Monthly Archives: November 2012

Your Packed Social Calendar: Preserve Swap at The Handlebar (+Bonus Dance Party!)

This past Saturday night, I visited The Handlebar in Kensington Market for the first time to hear my friend Edmund Stay rock-opera-out as he reprised the songs from his musical The Wolf, which debuted in the spring. I missed the full show back in April so this concert was my first chance to hear the […]

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Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Vegan Shepherd’s Pie (aka ‘Shepherd-less Pie’)

Shepherd-less Pie Ingredients 1.5 cups dried brown lentils (cooked with 4.5 cups of water) 2 bay leaves 2 lbs potatoes (mix of blue, Yukon gold, and russet), peeled and chopped into equal size 3 cloves of garlic, peeled 2 large white onion, diced 1 heaping tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tsp each thyme, rosemary, basil (all […]

Swap Recipe: Hillary’s Mushroom & Onion Quiche

Mushroom & Onion Quiche Crust 1 ½ cups flour (this particular recipe used half plain white wheat, and half red fife flour) ½ tsp salt ½ cup butter ¼ – ½ cup cold water Filling Lots of caramelized onions (To caramelize onions, cook in olive oil on low heat for forever — seriously.) Lots of […]

Swap Recipe: Ben’s Dark Chocolate & Mint Chocolate Faux Truffles

Prepared & Submitted by Ben Lowy Makes about 3 ½ dozen. Ingredients: • 1 (500g) package oreo cookies (The truffles from the swap used 38 cookies) • 1 (250g) package cream cheese (The truffles from the swap used about ¾ of the package) • 1 bag of chocolate chips Instructions: • In a food processor, […]

Swap #1: A Solid Success! **Recipes Now Posted!**

Our first food swap was held last night on the University of Toronto campus, and Natalie and I are thrilled at the turn-out and the diversity of the items. There’s already been Facebook posts and emails sent with people raving about the food they brought home. It’s 20 hours later and I’ve devoured 3 of […]

Swap Recipe: Jasmine’s Baked Apple Sauce

Prepared and submitted by Jasmine Chorley Foster, author of Best Morning Blog, who “barely adapted” the recipe from Daily Muse Blog (itself an adaption of a Barefoot Contessa recipe). What should you take from that modification trail? That you should tweak and customize to make this sweet versatile dish your own! Apple Sauce 6 – […]

Swap Recipe: Natalie’s Brioche

Brioche 2 cups of flour 6 g salt 1 tbsp sugar 3 eggs 1 sachet of instant dried yeast, or 11g fresh compact yeast ¼ cup of warm milk ½ cup cold butter, cubed egg wash (a slightly beaten egg with a tiny bit of water added) Makes 12 buns. In a small bowl, mix […]

Swap Recipe: Kayla’s Brownies

Brownies Preparation time: 20 minutes 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 7 tbsp butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla ¼ tsp salt 2/3 cup flour Melt the chocolate together with the butter, then mix the ingredients in the order listed.  Bake in a 350° oven for 20 minutes. ////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\ This item was part […]

Swap Recipe: Kayla’s Minestrone

Minestrone  Serves: 10-12 Preparation time: 1 hour 1 bulb roasted garlic 2 (796 ml) cans of whole tomatoes 1 (156 ml) can of tomato paste 1 (540 ml) can of navy beans – drained 1 (796 ml) can of red kidney beans – drained 1 (450g) package of soup mix (dry lentils, beans, etc…) 6 […]

Swap Recipe: Megan’s Quinoa & Beet Salad

Prepared & Submitted by Megan T. Brown Quinoa & Beet Salad Serves: 1 Ingredients: 1 cup arugula ½ cup quinoa ½ beet 1/3 can of chickpeas 1/2 gala apple 1-2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp brown sugar Small handful of […]