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 »



Support Toronto’s Small Breweries

“Give my people plenty of beer, good beer and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them.”-Queen Victoria

 

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It would kind of suck if you wanted to put out a nice cheese board, but the only stuff available came from KRAFT. Here we have KRAFT single slices, here, Velveeta, how about a little cheese whiz on that cracker? Imagine not having access to great local cheese like Monforte or Thornloe or any of your favourites, if all your cheese came from some conglomerate more concerned with the bottom line than anything else. It’s important for us as consumers to support our local artisanal brewers, bakers and candlestick makers, not simply for altruistic reasons, but because most often the product they craft is more delicious. So it is with one of our favourite food groups, Beer.

 

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Our Proud Producers: CIPM Flours

 

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It used to be that the only selection of milled flours available to consumers in grocery stores was good ol’ All Purpose Flour. There’scCake flour, pastry flour and whole wheat…but they all seem to be treated with additives or come from two or three hugely recognizable brands, and trucked in from who knows where. And let’s face it: lately wheat has been getting a bad rap, with more and more trembling citizens afraid of a slice of bread, thanks to the frankenwheat that now passes for food. Continue »



Video: A Road Trip Through The County

Take a break from the city’s frantic pace to enjoy a peaceful road trip through some of Ontario’s finest farmland. Vineyards, corn fields and bobbing sunflowers abound in Prince Edward County.