Chef’s Tricks of the Trade

 Chef’s Tricks of the Trade

Updated on June 29, 2015 - The longer you work at any job, the more you learn. When I think back to my days starting out in Chef’s school, I realize that while I benefitted enormously from my time there, experience has certainly been an important...

Driving In Reverse

Driving In Reverse

Updated on June 29, 2015 - DAYS GONE BY The town of Morrisburg along the St. Lawrence River is just an hour outside of Ottawa and offers the opportunity to experience life in the 1800s....

A river runs throughout

Updated on June 26, 2015 - After holidaying in Florida as a young girl where she “spoke” to the dolphins, Lara Inglis-Van Loon knew she wanted to be a marine biologist. Born in Halifax, her...

Homes

Renovation ready

Updated on June 16, 2015 - Although we love the finished product, a renovation of any kind requires nerves of steel, a lot of thought and a hefty line of credit. There are so many steps involved in any renovation that any misstep can prove to be frustrating and costly. Due....

The ultimate in cool living Photo

Updated on June 16, 2015 - Building a customized home with super-cool features gave Michael O’Connor everything he wanted. Well almost! While the luxurious...

Law in the family

Updated on May 30, 2015 - Charles Bordeleau met his future wife Lynda while they were both working at a local McDonald’s restaurant at the age of 16. His...

Similar Size, Different Results Photo

Updated on June 11, 2015 - If you’re dreaming of enjoying a backyard oasis this summer, turning those dreams into reality might seem daunting. However,...

Colin and Justin’s Cottage  Photo

Updated on May 13, 2015 - Ah, the cottage.  That wonderful sanctuary unto which we escape for rest and recuperation.  That place where clocks run...

Homes

Food

Simply sweet tastes of summer

Updated on June 26, 2015 - The simplicity of summer carries over to entertaining with desserts that embrace the ease. Mason jars filled with ice cream, puddings or whipped creams along with fresh berries are a fun treat that look festive on the picnic table. Toss in crumbled....

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Garden variety serenity

Updated on June 11, 2015 - A traditional potager or kitchen garden is both aesthetically appealing and highly functional, serving as a cook’s convenient...

Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt Cake

Updated on May 10, 2015 - Retro desserts are being updated and revised! The classic upside down cake is typically baked in a square pan with pineapple rings,...

Feeding Community Spirit  

Updated on April 29, 2015 - If you’ve ever built a new home or embarked on an extensive renovation, you know what a difference it makes to have a space...

Food

Living

The voice of opportunity

Updated on June 20, 2015 - Roya Shams always had big dreams growing up in Afghanistan, and she owes most of them to her father. Roya’s dad stood out from other fathers in their community because he believed that men and women were created equal, and he insisted that both his....

Being neighbourly

Updated on June 16, 2015 - The next time you find yourself on Catherine Street in Ottawa, keep your eyes open for a little house with a sign outside the door...

Preserving character and heritage 

Updated on May 26, 2015 - John Riley has been a passionate renovator and builder since 1975. Primarily working on cottages and homes in the Rideau Lakes...

Style confidential

Updated on June 16, 2015 - Christine Shaikin is arguably one of Ottawa’s most respected style gurus. She has been a fixture on the local fashion scene for...

Running on hope 

Updated on May 19, 2015 - When Sindy Hooper ran her first Ironman in the summer of 2012, she was in the best shape of her life. She finished the endurance...

Living

People

Fashionable self-expression

Updated on April 27, 2014 - Changing schools in Vancouver halfway through the eighth grade was fairly traumatic for Lisa Tant, who is Holt Renfrew’s Vice...

Looking for action! Photo

June 13, 2012 - This summer, why not add scouting the market for Oscar winners and porn stars to your activity list? Apparently, this is not too...

People

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Get to know the People on Preston week of June 15th

Updated on June 18, 2015 - People on Preston‬ is a collection of street portraits and interviews with merchants, residents and patrons who live, work and play on Preston Street. This week’s collection is featured below. Stay tuned for six new stories each week. To see all of....

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