Far from home

Marco’s dad was never a father to him. His dad lived in Toronto, while Marco grew up in Ecuador, immersed in the love of a large, close knit family–his mother, grandmother and three siblings. But at 18, he reluctantly left them to join his father in Canada in pursuit of a better life.

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Cooking for her life

When Sophie’s mom was angry at the world, it was Sophie who would suffer. Her mom was overwhelmed and alone with six kids. They were all boys except Sophie, so her mom would be especially hard on her. Sophie would escape the chaos around her by keeping to herself and listening to her music, but [...]

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Chilled Beet Soup

Keep your cool with this colourful summer side. Surprisingly sweet and refreshing, this will be a kicky opener for any entrée this season.  

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Mike is cooking with gas

“My stepdad and me really didn’t get along and my mom and me have never gotten along since I was four or five years old,” Mike recalls.

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