Rising to the Occasion

Rising to the Occasion

Between physical distancing, self-isolating and food insecurity, we’ve been baking—and cooking—up a storm, and then sharing the comforting results from a healthy distance.

As COVID-19 spread across the globe, the idea of casually getting together with friends and family for a meal, or popping out to the market or a café, has changed. But we’ve faced this challenge with creativity and compassion…and yeast. Lots and lots of yeast, and flour. Seriously, the flour mills and yeast makers can barely keep up! We’ve been baking in record numbers, and from breads to cookies and every sweet or savoury thing in between, we’ve been giving it away too. With porch-drop deliveries and cookie exchanges, Canadians made sure our neighbours had enough to eat and knew they weren’t forgotten. Nothing says “Thinking of you!” like something fresh from the oven or garden—speaking of which, we’re also growing our own with the determination of Victory Gardeners of the past. 

And especially now, when it’s cold outside and someone we know might be facing the holidays alone, we’ve got three physically distanced but delicious ways to say “We’re in this together.”

Try out some of our Recipes (click the link for recipe)

Cranberry Irish Soda Bread With Maple Glaze

Cedar Savoury Challah With Goat Cheese

Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread


Compounding Butters

Compound Your Pleasure

Yeasty Beasties: The Tiniest Cook in the Kitchen

Yeasty Beasties


Signe Langford
Signe Langford

From Hudson, Quebec, now living in Port Hope, Ontario, Signe is a restaurant chef-turned-writer who tells award-winning stories and creates delicious recipes for such publications as: LCBO’s Food & Drink, Manna Pro Hearty Homestead, The Harvest Commission, and Today’s Parent; she published her first book – Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs; Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden with 100 Recipes – in 2015. She studied Fine Art History and Humanities at the University of Toronto, and York University; she graduated with honours from OCAD University; she earned her Wine Specialist Certificate from George Brown College.


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Posted on Monday, February 7th, 2022
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