Now’s Best of Toronto – Veganed

It’s that time of year again, well, between now and September – to vote in NOW Magazine’s Best of Toronto Reader’s Choice. I was looking through some of the categories and I noticed something – more and more vegan businesses are cropping up in categories beyond the usual “vegan” or “vegetarian”, so I wanted to highlight […]

Symposia Talk: The Twenty Teachings of Cacao: March 26

*****To reserve your spot, please email***** Join ChocoSol’s Founder, Michael Sacco, and special guest, Dr. Wayne Roberts, for an evening of re-discovering the food of the gods: the twenty teachings of cacao in glyph format. Come savour and contemplate our emerging ideas on the profound wisdom buried in the spiritual ecology of cacao and […]

Artisanal Chocolate Workshop – Chocosol

*****To reserve your spot, please email***** ChocoSol’s two hour artisanal chocolate workshops provide interactive bean-to-bar chocolate education (including discussions on the history and cultural teachings of cacao, chocolate making techniques, horizontal trade, and forest garden permaculture), hands-on ingredient preparation, chocolate tastings, and the opportunity to purchase ChocoSol products. $25 per person (cash please). […]

ChocoSoil Workshop Join ChocoSol’s Lead ChocoSoil Animator, Byron Koss, for a two hour interactive workshop exploring our community-based urban agriculture research project that integrates soil making into the day-to-day operations at ChocoSol. Learn about the closed-loop cradle-to-cradle waste use approach we are applying to our production systems, and how we up-cycle cacao shells, cacao char, paper […]

Things I Love Thursday – Local Vegan Toronto Gift Ideas 2013 Edition

For 2014 – please go here. There are lots of general vegan gift idea lists out there, so please do check them out (I’ll link to some of them at the bottom of this post), but it’s worth looking locally to tap into the great community of creators and crafters, bakers, makers, and ingenuous entrepreneurs […]

Things I Love Thursday on Friday: Dufferin Grove Farmers Market, Brixton Grill, Lavender, Chocolate.

One of my favourite things to do on a Thursday is to try and make it to the Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market. Yesterday was one of those hot muggy days. It’s a feeling anyone that’s been to Toronto in the summer would have experienced. When I looked out the window, from my air conditioned bubble, […]

Kind Organics Mystical Mint Chocolate Bar – Toronto – Get it at West End Food Co-op.

Recently on a trip to the West-End Food Co-op, there were two different kinds of Kind Green Organic’s Chocolate Bars conveniently located right at the check out. And it was a happy impulse buy, I’ll admit to it completely. I have seen Kind Organics selling salad blends, spouts, herbs and other greens at Farmers’ Markets around the […]

Farmers’ Markets in Toronto – Sorauren

I’m getting increasingly more excited with the possibility of having fresh local produce, that I can paw through myself, and buy directly from someone that might have a connection to the source. I like talking to people about food, and some of my favourite folks are people that make food, and love making food. Last […]