Kale your cravings with these healthy Halloween recipes

Halloween is everywhere – the convenience store, supermarkets, dollar stores and front gardens all sport pumpkins, goblins and ghosts to remind us that Halloween, perhaps one of the most outlandish celebrations, is just around the corner. And just in time, Foodland Ontario has come out with special recipes in readiness for this witching night of […]

Futureproof your home using sustainable design

A recent visit to EDIT, the expo for design, innovation and technology got me thinking more seriously about design and the contribution it can make for our environment. There is a huge movement towards sustainable design and housing, with a move towards designing and building homes that are affordable and also energy efficient. A number […]

Garden Views: Farewell to summer loves

Have you given up on your tender outdoor plants yet? I confess I try to keep them going as long as I can. This means my neighbours see me staggering around with an unlikely collection of cardboard, sheets and towels, tenderly wrapping up my giant basil and gallant cannas like some kind of weird garden […]

East Ender: When apathy is the biggest hump of all

The timing was perfect: A big black pickup – complete with a rumbly mating-call-of-the-inadequate-man exhaust system – sped past, interrupting my discussion with neighbour Larry Kidd before it really started. Kidd was out collecting signatures in support of speed humps on Hanson Street, south of Danforth at Coxwell, and I was eager for a progress […]

Deja Views: Main and Danforth

This image of the Main Street and Danforth Avenue intersection was taken in 1965. The view is northeast and behind the brown brick building, centre frame, construction of what is now the Main Street TTC station wasn’t due to begin for a couple of years. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? Please […]

Bottoms Up: All the Presidents’ Drinks

Ever wonder what alcoholic tipple the presidents of the United States were sipping while in the White House? Whether personally or at state dinners, most enjoyed a drink of some sort in varying degrees while a few did not indulge at all. Here’s a brief synopsis of what each liked and perhaps served to guests. […]