One night in June, Avenue Road and the ROM turns into an gourmet grazing zone exclusively for people attending Toronto Taste and supporting Second Harvest.
Over 1000 guests. 61 chefs, restaurants and food purveyors. 32 beverage purveyors. Over 73,000 tastes prepared. And the results of this? Other than the killer food? (just keep scrolling [...]
Have I told you about my friend Michael O’Connor Clarke?
Charming guy, friendly, with a great last name if only he spelled it correctly. Michael is one of those people who leave an impression, leave a mark, leave you laughing, everywhere they go. He’s eager to lend a hand, find solutions, make a difference and challenge set patterns of [...]
Lunch Money Day At Camaraderie — Originally uploaded by LexnGer
One of the great things about working out of Camaraderie is that everyone here is open and willing to get involved in things like Lunch Money Day.
We decided to do a pot luck lunch and it was fantastic feast of fresh rolls, pasta, samosa, pecan cake, pie [...]
It feels like much of our weekend was spent at protests, but this was the one we had to make it to: FoodStock.
With a proposed mega quarry threatening 2,300 acres of prime agricultural land, pristine aquifers, and endangered species in Melancthon Township, just north of Toronto, the Canadian Chefs’ Congress took action. 100 chefs from [...]
Busking For War Child — Originally uploaded by LexnGer
(note this is the lead singer not Mike)
40 bands and artists across Toronto busked today to raise money for War Child. Our friend Mike was out with The Reason playing in the sunshine, so of course we took a little afternoon break from work and went over to listen and support [...]
40 bands and artists across Toronto busked today to raise money for War Child. Our friend Mike was out with The Reason playing in the sunshine, so of course we took a little afternoon break from work and went over to listen and support.
As many of you know I’m on the steering committee for Second Harvest’s largest fundraiser Toronto TasteAND I’m incapable of sitting in a restaurant without taking photos.So here’s a quick collage of a small number of the committed people hard at work to organise an amazing gourmet event to help raise money to feed the [...]
So… I’ve had my coffee… (unfortunately not the kick-ass coffee I won in the raffle gift basket from RocketFuelCoffee.com because my grinder is broken…) but I digress.
I’ve had my coffee. My 10am call is actually 10am Vancouver time (yay!) and now I can take a moment or two to SHOW you what HoHoTO was like. Unfortunately not my photos since m [...]
I’m sore, tired, hoarse. My feet ache, my head aches, my back aches, and I’m overflowing with happiness!
Last night, we raised over $48,000 for the Daily Bread Food Bank at HoHoTO!
We raised it with ticket sales and sponsors. We raised it with raffles and photos. We raised it with twitter auctions for tickets th [...]
as you might know, I’m on Second Harvest‘s steering committee for Toronto Taste 2008. (more on that later)
I just got a note from Second Harvest looking for volunteers for their upcoming Lunch Money Day, so I thought I’d take a moment and spread the word:
On Lunch Money Day, February 21, 2008, S [...]
In my continuing commentary on spokes-creatures, I bring you the beaver.
This is not just any beaver, this is an official Bell Canada Frank or Gordon, unfortunately I'm unable to tell which. (yes, I lifted the tail, it didn't help)
This Frank'n'Gordon was found in the Rideau Centre in a small Bell
Mobility kiosk dressed in a [...]