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Eduardo Lafforgue enjoys a java at The Common Good Café and General Store in Belfountain. He cites the store and the heritage building it occupies as the kind of business that could effectively target the tourist trade even as it maintains its cozy rural character. Photo by Pete Paterson.

The Next Chapter at Headwaters Tourism

Mar 19, 2019 | Liz Beatty | Community

Industry veteran Eduardo Lafforgue steps into the executive director role at Headwaters Tourism armed with a bold vision for the future.

Sharah Mooy and her daughter Elia, 3, prep a plant-based dinner at their home in East Garafraxa. Sharah, who is studying to become a holistic nutritionist, shares vegan recipes and restaurant tips on her Instagram feed. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

This Vegan Life

Mar 19, 2019 | Janice Quirt | Food

If you want to try a plant-based diet, tap into the local vegan community for recipes, favourite restaurant meals and insider shopping tips.

This amber vase was specially cut by Robert Hughes, Jack’s twin brother, for his wife. Such one-of-a-kind pieces are highly valued by collectors. The glasses with the ruby-red bases, cut on blanks from a one-off shipment from Czechoslovakia, are likewise valued for their rarity. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Corn Flower Glass: New Life for a Canadian Icon

Mar 19, 2019 | Ken Weber | Heritage

A stunning display of Corn Flower glass is turning heads in a brand new gallery at the Museum of Dufferin. Why this impressive collection has its home in Dufferin and how it got there is a remarkable story of creativity, commercial success and delightful coincidence.

An autumn market bouquet includes zinnias, coneflowers, Queen Anne’s Lace, dusty miller and a pink sunflower, along with other delights. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Life at a Flower Farm

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce | Farming

Meet the women behind the blooms at Petals Flower Co., Purple Hill Lavender Farm, Stonewell Farm, Broadside Flowers and Caledon Hills Peony Farm.

racoon in tree cavities

Tree Cavities

Mar 8, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Squirrels, racoons, owls, chickadees, and many other creatures find safety and shelter within trees.

A six-spotted tiger beetle. Photo by Robert Noble.

Incredible Insects

Mar 19, 2019 | Don Scallen | Environment

The benefits of the bugs in our backyards.

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Local Buys

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

Macramé redux, Tooth Fairy help and hummingbird feeders on our radar.

Mary Lazier creates one of her slab pottery bowls at her Mulmur studio. The intricate patterning is achieved using molds of vintage lace and wooden texture rollers. The bowl will be glazed in bluish white. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Mary Lazier

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

Mary fires up her pottery wheel only briefly, to attach the circular foot to the bottom of the bowl.

Ken Weber's Puzzles and Riddles

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2019

Mar 19, 2019 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

Inclusive triangles, 100-year-old riddles, which cards to turn and who canned what?

Shelly Witzke’s Inside Your Cupboards workshops in Palgrave. Photo by Rebeccah Newcombe.

Food + Drink Spring 2019

Mar 19, 2019 | Janice Quirt | Food + Drink

What to sip, sample and savour this spring.

Tiger Swallowtail 8" x 10" ~ by Tracey Lawko

Tracey Lawko

Mar 19, 2019 | In The Hills | Artist in Residence

Award-winning textile artist Tracey Lawko creates landscapes and still life in thread.

The More Things Change …

Mar 19, 2019 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

In spring 1911, four wardens from neighbouring counties sat down for an informal chat. Their conversation here is imaginary, but the issues they discussed were the hot topics of the day – and eerily familiar.

Garden Planning

Plant Paradise: A Little Piece of Paradise

Michele Green | Leisure

Two self-taught Caledon gardeners have created a kind of boutique garden centre, where the emphasis is on natural, organic, drought-hardy – and gorgeous.

Spring garden clean up

Spring Garden Clean Up

Katie Dawson | The Flower Farm

No time like the present to start working in the garden! Use these tips to clean up and get ready for new plants.

Painterly dabs of colour announce spring in one of the rock gardens. Photo by Liz Knowles.

Take a Tour of Larkspur Hollow

Tralee Pearce | Leisure

At their garden in Mono, Liz and George Knowles garden with an eye to all four seasons.

Perennial Garden Renovation

Katie Dawson | The Flower Farm

Make some spaces for some new plants, and give away extra plants.

Soups and Salads

Kale Caesar Salad

Kale Caesar Salad

Salads

This healthy twist on a classic is my friend Rich Miller’s family recipe.

Wild Leek Soup

Soups

Please harvest wild leeks sustainably, taking only 5 to 15 per cent of a given population a year.

Radish-Radicchio Salad with Caper Vinaigrette

Radish-Radicchio Salad with Caper Vinaigrette

Salads

This is Sara’s adaptation using good things grown in her backyard garden.

This salad is even better if prepared and tossed with dressing a few hours or even a full day before serving. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Apple and Kale Salad

Salads

This apple and kale salad is perfect for potlucks because it travels so well.