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Carl Hiehn

Chef, Food Blogger

Carl Hiehn is a Toronto-based food blogger, chef and restaurant manager. He currently blogs at 24 Carrots, a simple home-cooking inspired website while managing The Beaver Cafe on Queen St. W. at night. His resume also includes notable culinary positions at both The Gladstone Hotel and Pangaea Restaurant as well as a 3-month journalism internship at Eye Weekly Newspaper (now The Grid).
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Celebrate The Last Toronto Underground Market in September

Hassel Aviles was a front-runner in the Toronto food boom when she concocted Toronto's inaugural foodie event Toronto Underground Market (TUM) alongside business partner Kate Clegg in 2011. But as the classic adage goes, all good things must come to an end and after three successful years, Hassel and Kate have decided to make their third year anniversary edition on September 27th their very last.
09/24/2014 02:24 EDT

Chatting Over Cheesecake with Shawn Rusich

To our delight, Shawn was feeling celebratory with the launch of Butter's new website and he prepared us his decadent white chocolate and pomegranate cheesecake (recipe included below) to mark the occasion.
05/08/2014 04:16 EDT

Talking Doughnuts and Glory Holes with Ashley Jacot De Boinod

Ashley Jacot De Boinod of Glory Hole Doughnuts has been frying-up her warm 'nuts for almost two full years now. She's come a long way since she first crowd-sourced the funds to open her tongue-in-cheek Parkdale shop and she's proud to report things are going well.
03/21/2014 04:35 EDT

Pouring Pints and Talking Craft Beer

Dimitri van Kampen is the chatty founder of Spearhead Brewery in Toronto. I sat down with Dimitri at The Beaver Cafe on Queen St. W. to discover how the lawyer-turned-entrepreneur makes his concept stand out in Ontario's highly tapped craft beer market.
01/22/2014 05:43 EST

RECIPE: My Mighty Peanut Butter and Pretzel Cookies

My new secret baking weapon is salt. It all began on my weekend get-away in Brooklyn, New York this past November. I was staying in Bushwick but ended up shopping along Bedford Ave. Naturally, I had to stop for soft-serve at Momofuku Milkbar.
01/09/2014 05:16 EST
Dixie Gong

RECIPE: Learn to Make Perfect Brownies From This Bakery Owner

Lorraine Hawley is the down-to-earth owner of Mabel's Bakery in west Toronto. I sat down with Hawley this past Tuesday to talk shop and figure out how she went from a career in telecommunications to owner of one of the most highly regarded bakeries in the city. (And she shares her brownie recipe!)
12/19/2013 06:23 EST

RECIPE: Ginger, Cinnamon and Clove Bar Nuts

In the spirit of the season, I've written a great recipe for those of you planning on throwing a holiday party for your friends and family. Simple, inexpensive sweet and salty bar nuts roasted on low heat and dressed in ginger, cinnamon and clove (practically, the holy trinity of winter spices).
12/12/2013 04:21 EST

RECIPE: Mexican-inspired Shakshuka

As a marathon runner, I'm always looking for nutritious breakfast foods that both energize and satisfy. This shakshuka recipe I've been tweaking for a few weeks now is the perfect combination of all those things. It contains all four food groups and is low in fat and sodium so I don't feel weighed down while pounding the pavement.
12/06/2013 03:04 EST
Dixie Gong

RECIPE: Apple Crumble Pie -- You Heard Right

Yes, that's right, I made a hybrid apple crumble-pie. I make no claim to inventing the idea. I'm certain some woman in small-town USA deserves that praise. However, I think I've perfected the art form. Here's what you need to know about my easy-as-pie crumble-pie recipe.
12/03/2013 05:40 EST