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A New Herb

Fresh coriander seeds

 

We’ve talked about it on the blog before but it bears repeating. Every summer your cilantro plant will begin to flower, and then bust out into fresh coriander seeds. And a whole new herb is born. One that is the greatest expression of flavour the plant or seed can offer up. Don’t agree? Let’s see what a world renowned expert of flavour has to say about it. Continue »



Road Food

Spam musubi makes great travel food

Who doesn’t love Spam & Eggs? Make your own musubi with this recipe from our friends at  CringeyKitchen.

 

This is the summer of the road trip. While many of us are flying, many more are choosing to stay put and seek out vacation travels from ground level. This style of travel requires food – fun, easy, convenient, delicious and packed by you, rather than bought on the run. Here are our top tips for your summer vacation road food needs.

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Hearts Of Palm 101

Does your cupboard hold a dusty can filled with mysterious hearts of palm? Have you forever been mystified by this retro product? No more! Today is the day to dust it off and figure out the best way to eat this delightful vegetal heart. Continue »



How To Be An Ally

The coming week is normally one of celebration across the country. This year that might look a little different as Canadians come to terms with the devastating news out of Saskatchewan this week, and out of Kamloops earlier in the month.

A New York Times story published yesterday by Canadian correspondent Dan Bilefsky is titled “My Long Overdue Indigenous Education”. The title sums up the feelings of many Canadians as we grapple with the horrifying news. Continue »



Get Pickled: A Free Fermentation Class

 

David Zilber is a Torontonian who left the nest and flew to Copenhagen. There he began working for René Redzepi, considered the greatest chef on earth by many, and wrote a book with him. The Noma Guide to Fermentation is a bible of preserving and occupies a rarified place on the cookbook shelf, right beside The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz.

Now Katz and Zilber are coming together to do a free class on their favourite subject. Continue »