Putting the Easter Bunny on the Menu

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For many peo­ple cel­e­brat­ing Easter this week­end, Easter Sunday din­ner means a feast of ham, or rack of lamb, or that old hol­i­day standby, turkey. This year, why not try some­thing dif­fer­ent and deli­cious, like rab­bit? If you’re the type who eschews choco­late bun­nies, there is still the oppor­tu­nity to indulge in a lit­tle bunny love, albeit of a more savory kind. Continue »



Passover Begins Tonight

 

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Tonight, April 15 at sun­down, marks the begin­ning of Passover, the week long hol­i­day that com­mem­o­rates the lib­er­a­tion of the Jewish peo­ple from slav­ery under Egyptian rule, over three thou­sand years ago.  According to the Book of Exodus, the Egyptian Pharaoh freed the Israelites after God tor­mented the Egyptians by vis­it­ing ten plagues upon them, cul­mi­nat­ing in the death of the first born in all Egyptian house­holds. Jewish fam­i­lies, instructed by God to mark their homes with the blood of a spring lamb were spared, “passed over” by this lethal power. It is said that the Israelites had so lit­tle time to leave that that they didn’t even have time to wait for their bread to rise, so they took with them flat, unleav­ened bread, or matzo, and thus was born the tra­di­tion of eat­ing only unleav­ened bread for the dura­tion of the hol­i­day. Continue »



In-Store Demos, April 12-13th, 2014

  • Made Good »

    Saturday & Sunday, 11-3pm

    MadeGood is dedicated to providing healthy snacks that are rich in nutrients and minimally processed. All of our products contain wholesome organic ingredients that are ethically sourced. MadeGood is a good choice for your health, your family’s health and the planet’s health. Real Goodness for Real Life.

    MadeGood is dedicated to providing healthy snacks that are rich in nutrients and minimally processed. All of our products contain wholesome organic ingredients that are ethically sourced. MadeGood is a good choice for your health, your family’s health and the planet’s health. Real Goodness for Real Life.
  • Rise Kombucha »

    Saturday & Sunday, April 11-5pm

    The intention behind RISE is to create a healthy and delicious alternative to the conventional pop drink. Why? We wanted to inspire individual and global responsibility, not abandon it... and what better way to do that than through the gut? After all, feeling good and looking great starts within.

    The intention behind RISE is to create a healthy and delicious alternative to the conventional pop drink. Why? We wanted to inspire individual and global responsibility, not abandon it... and what better way to do that than through the gut? After all, feeling good and looking great starts within.


3 Great Reasons To Throw A Pizza Party

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The Toronto Raptors are in the NBA play­offs, the Montreal Canadiens are in the NHL play­offs and the Toronto Blue Jays have just started the 2014 base­ball sea­son. If you are a sports fan you are feel­ing pretty good right now and those three things are rea­son enough to throw a pizza party. I’ve got just the cook­book to help you do just that. Pizza: Seasonal Recipes from Rome’s Legendary Pizzarium this cook­book is by the man Vogue mag­a­zine called “The Michelangelo of Dough”. Gabriele Bonci has been devel­op­ing his sig­na­ture style at his small pizze­ria in Rome. He uses stone-milled farro flours and relies on the sea­sons to deter­mine his uncon­ven­tional top­ping com­bi­na­tions. He comes up with more than 1500 dif­fer­ent top­ping com­bos each year! This guy knows his pizza and this book is going to show you how it’s done.  Continue »



Halloumi For Spring

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Opa!

 

Picture that typ­i­cal Greek restau­rant scene — the server brings a flam­ing pan to the table, douses the flames with a squirt of lemon and sets the saganaki before the guests while shout­ing “Opa!” When is the last time you had your­self some deli­cious fried cheese? Continue »