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TV-G (30 MIN)

In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith recognizes the work of Chefs and Farmers across the country that are providing local food for local people. Allen also visits a thriving community garden and even helps plant some peanuts. Plus, a pork dumpling recipe that will knock your socks off.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Allen is preparing for a fun filled Spring celebration at the farm. He shows us how to take elements from the garden and the spice rack to make natural Easter egg dyes. He also offers advice on preparing for the celebration days in advance. Plus, we learn how to make mint ice cubes and a delicious Mint Tea Punch. Recipes include a Spring Salad and Walnut Sherry Dressing recipe and a great way to use extra mustard in your fridge to make a lamb rub.


TV-G (30 MIN)

A well designed laundry room can make doing the laundry a lot more pleasant. Vicki finally tackles her own laundry room for this dazzling makeover. She installs new cabinets, countertops, sinks, tile and a decorative finish for the walls that will chase away your laundry blues away.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Vicki helps a single mom create an oasis for her two youngsters with artificial turf grass, maintenance-free fence and top-of-the-line swing set and furnished patio.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Interior designer Leo Dowell gives Vicki the grand tour of Treillage, a European-style home in North Carolina. Leo and Vicki share tips to bring a posh Parisian flair into your home.


TV-G (30 MIN)

It took Chris and Nelly years to find their dream cottage, and might have taken them years to agree on a design plan, if they hadn't called in the Weekend Reno team for help. Both commercial architects with a keen eye for design, the Loretis each have a very specific vision of their dream retreat. This means merging two very different tastes; its cabin versus cabana in this classic battle of the sexes. A unique wall covering makes for a funky focal point and custom carpentry and unexpected flea market finds work wonders to bring the space together.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Rumored to be a prize at Expo ˜67, Anne Marie and Jim's one-of-a-kind cottage, comes with no shortage of renovation challenges, even for the Weekend Reno team. First order of business: to rip up water damaged flooring, but solving the issue proves to be far more work than bargained for. While Anthony works overtime laying the groundwork, Michelle and Merrill revive tired furniture pieces to dress up the space, but setbacks make these cottagers' dream space seem out of reach in just a weekend. Will the team pull it off?


TV-G (30 MIN)

Bill has a sentimental attachment to the cottage he helped build with his father and is reluctant to change a thing, despite the fact that wife Karen and daughter Andrea feel it's stuck in a time warp. With Michelle and her team in for the weekend, Bill gets the nudge he needs to finally see the transformation from a dark, dreary basement into a bright, welcoming walk-out. A collection of worn couches and the putting-green like carpet are replaced with a cozy, modernized seating area, a custom bar and new flooring, which garners a BIG reaction from the cottage owners!


TV-PG+D (120 MIN)

When her best friend invites her along for a holiday themed sail, an aspiring novelist, Pam, unexpectedly finds the love of her life on board. But what will happen when the ship returns to port for Christmas?


TV-PG (120 MIN)

With Christmas approaching, life appears to be good for Tom, an ex-Olympic hockey star, and his girlfriend, Jenny, a firefighter -- at least until Mary, a former Olympic figure skater, Tom's soon-to-be ex-wife and the author of a book of tips on relationships, is convinced that appearing to be still happy with Tom will help sell her book. Tom's strong desire to spend the holidays with his and Mary's daughter provides a test of true love and, ultimately, reveals who the true heroes are.


TV-PG (120 MIN)

A runaway bride, Kate, making herself scarce for the holidays, meets a ski patrol rescuer, Jason, at a resort. Her December days begin to brighten, until her parents and jilted fiancé, Alex, show up at the mountain to reset the wedding for Christmas.


TV-PG+DL (120 MIN)

Pretty, personable Molly, 28, hurries to boyfriend Jackson's birthday party with some big news to deliver: She's got an offer for a new job, but it's 800 miles away! Jackson, an expert wine maker, says of course he'll follow her anywhere and, because it's also Valentine's Day, he gives her a diamond pendant. Molly surprises him with a puppy. "A big step, he jokes, "raising a furry animal together. But the romance is soon interrupted with the worst kind of Valentine's gift: Jackson's ex, Vanessa, shows up with a DNA test proving he˜s the true father of her baby! Jackson insists that Vanessa was a one-night stand before he and Molly got serious, but Molly is livid. She leaves puppy, pendant, and Jackson in San Francisco and heads for Seattle.


TV-PG (120 MIN)

Type-A Ava owns Rent-an-Elf, a business in which she sets up Christmas for busy families. This year, she's hired by newly-single Liam and falls for him and his adorable son Nathan. But just as Ava thinks she's found her match, Liam's ex-wife returns, wanting to patch things up. And even though Ava decides to put Liam and Nathan's happiness above her own, she's still determined to give them the best Christmas ever, and maybe even hope for a Christmas miracle or two.


TV-PG (120 MIN)

Haley Foster escaped her small-town childhood in Truxton and built a big city life in Los Angeles as a top wedding planner at an elite and powerful company run by Ms. Reynolds. When her sister insists on getting married in Truxton at the old Christmas Farm on Christmas Day, Haley is resigned to make her sister's dreams come true and her parents happy. Returning to her childhood town not only brings back fond memories but also reunites Haley with Angela's childhood pal, Carter and sparks fly.


TV-PG (120 MIN)

Two overworked personal assistants hatch a plan¦ to get their bosses together. If their bosses are dating each other they would have less time to overwork their assistants and both bosses would take time off for Holidays.


TV-PG (120 MIN)

While searching through her late mother's attic, Rebecca uncovers sealed cards from a mysterious suitor that had been addressed to her widowed Mom over the past 12 Christmases. As she begins to wonder the identity of man, Rebecca hires a handsome, yet mysterious, detective to help solve the mystery behind the letters.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Anna and Kristina travel to dazzling and chaotic Marrakech to test a cookbook that infuses traditional Moroccan cuisine with a contemporary twist. Hot weather and spicy food aren't the only challenges they'll face.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Anna and Kristina indulge in the sweet, fresh taste of summer with a menu including gazpacho with Dungeness crab and pacific sashimi towers. Will this meal have summer sizzle or are storm clouds moving in?


TV-PG (30 MIN)

If you remove oil, cheese, alcohol and meat, what's left? Anna and Kristina test this bestselling lifestyle cookbook to see if this spare fare tempts the palette of diet and exercise guru Harley Pasternak.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

With his quiet Asian demeanour, Nobu Matsuhisa is not the image of an ambitious Type-A chef. And yet, he is one of the most successful chef/owners in the world. At 15 years of age, Nobu started work at a now-defunct sushi restaurant in Tokyo. From Tokyo he moved to South America, where Chef Nobu opened restaurants in Peru and Argentina before landing on US shores- to Alaska. After his beloved restaurant burned to the ground, Nobu relocated to LA and opened the first of a long chain of restaurants. In 1993 when working in NYC, Nobu met regular customer and A-list actor Robert DeNiro who asked the chef to open restaurant with him. Nobu has been recognized with awards such as the "Best Ten Chefs in the US, consecutively ranked No.1 in the category of "Taste in the Zagat Food Survey and a Michelin Star to NOBU London only to name a few.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Desjardins and partner Pierre Audette, bought a charming cottage in Ste. Adèle (an hour outside of Montreal) and turned it into a small restaurant called "L'eau à la Bouche, at a time when "fresh broccoli was a radical concept. She couldn't bear to import asparagus in February instead of serving their own Laurentian squash, cabbage, and mushrooms. Their notions of freshness and purity, of healthfulness and simplicity became their governing philosophy. As word spread about L'Eau à la Bouche ("Mouthwatering), Anne and Pierre expanded into a cozy country inn with 25 rooms. In 1989, they were accepted as a member of the world renowned Relais and Chateaux chain. Among numerous accolades, Anne has been named the Best Chef in Canada by the New York Times, honoured as one of America's Top Tables by Gourmet.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

As Executive Chef at Canada's prestigious Royal York Hotel David Garcelon now juggling six restaurants, massive banquets and room service. Complete with a walkie talkie, David oversees 12 sous chefs and in the course he walks 8 kms. daily. He manages a budget of $30-million, and a staff of 200. David got his first gig as executive chef at the ripe age of 28 so he's been a star from the start. At the Royal York, he's also become an advocate for local produce “ even keeping an herb garden and 10,000 bees on the roof so that the hotel can take advantage of fresh herbs. At 42, David Garcelon“ is a decade younger than most chefs in such a high-profile position.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Michael Lomonaco is the quintessential New York chef. After surviving 9/11 “ but losing many of his beloved staff that day AND his restaurant, Windows on the World, Michael has been "giving back to his city ever since. He opened the best steakhouse in town, and began many charities to help the families of those who died as well as New York City's Homeless. Italian-American Michael Lomonaco's first career of choice was a theater/film actor and singer but eventually, his passion for cooking, food and wine overshadowed the bright lights of Tinsel Town. In 1988 he became Executive Sous Chef at the legendary Maxwell's Plum and a year later returned to the '21' as Executive Chef. Michael has been host of Discovery Channel's Epicurious and the Food Network's Michael's Place.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Allen's focused on the farm to table movement and the importance of knowing where your food comes from. In this episode he "follows the pig in Kansas City by visiting a local farm that raises grain fed pork and a local butcher shop that only selects locally raised and steroid free meat. And you can't visit Kansas City without trying some of the best BBQ in the country. Allen visits with a long time employee at the famous Arthur Bryant's restaurant to get some tips on smoking meat.