Monthly Archives: November 2012

Swap Recipe: Hannah’s Ginger Miso Soup & Burdock Root

Ginger Miso Soup First, the Dashi stock: 1 packet bonito (dried fish flakes) 3 shiitake mushrooms (dried or fresh, both are fine) 1 inch ginger, grated (or finely chopped) Bringe these to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes.  Take 3 pieces of konbu and wipe off the white powder that’s covering it with a […]


Swap Recipe: Sonia’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes 2 – 2 1/2 dozen. Wet Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs Dry Ingredients: 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour ½ tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 spoonful of coffee grounds Additions: 2 ½ cups oatmeal 1 […]

Swap Recipe: Gillian’s Lentil Feta Salad

Prepared & Submitted by Gillian May, based off of recipe from The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Lentil Feta Salad Portion size: 6 Ingredients: ½ cup slivered almonds 1 cup dried green lentils 2 garlic cloves ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano (dried is fine […]

Building Reputation In A Swapping World

With our first swap just two days away, we’ve been getting handfuls of questions about how we will be making people accountable for the safety of their prepared food. It’s a complicated issue , and it’s a significant barrier to projects like food swaps. However, in the interest of full disclosure, we wanted to share […]

Adventures with CSAs: Fresh City Farms

At the end of September, I finally signed up for my first personal Community Shared Agriculture program. I had considered joining a CSA in years past as it seemed like an ideal way to source food from local farmers, but the large upfront cost and time commitment required by many programs scared me off. I […]

What’s In Season: November

November’s a funny month.  You’ve had too many pumpkin spice lattes to count, and you’re finding that you’ve made it a habit of reaching for your winter coat — but it still feels a little bit too early to start baking gingerbread.  It feels like Daylight Savings has shooed out the sun and the darkened […]

New Information Pages To Admire!

Our first food swap event is just a week away! We have been working hard on this site, updating our information pages to give you insight into what we’re all about. Take a few minutes and brighten your day by reading one of our updated pages: About D&S, where you can read more about collaborative […]

Apple & Almond Crackle Tarts

There is nothing more quintessentially fall-like than sweet, fragrant and crisp apples.  Mind you, this year was a bit unfortunate in apple-y news — there was an April frost that damaged many apple crops in Southern Ontario, unfortunately, and so there weren’t as many bushels of super cheap apples to crunch.  Nevertheless, apples are still […]