How To Be An Ally

The coming week is normally one of celebration across the country. This year that might look a little different as Canadians come to terms with the devastating news out of Saskatchewan this week, and out of Kamloops earlier in the month.

A New York Times story published yesterday by Canadian correspondent Dan Bilefsky is titled “My Long Overdue Indigenous Education”. The title sums up the feelings of many Canadians as we grapple with the horrifying news. 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 »



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 »



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 »



Wild Canadian Ingredients

Wild pawpaws grow in the Lake Erie and Niagara regions

 

This summer has seen a huge rise in home gardening and preserving, in large part due to all of us being stuck at home, but also because we’ve been forced to think about our food systems and how we source what we eat. It feels like we’re more connected to what we eat than ever before. To that end we wanted to send a shout out to one of our favourite suppliers of foraged wild Canadian ingredients. Continue »