How To Burn A Candle

An 18 hour citronella candle from Camping Survival.

 

It’s citronella season and you’re doing it wrong.

Luckily, we can help.

Do you want your flickering flames to be the envy of all who glimpse them? Do you want your candles to burn properly with a nice even melt and without turning black around the sides?

 

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Bloomin’ Onion Inspired Mushrooms

 

Chef Adrienne Cheatham’s free master class in mushrooms for Epicurious is a must see.

 

Everything you ever wanted to know about mushrooms but kept forgetting to look into because the algorithm keeps distracting you with Garfield cartoons and vegan cupcake recipes. Now is the time for a deep dive into the endlessly fascinating world of mushrooms. Continue »



Thoughts On Jewish Food

matzoh ball soup from Lox & Schmear

We want to share an essay with you today written by a local Jewish chef. Lev Levine is the owner of Lox & Schmear, one of our favourite bagel spots in the city. They recently posted their thoughts on Instagram on the topics of Jewish food, kosher food, and cultural appropriation. It was so well presented we asked their permission to share it with you here. Continue »



Hello Dream Pie

Orange Dream Pie, photo by jennifer Crawford

It’s one month into 2021 and we’re doing okay, all things considered. It’s time we gave ourselves a pat on the back – we can do this. We’re almost at the end of January, Valentine’s Day chocolates are practically just around the corner. Until then we deserve a treat, and seeing as it is high citrus season – Meyer lemons are in store, plump Ruby grapefruits are bouncing down the aisles and Cuties are piled to the ceiling – let’s talk curd.

Specifically a Dream Pie made with orange curd. Continue »



Your New Normal

 

We’re stepping away from food talk today, just for a moment, to talk about change and growth. As the leaves turn and the weather chills, we look at settling in for the winter. Much has been said about the new normal, but the fact that we get to determine what our personal new normal is often gets overlooked. Continue »