What we’re MAKING

ricos-tomatoes-closeup-with-handWell-travelled tomatoes and the people who love them

What will we do for a delicious tomato and once we find it how far will we go to make sure we get one every year? Gardeners and eaters alike will appreciate this journey.

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– Elizabeth Cinello

A Feast for FoThe feast.od Restrictions: Five Tips

What do you do when five of your eight dinner guests have a total of six different food restrictions, some with multiple restrictions? Here’s how to handle it and triumph.

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– Elizabeth Cinello

Blanket mending crMending Ways

Mending was once a part of everyday life. At the Mending Lounge local artists will explore mending through experimentation, innovation and signature styles in this pop-up public event that takes a participatory approach as it aims to bring attention to a fading practice.

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– Schuster Gindin

Bitter Almond CakePiece of cake.

Robert Lackie delves into a legacy of memories and recipes and makes use of the dregs of a prolific apricot harvest to produce this aromatic treat.

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– Robert Lackie

Lemon TartsLemon tart.

Feel like something tangy, lemony when the weather heats up? Try these yummy tarts. Also available gluten-free!

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– Zena Curwain

Sun shining in the garage.Building Planter Boxes: Making a Garden Out of a Garage

A brick garage disintegrates and is replaced by giant planter boxes with their own irrigation system. Here’s how it was done and the delicious produce.

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– Schuster Gindin

Savoiardi - finished product.Gluten-free Lady Fingers or How to Use Up Spare Yolks

One of the by-products of royal icing (when you make four cakes) is a large number of ‘spare’ egg yolks. What to do?

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– Zena Curwain

CartellateChristmas Fritter Outrage

Baking Christmas cookies is serious business in Italian home kitchens. When a regional recipe is published with controversial ingredients, it causes a stir.

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– Angela Muto

Hillcrest Village Fibreworks: Sharing Our Arttulip - detail

A local group of fabric and textile artists get together to show their work and inspire the community to get creative.

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– Stephanie Lever

WFresh loaves of white bread.ill Rise To Any Occasion

Have you seen those beautiful loaves at the Farmers’ Markets around town? Did you know that there is a no-fail recipe that you can use at home that will produce fresh homemade loaves at a fraction of the price?

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– Zena Curwain

Type being set for letterpress.Letterpress Birthday Card

Photoshop is my everyday terrain, but an encounter with a small letterpress was the ultimate analog production experience.

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– Schuster Gindin

Naan c uNaan Bread

Enthusiastic bread bakers try using a wok as a tandoor oven.

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– Zena Curwain

Placing pies in oven to bake.More Pie

World’s simplest crust, and a find in the freezer give the pie partners a taste of summer.

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– Schuster Gindin

Jars of Seville orange marmalade.Adding a Glow to Winter

Every winter, we make about six batches of Seville Orange Marmalade. It’s a welcome burst of colour at this time of year.
Seville oranges are in stores end of January to mid-February.  Recipes and more photos here.

– Zena Curwain

Boxcar Social: building a better barWorkers removing plaster from brick walls at Boxcar Social.

What’s more iconic in Toronto than the opening of a new café or bar? What goes into putting something like this together? Especially for young entrepreneurs who are doing all the work themselves?

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– Miria Ioannou

New Year’s Snowman

A snowman in New Year's Eve hat in a backyard.What does it take to enjoy this weather? Grandchildren and a Winnipeg past.

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-Photo by Leo Panitch

CAKEBaker holds tools and fends off dog.

A non-baker gets help with her attempt to produce a worthy birthday cake.

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– Mary Li

Chicken Haleem

FRESH GARNISH.Chicken Haleem is absolute comfort food – a satisfying and spicy one-dish dinner made with grains, lentils and chicken.  The perfect meal on cold winter evenings.

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– Schuster Gindin

Pumpkin PiePumpkin pie.

Two friends from different culinary traditions wish to learn from each other. The first project is pie. The idea was generated in peach pie season, but by the time we got to it, it had to be pumpkin pie.

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 Schuster Gindin

 

Roasted Red Peppers

Peppers on the grill.When you want a taste of summer, defrost a bag, cut the pepper halves into long strips and season with chopped garlic, parsley, and olive oil.

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– Elizabeth Cinello

 

tomatoes

Tomato Sauce

Two friends collaborate in making home-made tomato sauce every September.  Four bushels San Marzano tomatoes.  Lasts all year.

– Schuster Gindin

Balcony zen garden.A Zen Garden in the Air

A concrete balcony is one of the many blank canvasses that face you when you move into a condo. It’s usually small and stark and aside from putting out a couple of chairs and maybe a small table, your attempt at being creative is limited. Well…,

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– Miria Ioannou

 

ravioli

Ravioli

Homemade ravioli filled with Swiss chard, garlic, butter and salt.  A half-a-day affair.

See the process…                                                                                   – Elizabeth Cinello

Where are you productive tendencies leading you?  Tell us about what you’re making.

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