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  • Doors Open Markham

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    Doors Open Markham

    September 27, 2014 10 am – 4 pm Visit Markham’s cultural and heritage properties that range from the very oldest houses to the modern-era Varley Art Gallery of Markham. Seven new sites will be featured in 2014; explore the newly-restored Stiver Mill in historic Unionville and discover the Markham Guild of Village Crafts located in […]

  • Date: September 18 Where: St. Andrews Valley Golf Club 4 Pinnacle Trail Aurora, ON Time: Doors @ 7:00 PM, Start @ 7:30 PM Join us with Dr. Paul Stricker & Joe Wesley for an evening of fitness tips, nutrition and inspiration that WILL fuel those of all ages! For more information and registration contact Marlene […]

  • Saturday, September 6th Richmond Green Park, Richmond Hill Registration: 10:00 a.m.  Walk: 11:00 a.m. This fall the kidney community will gather to take steps to reduce the burden of kidney disease in your community for all those touched by kidney failure. By joining your local Kidney Walk you can help too. This year marks the 50th […]

  • This grilled salad is bursting with fresh flavours and simply perfect to serve for lunch or dinner. Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 4    1 lb (500 g) boneless skinless Ontario Chicken Breasts 1 lb (500 g) Ontario Asparagus, trimmed 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil Pinch each salt and […]

  • Pilates is showing up everywhere. Sports teams, dancers, professional golfers are all doing Pilates. So why should you, the casual athlete, runner, cross-fitter, computer-sitter or general gym person, learn about or do Pilates? Pilates. You’ve seen the word, you’ve heard it and perhaps wondered how to pronounce it. You know a lot of people do […]

  • There was a time where the advancement of age meant a drastic life change for seniors. Those who were facing their twilight years had little choice in how and where they were going to live. The traditional options available to this group were limited and for the most part, required the elderly to give up […]

  • Many of us try to be organized. It’s no fun living in chaos, with messes here and lost items there. Especially frustrating are situations like not being able to find things when heading out the door, while trying to get to work on time, causing faster driving, and setting that stressful pace for the morning…and […]

  • High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT (pronounced ‘hit’), can be done anywhere with little or no equipment, is simple to follow, and takes very little time. Great for beginners, as well as experienced exercisers looking for more challenge, a HIIT workout improves cardiovascular and muscular fitness, improves metabolism and increases fat loss. Good news for […]

  • The warm weather is finally here, so let’s get out of hibernation and get our hearts pumping. Let’s start with a little tennis, maybe some basketball, a nice hike. Hey, where is everybody? Studies say that 84% of us know the mental, emotional, and physical benefits of exercise, yet more than half of all adults […]

  • Sometimes the simplest things in life are the most important – and that definitely applies to digestion. Remember when your grandmother told you to sit up straight, chew your food and eat slowly? Well, she was right. Today’s society has forgotten that food is our nourishment to live and not just something to fill us […]

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  • This grilled salad is bursting with fresh flavours and simply perfect to serve for lunch or dinner. Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 4    1 lb (500 g) boneless skinless Ontario Chicken Breasts 1...

  • Strawberries are a joy. They are the first really sweet and juicy sign that spring has sprung. Sure you have fiddleheads and asparagus, even peas, but strawberries, wow. For me strawberries mean only one thing. Local Ontario jam made...

  • This traditional chicken and rice dish gets its colour and characteristic flavour from browning the chicken in caramelized sugar. Serve with a creamy coleslaw to complete the island meal. Preparation Time: 20 minutes  | Marinating Time: at least 15...

  • A slow cooker is nice to come home to and the ideal appliance for cooking less tender but flavourful cuts of meat. Barley, a good source of fibre, thickens the stew without the need for flour. Serve this warming...

  • Fall is a canners favourite time of year. I think this is partially due to the fact that in the north, where we have four definite seasons, we know the growing season is coming to a close. Although squash,...

  • This makes a terrific warm, gluten and dairy free meal. To save time, prepare the vegetables while the beef marinates. Preparation Time: 30 minutes | Marinating Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4    1/4 cup (50...

  • • The polysaccharides in zucchini include an unusual amount of pectin. This pectin is being linked in repeated animal studies to protection against diabetes and better regulation of insulin. • Zucchini is high in a trace mineral called manganese,...

  • How does anyone have time to make a healthy, delicious, home-­cooked meal, much less cook different meals for babies, children, and parents? The answer is ONE meal, ONE family, THREE ways. Finally, parents can make one complete, healthy and delicious...

  • Start the year off right with an easy, tasty and good-for-you creamy, comforting casserole. Kids can help tear the bread to make the rustic croutons. Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | Serves: 4 4 tsp...

  •   This American classic has been around since the Middle Ages when it was made in a cast-iron skillet on the stove top. Serve warm with ice cream or frozen yogurt.   Preparation Time: 25 minutes
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