Posts Tagged ‘toronto’

Cooking Classes Taught By Refugees

Nigerian Egusi Soup photo courtesy The Dream Africa

 

We are justifiably proud about the diversity of this city and regularly boast about the wealth of ingredients from all over the world that we are able to access readily. But just because we can buy these ingredients doesn’t necessarily mean we know how best to cook with them. Today we want to highlight a new initiative by one of this city’s most beloved charity organizations – one that delves into world cuisine with delicious recipes taught by refugees from their home countries.  Continue »



Volunteering During COVID

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou

 

 

As we watch the numbers each day and hope for a break in cases, those of us who still have our health count ourselves lucky. And as you try to do your part – wearing masks, keeping a responsible distance and trying to adjust to the new rules during this ever changing pandemic life – you might be finding yourself wanting to do more. And you couldn’t have picked a better time! There is a great need right now for volunteers in the city of Toronto.  Continue »



Bombolone: So Much More Than A Doughnut

Classic Bombolone

Classic Bombolone

 

The beautiful bombolone – think a jelly doughnut, but with more heft – is a perfect bombshell of a pastry. Often stuffed with vanilla custard or nutella, rolled in sugar and topped with a dot of the filling, like a little teaser on top, these delicious treats are an Italian specialty. Not to be confused with sufganiyot or zeppole, canoli or sfogliatella – the bombolone, and it’s diminutive form, the adorable bomboloni, will finally get the recognition it deserves. And it’s all happening this Monday… Continue »



Join a Parade, then Compost Your Pumpkin

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After your Halloween pumpkin—or pumpkins—have done their duty on the spooky night before, you might find a Pumpkin parade in your neighbourhood where it can have one last hurrah. 50 parks in Toronto host these fun annual events, so check out the link to one near you.

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Back To School For Everyone

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The kids have gone back to school so maybe it’s time we all did the same. Have you always wanted to learn how to make tourtière – that delicious French Canadian meat pie – now’s your chance to take a class from food writer, French Canadian and former Stratford Chef’s School instructor Deborah Reid.
Or what about wild mushrooms? We sell a gorgeous selection of them in the store but maybe you’re not sure how to cook them at home. Continue »