Would you eat ugly vegetables? Loblaws thinks so

Would you buy an ugly apple? Loblaws is betting on it. The grocery store chain announced yesterday that they will start selling imperfect produce – for up to 30 per cent less than their pretty counterparts. Photo courtesy FlickrCC/jitze1942 StartingRead more…

CL Approved: Bitter by Jennifer McLagan

Bitter is probably the least favourite of the 5 tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami [savoury]). When was the last time you craved something bitter? Salty? Yes. Sour? Sometimes. Savoury? Sure. Sweet? All the time! But bitter? Not soRead more…

LG’s new washer and dryer

Farmhouse sink for treating stains and pre-soaking? Check. Plenty of storage space? Check. Toss in LG’s new Ultra Large Capacity TurboWash Washer and Electric SteamDryer, and you’ve got yourself laundry room that you’ll actually *want* to spend time in. PhotographyRead more…

The bathroom accessory that will change your life

File this under, “Why didn’t I think of this sooner?” Photography by Brett Walther Sharing a bathroom is a challenge at the best of times. It’s made even worse when someone in your family is a sloppy squeezer. You knowRead more…

The Marilyn Denis Show: Last-minute DIY decorations

Last year’s festive flourishes for The Marilyn Denis Show: A brassy fish-scale wreath made from thumbtacks, a Christmas card display, and a pretty, preppy centrepiece. I still have the wreath tucked away in my props cupboard at Canadian Living… IRead more…

Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen March 16

It isn’t exactly ice cream season but if you can’t wait for summer, swing by Dairy Queen March 16th for their annual Free Cone Day. If you find yourself near a Dairy Queen, you can score one free small vanillaRead more…

Homegrown skin care: Lise Watier Age Control Supreme La Creme Sublime

Who knew that Canadian plants packed such a powerful punch? For 2015, Quebec beauty brand Lise Water has created La Creme Sublime, a new anti-aging cream chock-full of ingredients native to Canadian soil: Labradorian tea extract—a Lise Watier exclusive—is anRead more…

Refreshing post-holiday smoothie

After too many indulgent holiday dinners, countless potlucks, bottomless celebratory drinks and a myriad of cookies and confections, something refreshing and light is in order this time of year. This smoothie has all the flavours of the holidays, without theRead more…

Marilyn Denis Show: Budget decorating under $100

My big investment pieces in this ultra low-budget vignette? A chunky knit pouf from EQ3, and a geometric area rug from IKEA – both just $99 a pop! Photography by Brett Walther. Usually, when I go about decorating a room,Read more…

Get creative with thumbprint cookies

When I’m pressed for time during the holiday season — you know, between hectic last-minute gift shopping, spending quality time with friends and family and all the errands that seem to pop up — I usually opt to make thumbprintRead more…

Wedding registry alert: William Ashley is online

I’ll take eight full place settings, please. Where’s that registry gun?!? Hermes Mosaique Gold dinnerware, William Ashley. Photography by Brett Walther. Sometimes it’s the simple things that leave the biggest impression. Take last month’s Interior Design Show, for instance. AlthoughRead more…

5 ingredients that will make your frozen pizza better

Making homemade pizza is a quick and easy weeknight dinner, especially if you make the Ultimate Pizza Dough the night before. But for those nights when you just don’t have the time, or can’t even summon the energy, skip theRead more…