Farmersí markets open doors to ≠communities
Summer is finally underway and itís almost time for the tomato taste test challenge. You donít need much: a couple of ripe tomatoes, one fresh off a local garden vine, the other strictly hothouse, crated and transported several hundred kilometres before arriving at tomato purgatory (a.k.a. the grocery store.) Salt and/or pepper are optional. Now close your eyes, take a bite and chew. Which tastes better? No, letís rephrase. Which tastes more like papery mush?
If you want to eat tomatoes of the yummier, more authentically tomato-like variety, the solution is relatively easy. Do your
June 17, 2013 - By Angela Hawn
Music to their ears
It was well past "last callĒ at the historic Arlington Hotel when Canadian soprano saxophonist, flautist and bandleader Jane Bunnett strolled off the stage through a still-packed crowd and out into the middle of Maynoothís main drag. The building had been at capacity and, as it closed its doors in the wee hours of the morning, its guests followed Bunnett onto the street to the intersection of Highways 62 and 127, where the dancing and music continued. †
Bunnett, a local cottager, was in town celebrating the Bancroft-Maynooth Jazz and Blues Festival, an annual event now entering its fourth
June 17, 2013 - By Sarah Vance