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Embrace The Cold With These Super-Fun Winter Activities Across Canada

Dog sledding in Yukon. Photo courtesy of the Government of Yukon.<p>Winter can seem like it drags on forever, especially once you’ve run through the …

The Flavor Enhancer You Don’t Need to Tell Anyone About

When food obsessives announce that they have discovered a delicious new thing to eat, generally the first or second thing they’ll tell you is the secret ingredient or special technique that makes it possible. These bleats of discovery can be exciting, at least for those of us who thrill to the …

Seafood

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

Bake This Bread Today

You should try this recipe from Jim Lahey, the founder of New York’s acclaimed Sullivan Street Bakery, as soon as possible.<p>I used to love to bake …

Baking

Muffin Tin Quiche with Spinach, Tomato and Bacon

Instructions<p>Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.<p>Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add potatoes and salt to …

Breakfast

Bacon-and-Cheddar Grits Quiche Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain and crumble. Transfer 2 tsp. …

Breakfast

Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare pasta according to package directions for al dente.<p>Step 2<p>Melt butter in a large saucepan over …

Country Lifestyle

A Professional Organizer Reveals Her Favorite Products

There's is a quote by professional organizer Kristen Ziegler, of the company Minima, that really resonates with me: "I think a lot of people view …

Laundry Rooms

21 Hella Cheap Ways To Make Your Bathroom Look More Expensive

Because it should be your happy place.

North America

Hudson’s Willow Inn Reopens With a Warm British Feel

Iconic Hudson restaurant and hotel <b>Willow Inn</b> has reopened, serving British pub fare in its historic lakeside building.<p>Almost exactly a year ago the Inn’s future looked precarious — the previous owner of 40 years retired and put the establishment on the market, but with no buyers at the time, it …

Dining Rooms

The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

Living Rooms

16 "Hidden" Cafes In Montreal You And Your BFF Absolutely Need To Discover This Summer

<b>It's no secret</b> that Montreal's coffee scene is unparalleled. In most cities you'll find a Starbucks on every block, which is a decent option but …

Coffee

16 Spontaneous Day Trips That Are 1, 2, 3 and 4 Hours Away From Montreal

<b>Summer is the perfect</b> time to be spontaneous. Whether you just finished school for the year and all your time is free or you're still working during …

Montréal

You'll Want to Pour This Avocado Dressing Over Every Salad You Eat — and You Should!

[1]<p>Creamy Avocado Dressing<p>Sprinkle of Green [2]<p>Notes<p>This sauce is also great to use as a dip. Sweet potato chips go perfectly with this, and it's a nice variation from the usual guacamole.<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 ripe avocado<br>• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<br>• 1 cup water<br>• Handful of coriander (cilantro) leaves<br>• 1 …

Ten Things Only Bad Recruiters Say

Dear Liz,<p>I know you say that we might have to kiss a lot of toads before we find the right recruiter, but I’m getting discouraged.<p>This morning a recruiter contacted me and asked me to call her at lunchtime — one hour later.<p>I thought that was rather presumptuous, but I was able to get out of the …

Recruitment

25 Great Questions To Ask At The Job Interview

Dear Liz,<p>I almost always run out of questions at job interviews.<p>When the interviewer asks me “Have any questions for me?” and I don’t have any questions, I can see the disappointment on their face.<p>Sometimes I have questions prepared but the interviewer answers them before I have a chance to ask.<p>Can …

Employment

Say Ahoy-Hoy to Fancy Bar George, Open Today

After a cool six years, the <b>Mount Stephen Club</b> is back open, as boutique hotel <b>Le Mount Stephen</b> — and right inside the heritage building is <b>Bar George.</b> It comes from Toronto’s Oliver & Bonacini restaurant group (Canoe, Bannock), with much-loved Montrealer-turned-Torontonian Anthony Walsh at the helm …

Scotch Eggs

Critic Breaks Out Five Stars For One Mile End Sushi Mainstay

— Montreal’s critical scene has its first flawless write-up of the year (that is, discounting an odd not-quite-review of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon). Le Journal de Montréal’s Thierry Daraize visits sushi restaurant Juni on Laurier and chef-owner <b>Junichi Ikematsu’s</b> offerings get a bona fide rave, …

Lua

Say Hello to Chinatown’s Lovely New Crepe And Waffle Stand

Chinatown just got a host of new handheld eats in the form of <b>La Cabane de Danny</b> (or Danny Hut) — a new stand on the corner of Clark and Gauchetière.<p>Eater tipster Bruno spotted Danny tucked between Dragon Beard Candy and Little Sheep Mongolian Hotpot, with a line up despite having been open just a …

Food & Wine's Best New Chefs 2017

Each year, we tour the country to uncover America's most brilliant up-and-coming chefs. This year's list took restaurant editor Jordana Rothman and a …

San Francisco

Cute As A Button Empanadas Land In The Village, And Other Recent Openings

<i>VILLAGE —</i> Now that Notre-Dame West is partly off-limits to new restaurants under zoning laws, it seems that eyes are turning east to the Gay Village (i.e. Sainte-Catherine Street East). The newest arrival is Argentine-style empanada spot <b>Pachamama</b>, with adorable coloured dough-pockets filled with …

Texas

Best Ramen Restaurants In Montreal

<b>Friends, it's freezing</b> outside. I'm not even going to lie or sugarcoat this. It's really, really, really cold.<p><b>But the good news is that</b> in Montreal, …

Japan

Top 10 Weekend Getaways Only 2 Hours Away From Montreal

<b>With summer at</b> our finger tips, why not plan a beautiful and adventurous weekend getaway with some of your friends! The destinations below each host …

Top 10

Howie Nicholsby le magicien du kilt

De Lenny Kravitz au prince Albert, tous ont craqué pour les créations de ce styliste qui a su adapter l'habit traditionnel écossais aux hommes …

How to make your own sourdough starter

By nurturing a culture of naturally occurring bacteria and yeast, a healthy sourdough starter will leaven bread while also lending it the trademark …

13 Hotspots For Healthy Eating in Montreal

For many, the start of a new year is all about "clean eating", but what’s the point if it doesn’t actually taste good? Rest assured that the restaurants below offer healthy options that taste just as good as they are for you, because the last thing you want to do is deprive yourself by subsisting …

Food

Mile Ex’s Marconi Shines Bright In Its First Review

— He was quick off the mark to get to Tiradito last week, and now, Le Journal’s Thierry Daraize is also the first out of the gate at ex-Pied de Cochon chef Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly’s Mile-Ex bistro <b>Marconi</b>. The Mozart Street spot has only had a few weeks to settle in, but Daraize is glowing about it. …

Fish

5 Reasons Diversity And Inclusion Fails

One of my favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quotes is: “There is nothing more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” And I am just going to come out and say it: Most diversity and inclusion initiatives fall into the former category: sincere ignorance. They look and sound …

Management

Unexpected & Utterly Gorgeous Tile & Grout Combos

Grout lines aren't exactly known for being fun and beautiful—mostly, they just inspire dread when you pull out an old toothbrush to scrub them clean. …

Home Depot

Trend Alert: 11 Deconstructed Baths

Forget the clunky console and the suite of matching bath fixtures, the new wave in bath design breaks all the rules. Cobbled together from salvaged …

Interior Design