What does the ‘best before’ date really mean?

in my fridge right now is an unopened tub of sour cream many days past the ‘best before’ date. Would you toss it out? How do I know if it’s still OK to eat? Isn’t sour cream supposed to …readRead more…

3 ingredient halloumi bites

Seared and salty cheese is usually a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at any gathering. Halloumi cheese is the perfect candidate for the job: it’s sturdy, pleasantly squeaky and holds its shape when you sear it. A Middle Eastern staple, it used toRead more…

Add colour to your garden with calibrachoa

PC Super Gigantico Confetti Garden Summer Daze, $25 (13-inch hanging basket), Real Canadian Superstore. Photography courtesy of Real Canadian Superstore. When it comes to colourful annuals, calibrachoa tick just about every box you can imagine. They’re affordable, readily-available (I’ve highlightedRead more…

Curve model Ashley Graham on lingerie, confidence and good style

Voluptuous, confident curve model Ashley Graham has recently made a splash in the media for being the first plus-size model in an ad campaign in Sports Illustrated. She also models extensively for Addition Elle, and recently visited Toronto to launchRead more…

4 delicious, creative ways to eat Ontario pork

Just when you thought you’d seen every possible bacon creation, Canadian chefs are finding new and fresh ways to make pork the highlight of their menus. In a night of Toronto restaurant hopping, the Ontario Pork Council, with the helpRead more…

Get your antiques appraised by a professional

Got a set of 18th century Chippendale chairs sitting around collecting dust? Here’s your chance to see what they’re *really* worth! The Lansdowne House dining room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Photography by Brett Walther. Whenever IRead more…

Chanel leaves us mezmerized with Paris- Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d’Art

Chanel’s long anticipated annual Métiers d’Art, or Métiers de Karl they should call it, finally took placed in Salzburg, Austria last Tuesday, to the dismay of all other Pre-Fall 2015 collections that will pale in comparison. The fashion crowds descendedRead more…

Stylish steal: H&M textured weave midi skirt $40

The steal: Mid-length flared skirt with pleats, $40, hm.com/ca. The midi skirt (a.k.a mid-length skirt) is often overlooked as a fashion staple due to the overwhelming fear of frumpiness that it strikes in the hearts of women. I’m here toRead more…

How to make the best dulce de leche butter icing

Dulce de leche can add a lovely, rich caramel note to literally everything it touches, so it makes total sense that this holiday season, I’m dressing up my desserts to include it in some way. This easy dulce de lecheRead more…

Editors’ tips: Wearing mixed metals

Occasionally as I’m riding the subway, my eyes glance down at my outfit and—to my horror—I realize my heels are gold, the clasps on my purse are silver, and my chain-link necklace is a dark gunmetal. Being a person whoRead more…

How the slow cooker saves my weekend

Full disclosure: Until recently, I didn’t understand why people seemed to love their slow cookers so much. Now, I pretty much consider mine a stowable sister wife. I mean, what’s not to love about a gadget you can still buyRead more…

Shopping: The not-so-ugly Christmas sweater

Love them or loath them, ugly Christmas sweater parties are more popular than ever. These silly sweaters undoubtably present a sartorial statement—but perhaps not the kind of message we’d like to share on a regular basis. Rather than root aroundRead more…