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The Regulars

Sep 18, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Community

It’s a weekend morning ritual all over the hills — friends meeting friends at their local café. At Gabe’s in Caledon East, the usual crowd convenes.

Where Do Old Batteries Go?

Sep 18, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Environment

These transformers smash enemies of the ecosphere to fertilizer.

Ruth Maude - Have You Ever Seen Such a Perfect Day? -16" x 16" encaustic

True Colours: Headwaters Arts

Sep 18, 2018 | In The Hills | Arts

A taste of what to expect from the 54 exceptional artists from across Headwaters and beyond.

25 Under 25 – The Future of Headwaters Looks Bright

Oct 5, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | 25 Under 25

Drum roll please: Meet the 25 young people we’re honouring with a 25 Under 25 Award.

The Art of the Blacksmith

Sep 18, 2018 | James MacDonald | Arts

Dedicated artisans keep the art and craft of metalworking alive, from historical artifacts and statues to decorative architectural railings.

A scene from the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Carmen. Photo courtesy Metropolitan Opera.

Opera 101

Sep 18, 2018 | Gail Grant | Arts

Opera singing is a taxing physical feat, requiring a strong diaphragm, great lung power and breath control, and healthy vocal cords.

In Every Issue

The View from the Top

Sep 18, 2018 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

People seldom bother you when you are up 20 feet painting an eavestrough, just as they don’t come near you when you are beekeeping or forking steamy piles of manure.

Tina Daalderop leads a recent pole-walking hike. Poles help with balance, contribute to a full-body workout and can be useful aids in tricky situations. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Nordic Pole Walking

Sep 18, 2018 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Walking with poles: the fashionable walking stick morphs into essential hiking gear.

Four Corners’ classic Margherita pizza features a fresh tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil on a thin homemade crust. Photo by Pete Paterson.

How the Experts Make Pizza Dough

Sep 18, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Cooking with...

Light pizza dough is at the heart of Four Corners in Caledon East. It’s the base for everything from a simple Marghertia to a decadent dessert pizza.

As a child, Ingrid Sander fled the Allied bombing of Berlin, then she and her family walked 200 kilometres back home. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Ingrid Sander

Sep 18, 2018 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

As a child, Ingrid Sander fled the Allied bombing of Berlin, then she and her family walked 200 kilometres back home.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2018

Sep 18, 2018 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

A synonym / antonym adventure, Silas Renarm visits Creemore and a bad day on the farm.

Grad Night

Sep 18, 2018 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

How did a decade and a third slip by so quickly? My mom had been right: “Long days, short years.”

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Holiday Giving

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

Made In The Hills – Here’s to a season of searching out the best our region has to offer – and sharing widely with family and friends.

Be Well

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

A nutritious breakfast update, fresh feel-good teas and beauty products fit for a spa may be all you need to catch your breath and carry on with a smile.

Creature Comforts

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

From artful renderings of man’s best friend to cuddly felt critters, here is a taste of the irresistible animal magnetism all around us.

A Christmas Made in the Hills

Tony Reynolds | Back Issues

My wife Susan and I decided to double up on the challenge by restricting ourselves to gifts not only purchased locally, but also produced locally.

Wintry Comfort Food

Mini Yorkshire Pudding stuffed with Braised Beef Short Ribs. Photo by Pete Paterson. Styling Jane Fellowes.

The Yorkshire Pudding Takes Centre Stage

Mar 20, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Main Dishes

At Ray’s 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery in Alton, chef Jason Perkins strips Sunday dinner back to its Yorkshire pudding best.

Add some fresh chopped cilantro just before serving. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Moroccan Lentil Stew

Nov 22, 2016 | Tralee Pearce | Soups

Warm up to winter with chef Terry Doel’s Moroccan lentil stew.

Mono Cliffs Inn’s Beer-Braised Lamb Shanks, cooking with Jeffrey Vandenhoek. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Mono Cliffs Inn’s Braised Lamb Shanks

Nov 25, 2015 | Tralee Pearce | Recipes

With wintery classics such as the braised lamb shanks, there’s plenty of room to deepen and elevate flavours.

Serve with basmati rice, warm naan bread, mango chutney, cucumber raita, or prepared lime pickle. Garnish with chopped candied ginger and chopped cilantro.

Lamb Curry

Aug 15, 2013 | In The Hills | Recipes

Lamb curry warms me twice, once as I’m cooking it and then again when I eat it.