Tea Rebellion

 

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Are you a tea rebel? The good folks at Tea Rebellion certainly are, and this month they are celebrating their first anniversary! If you haven’t tried their tea yet, you really should. Continue »



The Great Scape

 

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A scape is a stem or shoot that emerges from the ground, often from the bulb or main stem of the plant. This shoot doesn’t support leaves, but usually just a single flower. And when it comes to wild garlic, the scapes are highly coveted; delicious, tender, pungent and full of flavor, and pretty much a must-have ingredient when they’re in season. Continue »



Life Choices for Canada Day

 

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Have you got your Canada Day menu planned yet? For many of us, Canada Day calls for picnics with a variety of fruit, fresh vegetables, cold beverages, maybe potato salad, corn on the cob and for the meat lovers in the gang, hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages. Continue »



Our Proud Producers: Death In Venice Gelato

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It may be safe to say that Kaya Ogruce has found his calling and Toronto aficionados of gelato and sorbetti are rejoicing.

The peripatetic Ogruce was born in Istanbul, studied engineering at the University of Toronto and after graduating became interested in food science, began work at Terroni in Toronto, then attended Stratford Chefs School, apprenticed at Scaramouche and staged at the three-Michelin-star Oud Sluis in Holland.

Back in Toronto, he is now making some of the best and most original gelato and sorbetti around as founder of Death in Venice Gelato Co. Which you can taste (and buy!) in-store tomorrow, May 7th, during the Death in Venice demo from 11-3pm.

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Our Proud Producers: Mother Hen Baby Food

 

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 Mother Hen (La Mere Poule) is a food manufacturing company based in Montreal that specializes in baby food. Really good baby food, with no additives or preservatives, no added salt or sugar or starch, and allergen free, meaning no peanuts or other nuts, no dairy, egg, soy or mustard, no sesame or sulphites. The fact that all the vegetables used are certified organic by Ecocert Canada and are without pesticides or herbicides, artificial fertilizers or growth hormones means it is as healthy for the environment as it is for your little ones. Sow how do they preserve all this goodness? Easy; freezing. Freezing fruits and vegetables does not diminish their nutritional profile and in fact, freezing produce directly from the field prevents potential loss of vitamins and nutrients that may occur during storage. Continue »