Things I Love Thursday – So many things. Books, Art, Videos, World Record Achievements

I’m glad I’ve got writing TILTs as part of my routine on Thursday. We’ve been back from our not-honeymoon for a few days and I feel like I’ve been playing catch up with the real world, projects, life stuff, house stuff, and foster cat stuff. West End Food Co-op CSO This week I picked up the remainder of the West End Food Co-op Community supported orchard program preserves I had amassed during the last CSO summer season. For anyone that has considered signing up but been put off by the initial cost – I think it’s worth it, especially if like me, you eat a lot of vegetables. Even splitting it amongst friends would leave you with lots of amazing preserves and treats for the rest of the year. The experience, the community, and the education at the WEFC Community Kitchen/Community Cannery is amazing. Future classes and events. On Tuesday, Doug McNish was also demoing his newest book Raw, Quick, and Delicious, so while I was there I picked up a free copy as a thank you for being one of the testers on this book. I’m not the most enthusiastic about making raw food usually – mostly because it’s typically so time consuming. So when testing for this one I was pleasantly and genuinely surprised at how actually quick (and delicious) many of the recipes I tried were. I’ll have to dig into the book again soon. Check out his demo on Breakfast Television Flowers My parents left Toronto while we…

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Toronto Animal Book Club – First Meeting – Sunday, April 21st 4pm

After being inspired by a recent post on Our Hen House, a group of us has decided to start a Veg/Animal Book Club in Toronto, our first meeting is April 21st at 4pm. Location to be announced once I get final numbers. To find out more information feel free to contact me directly, on twitter – @mdgee, or join our facebook group. We’ve opted to start with The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J Adams – a book that has inspired a lot of people (as indicated by the Defiant Daughters book released recently) and inspired a lot of criticism as well/ (and more from an Animal Voices interview with Mirha-Soleil Ross – transcript) We’re looking to create a positive, respectful space to share, read, learn, and talk about animal friendly literature and non-fiction. You can learn more about goals and see a list of potential future books here, Hope to see you at our first meeting!  

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Hey Toronto – How about a veg/animal rights book club?

I’ve been inspired by a recent post on Our Hen House (as I often am) but this time it’s made me really want to take things offline. Recently they posted about the Animal Defense Fund’s online book club, which I think is an awesome fantastic idea – but – I’d like to see if there is any interest in making that happen in real life in Toronto. I know we’re all busy people, with conflicting schedules, but we could meet once a month on the third Tuesday evening (for example) or another mutually agreeable time/date of the month. So Toronto – are you interested? Let’s make this happen. Send me an email, send me a tweet (@mdgee), add yourself to the group on facebook, give me your thoughts, and most of all join in.

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