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Treat Yo’ Pets!

Treat Yo’ Pets!


Posted By on May 19, 2016

Among the Kitchen Library team are almost as many pets as people, so when we were asked by the Toronto Public Libraries if we could put together a workshop on homemade pet treats, I jumped at the chance! We’ll be hosting this program twice in the coming months: on June 9 from 2-3pm at the Wychwood Library, and again on September 8 from 4-5pm at the Northern District Library. Today, I’ve got just a quick teaser,...

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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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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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Appliance spotlight: Vitamix


Posted By on Jan 27, 2015

 Oh it’s not just a blender. It’s a Vitamix. It’s like a celebrity among appliances.  It can blend a freaking iPhone into a soup! If I sound like a huge fangirl about this, it’s because I am. In late 2013 we applied for a grant through the Carrot Cache to buy some new appliances to add to our inventory, and we got it! So we sent a survey to all of our members asking them what appliance they wanted and...

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 Cold-press juicing is all the rage right now and I totally get it! But man, am I tired of seeing cold-pressed juice being sold in fancy packaging at an extraordinarily inflated price. This is the appliance that started it at all for me. I get it, I didn’t want to drop $300-$600 on a cold-press juicer either. And now we have two available for you to borrow! I can’t rave enough about the Omega juicer and GreenStar...

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