I haven’t had a chance to swing by, but I’ve definitely heard the buzz about Peterborough’s new — and only — plant-based, whole/living food, gluten-free café.
While that sounds like a mouthful — a healthy, nutritious mouthful at that — the concept is simple: healthy foods that anyone can eat.
: Food Forest website
We are a brand new cafe located in Peterborough, Ontario. Our menu is 100% plant based; containing no meat, dairy, egg or gluten. We serve fresh organic juices and smoothies at our juice- bar, gourmet salads, soup, delicious desserts, cooked and raw entrees, and whatever else comes into creation in our kitchen. We also have a beautiful selection of teas and organic fair-trade coffee. Our goal is to provide delicious and healthy, common allergen-free foods with as much organic and local produce as possible!
You can find their
. full menu online
Have you been to Food Forest? What did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts on Peterborough’s newest — and healthiest — website. Drop us a line in the comment section.
You can find the Food Forest Cafe at 641 George St. at Edinburgh St., north of McDonnel St.
They are open daily until 4 p.m.
So serious that I have to stand up for the job. From left: Dave Russell of Firehouse Gourmet, Chef Brian Henry, Shari Darling (the Sophisticated Wino; Kawartha Flavour Fest), and yours truly.
As many of you know, last weekend I had the honour of being a judge at the the Kawatha BBQ Competition, held by the fine folks at Friendly Fires.
A few things of note: all of the competitors should be proud of their work. I went through a lot of beautifully browned, succulent ribs. It was definitely tough to judge a winner.
Also: I now know what the meat sweats feel like.
That was a lot — and I mean a
lot — of rib tasting involved.
You can find full coverage and photos of the event at the
. Peterborough Examiner website
First Prize: “Sibling Rivalry,” teammates Marc Mathe and Joseph Drader travelled to Peterborough from Quebec for the challenge.
Second place: “Triple D,” a local team from Douro Dummer Township run by Wayne Heath and Steve Carveth
Third Place: “Newton’s Law of Que,” manned by Toronto jazz musicians Matt Newton and Harley Card.
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In other news, Krista and I will be attending the
weekend. We look forward to sharing all the details. Look for a blog entry and photos next week. Flavours of Stratford Culinary Tour this