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A contemporary couple in a charming residence

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
A contemporary couple in a charming residence

Josephina de la Caridad Vidal Ferreiro and José Anselmo López Perera have all the comforts of home in their snug residence on Acacia Avenue in Rockcliffe. There is a vast array of fine Cuban rum and a wooden humidor full of Cuban cigars. But this unique diplomatic husband-and-wife team would be at home anywhere they […]

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Biodynamic wine production up by 20 per cent annually

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Biodynamic wine production up by 20 per cent annually

It’s 2018 and any good wine list in the country will likely include wines produced following the principles of biodynamics. You may be a keen consumer, or you may have even consumed biodynamic wines at top restaurants without realizing it. You may also have heard a sommelier reference the movement while suggesting a wine at […]

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Autumn recipes: Four-course meal ahead of Thanksgiving

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Autumn recipes: Four-course meal ahead of Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving and the holiday season rapidly approaching, I have assembled several of my favourite recipes to put you in the spirit for special family dining as well as entertaining. Now, from our table to yours, bon appétit. Quick Irresistible Waffle Sandwiches with Smoked Salmon Makes 4 servings 4 thick single waffles 2 tbsp (30 […]

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In defence of the liberal world order

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
In defence of the liberal world order

Three books explore aspects of the liberal world order that today is being challenged — two in the context of Canadian diplomacy and defence, a third from the perspective of one of the U.S.’s most experienced and respected politicians. When he won election in 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared to the world that Canada […]

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Italy: A country that has it all

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Italy: A country that has it all

Most people, but perhaps not all, know that Italy is the third most well-known country in the world, but do they also know that it’s the single most popular travel destination? We are proud that Italy is the country with the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, and that it is […]

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Envoy’s Album – Summer 2018

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Summer 2018

                                                               

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Slovak residence: A modern home full of art

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Slovak residence: A modern home full of art

Tucked away on a small cul-de-sac on the eastern side of Rockcliffe Park is the residence of Slovak Ambassador Andrej Droba, his wife, Daniela, and their 11-year-old daughter, Sara. A family-style home in most respects, the house was built in 1984 on a large tract of private land on the eastern side of McKay Lake […]

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Orange wines: Skin-fermented magic

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Orange wines: Skin-fermented magic

Orange wines have recently captured the attention of sommeliers, winemakers and wine lovers alike. And contrary to what the name might suggest, these wines are not made from oranges. Rather, the word “orange” simply refers to the colour of the wines that results from a process involving the extended maceration of “white” grape skins with […]

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Farewell to a friend and diplomat

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Farewell to a friend and diplomat

Larry Dickenson, whose photographs have appeared on the pages of this magazine’s food column since 2005, had a distinguished career in Canada’s foreign service. His friend, Guillermo Rishchynski, a long-time diplomat who served with Dickenson in Indonesia and was most recently Canada’s ambassador to the UN before becoming executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank, […]

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A four-part summer feast

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
A four-part summer feast

Summer is a time for gathering with family and friends. Margaret Dickenson has put together some of her favourite recipes to help you entertain this summer, whether at a cottage or just at home al fresco. Smoked Salmon Crispy Stacks with Avocado and Mango Makes 4 servings 8 oz (225 g) smoked salmon, sliced 1 […]

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