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Where Do Old Batteries Go?

Sep 18, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Environment

These transformers smash enemies of the ecosphere to fertilizer.

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 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.

Journalist Warren Schlote considers himself a railfan. Here’s how he parlayed his love of trains and railways into a stint as a real-life conductor.

From Railfan to Conductor

Sep 18, 2018 | Warren Schlote | Community

Journalist Warren Schlote considers himself a railfan. Here’s how he parlayed his love of trains and railways into a stint as a real-life conductor.

Yellow morel ~ Morchella esculenta. Photo by Robert McCaw.

The Meaning of Mushrooms

Sep 18, 2018 | Don Scallen | Food

The Fungus Among Us: The astonishing web of life beneath our feet.

red-backed salamander

Autumn Salamanders

Oct 2, 2018 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Small wonder so many salamanders are active at this time of year, seeking last suppers of grubs and spiders, crickets and millipedes.

In Every Issue

Georgian on their Minds

Sep 18, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | At Home in the Hills

A passion for restoration has filled this Melville couple’s hearts and spare time for more than two decades.

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.

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.

Field Notes for Autumn 2018

Sep 18, 2018 | Janice Quirt | Field Notes

What to see, do, try this fall.

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.

Textile artist Heather Chapplain shows off the fabrics she collects for the one-of-a-kind pieces she makes in her Alton studio. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Meet the Maker: Heather Chapplain

Sep 18, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

As this Alton textile artist leans into her quirky, one-of-a-kind designs, Hollywood comes calling.

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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.

Made in the Hills – For Your Sweetheart

Tony Reynolds | Arts

Consider stepping up the romance with couples’ waltz and tango lessons!

Glad Tidings

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

A holiday gift guide from local purveyors.

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.

Wintry Comfort Food

Aria's lamb chops are served with sour cherry preserves. Photo by Pete Paterson. Styling Jane Fellowes.

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Sour Cherry Preserves

Sep 16, 2016 | Tralee Pearce | Main Dishes

Oh, and those leftover sour cherry preserves? Try with scones, pancakes or French toast.

Many home cooks are daunted by the idea of preparing a risotto, imagining it requires hours of standing over a hot stove stirring constantly.

Wild Mushroom Barley Risotto

Sep 11, 2014 | Cecily Ross | Main Dishes

Many home cooks are daunted by the idea of preparing a risotto, imagining it requires hours of standing over a hot stove stirring constantly.

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.

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.