Catch It While You Can

At this time of year, our gardens and markets are overflowing with a long-awaited rush of fruits and vegetables. From soups to ferments, learn how best to capture the abundance of the season for enjoyment year-round. ’Tis the season of abundance— of overflowing backyard gardens and farmers’ market tables. This is what we yearn for […]

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Pork Tacos with Pickled Berry Salsa

In large glass jar, stir together sugar, salt, and 1/2 cup (125 mL) boiled water until sugar and salt are dissolved. Add cider vinegar and let cool to room temperature. Add berries and red onion to the jar, and if needed, add additional cider vinegar so that everything is covered. Seal lid and let stand […]

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Sport-Related Concussions | alive

We’re slowly coming to recognize that concussions are more than just a knock to the head. We owe it to ourselves, the weekend warriors and parents of young athletes, to stay up to date with the latest knowledge on this evolving concern. Sport-related concussions (SRCs) are considered one of the most difficult injuries to diagnose […]

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Dandelions—Eat ’Em; Don’t Kill ’Em!

They’re the whole plant deal. Not only are dandelion leaves delicious and wholesome in your salads and soups, but the blossoms (wine) and roots (coffee) are also great sources of health-giving nutrients. Why not? they’re high in calcium they’re a good source of iron, zinc, and potassium they’re filled with vitamins A, C, K, and […]

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Brains and Gains | alive

Brains and exercise are a great combination. By exercising regularly we increase blood flow and improve the generation of new neurons in the area of our brain responsible for long-term memory. Read on to find out which exercises increase brain health. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are on the rise in Canada. According […]

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Berry Good | alive

The mouthfuls of sweet flavour, the heady perfume, and the oh-so vibrant colours—there are a lot of reasons to be overjoyed when berries come into season. Sure, many different berries are now available year-round, but imports simply can’t match the way that those grown close to home can awaken all the senses. Aside from being […]

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Achieve Your Beautiful Skin Goals

Do you know the ingredients in your skin care products? And do you know if they actually do what they say? Many beauty ingredients are actually harmful. Check out these natural beauty ingredients that help you achieve beautiful skin, safely. Many people spend a lot of money unknowingly buying harmful beauty products to keep their […]

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An Effortless Menopause | alive

Every woman experiences menopause. Symptoms related to this life transition can pose challenges. Find out more about the menopausal transition and the other important body systems at play, such as the thyroid and adrenals. A normal part of women’s lives, menopause happens gradually over about a year, during which the ovaries cease producing eggs and […]

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Beeramisu

This light and dreamy dessert is a tasty alternative to the authentic Italian tiramisu. Not too sweet and made with cashew cream, it’s a contemporary version of an old favourite and equally fits the cliché, “a little pick-me-up.” This version does not include espresso, commonly found in tiramisu. We’ve made this with a coffee- and […]

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