Wanderlust: Hotel Chez Swann, Montreal

By Mac Malikowski | February 20, 2013

Photo Credit: Pocketfork

When traveling, my preference is to stay in a hotel with a little edge to it, lest my hard earned money be wasted on a lifeless cement and glass tower that makes me feel like I’m staying inside a conference room. With this in mind, I’m always looking for a cool hotel that reinforces the culture of where it’s located, works with talented and ambitious artists or, at least, provides some unparalleled experience that I can make memories out of. Read More


5 Healthy Root Vegetables to Munch on this Season

By Michele Wolfson | January 19, 2012

Photo: Skånska Matupplevelser

Photo: Matupplevelser

Root vegetables are star performers on many restaurant menus throughout the colder weather months. These edible underground plants generally have no fat and are low in calories. They can be an excellent source of protein, and their phytonutrients are proven to have extraordinary health benefits. The phytonutrients include antioxidants that fight free radicals in our bodies.

Root vegetables are powerhouses of vitamins and complex carbohydrates. Due to their nature, they can survive cold storage and are invaluable for winter nutrition in cold climates when little else is growing.

Here is a list of 5 healthy root vegetables that will satisfy your taste buds and your waistline! Read More


Seven Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

By admin | January 11, 2012

Photo: Michael Hashizume

Photo: Michael Hashizume

By: Michele Wolfson

I thought after having some time off during the holidays to take it easy would leave me feeling well rested, but it seems that I’m still exhausted. I managed to avoid going to the mall all together this year, but I guess the cooking, the traveling, and the late-nights up laughing were enough to wear me down.

Even though the holiday season is over, the winter has just begun. The temperatures have been cold this January and the lack of sunshine that occurs this month has a considerable affect on our mood levels.  Here is a list of seven ways to stay healthy physically and mentally this winter season. Read More


Below Zero Gardening: How to Build the Perfect Winter Garden

By admin | December 13, 2011

Photo: Marju Randmer

Photo: Marju Randmer

By: Melaina Gasbarrino

When you hear the words winter and gardening in the same sentence you’re probably thinking what a strange combination that is, as there certainly is no way you could possibly garden in below zero weather. Gardening, many think, is all about finding that perfect plants, using the right soil, and having the best of sunlight coming your way. Brush away all those winter gardening worries, as these simple tips will creatively enable you to develop your own indoor garden. Read More


8 Best Winter Foods

By admin | December 12, 2011

Photo: Carol Moshier

Photo: Carol Moshier

By: Michele Wolfson

It’s basically winter season with these 40-degree days and even colder evenings that seem to start before 5 pm. The chill in the air makes it all the more tempting to take on a pleasantly plump physique in hopes that it will keep us warmer during these brutally cold months. Truthfully, this notion only makes it a more difficult and sweatier experience to walk up the subway stairs and makes holiday picture gazing in the spring a painful one. So much for pleasantly plump! The moral of this lesson? Don’t forget to stop by the produce aisle this winter and purchase fruits and veggies!

The cold months are the perfect time to branch out to bolder fruits and vegetables and some of the best hit their peak just in time to snap your taste buds out of their winter funk. Here is a list of 4 fruits and 4 vegetables that you must eat this winter.   Read More


How To Eat Locally in the Winter

By Melaina Gasbarrino | December 5, 2011

Photo: Suzy Morris

Localism, a term many know as encouraging sustainability within their own communities, may seem like a hard feat during the winter months. Often times when we think of eating locally, we think of lush summer outdoor food markets and tend to motor on through the cold winter months buying fruits and vegetables from Down South or from across the pond.

But now, as the cold, weary winter season is approaching us, localism is one thing you may veer away from because you can’t seem to find anything that tickles your fancy in the fresh, local food department. Today is the day to shed all your winter worries, as these few facts will help you keep them concept of localism alive during the winter months. Read More


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