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Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Zucchini Summer Salad with Lemon, Mint and Walnuts

Raw food veganism, you got me this time. As many of you know, July in Toronto was frequently the equivalent of living in a steam oven. Attempting to be an optimistic opportunist, I thought about how it would have been cool to bake bread and see that yeast kick into action, making dough rise in […]

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On Sharing Recipes

While collecting recipes from all the participants of our latest swap, I started thinking about the idea of recipe discovery, collection, and sharing. What makes us go, “Ooh, I’d like to make that!” when we see a recipe? What makes us toss out a recipe without ever making it again, and what pushes us to […]

Swap #2: Starting 2013 off with another stellar swap!

Hello all! Our first swap of 2013 happened on Monday, January 28th in the evening, and what a great swap it was! There are fewer things more satisfying in life than opening up a new year with a great start. We were super pleased and impressed with all of the variety from our first swap […]

Recipes & comics, with a side of grilled cheese.

I recently stumbled upon this list on Saveur’s website of ‘Recipe Comix,’ which is exactly what it sounds like. Saveur contacted several comic artists, asking each artist to draw a recipe for them.  The collection of the works of art as recipes that resulted from this request are as varied as you could imagine.  I […]

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Community Building (Quite Literally): Meet the Faces Behind OpenStreetMap at Mappy Hour

DREAM COME TRUE: I am starting 2013 at a new job where I get to reignite my geo-nerdery by indulging in mapmaking. I am in the midst of developing a series of interactive maps for various projects, assignments which required researching a number of online mapping applications and plug-ins. One of the main issues that […]

Gingerbread Granola

I don’t know about you, but I find myself still craving gingerbread-flavoured things long after Christmas has finished.  While I’m an odd person in that I’ll gladly listen to Christmas carols in June, and have no qualms about drinking apple cider in the summer (it’s a comforting drink, what can I say?) – gingerbread and […]

Lentil & Brown Rice Vegan ‘Meat’-ball Recipe

  It’s holiday party time, a.k.a. potluck season, at least when you work in food-focused groups as I do. This week, I had a mighty successful cookie swap at my culinary centre job, and last night I was at the potluck party for the shared office space of Sustain Ontario (where I intern), Not Far […]

What’s In Season: December

During this month, I, and everyone around me, discover that I am the World’s Biggest Baby because of my constant, never-ending mantra of, “I’m so cooooold.”  You’d think that being Canadian and having lived in Ontario all of my life would prepare me for the cold weather and that by this time I’d have developed […]

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Crowdfunding Causes: Help Cultivate Toronto Set Up Gardens in Regent Park

Is it just me or do you also find yourself looking at a lot more crowdfunding projects than you used to? I don’t have the hard numbers to back it up, but I know that online fundraising has become dominated by platforms such as Kickstarter, RocketHub, and many others. They aren’t just for charity drives […]

Vanilla Pudding with Thyme Syrup Recipes

I don’t want to come out of the gate making excuses, but what a week. I’m not complaining – it’s been ‘the good kind of busy’ with visits from out-of-town friends, menu planning meetings, cat care-giving, dropping in on the Preserve Swap, a cooking class at Calphalon, a friend’s gallery show opening, and a good […]