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Volume 12 Number 06

SUMMERDESIGNTRENDS Summer is finally upon us and it’s time to have a little fun indoors. Summer design and decor should reflect the relaxed mood of the holidays and BBQs we’ll all be frequenting this season. For example, the trend of adding nude- coloured furniture to a home is as simple and minimalistic as light white furniture,

but less of a classic standard and thus fresh. The ombre trend that has taken over everything from clothing, to hair, to eyebrows is also a perfect fit for the summer months as the effect of one colour fading into another harkens to the varied shades of water, sand

and greenery. Woven materials add a lovely aspect of texture to a space and feel natural and casual. Lastly, nautical touches such as circular mirrors, blue and white stripes and faded

wooden boards will have you counting the days until you’re back at the lake.


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INGREDIENTS: 1.5 lbs sweet potatoes 2 Tbsp. olive oil (plus more for cooking) ½ c. rolled oats 1 c. cooked quinoa (1/3 cup uncooked) 1 can (150 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained 2 Tbsp. green onions, chopped 1 tsp. garlic powder ¼ tsp. smoked paprika 1 tsp. salt, divided 1 tsp. pepper, divided

DIRECTIONS: 1. Peel and chop sweet potatoes, then add to a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until very tender. 2. Move sweet potatoes and baking sheet oil to a large bowl. Mash until well pulverized. 3. Process oats in a food processor until crumbs and add to sweet potato bowl. 4. Add remaining ingredients to the bowl and stir until well combined. 5. Get your hands wet with warm water and form 6 patties about an inch thick. 6. Add a thin layer of oil to the bottom of a sauté pan and allow to heat over medium- high heat until shimmering. Add the patties, cooking until browned on the underside before flipping. Add more oil as needed, not allowing the pan to become dry. 7. Place on buns and add your favourite toppings. Serve and enjoy!

BESTECO-FRIENDLYGIFTSFORTODDLERS Got a toddler in your life? Then you know how much they love to play! Make sure they’re playing with something natural and eco-friendly by choosing gifts similar to these three green and clean toys. 1. Extra Large Wooden Rainbow by Grimm. Colourful, stackable and oversized equals tons of fun. Plus, this toy is handmade and cut from a single piece of solid linden wood. 2. Pound and Tap Bench with Slide-Out Xylophone by Hape. Kids are proof that humans are born loving music. And dropping and bopping things is pretty fun too! Also made from solid wood, this small unit won’t take up a lot of space, but it will provide hours of enjoyment. 3. My First Orchard by Haba. A board game designed for two year olds, with large pieces for small hands. Parents will also like that it’s a cooperative game rather than one with a winner or loser. Made from beech wood and painted with a non-toxic stain.

HOWNUTRITIONHELPSATHLETESRECOVER Any athlete who has trained hard will be familiar with deep, burning pain. And while we want to recover as fast as possible so we can get back to training – whether that’s for a marathon, a basketball game or our next Pilates class, there’s scientific evidence that recovering quickly isn’t always what our body needs. Essentially, long term recovery is what helps hormonal, nervous system and tissue-building adaptations, leading to resilience and the ability to cope with physical stress. The best way to deal with the pain of long-term recovery is to eat plenty of anti-inflammatory foods such as fatty fish, berries, green tea, avocado, turmeric, mushrooms and fermented foods. And – of course – get some rest!

READYINGYOURHOMEFORSALE Deciding to sell your home and looking for a new place is already overwhelming enough. Throw in a mile long to-do list and the process begins to feel downright daunting. Yet, there are only three simple rules to follow when readying your home for sale – clean, remove, repair. The shine and smell of a freshly cleaned home cannot be overrated. The cleaner the home, the easier it is for potential buyers to picture themselves moving in tomorrow. Put away excess knick-knacks and personal photos. Clear out closets and pantries. Declutter the garage and garden shed. Again, you want potential buyers to see less of you in your home and more of themselves. As for repairs, if it’s broken – fix it. Most buyers shy away from a home that needs a lot of work. So do it for them and hopefully they’ll repay you with an offer! you want to tell and then go for it! PROTECTYOURSELFDURINGTHEHOME- BUYINGPROCESS Purchasing a home should be a joyful experience. Yet, too often buyers hit an unforeseen snag that costs them time, money and maybe even the house of their dreams. But there are a few things you can do both before and during the search that will lessen the chances of things going sideways. First, surround yourself with professionals you trust. From your real estate agent, to your mortgage broker, to your building inspector – these are all people you can turn to when you have questions and concerns. If you have a solid relationship, then you’ll feel confident the advice they give you has your best interests in mind. The second thing you can do to help deter problems is to know what you can afford and stick to it. Don’t get caught up in a bidding war and make an offer you didn’t budget for. Also, make sure you know your mortgage lender’s terms. Making an offer on a home when you only have a 5 per cent down payment if your lender requires 15 per cent will quickly put an end to things. Most importantly, trust your instincts and your trusted real estate professional.

1. In this puzzle, each letter represents a different number. Can you work out what number (0-9) each letter stands for? The leftmost letter can not be zero in any word.

W A T E R + W A V E S + BOA T

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5. Ben 64, Mel 54, Tom 36, Zac 32, Gus 16, Del 12, Amy 6.

= V E S S E L

2. The last letter of each man's name is the sixth letter of his occupation, so George is an engineer. 3. The first and last letters of each of the first set of words are consecutive, so QUIVER. 4. The fourth letter of each name has a numerical value (A-Z=1- 26),so Ralph is 16.

2. Adrian is an accountant, Arthur is a lawyer, Darren is a carpenter. Who is an engi- neer - George or Daniel and why?

3. ABSORB, DIVIDE, GLITCH, MARGIN, RECESS. Which one of the following words belongs in the list above and why? QUIVER, SHAKEN, SHIVER, TINGLE, TREMOR.


4. Phillip is 12 years old, Norman is 13, Harold is 15. Who is 16 - Ralph or Barry and why?

5. Each of these people has a birthday today. Tom is three times older than Del, who is twice the age of Amy, who is ten years younger than Gus, who is half the age of Zac, who is half the age of Ben, who is ten years older than Mel. How old is each person if their combined ages total 220 years?


FIVE ITALIANFOODIEVACATIONS Does a food-centered vacation in the land of handmade pasta sound amazing? Here are five places to visit if you love Italian food as much as you love travel. 1. Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School. Named after the innovative Sicilian chef and run by her daughter, this cooking school is located in a wine estate and offers classes that last from a one day to a ten-week intensive stay. 2. Cooking with Giuliano Hazan. Want to learn to cook from a best-selling cookbook author? Well, you can!

Creator of The Classic Pasta Cookbook, Giuliano Hazan, runs a top cooking-school that offers weeklong courses. 3. La Querica Estate. Family-run The Cooking Studio at Tuscany’s La Querica Estate runs cooking classes in the morning and evening, where visitors are guided through family recipes. 4. Umbria Food and Wine Tour. A professional chef offers customized

food and wine tours in historical Umbria. Enjoy such events as Cheesemaking 101 and Farm to Table, which teaches tourists how to make bread.

5. Private Tours in Rome. Go on a foodie walking tour with a Rome-based author and journalist, who can take you

anywhere in Rome you want – and point out all the best spots to wine and dine.

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