Behind the scenes of our City in Disney special
For the first time ever, we took Cityline to Walt Disney World in Florida and filmed a special show at the Magic Kingdom, which aired on City on Tuesday, April 23! To help capture all of the Disney magic, we brought some of your favourite guest experts along, including Lisa Rogers, Karen Sealy, Mairlyn Smith, Derek Selby, Bill Rowley, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, Brian Gluckstein, and Sandra Pittana. Want a behind-the-scenes look at all of the fun? Browse through our photo gallery below: [gallery ids="28286,28287,28288,28289,28290,28291,28292,28293,28294,28295,28296,28297,28298,28299,28300,28301,28302,28303,28304,28305,28306,28307,28308,28309,28310,28311,28312,28313,28314,28315,28316,28317,28318,28285"] If you missed the show (or you just want to watch it all again!), you can stream the entire episode here. And for your own chance to create once-in-a-lifetime memories at Walt Disney World, don't forget to enter our Magical Journey contest for a chance to win a 5-night trip for 4 to the Walt Disney World Resort with WestJet Vacations!
Nailing it: DIY nail & yarn art
This easy DIY art project adds great impact and fun to your decor. Nail & Yarn Art Materials & Tools:
- MDF board, cut to size, ½” or ¾” thick (plywood can also be used for a more rustic look)
- Nails (1.5” or 1”)
- Primer, paint & painting tools (spray paint works best)
- Draw desired design on board.
- Use hammer to nail nails into board along the design. The nails should be nailed to the same depth/height above the board, and placed approximately ½” to 1” apart from one another.
- Prime and paint the board with nails.
- Tie yarn to one nail and wrap around the nails to highlight the design.
- Tie the end of the yarn to the nail and tuck under the woven yarn.
- Optional: Use different sized nails to create a high and low design.
- Optional: Paint a picture or design onto the board before wrapping the yarn.
- Optional: Using a hot glue gun, place a dab of hot glue onto the loose ends of yarn and glue under the woven yarn.
Mediterranean chicken with rice and asparagus
This meal looks and tastes gourmet, but it's so easy for you to put together for a weekday dinner. Mediterranean chicken with rice and asparagus Prep time: 15 minutes / Total time: 40 minutes Ingredients:
- 1 whole pre-cooked roaster chicken (2 lbs or 900 g - assumes 1 lb or 450 g of actual meat)
- 1 large plastic resealable bag
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup green pimento olives, sliced (or any sliced, pitted olive of choice)
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp parsley, dried
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp fresh garlic (from a jar - or 3 cloves, minced)
- 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
- paper towel
- 20 asparagus spears (1 lb or 450 g)
- butter (optional)
- The night before: Quarter chicken into two white sections (wing and breast) and two dark sections (drumstick and thigh). Place chicken into a large plastic, resealable bag. Sprinkle chicken with raisins and olives.
- Whisk together the following in a measuring cup: balsamic vinegar, parsley, oregano, pepper, brown sugar, olive oil and garlic. Stir until well mixed. Pour mixture over chicken in bag. Close bag tightly and let rest in bowl. Refrigerate overnight. Flip the bag every once in a while.
- When you arrive home: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place chicken with marinade, skin side up, in a large oven-safe lasagna or cake pan. Place in preheated oven. Set timer for 20 minutes or until heated through.
- Combine rice and water in a large microwave-safe pot with lid. Microwave at high for 8 minutes, then medium for 8 minutes. Place a paper towel under the rice pot in case of spillage.
- Snap off bottom nodes of asparagus and discard. Rinse in colander or steamer basket. Place a small amount of water in the bottom of a stove-top pot, let stand.
- Bring water to full boil with asparagus in the basket above. Cover and set timer for 4 minutes, or microwave for the same amount of time.
Chive pancakes with barbecued pork and coleslaw
This savoury pancake is great for lunch or dinner, and since it's packed full of vegetables, it's a complete meal, too! Chive pancakes with barbecued pork and coleslaw Ingredients:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup water
- 2 bunches chives, cut into 2-3 inch lengths
- 1 bunch Chinese chives, cut into 2-3 inch lengths
- 12 oz barbecued pork, finely shredded
- 1 cup zucchini, julienned
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- Mix flour, eggs, water and salt together and let sit for about 10 minutes.
- Add the chives, zucchini and pork and mix well. The batter should be a little bit runnier than pancake batter.
- Preheat a non-stick 12” fry pan (or two smaller pans) over medium heat and add vegetable oil.
- Pour batter into pan and spread to a thin layer; this amount should give you about 1 large pancake. Cook for 3-4 minutes until set and golden brown on bottom.Turn over using a spatula, plate or flip it if you are able; cook the other side until golden and serve immediately.
Tracy and our guest experts learn to dance with Louis Van Amstel
Tracy and our guest experts love to have fun in the Cityline studio, but last week we gave them the chance to have a booty-shakin' good time off the set, too! Celebrity choreographer Louis Van Amstel was in town to promote his new workout DVDs, LaBlast, and we caught up with him at a Toronto dance studio while he taught some hot moves to Tracy, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, Mairlyn Smith, Shoana Jensen, and Shai DeLuca-Tamasi. Want a sneak peek of how they did? Check out our behind-the-scenes video and photo gallery below! [embed]bcid:2303093072001[/embed] Want to see their full dance lesson with Louis? Tune in to Cityline on Monday, April 22 at 9am! [gallery ids="27925,27926,27927,27929,27930,27931,27932,27933,27934,27935,27936,27937,27938,27939,27940,27941,27942,27943,27944,27945,27946,27947,27924"]