Food & Drink
IN THE KITCHEN: Meghan Attwater  & Lindsay Haley
Despite blustery conditions outside, RIPE Juicery in downtown Barrie busily serves up a steady stream of customers on a cold and snowy January day. “We thought it would be a bit slow today,” observes Meghan Attwater, 29, who runs the local business with Lindsay Haley, 27, as she welcomes a visiting GoodLife reporter into the shop. “But we have been hopping today. People will trek out in any weather for juice.” After a brief tour and menu rundown, I sit down with Attwater over energy balls and Yoga Warrior smoothies to hear the story of the raw, organic, cold pressed juicery, which opened in May 2015. “We believe in getting a day's worth of fruits and vegetables in one glass,” says the young entrepreneur with More
How to Keep Your Resolutions
Let's face it. Despite the best of intentions, most health-oriented New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside long before February rolls around. So, what's the secret to keeping your resolution to shape up and eat better? To find the answer, we sought some expert advice from local personal trainers, nutrition consultants and dietitians. Here's what they had to say about battling the January bulge and keeping those fitness, nutrition and weight loss resolutions on track. More
In the Kitchen: Trio at Novotel Hotel
At Novotel Vaughan's Trio Restaurant, a serene setting, award-winning service and scrumptious classics ring in the holiday spirit. More
Crazy for coconut
Crazy for coconut
When it comes to coconut, there are two types of people. Either you love the stuff, or you don't. There's no middle ground on this edible issue. Personally, I'm crazy for it and haven't met a coconut recipe I haven't liked. For the committed coconut fanatics out there, here are three great recipes that use either shredded coconut or coconut milk. Enjoy! Read More..
Red Wine Cheese Plate for Entertaining
Red Wine Cheese Plate for Entertaining
Here's how to make a fantastic cheese plate that's perfect for enjoying with red wine. Read More..
Savoury Soups- Warm up with three scrumptious soup recipes.
Savoury Soups- Warm up with three scrumptious soup recipes.
Soup is the perfect comfort food for cold winter days. With that in mind, here are three delicious recipes that are family favourites around our house. All are easy to make and guaranteed to take the chill away when the mercury drops. Soup making isn't rocket science, but here are a couple of key points to ensure success: Read More..
THE SLY ON WINE: Georgian Bay Boutique Wineries
THE SLY ON WINE: Georgian Bay Boutique Wineries
A new wine region is emerging with unique varietals right in our cottage country Read More..
Sweet Swap - Fill the holiday dessert platter with a cookie exchange.
Sweet Swap - Fill the holiday dessert platter with a cookie exchange.
Looking for a new way to make the holiday season sweeter? Why not try a cookie exchange. Read More..
Holiday  Cheer - Make spirits bright with a holiday open house bar.
Holiday Cheer - Make spirits bright with a holiday open house bar.
The holiday season is the perfect time to throw an open house. But choosing what to serve at the bar can be a difficult task. With that in mind, we asked LCBO product consultant Mary Boucher to put together a list of festive recommendations. Here are Mary's picks for a holiday open house: Read More..
THE SLY ON WINE: Best Wines for a Movie Night
THE SLY ON WINE: Best Wines for a Movie Night
Pairing wine and movies is a natural, kid. But if you want to make your mark on the match, go for wines made by actors and directors. There are lots of them out there, many come and go like extras. Look for those with star quality, kid, like these five. Read More..
THE SLY ON WINE: How to chill and  serve wine in style
THE SLY ON WINE: How to chill and serve wine in style
Making sure your wine is ready to serve the right way isn't just a matter of taking it from the fridge. Read on to find out how to make sure your wine isn't too warm or too cold, but just right. Read More..
GOURMET@HOME: Appealing Apples
GOURMET@HOME: Appealing Apples
No fruit says fall like an orchard fresh apple. Just ask local apple grower John Juffermans, whose been tending to his crunchy, juicy and delicious crops for the past 32 years. Read More..
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
Both of my young sons love these cookies in their lunch boxes. They are also a big hit at play-dates and class parties. I omit the nuts if they are taking the cookies to school. Read More..
Chocolate Zucchini Cookie
Chocolate Zucchini Cookie
These chocolaty cookies are a delicious way to use up extra summer zucchini. If your kids don't like anything green in their cookies, I would recommend grating the zucchini first, and then grinding it up in a food processor. Just be sure to measure the grated zucchini at 2 cups before placing in the food processor, as the grinding process will shrink the grated zucchini. Read More..
Carrot Cookies
Carrot Cookies
My kids love these yummy cookies as an after-school snack. If sending the cookies to school, I omit the walnuts. For the carrots, measure one cup grated before grinding in the food processor. Read More..
BEST BOTTLES: Perfect summer sippers
BEST BOTTLES: Perfect summer sippers
Similar to your wardrobe, a wine rack needs to change with the seasons. “Summer is reserved for picnics, salad fare and outdoor barbecues so people are looking for wines that are lighter and fresher in style,” says LCBO vintage's product consultant Mary Boucher. “Your summer menu changes, and your wine should reflect those changes.” Read More..