Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

807 Recipes From Our Community

December 5, 2014

Emergency Food Hamper Program House of Friendship via Wordle

Today I am happy to share a collaborative project that the staff and volunteers of the Emergency Food Hamper Program put together to celebrate their work and their common interest in food.

It is a short cookbook of favourite recipes, and recipes from some of our friends.

We hope you enjoy it!

In the comments feel free to share some of your favourite recipes!  We are always looking for a new way to incorporate a new ingredient into our weekly menus at home or try something completely new!

To download the .pdf copy of the book, click on this link here: 807 Recipes from Community

Sarah’s Blue Berry weekend

September 5, 2013

In part three of our short series, Sarah share’s her experience saving blue berries when they are available in abundance.



Sweet potato pie!

September 3, 2013

In today’s blog post, Chloe will share her experiences with sweet potatoes.


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Everybody eats…. potato soup!

August 29, 2013

This summer we were very lucky to benefit from the contributions of two summer student placements here at Food Hampers: Sarah and Chloe.  In addition to working hard on intake, welcoming and helping people in search of food, they also contributed to the ongoing conversation about food that happens here everyday.

In a series of four posts, Sarah and Chloe will share some of the experiences they had and a few recipes. (more…)

We have squash!

October 9, 2012

Fall just started, and that means we have starting to get our annual deluge of squash from local farmers. For the past while, people have been eligible to get up to one squash per person in their household, which is a pretty high quota for us. We have had many varieties, including familiar ones like butternut, pumpkin, and acorn, as well as some that may be new for people, like ambercup, spaghetti, kabocha, and turban.

The secret about squash is that although there are differences in the moisture and sugar levels, you can use most varieties for any squash recipe. Squash is great to give out in hampers because one or two will feed several people, or one person several times. Squash are nutritious, filled with fibre and antioxidants, and store for a long time in your pantry. To help people who come in for hampers take squash, which can be intimidating if you’ve never been taught how to cook one, we’re giving out lots of recipes and tips.

Our squash display in the lobby

If you’ve never tried to cook squash before, you’re in for a treat! It’s super easy to cook, as most recipes just call for roasted or mashed squash. Here are a few of our favourite squash recipes for you to try at home.