Market Musings

The 2020 Pivot - some reasons

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The 2020 Pivot - some reasons

On the eve of our big launch of the new and improved Online Store, I wanted to highlight some of the reasons we are doing this and why the next few months are going to look the way they do for the Beechwood Market and all our customers. Health This whole move is because of a virus we don’t fully understand; that has no vaccine. It’s imperative that we make this move sustainable for as long as it needs to be. We will have lines spray painted in the waiting area at six feet apart, pools of hand sanitizer for...

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The Pivot: moving online

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Don't Be Scared: all about COVID 19.

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Don't Be Scared: all about COVID 19.

In his second blog, guest contributor, Dr. Derek Turner tackles COVID 19. The world has changed since my last blog of early March 2020. In that five weeks the novel coronavirus infection total has reached 1.5 million people and the death total worldwide is now 84,000. Including over 400 Canadians. I know the pandemic will pass. The novel coronavirus is a wimp and is easily killed. Kids 0-14 aren’t getting COVID-19. Acquiring COVID-19 is preventable. If I do get infected, I’ll survive and acquire immunity. The pandemic will pass. Like all viruses, the novel coronavirus will have its run, will...

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Create your Perfect Cookie

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Create your Perfect Cookie

Another new blog contributor is one of our bakers, Corinne Babchishin. Corinne graduated in 2010 from Humber College’s Culinary Management Program. After eight years of honing her skills as a pâtissière, she created, in early 2018, Sweetcheeks and Cookie-Dough as a way to share with fellow foodies her love of quality sweets made with care.

Please enjoy her first piece.

 

You promised your co-workers you would take part in this year’s cookie exchange. You are now scouring the internet to find a good last-minute cookie recipe. What if, instead of depending on unreliable internet recipes, you had the knowledge necessary to create your own ideal cookie? The first step towards being able to create your own cookie recipe is to understand the role of basic ingredients in baking. Afterwards, knowing the impact of mixing techniques and ingredient ratios on final products, will permit you to create your own cookie recipe.

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What is up with food these days? Guest contributor, Dr Derek M.J. Turner weighs in

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What is up with food these days? Guest contributor, Dr Derek M.J. Turner weighs in

Dr. Derek M.J. Turner is a father, son, brother, husband and grandfather. He is a uOttawa BSc grad ’68 in physiology and U of T ’72 DDS dental surgery graduate. With fifty years of happy marriage and forty eight of equally happy dental practice and counting, he is somewhat obsessed with dentistry mentoring, nutrition studies and photography.  Dr. Turner will be one of our regular blog contributors. His blog series will be a potpourri of health and nutrition statements and discussions, and with his best efforts, factually presented and evidence based. It will discuss Canada’s Food Guide, the North American...

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