Boiler Magazine – Meet Your Makers

Handmade, Recipes, Winnipeg

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So, that little magazine project I posted about a few months ago is coming to an end and we’re going out with a bang! In case you’ve forgotten Boiler Magazine is Winnipeg’s first men’s food magazine. Our first issue covers a range of topics from junk food cravings to making moonshine, with a whole lot of feel-good food in between.

Boiler Magazine is holding a launch party on Friday April 4 from 12 – 4 pm at The Roblin Centre (Red River College’s Exchange District campus). We have awesome prizes to give away, an eating contest for some brave bellies, and a ton of delicious free food that you can help us eat!

Our magazine is one of 14 student created magazines being featured at the Creative Communications Magazine Trade Fair (check the Facebook page for more info). There’s a lot of interesting topics being explored if you’re not into guiltlessly celebrating indulgent, delicious food— but stop by our booth and say “Hi” anyways!

I thought I would put some friendly faces to Boiler Magazine’s creative team, and share with you the people I’ve spent more time with in the last 3 months than my own family:

Photo Editor – Eva Wasney (Me)
Copy Editor – Adriana Mingo
Copy Editor – Trevin Thomas
Editor-in-chief – Amy Jean MacLean
Layout Editor – Jordan Welwood

So come by on Friday and see what some very creative people have been working their tails off for, or to eat a bunch of free food. Stay hungry Winnipeg, lunch is on us.




Handmade Lotion Bars


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So, I’ve been staring at a computer screen for far too many hours this week so this post is short but sweet.

I made these lotion bars for Christmas presents last year and I was really happy with the way they turned out! The bars are solid at room temperature because of the coconut oil, but they spread on the skin with a little body heat. I’ve been using mine for dry hands and feet and chapped lips. The lotion is a bit greasy, so let it soak in before you start touching things.

I found all of the ingredients at Vita Health, but I’m sure there are cheaper places. Also, I made a big batch so I used a cup of each ingredient, adjust your ratios to suit your needs!

These ended up smelling like mint chocolates and if After Eights aren’t up your alley play around with different essential oils. Lavender would probably be divine.

I altered the recipe I found from here slightly.

Handmade Lotion Bars


1 part coconut oil
1 part shea butter
1 part beeswax
60 drops peppermint essential oil


1. Combine all ingredients in a double boiler and bring water to a boil. I suggest cut the shea butter and beeswax  into smaller chunks so it melts faster.

2. Once everything has melted, take off heat and add essential oils.

3. Pour into whatever molds you’d like and set aside to cool. I used a muffin tin with cupcake liners.

Enjoy the resulting silky smooth skin!