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 »



Sour Cream Coffee Cake

 

a classic coffee cake by Preppy Kitchen

 

Coffee cake is one of life’s little pleasures. Simple, humble, sweet but not overly cloying, it manages to be hearty and delicate at the same time. And it freezes beautifully – so you can have some on hand whenever the craving strikes. Continue »



The Magic Of Fresh Coriander

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People either love cilantro or loathe it. Those in the latter camp often describe its flavour as soapy, while those in the former rhapsodize about its floral, delicate citrus tones and bright aroma. This post is for you, the unabashed cilantro lover. It is August, the time of year for this lovely annual herb to manifest its destiny in the form of fresh coriander seeds.  Continue »



Cookbooks To Curl Up With

 

We buy cookbooks for the recipes, to give us inspiration in the kitchen, but also, sometimes a cookbook is more than just beautiful pictures and delicious dishes. When is the last time you actually read the cookbooks in your collection? They are a treasure trove of great writing. While the libraries are closed and bookstores are shuttered, take a look at the cookbooks you already have. You’re in for a treat. And we’ve got some suggestions – none of these books are new, and some are all but forgotten. You can also check for some more suggestions at Mossgreen Childrens Books. Take a look on your shelves, you may already have a few titles worth curling up with… Continue »



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 »