Fiesta Farms at the Gluten Free Garage

 

You could win this cart filled with $700 worth og gluten-free goodness!

You could win this cart filled with $700 worth of gluten-free goodness!

On Sunday, May 1st, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. the Artscape Wychwood Barns will be going “Gluten Free!” The brainchild of RonniLyn Pustil, the idea is to gather all of Toronto’s best purveyors, bakers, restaurateurs and suppliers of gluten-free goods to one spot, for, as she calls it, “a day of delicious one-stop shopping”

  Gluten Free Garage is Toronto’s original pop-up gluten-free marketplace…
like a farmers’ market with a gluten-free twist!”

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Easter Egg Contest

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Enter your very best decorated egg in Fiesta Farms first ever Easter Egg Contest.  Continue »



Food & Wine Comes To Toronto

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This just in! The Evergreen Brickworks will be hosting the first ever  Toronto Food & Wine Festival September 18-15 and it is an event you will not want to miss. The three day extravaganza will feature some of Toronto, and Canada’s, most noteworthy talents in the culinary world, showcasing our best restaurants, breweries and wineries. The weekend will include cooking classes, wine and beer tastings hosted by knowledgeable experts and sommeliers and will have you rubbing shoulders with international chefs. Continue »



North America’s Largest Halal Food Festival

logo   Takes place right here in Toronto. Coming this May 30-31st from 10-8pm at the International Centre, get your tickets now to get in on all the Halal goodness!

Notable dishes from this year’s Halal Food Festival vendors include:

  • The Holy Poutine (Spanish fries made with in-house halal chorizo, Spanish olives and other Spanish inspired ingredients from The Holy Grill, a halal food truck launched by Toronto chef Aleem Syed)

  • Jerk Fried Chicken and Belgian Waffle S’mores from Chef’s Life, sponsored by Sargent Farms

  • The halal Lollypop Juicy Lucy from Burger Factory  

We spoke with Salima Jivraj, the festival’s organizer, about what we can look forward to at this year’s festival. Read on to find out how you can win a pack of four tickets…

Vacuum sealers have been around for some time, but there are many things you may not know about them. First of all, no vacuum cleaners are involved, however, a lot of suction is. Vacuum sealers are used to protect and preserve food. There are a few things you should know about vacuum sealers before making a purchase, starting with the different kinds of sealers available. Vacuum sealers are ideal for packaging a wide variety of foods. You see food in the grocery store packaged this way all the time, whether you realize it or not. Beef jerky, salmon steaks, potato chips and dried fruit are just a few of the items you may find.

There are cooking benefits to a vacuum sealer. For one thing, you can marinade meats and seal it that way for easy cooking. Some people find that they simply like to combing ingredients into a vacuum sealer pouch because it locks in all the flavors and keeps thing moist. You can also dehydrate fruits and vegetables and then use the vacuum sealer to make dried soups.

If you have ever eaten this kind of food, you know how tender and moist everything is. What vacuum sealers are known for is locking in flavor and moisture. Lots of flavor and tender moist meat makes meals taste great. If you watch cooking shows, you may have seen this cooking technique in action. Some of the chefs on the Food Network use chamber vacuum sealer for this type of cooking.

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Top Ten Coconut Milk Dishes

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Coconut milk is an incredible ingredient, it is so versatile and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. It is going beyond Thai cuisine and can be found in myriad new recipes. Check out the hashtag #TKEveryday for more ideas on how to use coconut milk in your kitchen and take a look at my absolute favourite coconut recipes: Continue »