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Go nuts with tenderloin and fruit

Nuts are a wonderful addition to both savoury and sweet dishes. Pork tenderloin with fruit and nuts is ideal for elegant entertaining.

Game of Thrones star sells home fit for a queen

Following a well-worn plot line since the mortgage meltdown, actress Lena Headey recently sold her Hollywood Hills West home for 25 per cent less than she paid in 2008.

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Asian salad features fibre-rich barley

First cultivated around 10,000 years ago, barley is one of the earliest domesticated crops. Canada is one of the world's largest barley producers, with farmers in Alberta producing about half the country's crop at around 4.5 million tonnes.

Too many carbs connected to Alzheimer's

Older people who load their plates with carbohydrates have four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment - often a precursor to Alzheimer's disease - a new study at the Mayo Clinic indicates. "That was a bit of a surprise," said Dr.
Chesnuts roasting on an open fire

Chesnuts roasting on an open fire

Do people actually roast chestnuts on an open fire? Yes, says Linda Grimo of Grimo Nut Nursery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. But the easiest way to do them is on the barbecue and they're "fabulous," she says.

How to enact new bylaws in mixed-use stratas

Dear Condo Smarts: We have a smaller strata of 37 units in the Fraser Valley. Thirty of the units are condos on the upper floors, and the ground floor has seven commercial units.
Holiday dresses are now colourful, no longer the easy little black dress

Holiday dresses are now colourful, no longer the easy little black dress

Sparkly sequins, bright new colours and a flash of the legs is all part of new playfulness in the new semi-formal looks this holiday season.

Raising kids' activity levels is child's play

Study: Active video games don't work to give children a workout

Fire risk spurs recall of sunscreen

The makers of a popular line of sun products is expanding its recall of continuous spray sunscreens because they pose a fire risk.