Heather MacDonald

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Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

Maybe you've wondered, while looking at the price tag on some organic produce, whether that label is telling the truth.<p>Peter Laufer, a writer and professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, doesn't just wonder. He's an outright skeptic, especially because the organic label seems to him …

Properly cooked, eggplant is 'as plush as a pillow, as soft as custard'

Think eggplant, and you’re likely to picture a beautiful, glossy, dark purple, oblong vegetable. The star in so many exotic, flavorful dishes, …

Perfect Summer Salad

• 1 ball buffalo mozzarella<br>• 2 oz heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved<br>• 2 oz arugula<br>• 1 tsp toasted cumin seeds, ground<br>• 1 tsp Maldon sea salt<br>• 1 tbs aged sherry …

Montana’s Trail House Brings Morally Hazardous Appalachian Cuisine to Brooklyn

0 out of five stars for this Bushwick fried chicken enclave<p>Last month, a young New Yorker named Montana Masback opened a restaurant in Bushwick …

Best Jobs In Canada, 2014

Canadian Business magazine has come out with its rankings of Canada's best jobs. And unlike last year, when oil industry jobs ranked first and third, …

Condo nightmare: The inside scoop on this week's cover story

Tamsin McMahon explains why condo dwellers are finding themselves boxed in<p>Owning a home is at the heart of the Canadian dream. Nearly 70 per cent of …

Condominiums

Rob Ford: In a just world, bobbleheads will roll

Ford has shown an obvious lack of respect for the office he holds, but so have his opponents in failing to take him to task<p>Earlier this month, in the …

Baird raises jailed Canadian journalist’s case in Egypt

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he raised the case of a Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt when he met with his counterpart in Cairo this week, noting concerns about Mohamed Fahmy's medical needs and the importance of a fair and timely trial.<p>Mr. Baird said he discussed the matter with …

Average Price For A Single-Family Home In Toronto Passes $1 Million

Economists are coming out with warnings that Canada’s real estate juggernaut is about to come to an end (Scotiabank’s Adrienne Warren is just the …

ICYMI: The Canada Border Services Agency introduced a new tool on its website Thursday to help travellers minimize their wait time at the Canada-U.S. border this long Easter weekend. http://cbc.sh/IsCCNGM Are you travelling across the border this weekend? We want to hear from you: How long did you wait to cross the border into Canada this Easter weekend and where did you cross? Tweet us with the hashtag #cbcborder or comment in the section below.

Air Canada Apologizes After Baggage Toss Caught On Video

Air Canada is apologizing and an investigation is underway after evidence of airline workers mishandling passengers’ luggage was caught on video at …

Death toll climbs to at least 13 in worst tragedy on Everest

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide on Saturday after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world’s highest mountain.<p>The avalanche struck a perilous passage called the …

In Scotland, separatists love ‘money and the ethnic vote’

That's one separatism crisis down, one to go. Now that the electoral demolition of the Parti Québécois has postponed the possibility of a Quebec independence referendum by at least half a decade, we ought to turn our attention to the far more real sovereignty vote to be held in Scotland in …

Assisted suicide – the issue we can’t ignore

Steven Fletcher, the Conservative MP from Winnipeg, has done Canada a service. In March, he introduced two private member's bills to allow physician-assisted suicide. His bills rekindled the embers of a national debate. If they ever reach the Commons for a vote, attention will again be focused on …