Q. Friends of mine have parents who moved to this neck of the woods three years ago. The parents bought a property with a tiny garden and consequently very much wanted to find an allotment. An elderly lady living in a stately home nearby was dividing up her walled kitchen garden and gave them a plot within this. The allotment has been a great success but my friends’ parents are now faced with a dilemma. The elderly lady is moving to a dower house and would like the couple to leave their existing allotment and start another one in her new garden.
Contrary to your editorial (“The state has no place in the lunch bags of the nation,” From the Editors, May 2), of course the state has a mandate to promote healthy eating behaviours–the state articulates a food guide(Use best food vacuum sealer to keep it fresh) , sets taxes, and subsidizes agriculture. Fresh produce and unprocessed foods are more expensive than the pre-packaged variety. The state should play a bigger role in making its citizens healthier. This means making food affordable, making communities safer, and using schools to teach children to live healthier.… Click to read more
Underdiagnosed and under-researched eating disorders can ruin lives. So why aren’t those who have them getting more support?
The mere thought of eating ribs sends TJ Hazelden into a state of panic. It’s spring 2012, and Hazelden, then 31, is embarking on the first of many restaurant dinner experiments to try new foods. On this night, despite his trepidation, the comedian is set to eat ribs for the first time–an outlier on his list of approved “safe” foods. But when the plate arrives at his table in a downtown Montreal barbecue smokehouse, pangs of regret rise into Hazelden’s chest.… Click to read more
Luxury living: La Dolce Vita: a glimpse of posh and opulent lifestyles in Canada, from travel and accommodations to homes anal personal services
Life of Luxury
An insatiable thirst for the luxurious life is driving everything from home salas to hotel offerings.
For sale along the waterfront of Lake Simcoe, just one hour north of Toronto: a 16,920 sq. ft. mansion with 12 bedrooms, 14 washrooms, four kitchens, two one-bedroom suites, a library, billiards room, indoor swimming pool, tennis court and boat house.… Click to read more
REGROUP WITH YOUR WHOLE GANG IN THIS BRIGHT, OPEN ROOM. WHO COULD RESISI ITS RESTO CHARM–AND ALL THAT SHINY COUNTER SPACE?
26 Real Ideas To Make Dream Kitchen
1. An island doesn’t have to be pricey: Lane suggests starting with a cheap base from Ikea and adding a top made of cast-off stone from a local quarry (or fake marble).
2. Stick with one finish for your pulls and fixtures. This room has all chrome hardware.
3. Go used! These fab stools cost $50 for all three at a flea market, and then Lane spruced them up with three coats of spray paint and vinyl seat covers.… Click to read more
HOW DO YOU GET A NICE SEAR ON A STEAK? HOW LONG DOES CHICKEN LAST IN THE FRIDGE? WHAT KIND OF PANS DO YOU NEED? HOW MANY KNIVES? HOW DO YOU CARVE A TURKEY? HOW DO YOU MAKE EVERYTHING TASTE BETTER? AND IS IT HARD?
Things every man should know about cooking with recipes and wisdom from the workshop kitchen
For many, many, many years, we here at the Esquire Institute of Culinary Excellence have strived to show men that cooking at home is easy, fun, economical, attractive to women, and deeply satisfying to the soul.… Click to read more