Cooking Classes Taught By Refugees

Nigerian Egusi Soup photo courtesy The Dream Africa

 

We are justifiably proud about the diversity of this city and regularly boast about the wealth of ingredients from all over the world that we are able to access readily. But just because we can buy these ingredients doesn’t necessarily mean we know how best to cook with them. Today we want to highlight a new initiative by one of this city’s most beloved charity organizations – one that delves into world cuisine with delicious recipes taught by refugees from their home countries.  Continue »



Bottle Drive!

Good news for a change.

We’re ready to take back all those bottles you’ve been hoarding.

Please:

  • Review the list of bottles we’re accepting
  • Clean them
  • Drop them off on Sunday, July 12th, behind the store
  • Receive your deposit or leave it as a donation in support of St. Clair Supports The Stop!

Led by local business Cocoa Latte, the program raises money for St. Clair chefs and stores who prepare hundreds of healthy, wholesome takeout meals for The Stop’s Wychwood Open Doors— a drop-in centre that works with neighbours experiencing issues like homelessness.

It’s a win/win/win (a theme lately). Count ’em:

  1. Get back your space
  2. Support local businesses
  3. Help neighbours most deeply impacted by COVID-19

 



Building Community During Quarantine

Christie Pits Park

 

Josée Couture is a local Realtor and a long time customer at the store. She recently found a new way to connect with the community during quarantine. She shared her thoughts over email. Read our Q&A to see how she’s coping, and giving back, during a crazy time.

All photos of Christie Pits courtesy of the Toronto Neighbourhood Walks Project Continue »


Q&A With A Local Food Expert

 

Should we be worried about food shortages? Does it make a difference what apple I buy? Will I have to give up coffee? How do I bake with spelt?

These are all questions that are going through our heads right now as we try to grocery shop responsibly. To get some clarity, we talked to local chef and food activist, Joshna Maharaj. She has some great advice that will help us all be better consumers during this pandemic and in the months to come. And she has a great recipe for spelt.  Continue »



It’s About More Than Just Restaurants

 

At Fiesta Farms, we value this city’s food scene, and as independent owners ourselves, we stand behind our fellow food business owners who are suffering during the crisis. We put together this post to help everyone understand how the loss of restaurants will not only affect our dining options, but a great many other things; from food supply to real estate, and what each of us can do to help.  Continue »