROFILE: Lloyd Scott Enterprises

Written by: Jillian Kent | Photography: Cory Bruyea The Family Business. It’s a familiar term, yet in this day and age it applies to so few companies doesn’t it? With the surge in large corporate buyouts and children often going off on a career path that does not involve their parents, it is difficult to keep a business in the family hands for more than a generation or two at best. Luckily, Lloyd Scott Enterprises, located in Alma,...

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MILESTONES: Part IV: the Marriage Milestone
Dec02

MILESTONES: Part IV: the Marriage Milestone

Written by: Meg Connell Getting married is a MASSIVE milestone for some people. For others, it isn’t a desire or necessity in life. Devoting yourself to someone for the rest of your life is no small feat. I am of two minds on the subject. I understand that such an absolute level of commitment can be terrifying! Though on the other hand, the absolute level of security a marriage can create between two people is beautiful. For better or...

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A Legacy of Integrity, Value and Experience
Dec02

A Legacy of Integrity, Value and Experience

Written By: Lisa Bell | Photography: Cory Bruyea This year marks the 28th anniversary of Orangeville Building Supply, one of the few family owned businesses remaining in the Orangeville area. Local owners, the Niezen family could not be prouder. The family is quick to credit their devoted customers and dedicated staff for their continued success. Crucial to the business’s longevity is also the top-notch customer service that cannot be...

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Country Chic: Fall in Love with Your Kitchen AGAIN!
Dec02

Country Chic: Fall in Love with Your Kitchen AGAIN!

Written By: Jillian Kent | Photography: Paul Spears Let’s talk about kitchens. You know, the ones with the outdated cupboards and faded wallpaper that hasn’t been changed since the 1990s. There’s no need to be embarrassed, after all we all have them, that one room that you desperately need to update but have been avoiding because you just don’t have the time to commit to all the research that comes with a long-term home reno. I mean...

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It’s All About Seeing is Believing
Dec02

It’s All About Seeing is Believing

Written By: Larry Simpson | Photography: Paul Spears After spending a couple of minutes talking with Dave Patterson of Orangeville’s Cedarport Window & Door Centre, you realize that he is a person that genuinely exudes a passion for his job. Dave is second generation owner of the store that has become a staple in the Mono Plaza, a business that his father started in 1985, which is a story in itself he says. “We were in the...

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Victorian Century Home
Dec02

Victorian Century Home

Written by: Tanya Bottomley | Photography: Paul Spears Minto is a small township, located at the western most point of westbound Highway 9, on the Maitland River in Wellington County. This charming town was officially established in 1999, and is named after its founder Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto; 8th Governor General of Canada. Known for its sweeping farmlands, rolling open space, and friendly residents,...

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ARTIST FEATURE: Ann Randeraad, Clay Artist
Dec02

ARTIST FEATURE: Ann Randeraad, Clay Artist

Labour of Love: Ann Randeraad, Clay Artist Written by: Jillian Kent | Photography: Cory Bruyea Ann Randeraad, Clay Artist Clay Artistry is a fluid thing – it’s kinesthetic and engaging, drawing the artist in and demanding their full investment. It’s about diving into the clay and really getting your hands dirty as you try to find the shape that it was meant to take – dare I say, the story it’s going to tell. In fact, it’s...

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FEATURE RESTAURANT: Trattoria Semplice, Orangeville
Dec02

FEATURE RESTAURANT: Trattoria Semplice, Orangeville

Written by: Tanya Bottomley | Photography: Cory Bruyea TRATTORIA SEMPLICE can be loosely translated as “simple restaurant”. The surroundings and cuisine at Trattoria Semplice are reflective of their name, but certainly don’t do it justice. The atmosphere is casual and family friendly, boasting large windows and a modern, welcoming environment that you can feel from the minute you walk in the door. Charmingly rustic...

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