Posts by Dayna Boyer

We’re Closed :(

Posted By on Sep 1, 2016

I was going to start this letter with something sad and melodramatic, like “it is with a heavy heart that I…”. But then I realized, that’s ridiculous! The last three years have been amazing — we did over 600 loans, we were in O magazine (and tons of other media), and we met some amazing people. Running this organization changed my life for the better, so how can I be sad about that?! Yes, The Kitchen Library is closing but we...

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Free (canning) pot!

Posted By on May 12, 2016

 Ta da! After searching high and low in the city, we finally found this beauty to lend FOR FREE from our Regent Park location.  Why a canning pot? Like knitting, canning is an artform that’s been making a comeback lately. Canning enables people to eat healthy all year long, which we love. But learning to can — jams, jellies, pickled veggies, and other preserves — puts you in charge of the ingredients...

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Things we need

Posted By on Dec 20, 2015

As someone who hates clutter and shopping, I consider myself a minimalist. Which works well in the teeny tiny apartment I share with my fiancé, dog, and cat. These minimalist values, of course have been absorbed into The Kitchen Library’s mission and it guides our decision-making process as an organization. However from time-to-time we need certain items but purchasing these things just doesn’t jive with our values (or our...

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Appliance spotlight: Actifry

Posted By on Jun 29, 2015

By Anna Carey Do you have a weakness for fried food? You’re not alone! Unfortunately, I’ve always found the mess and oil from using a deep fryer at home too much for me, but the Actifry might be just the solution we’ve been looking for. With as little as a single tablespoon of oil, the Actifry turns out everything from crispy, delicious French fries to healthy root vegetable chips, sausages, shawarma, and even homemade granola! Thanks...

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By Anna Carey The slow-cooker is well-known as a fantastic way to have an easy, hot meal ready as soon as you arrive home from your daily routine, but this kitchen superhero also has a bit of a reputation for turning out a particular kind of food. Our parents’ slow cooker recipes were often based around large cuts of meat and soup preparations, ready to deliver to potluck dinners, and these ideas have been common since the first...

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