Her Magazine http://hermagazine.ca Lifestyle Magazine for Women 35+ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 02:54:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Beauty Of Blogging http://hermagazine.ca/beauty-of-blogging/ http://hermagazine.ca/beauty-of-blogging/#respond Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:43:36 +0000 http://hermagazine.ca/?p=30953   Recently, my “blogging anniversary” popped-up on my LinkedIn profile and several friends and colleagues congratulated me on this random milestone. A quick Google search indicates that the blog industry is booming and the blogosphere is buzzing with interest and innovation. As to their evolutionary trajectory? I leave that question to the social media trend [...]

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Exploring Consensual Non-Monogamy http://hermagazine.ca/exploring-consensual-non-monogamy/ http://hermagazine.ca/exploring-consensual-non-monogamy/#respond Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:27:27 +0000 http://hermagazine.ca/?p=30947 Most people, including myself (I will admit to this bias) generally assume that people are monogamous (dating one person at a time). There is a lot of stigma around consensual non-monogamy (an umbrella term that covers all kinds of relationships that involve multiple partners). Polyamory is a term that denotes being in loving relationships with [...]

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My Fresh Outlook for 2017 http://hermagazine.ca/fresh-outlook/ http://hermagazine.ca/fresh-outlook/#comments Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:41:54 +0000 http://hermagazine.ca/?p=30939 I am ready to put 2016 behind me and plan to start 2017 with a fresh outlook. My kids have been away visiting their grandparents and cousins for the last 10 days. I am now back at work recovering from 2 falls and 2 infections. This year, I will find time for myself. I will [...]

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Hasselback Potatoes http://hermagazine.ca/hasselback-potatoes/ http://hermagazine.ca/hasselback-potatoes/#respond Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:06:29 +0000 http://hermagazine.ca/?p=30861 A special way to do up your spuds! This style of baking potatoes is named after the Swedish hotel where it was invented. When preparing these potatoes, make sure not to slice all the way through. Baking this way gives it a crunchy exterior and a tenderer inside. Combine that with a blend of cheese [...]

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No-Bake Cranberry Nut Butter Oatmeal Squares http://hermagazine.ca/cranberry-nut-butter-oatmeal-squares/ http://hermagazine.ca/cranberry-nut-butter-oatmeal-squares/#respond Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:05:59 +0000 http://hermagazine.ca/?p=30856 This simple no-bake oatmeal squares recipe is a great substitute for store-bought granola and breakfast bars. The peanut butter can be swapped out for any other nut butter or even soy butter if nut allergies are a concern. You can also use any variety of puffed cereal you like, such as puffed quinoa. Makes 12 [...]

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Open Letter To My Kids On Life After College http://hermagazine.ca/open-letter-to-my-kids-on-life-after-college/ http://hermagazine.ca/open-letter-to-my-kids-on-life-after-college/#respond Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:20:04 +0000 http://hermagazine.ca/?p=30933 It seems that parenting is a never-ending process of getting our kids ready for the next stage only to say good-bye to them. From the moment they enter the world the incredible bond between us and them is invariably strengthened, stretched and tested. We get them ready for daycare / preschool and along with our [...]

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Lasting Long Term Relationships http://hermagazine.ca/lasting-long-term-relationships/ http://hermagazine.ca/lasting-long-term-relationships/#respond Mon, 12 Dec 2016 20:32:19 +0000 http://hermagazine.ca/?p=30927 A couple of years ago I was asked if I had watched Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy, which chronicles the love affair of two characters who meet on a train in Europe. I had not, and was encouraged to view them, since my friend thought they provided an interesting commentary on long-term relationships. Since I’m more [...]

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Minestrone with Kale, Prosciutto and Cannellini Beans http://hermagazine.ca/minestrone-kale-prosciutto-beans/ http://hermagazine.ca/minestrone-kale-prosciutto-beans/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:56:50 +0000 http://hermagazine.ca/?p=30850 Minestrone, a soup of Italian origin, is traditionally a thick soup made with vegetables and either pasta, rice or beans. Since kale is such a nutritional powerhouse, it makes a great addition to this soup along with white kidney beans. If you don’t care for the taste of regular kale, try baby kale instead, which [...]

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Asian Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Peanut Dressing http://hermagazine.ca/asian-broccoli-cauliflower/ http://hermagazine.ca/asian-broccoli-cauliflower/#respond Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:48:05 +0000 http://hermagazine.ca/?p=30846 With this homemade peanut dressing, no one will be skipping their broccoli or cauliflower! Think beyond lettuce when it comes to making a salad – these veggies give you plenty of vitamins and minerals including Vitamins C and K. Serves 6 Ingredients 6 cups broccoli cut into small florets 6 cups cauliflower cut into small [...]

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Cheesecake Layered with Caramelized Apples http://hermagazine.ca/cheesecake-caramelized-apples/ http://hermagazine.ca/cheesecake-caramelized-apples/#respond Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:38:58 +0000 http://hermagazine.ca/?p=30840 Apples are a staple of fall baking. Adding caramelized apples to this cheesecake makes it a must-try dessert. Substitute any other firm apple of your choice. Light cream cheese has 25% less fat than regular. Serves 12 Ingredients 3 Granny Smith apples 1/4 cup sugar ½ tsp cinnamon 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs ¼ [...]

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