When you think about it, it’s kind of weird how many plants we haul indoors at this time of year. Christmas trees, holly, mistletoe…. Do you know the stories behind our familiar holiday greens and flowers? Sit down with a cup of cocoa and see how you score in this trivia quiz.
Do you remember “The Law of Toyland”? It was an advertising campaign from many, many years ago by the then shopping retailer, Zellers. If you remember Zellers then you remember the days when the Christmas season did not really begin until officiated by the Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade every November. And if you remember Eaton’s, […]
Nibbles, snacks, appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, tapas – call them what you will – these mini-bites of deliciousness are central to holiday entertaining. Whether your party is a casual affair at home where friends drop by or a more formal cocktail party, here are some organizational hints: Be ready to welcome your guests at the door […]
Christmas is just around the corner. For most it is a festive time, but for some, this is not the case. As Community Centre 55 begins making plans to once again feed those in our neighbourhood who might otherwise go hungry over the holidays, I am reaching out to the community to make this possible. […]
Though it likely won’t be long before this extra long and beautiful fall comes to an end, for now, at least, it still looks and feels like the harsh winter we have been told to expect will hold off a little longer. Along with being the season of stunning colours and reprieve from the heat […]
A home close to the subway was top priority for Ann-Marie Colacino and her husband when they were house-hunting in 2013. And after enduring several bidding wars they finally got one a 10-minute walk to Coxwell station. But less than two years after becoming my neighbours, they gave up on transit to ride bikes to […]
I took the first photograph back in 2007, after the previous owners called me saying the “Cowan house” on Wheeler Avenue was to be razed. Well, at least they kept the birch trees! Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I believe most folks today would choose to drink or feed their children fruit juice opposed to soda and other fizzy drinks as a healthy choice. However, some health experts warn that fruit juice contains as much sugar as these other drinks and can be even more harmful to you. So, what’s the problem? Lack […]
Often when people talk about carbohydrates the obvious choices come to mind such as bread, cereals and pasta. However, there are a few different types of carbohydrates available in our foods – and they are not created equally. In fact, the variety and quantity of carbohydrates that we consume can have an impact on our […]