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5 outdoor winter activities to do in Toronto with kids

This winter will be different than any other winter we have experienced. Living through a pandemic has motivated even the laziest couch potatoes out there to enjoy the outdoors – despite the frigid winter. For condo-dwellers living with children, outdoor activities are a necessity.

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My home birth during COVID-19

I’ve always wanted a home birth. But I never imagined I would give birth at home during a pandemic. Now I realize it was the best birth choice for me and my baby girl. This is our story.

Considering a home birth during a pandemic

The predominant birth narrative in Western culture tends to be wrought with frightening images of screaming mothers and horror stories about unbearable pain and suffering.

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Healthy strawberry crumble muffins

There are three things that make an exceptional muffin: taste, texture, and colour. This recipe for strawberry crumble muffins incorporate all those three elements. Not only are they moist and fluffy (you never want to bite into a dense muffin!),

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Weekend getaway to Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County is a perfect getaway destination for people looking to escape city life in the GTA. When the pandemic hit, we knew we wouldn’t be travelling for a while. But as soon as restrictions started to lift, we looked up some local Airbnbs in one of our favourite spots in Ontario.

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How to make the creamiest risotto in under 30 minutes

Whenever I make risotto, it’s because I am in the mood to make risotto. It’s one of those dishes that requires your care and attention, but in the best way possible. The scent of browned butter, sweet onions and wine cooking together will take you to another world.

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What’s on the Menu at Parallel Brothers on Geary Ave

Parallel Brothers is a tahini production factory and Mediterranean restaurant that is dedicated to celebrating all you can do with the versatile ingredient, sesame butter.

A first of its kind in Toronto, brothers Alon, Guy, and Aharon Ozery (founders of Ozery Bakery) transformed the old industrial space on the infamous Geary Avenue into a lively and hip restaurant and cafe that doubles as a production factory for freshly made tahini.

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Spicy Salmon Patties

Last month I spent a week living with my grandma. I got to watch her as she made fresh paratas using three kinds of flour; rolled out dough for homemade pizza; boiled milk for fresh yogurt; and clarified butter for our morning oatmeal.