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Notes From the Wild
A backyard rink is just one of the deft holiday moves NHL linesman Shandor Alphonso and his wife, Jacelyn, make for their young boys at home.
Al Waltho may have replaced two hips and a knee, but he’s not quite ready to hang up his skates.
We play municipal seniors’ pickup hockey for the exercise, the banter, the camaraderie and the sheer joy of the game.
What could be more Canadian than lacing up to play on the pond?
Over 300 species, totalling billions of birds rely on Canada’s boreal forest as breeding grounds.
Birds are drawn to feeders like Saturday morning coffee drinkers to Tim Hortons. The presence of birds in the winter landscape is life-affirming.
The redpoll feeding etiquette is decidedly boorish; they jostle each other rudely for favoured perches on the feeders.
This is a special winter for bird watching in the hills.
Comfort and Joy
Local food pros share a few of their favourite holiday recipes, from sugar cookies to Madeleines, to brighten the cookie tray this year.
“Just play with the recipe. Have fun,” says Soulyve’s Phil Dewar of his Caribbean rum cake ingredients.
The tea biscuits at The Globe Restaurant are light and flakey with a hint of sweetness.
Serving size depends how big your heart is!