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Growing Food and Raising Farmers in the City

December 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Annex and Harbord Village considered for expansion

By Jessica Lemieux

It’s early on a Tuesday but already the hot sun is casting long shadows from the greenhouse over the field. The earlier in the day the better and the more tender the herbs will be. That way they will look and smell great to our customers.

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Forage and Storage – Hello Fall

November 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Forage and Storage – Hello Fall

By Susan Oppenheim

I am a freezer girl and a packrat gourmand. I love the “hunt and gather “ and I live with a 24 hours Sobeys up the lane at Shaw and Dupont, a Loblaws three  blocks away at Christie and Dupont and a Fiesta Farms about 20 doors from my house.This week alone I have taken advantage of their in store specials buying ½ price butter, 2 for 1 berry boxes and $4 off litres of maple syrup.

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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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