Thanksgiving is around the corner and that means that Xmas is not very far off. These are great times to get together with family and all of the Torontoism Team will be taking part in the Seasonal Festivities with their loved ones. It is a great celebration of the harvest and is celebrated in almost every religion around the world.
In a search for local food restaurants and suppliers, we are lucky to live in this area of Canada. Between the abundance of the Holland Marsh and the numerous farms in the region, we are spoiled for choice. The only thing luckier would be to live within a hundred miles of Hershey, Pennsylvania… Chocolate being my favourite food group!
Evergreen Brick Works a community environmental centre was transformed from a collection of deteriorating heritage buildings into a global showcase for green design and urban sustainability.
We’ve recently run a contest on the best local food stores in Toronto. Torontonians got to vote for their favourite organic and local food providers. There are a few Toronto stores that are proud to announce they’re selling organic meat and produce, but Torontonians have chosen Rowe Farms as their favourite.
When you serve quality in everything you do, people take notice. That’s why St. James Town Steak and Chops has been around for over 40 years. This family-run butcher has been providing great meats, fish, seafood, produce, and dishes prepared on the premises for the Old Cabbagetown neighbourhood.
Among all the confusion of buying organic, gluten-free, in-season, free-trade, GMO-free, and so on, there’s one repeating factor that has not and hopefully (for the good of our food system) will not go away — local is better. Eating locally grown means you’re connecting with the place you live in via its food, supporting family-owned Canadian farms instead of overseas companies that had to freeze and ship the food to you.
Mark Michelin at St. Jamestown Steaks and Chops has graciously allowed me to share his Turkey in a Bag Recipe. I like to call it FLAWLESS TURKEY.
With many locations in Toronto, COBS is positioning itself as a tasty, healthy option for buying baked goods. I walked into their Annex location (like their Kensington location, an excellent place to stop in the midst of a Sunday afternoon stroll) to buy their pizza bases and left with seven-grain bread and sourdough as well. It’s hard to resist fresh bread, especially at a bakery that only sells what they’ve baked that day.
In my last years of University, I spent a Summer in Santa Cruz, California. Just South of there is a town called Castroville, California and it is the home of the big ARTICHOKE and the Artichoke Festival!!! It was there and then that I tried my first fresh Artichoke and I have been enamoured with …
Back in 2006, Carolyn Griffis of Re/Max Hallmark Realty identified a problem of nutrition in public schools. Over the past three years she has worked tirelessly to enlist volunteers, donors and sponsors to this very important cause, feeding school children to maximize their engagement in class. REALTORS from many different Companies have adopted Schools (our Company has …
Got some great beef ribs and did this recipe yesterday for dinner. AMAZING!! There are times when this blog must deal with really important issues and this is one of them: FOOD!! My friend Susan, a great cook, but also a dynamite Businesswoman ( those are not divergent in one person, however, I digress) is …