How To Stuff A Bitter Melon

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Bitter melon is the kind of thing one either loves or hates, there is no in-between. And, as is often the case, those who love it, really love it. Here is a recipe for a Vietnamese soup that might set you on a path to becoming a bitter melon lover yourself.  Continue »



And The Winner Is…

 

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We have not just one but three winners to announce today! They are: Continue »



Apron Strings Guest Bloggers

 

We are always thrilled to have guests blog on the site; they bring fresh ideas and perspectives, they help to keep us all up to date on the many exciting activities relevant to our community, and introduce us to the people that keep our city connected and moving forward in a positive way. Through story-telling, news sharing and the exchange of information, our guests offer us a chance to learn, explore, and meet new friends.

As we have just celebrated Father’s Day, this month we are focusing on Dads and how they’ve enriched our lives. Our guest contributors this week/month are a typical cross-section of our community, and share the experiences they have had with their Dads that have nourished both body and soul:

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Win Big with Apron Strings Until June 24th

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There’s a whole lot of celebrating father’s day going on our Apron Strings site.  But we’re not finished celebrating fathers and food.

We’re giving away three great prizes:

  • One $100 Fiesta Farms Gift Certificate
  • One $50 Fiesta Farms Gift Certificate
  • One fantastic grilling prize pack courtesy of Good Egg: a Lodge grilling pan and a grilling cookbook.

To enter into the draw, just watch the three Apron Strings videos  and share your favourite one. It could be the one that touched you the most, featured a relationship most like your own family or an entirely different reason!

The three videos are:

To enter on Twitter, follow us on Twitter , tweet a link to your favourite of the 3 videos and include the hashtag #apronstrings to be entered into the draw.

To enter on Facebook, share one of the videos on your Timeline and tag Fiesta Farm’s Facebook page to be entered into the draw.

You can double your chances of winning by sharing on both Facebook and Twitter! The contest ends Monday, June 24 at 11:59 am ET.

Thanks to our friends at Good Egg for supplying an awesome prize. Check them out in Kensington Market! http://www.goodegg.ca/



Apron Strings 2013

Just in time for Father’s Day we are ready to unveil this year’s collection of Apron Strings videos. This project is Hypenotic‘s baby and each year she infuses it with the fun, energy and excitement she feels about cooking and sharing recipes with family members through the generations.

“This year instead of focusing on the recipes we’re focusing on family relationships and the way food plays a role in connecting people. These are three beautiful and totally unique stories about fathers and their families and the role food plays in their histories and lives.” – Jodi Lastman

Here they are! Enjoy and make sure you get into the kitchen with your dad soon.

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