Cookbooks, farmers’ markets and muffins
June 24, 2012 § 11 Comments
It has been a while, friends! I know! I haven’t been around lately but I swear I have a couple of good reasons.
As you know, I have been interning for a Toronto food culture magazine, Acquired Taste, for about a year now and have recently taken on the role Online Editor. I just love Acquired Taste and am so happy to be working more closely with them! It has taken me a while to get into the routine of gathering posts, editing stories and putting together the editorial calendar but I am learning so much and loving it!
I have also become more and more involved with Ryerson’s vegetable garden and was recently hired to help coordinate the Ryerson farmers’ market! As a lover of local food, urban gardening and farmers’ markets, this is pretty much a dream come true. I honestly don’t know what I’m going to be doing but I start on Thursday so I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes!
Last, I have also been working away on a project of my own: I have decided to put together Tastes of Ancaster, a cookbook of recipes from local, Ancaster chefs, farmers and residents made using fruits and vegetables that are grown in Ancaster. I have finished gathering recipes (although if you live or lived in Ancaster and have a recipe to contribute, send it my way!) and I have begun to make and photograph each of the recipes! Today I made blueberry muffins and tomorrow I will make some sweet potato French fries from a local farmer. Then it will be on to asparagus with sesame seeds, spirited peaches, spicy berry jam and my Grandma’s rhubarb pie. I can’t wait for Tastes of Ancaster to come together and I’ll be sure to let you know when it does! I’m hoping it will be finished in a month of so.
Lots going on! So stay with me! I promise I will be back in a couple of days.