Fleeing the Flea

My family is not religious. Most of us have been baptized in the Anglican church, but aside from weddings, baptisms and funerals, as a child growing up, I can’t ever remember getting up to go to church. In fact, when questioned about religion, I’ve often joked that our religion was the flea market, because that’s […]

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On the Shelf – May 24, 2009

Here’s a few new things we came across this month that are definitely worth sharing. Margaret’s Artisan Bakery Crisps We came across these at the Ontario Cheese Society tasting in late April. Better known for their Margaret’s Artisan Flatbreads, these organic flour crisps from MJ Fine Foods are made in Vaughn and come in a variety of […]

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Organics, Delivered

Recent chilly nights and the appearance of squash and pumpkins means that the end to farmers market season will soon be upon us. Within the next few weeks, farmers will be finished with this year’s harvest, and we’ll be left to fend for ourselves in the aisles of the supermarket, where Peruvian asparagus and spongy […]

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Orgasmic Organics

Multiple Organics 1545 Dundas Street West 647-435-5340   What are two well-educated young women to do when they find themselves with doctorates, but no where to use them? Why, open an organic food store of course!   Such was the case for Nupur Gogia and Carrianne Leung recently when they discovered that the only way […]

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Craving Some Valentine’s Chocolates

Craving Chocolates 119A Roncesvalles Avenue 416-538-1212   Valentine’s Day is commonly thought of as the biggest holiday of the year for chocolate sales, but statistics show it actually ranks third or fourth after Easter, Halloween and Christmas. Due to shopping habits related to the day, however, Valentine’s generates more one-week candy sales than any other […]

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A Bag of Magic Beans

Merchants of Green Coffee 2 Matilda Street 416-741-5369 Coffee. Where would we be without it? It wakes us up, keeps us going and fuels social gatherings. But how many people actually think about where their coffee comes from? Or how fresh it is? For people who grew up on (and possibly still drink) supermarket coffee, […]

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Soma – Home to the True Chocoholic

Soma Chocolatemaker Historic Distillery District, 55 Mill Street, Building 48, unit 102 416-815-7662 It’s a sad fact that many people who deem themselves to be “chocoholics” have never tasted anything made from good quality chocolate. That’s not meant to sound snobby, but I make the statement to illustrate a point. There are “chocoholics” who get […]

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