This Bread is Reducing Food Waste, One Slice At A Time

 

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We are all aware of the vast amount of food waste that Canadians generate. It’s shocking, really; the average Canadian wastes 170 kilograms of food every year. This weekend, meet one entrepreneurial Canadian who is doing something about it, using leftover grains from the brewing industry to make fabulous, artisanal sourdough bread. Taste it for yourself in the store this Sunday, February 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Continue »



Urban Harvest: Rose hips

 

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You don’t have to live on a farm, or out in the country to take advantage of the fruit, herbs and vegetables that proliferate in almost all neighbourhoods in and around Toronto. Even plants that are grown for their decorative foliage and flowers yield a bounty year after year. Mulberries can be found on residential streets all over the city, and Concord grape vines decorate numerous patios, both commercial and residential. And as we found out recently, even crabapples are there for the picking, all it takes is a little bit of work. Okay, and maybe a ladder and a pair of pruning shears. Continue »



Wild For Blueberries

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Wild blueberries love periods of hot, dry weather, alternated with lots of rain. Sound familiar? Experts expect the wild blueberry season to arrive a little earlier than usual this summer, so we thought we’d give you a head’s up. The peak season for these power-packed little gems is late July and August, so get out your hand rake, head on up to Muskoka,  do some limbering up and start pickin’ and grinnin’!

Last year we did a post on wild blueberries that was a big hit with our readers, so we think it’s fair that we alert you all to a few “Blueberry Socials” coming up soon. You won’t want to miss out. Continue »



Video: A Few Words From A Chef

Here we talk to Chef Michael Steh, of the soon to be opened The Chase, about why he’ll only serve sustainable fish at his new restaurant.



See You At The Beer Festival

 

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We had you at “Beer Festival” didn’t we.  Now we know that the summer is a great time to hang out with the kids, but let’s face it; they could use a little time for themselves, and you could certainly use a break, so why not earmark Friday July 26 as the perfect evening to let them sleep over at their friends’ while you and your friends head down to the historic Art Deco Bandshell at the CNE grounds to experience Canada’s biggest beer extravaganza, the nineteenth annual Toronto’s Festival of Beer. Continue »