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Tea party at Sorelle and Co.

Sweet Sweet Sorelle & Co.

Once upon a cupcake, in a bakery not far from Bloor Street, there was a magic treasure. Many treasures in fact. Carefully guarded, encased in glass, laid an assortment of coconut, mocha and caramel...
Tomatoes, Italy

My Life as a Tomato

Tomatoes love the sun. It’s in our genes. We once grew wild in Peru and Ecuador, in blazing colours varieties and flavours. The Spanish conquistadors came in the 16th century and were knocked out...

Olive Oil 101

Olive Oil: The Essence of Mediterranean Culture • There are as many olive oil varieties as there are grapes, and twice as much variability in taste. • Italy has twenty different olive oil producing regions all...

Fresh on Front Grand Opening

My friend and I are standing huddled together next to the DJ booth. One hand is numb from the freezing handle of the copper mug holding my Wild Muskoka Mule, garnished with candied ginger...
Avocado Smash

The Pleasure of Planta

Picture this. You walk through two glass doors on 1221 Bay Street, Toronto. You stand, nestled in a cove of white walls tattooed in green palms. Two black wicker chairs hang in the corner, welcoming...
Olive Oil

Fat: The Fear, The Fiction, and The Fabulous

Three letters. One word. Fat. A single syllable with one lonely vowel, but such a loaded gun of a word. Emotions, stereotypes, expectations, disappointment, all packed into that one tiny little word. Most of us grow up...
Chili Peppers

The Pleasures of Pepper

My name is Sara and I’m an addict. I got hooked 15 years ago, in New Orleans with my first fix – a Cajun martini. It all looked so innocent: the bright-red chili pepper...
Aztec Bowl at Copper Branch Toronto

Copper Branch: Your Lunch Hour Haven (Vegan or Not)

12 noon. Lunch time in the city of Toronto. So begins the daily march, the scramble of feet led by roaring stomachs to embark on a quest for the satisfaction of taste that will...

Stalking the Elusive Mushroom

A walk on the wild side – stalking the edible fungi: morels, chanterelles, boletus, portabellos. At dawn, we’re on a safari in the foothills of the Santa Lucia mountain range in California with a...
vegandale food and drink festival

Vegandale Food & Drink Festival Returns to Toronto!

You may remember the Vegan Food and Drink Festival from last summer when it came to Toronto with all of its cruelty-free deliciousness. It’s back for a fourth summer, but for an extra day...

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