An Ode To Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters with Whipped Hot Honey Butter from Vegetarian Adventures

 

When’s the last time you made fritters at home? This time of year is ideal for corn fritters – the corn is at its sweetest and there’s so much of it. The measurements are so easy, this is the kind of recipe you can keep in your head. One ear of corn makes four palm-sized fritters. Mix the kernels with egg and flour – one egg and one tablespoon per cob – and a sprinkling of salt and let sit for an hour. Then fry and serve. That’s it. Continue »



Tropical plants in the house!

Stave off seasonal affective disorder and keep the green growing going with tropical house plants.

Whether you’d like to spruce up your working from home situation, come home to an inviting space, trick out your Instagram set, or put something sexy in your new macrame hanging potholders, our newly arrived selection should have you covered.

Accent your decor, improve indoor air quality, and reduce the anxiety we’re all understandably feeling this year with new friends from our current family of tropicals like the Calatheas. Here you get the best History related info for you gardening.

The markings of the different varieties of this species look striking when solitary and swell paired with other plant pals.

They’re perfect in low light environments and prefer to be kept moist. A misting or a humidity tray can be helpful in maintaining moisture levels. But don’t worry, we’ll share care tips for whichever new green friends you take home.

Stop by, email, or call us with any questions at 416-537-1235.

Fiesta Gardens is open to the public and there’s no line up to get in! Beat that! Just wear a mask 😷 when you come by.

We’re currently open 7 days a week from 9 am to 6 pm.

And delivery and curbside pick up are available.



Getting Philosophical About Sourdough

sourdough loaf by A Couple Cooks, find the tutorial below

 

In a recent article for Heated, Caroline Hatchett dives into the science of sourdough – the bacteria specifically, and busts open a few myths along the way. She starts off with the story of Sara May, a writer, whose sourdough starter turns black during a long move undertaken during lockdown from Philadelphia to Ithaca.

This is the entry point for those of us who name our starters like pets, who believe that feeding specific ingredients to starters will alter the flavour of the final bread we produce from them. Continue »



Bottle Returns Rules

As of today, September 8th, 2020, we’re accepting bottle returns

Please:

  • Make sure your bottles are clean
  • Use Checkout LANE #1

Thanks!



Labour Day!

Dear Fiestans,

We have a bit of news:

  • We’re closed Labour Day, Monday, September 7th, 2020
  • We’re extending our hours to 8 PM starting Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
  • Maintaining a dedicated hour in the AM

Labour is important. Labour laws are worth celebrating. Labour is responsible for the creation of many important conventions like weekends and 8-hour work-days.

Also, we’re tired and could use a rest. We hope you get some too.

If your Labour Day involves food, please pick it up prior. Happy Labour Day.

When we come back, thoroughly refreshed, we’ll have the energy to open just a bit later. Like, an hour later.

And we’ll continue to reserve the first hour of the day for customers who really can’t risk contracting COVID-19.

We’re not going to try and pretend that the pandemic isn’t affecting us all to varying degrees, directly and indirectly. Specific communities tragically disproportionately so. This week, Toronto numbers were on the rise. The school year is upon us. Working remotely has lost its novelty. Restaurants, retailers, and small businesses are suffering. The news from the south is distressing on the daily. Honestly, the litany of challenges this year continues to throw at us, surface, and dredge-up is documented well-enough in memes and the mainstream media alike.

We don’t need to dwell on it. But it feels disingenuous to pretend nothing’s wrong.

So here’s what we’re thinking. If you can afford it, maybe even more so if you can’t, we hope you get a minute (ideally more!) to let it all go this weekend. To forget the chaos and enjoy something simple. Some sun. A stroll. A conversation with someone about something that doesn’t make you angry, sad or scared. If you’re up to it, sure, try a new recipe. If you’re on a roll, eat on a restaurant patio or in a park.

Whatever you can manage, good luck. Stay safe. And see you in the aisles soon.