The Caledon Exchange Grand Opening

Solmar Development Corporation, in partnership with CCS and Johnson Chou Architects, have created a site just outside of Bolton that is unique to Ontario, and possibly the entire country. It is called the Caledon Exchange and it has reinvented the traditional food bank. Don’t call it a food bank, because it is much, much more ...

Mango Tilapia 3

We’re half way through the summer, and the August Civic long weekend is here! We’ve had some great weather this year in Toronto, unpredictable at times, but for the most part, it’s been perfect for backyard grilling. If you are looking for a new bbq recipe to try this weekend, and the standard hot dogs ...

Salad of the Summer 1

On my recent quest to get healthier I have been looking for realistic ways to reduce the amount of wheat (gluten) in mine and my family’s diet.  I received a Quinoa recipe book for Christmas and have been testing a few recipes from it over the last couple of months.  I came across one that I think ...

Spring into Kitchen Cleaning! 1

It’s that time of year again! The sun is starting to shine, birds are chirping and of course, the rain is soon to come. Why not take advantage of one of those April Shower days and make the best of it? The kitchen is a great spot to hit first on the spring cleaning list. ...

Keeping Up With Gordie 1

AyA has always been a green minded company and we are always looking for ways to be innovative with our green initiatives. One of the earliest and most interesting initiatives was teaming up with Gordie Warnoff from A Higher Plane. Since 2007 Gordie has taken AyA’s offcuts and created beautiful cutting boards, knife blocks, bowls ...

Keep it Local 1

JOIN THE LOCAL FOOD MOVEMENT TO DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS. UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FARMER & CONSUMER HELPS MORE THAN JUST YOUR HEALTH A great way to support your local farmers is by taking advantage of the various “Farmers Markets” that come to cities during the warmer seasons of the year. Many ...