Not Far From the Tree (NFFtT) is a Toronto organization that includes a residential fruit-picking program to pick fruit (with permission, of course) that would otherwise go to waste. They will send a team of pickers to clean up your yard of fallen fruit and pick the good fruit that is still in the tree. The harvested fruit is divided evenly into 3 portions: one third going to the tree owners, one third going to the volunteer pickers and the final third going to food banks, shelters, and community kitchens.

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In the Heat of Summer: 2 Kinds of Chicken Salad

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

summary: chicken salad – one with cherries, one with croutons; eating seasonally; information about Not Far From the Tree; (click on image(s) to see more photos and larger views) Bright reds – scarlet, pillar-box red, crimson or cherry – are very cheerful and youthful. There is certainly a red for everyone.   – Christian Dior […] Continue reading »

So you think that cherries are only for dessert….

Monday, July 20th, 2015

cherry chicken dinner

summary: recipe for cherries and chicken; Peninsula Ridge Shiraz; information about Not Far From the Tree; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos) So we grow together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet an union in partition; Two lovely berries moulded on one stem; So, with two seeming bodies, […] Continue reading »

Mostly-Wordless Not-Wednesday: More Cherries!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

cherries and Swiss chard

Swiss Chard and Cherries Go Together Brilliantly

Monday, June 29th, 2015


summary: recipe for stir-fried Swiss Chard and cherries; to pit or not to pit; cherries aren’t just for dessert; windfall cherries; information about Not Far From the Tree; (click on image to see larger view) Whoohoooo! It’s Cherry Season! I’ve mentioned before that I volunteer to pick fruit for the wonderful organization “Not Far From […] Continue reading »

Wordless Not-Wednesday: what to do with all those apples

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

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