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September 05, 2020 General Manager Recipes No comments
Glorious summer tomatoes offer many possibilities to be enjoyed throughout the year.  Consider freezing and roasting in addition to canning as ways to bring these treasures to your table in all seasons.   Freezing is a quick and easy option for tomatoes that can be added to soups, stews and sauces.  Just wash, dry and chop tomatoes into the size that you will use most, put into freezer bags or other freezer hardy containers.  They will be juicy when rethawing, but surpris...
April 05, 2020 Karma Webmaster Features , Recipes No comments
Maybe you’re grocery shopping less and you want to use what’s in your pantry. Maybe you just want something that’s warm, hearty, and comforting in a way only soup can be. This pantry-friendly recipe can accommodate whatever you have on hand, or don’t. Most of the soup’s flavour comes from the black beans and the spices, so skip or substitute anything you’re missing, like broth, canned tomatoes, carrots and celery. You can even use onion powder and garlic powder if needed. This soup is a great...
March 03, 2020 Karma Webmaster Features , Products , Recipes No comments
Modern life is about managing a delicate balance in so many things—cost and convenience, quality and time, effort and reward. But some things are just a clear win: that’s how I’ve come to feel about making my own salad dressing. Recipe and image provided by Kyla Winchester I know, you’re thinking, “Salad dressing? Salad dressing of all things?” Yes, salad dressing. I eat salad greens a lot, as an easy side veg that doesn’t require a lot of prep. I used to dress the lettuce with a drizzle of b...
February 29, 2020 Karma Webmaster Features , Products , Recipes No comments
Recipe and image provided by Sarah Bradley Mid-winter brings a welcome introspective energy. I’ve been lucky to take part in yoga teacher training, which means my weekends are immersed in quiet reflection, movement, learning, and building community. Long days at the yoga studio are rich with learning and connection. But guess what: even yogis get hangry! This is why it’s crucial to prepare an array of snacks for a sustainable source of energy. If you are craving the perfect, filling winter sn...
January 01, 2020 Karma Webmaster Recipes No comments
Recipe courtesy of Sarah Bradley, adapted from Alive Magazine. We’re nearing winter, when kitchen creations centre on root vegetables, grains, pulses, and other locally available goodies from Karma. But for now, we are still lucky to have access to some bright, colourful produce that brings memories of warmer days to our kitchens. For those of us whose work days can be long and time in the kitchen limited, it’s nice to have simple yet hearty dishes that can be prepared on days off and be sav...
December 03, 2019 Karma Webmaster Features , Recipes No comments
Recipe and photo courtesy of Kyla Winchester. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, December is a busy time of year. There are parties to attend, relatives and friends to visit, gifts to buy, and food to make. Fortunately, homemade chocolate bark can help with several of these things, in a fairly low-stress and delicious way. People appreciate homemade treats, and I like to make them. However, accommodating different dietary restrictions can make this more complicated, and, frankly, indivi...
November 07, 2019 Karma Webmaster Features , Recipes No comments
As soon as I started to think about comfort food, the phrase “comfort me with apples” popped into my head. Photo by Kyla Winchester I remembered it as the title of a book of food writing by a former Toronto Star columnist. However, it turns out it’s also the title of a food critic’s memoir and a quote from the Old Testament’s Song of Solomon: “Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.” The exact translation varies—sometimes it’s “refresh me with apples”, sometimes i...
October 01, 2019 Karma Webmaster Features , Recipes No comments
Recipe and photo courtesy of Kyla Winchester. My dad was the one who cooked in our family, and I can only conclude he didn’t like making pies. For Thanksgiving, he made apple crisp, or occasionally ‘pumpkin pudding’—which as an adult I now realize is an easy way to get sweet, creamy pumpkin filling and vanilla ice cream without the fuss of making a crust. (Yes, pumpkin pudding was just pumpkin pie without the crust—sneaky, huh?) Apple crisp is a great fall recipe, and an easy, less-fussy but...
September 04, 2019 Karma Webmaster Features , Recipes No comments
Summer may be winding down, but the days are still long, the sun has been gracing us with warmth well past sunset, and the neighbourhood is buzzing with activity, from park picnics to street festivals to spontaneous porch conversations. During this time of abundant energy, I find it’s nice to find quiet moments between activity to prepare simple but filling snacks that can fill the gaps between meals. Lately, I’ve been getting creative with dips and spreads, perfect for packing into a contai...
September 04, 2019 Karma Webmaster Features , Recipes No comments
I learned to cook after I moved away from home. Because my dad stayed home when I was born so my mom could go back to work, he was the one who cooked in our household, and this was unusual in the 70s when I was born. Surprisingly, it seems to still not be that common–the more things change, the more they stay the same? But he embraced it. After his divorce, Dad learned to cook for himself, then he cooked for my mom and then for me and my brother, too. However, Dad didn’t have the patien...