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Night Market comes alive for charity

August 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Night Market comes alive for charity

Fundraiser brings out chefs and designers

By Richard Frankel

Inspired by night markets from around the world, Honest Ed’s alley (581 Bloor Street W.) was transformed with art and all-you-can-eat food as hundreds of people from around the city came out on June 20 to raise money for The Stop Community Food Centre.

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Two tasty pastry recipes with egg yolks and whites

August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on Two tasty pastry recipes with egg yolks and whites

Making macaroons? Why not use the leftover yolks for pecan cookies?

By Susan Oppenheim

I love macaroons, especially in summer—no dairy, no flour, and low-calorie egg whites.

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Aw shucks! Ontario Oyster Festvial celebrates its 24th year

August 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Aw shucks! Ontario Oyster Festvial celebrates its 24th year

Despite the rain, Rodney’s Oyster House drew a huge crowd of oyster aficionados for its annual festival

A masked contestant stripped down to his skivvies before shucking at the competition

By Khristopher Reardon

Delicious seafood, smashing beer and good times were shared at this year’s Ontario Oyster Festival.

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Karma Co-op celebrates its 40th anniversary

July 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Karma Co-op celebrates its 40th anniversary

Inside the food co-operative. Photo: Alexa Huffman/Gleaner News

By Alexa Huffman

Smart shoppers can find a second home at Karma Co-op (739 Palmerston Ave.). The non-profit food co-operative is celebrating 40th anniversary and is eager to share its success.

Amy Andre, the shop’s general manager, loves being one of the eight employed staff at the store.

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Recipe: When you got lemons, make lemon bars

July 13th, 2012 · 2 Comments

The recipe for these lemon squares is a two-step recipe. Just follow the simple instructions.

Tart and tasy lemon bars. Photo: Innis O’Grady/Gleaner News

By Susan Oppenheim

After moving to Costa Rica—a country known internationally for its produce—I was stunned to find out one cannot buy lemons. There are enormous varieties of limes—green, orange, even yellow ones—but, oddly, no marketed lemons.

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Organic or Local?

July 12th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Both have their environmental benefits, but how do you know which too choose?

By Terri Chu

Organic greens have expanded from a niche, farmers’ market item into the mainstream. I consider anything found at Loblaws–where about one in three grocery dollars in Canada are spent–mainstream.

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More than a Parking Lot

July 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on More than a Parking Lot

Bloor-Borden farmers market returns

By Victoria Prouse

“You shop differently in a farmers market than a supermarket,” says Gus Sinclair, former chair of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) and co-founder of the Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market. “In a farmers’ market, people pause; they stop over tomatoes and talk about how the kids are doing at school”.

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Fuel for thought

May 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on Fuel for thought


New restaurant Fuel House on Clinton has an eclectic menu and even more eccentric approaches to marketing their food. Mike Shulman/Gleaner News

By Mike Shulman/ Gleaner News

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Coach House new book launch takes on Dance Cave

October 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Coach House new book launch takes on Dance Cave

By Nathaniel G. Moore

Simulated party atmosphere at the Coach House Books event at the Dance Cave (529 Bloor St. W.), a change from the norm for the popular publishing house. Courtesy Evan Munday.

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Legendary hangout Dooney’s returns to Annex

August 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

By Michael Radoslav

Signage has begun to change over at the Annex Live. Photo by Michael Radoslav/GLEANER NEWS

After a three year hiatus, a legendary Annex hangout is reborn. Dooney’s Café, a once popular destination for artists and politicians in Toronto has returned, replacing the Annex Live.

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Residents divided over planning study for bar-resto concentration in Parkdale

July 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment

By Rebecca Payne

The stretch of Queen Street between Dufferin and Roncesvalles will be under the city’s microscope as a restaurant concentration study begins, a move that may prove to be divisive for the neighbourhood, if a recent community meeting is any indication of things to come.

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