Today is Canadian Thanksgiving! And we thought it was only fitting we celebrate with some Canadian cuties! Sure there are hot Canadian celebrities we all ogle in the States, but our Northern neighbor has its own celebrity eye candy. From hockey players to musicians, these drool-worthy dudes may have slipped under your radar if you don't live in the country of Mounties and maple leaves. So get in the turkey day spirit early with the Canadians we are thankful for this Canadian Thanksgiving.
The Toronto International Film Festival is under way up north, and we're dying to see the festival's movies about love triangles and sex scandals once they're released. But in addition to the iconic film festival, Canada also has a solid collection of cute native sons going for it. While Ryan Gosling always wins us over with his Canadian charm, we felt it was time to spread the love to some of our other celeb crushes from the state of maple leaves and mounted police. These hockey-playin', denim-on-denim wearin' cuties have tickled our funny bones and stolen our hearts on the stage and screen. Learn a little about these fellas' Canadian roots and what we love about them now!
Kate Middleton and Prince William's first royal visit to North America is underway in California, with their most recent event being the BAFTA awards. Donning Alexander McQueen, Kate looked subtly glamourous hanging with Jennifer Garner, Blake Lively, and Nicole Kidman. Our favorite part of her outfit? Sparkly Jimmy Choo platform heels! Style highlights of Catherine's trip so far: she paid homage to Canada via Canadian-born designer Erdem by wearing two of his dresses; she also donned a red maple leaf fascinator to celebrate Canada Day. She looked totally adorable in a cowboy hat and boots, and fresh in yellow Jenny Packham. While Kate chose a lovely gray Roksanda Ilincic dress for her arrival in LA, she quickly changed into a green silk dress from American designer Diane von Furstenburg for a welcome reception later that day. To get you caught up on Kate Middleton's style choices thus far, click our slideshow to see, and stay with us as we chronicle each outfit of her tour.
Kate Middleton looked sweet as maple syrup today, getting in the Canada Day spirit with a maple leaf hat and a broach she reportedly borrowed from Queen Elizabeth, who wore it on her first trip to Canada in 1951. Canadians returned Kate's tribute to their country by coming out with signs proclaiming Canada loves Will and Kate. It's already been a packed day two of their foreign tour for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; they attended a citizenship ceremony outside Ottawa and greeted fans at Parliament Hill.
July 1 marks Canada's birthday — the date in 1867 Britain combined the colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces. Technically Queen Elizabeth is still the symbolic head of state, so when he becomes king, William will fill that role. July 1 is also a special day for the Duke of Cambridge, as it was his late mother Princess Diana's birthday. She would have been 50 today.
Take a look at Canada's festive celebrations, starring Prince William and Kate Middleton, now! Happy Canada Day!
Ice wine, as we in the US call it, is a delicious dessert wine I discovered in my wine tasting travels to British Columbia, Canada. If you, too, happen to be visiting our northern neighbor (or live there!), there are festivals dedicated to the special vino taking place right now, like the Niagara Icewine Festival or the Okanagan's Winter Icewine Festival. So in honor of this crisp, sweet wine, I've put together a quiz to test your smarts on the grape-derived drink. Let's see what you've got!
Source: Flickr User Craig HatfieldTake the Quiz
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Has grass-fed beef fallen out of favor? The new rage among cattlemen and chefs in Canada is wine-fed beef. That's right: apparently, humans aren't the only ones who could benefit from a glass or two of wine. According to the Vancouver Sun, the practice of feeding wine to cows began with Janice Ravndahl of Sezmu Meats in Kelowna, British Columbia. The rancher witnessed Gordon Ramsay feed pigs beer while watching The F Word over a glass of wine. Ravndahl now feeds her free-range, hormone-free Angus cows a liter of local wine daily for their last 90 days.
Not only did Ravndahl notice a difference in the cows' behavior ("they moo more and seem to 'talk to each other,'" she said), but she also saw positive results in the flavor of her beef. The meat's become a hit among well-known restaurateurs, and commands over 15 percent more than ordinary free-range, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef.
I have a hard time with the concept of cows living better than me, but I'd be interested in trying this meat, which allegedly has a flavor similar to that of marinade. What are your thoughts on wine-fed beef?
Tsharp25 uploaded these photos of her meal at Wild Apple Restaurant in British Columbia, Canada, to the Savory Sights group in the YumSugar Community. Do you have an image of something delicious that you recently made or enjoyed? Upload it!
This last time I went, though, the food was even more incredible, thanks to new chef Bernard Casavant, whose passion for food is evident in every delectable bite. The salmon was literally melt-in-your mouth good. I had to snap some pics of our dinner there, even though it can't really do the taste justice!
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