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Sep
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October 2014 Cafe Newsletter

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Hello, Thank you for signing up with the St. James Town Community Cafe! Welcome to our monthly newsletter that let's you know about our upcoming events, and provides a healthy delicious recipe! As you may know, we are a social enterprise engaged in building community and providing healthy, delicious, food in St. James Town. In addition to hosting cafe events, we hold workshops, trainings, film screenings, and more. This month we have three exciting opportunities: 1. October 4th - Community Co-Op Forum and Cafe 2. October 11th Farm Tour 3. We're Hiring! 4. Volunteer or Become a Member ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ 1. October 4th Community Co-Op Forum When: Saturday October 4th from 1:00pm-4:00pm Where: Wellesley Community Centre Room A What: We're starting a community co-op in St. James Town and we want your input! Together we'll talk about: * What is the St James Town Community Café? * What is the St James... Continue reading
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22
Sep
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DELICIOUS Gluten and Dairy Free Cookies

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We served these at the St. James Town Festival, and people are still talking about them! Perfectly chewy and delicious! The quinoa flour is full of protein, and the coconut oil is full of healthy fats. Recipe courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen blog Prep time -15 minutes Cook time - 10-12 minutes Serves - 20 cookies   Ingredients 1 1/2 cups quinoa flour. If you can't find quinoa flour, you can also use millet flour! 1/2 cup rice flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled 3/4 cups dark brown sugar 1/2 Date Puree 1 egg 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup chocolate chips coarse sea salt, for sprinkling. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, add some lavender!   Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a blender or food processeor, mix together chopped dates and boiling water at a 1:1 ratio. Set aside.... Continue reading
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11
Jul
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Free Movie Showing: Dirt!

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Join us on July 14, 2014, from 4 to 6pm at the Community Corner, Room C, 200 Wellesley St. East, for a free movie showing of Dirt!  ABOUT THE MOVIE: DIRT! The Movie–directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow–takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. The opening scenes of the film dive into the wonderment of the soil. Made from the same elements as the stars, plants and animals, and us, “dirt is very much alive.” Though, in modern industrial pursuits and clamor for both profit and natural resources, our human connection to and respect for soil has been disrupted. “Drought, climate change, even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt.” DIRT! The Movie–narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis–brings to life the environmental, economic, social... Continue reading
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May
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Free George Brown College Course at Wellesley Community Centre

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The free George Brown College (GBC) course called “Speaking with Confidence” at Wellesley Community Center has officially started on May 28 and will continue every Wednesday until August 27. St. James Town Community Café, in collaboration with GBC, LIFT, and Wellesley Community Centre, worked together to bring the program to the community, where attendees of the course are automatically recognized as GBC students, complete with free use of some of the college facilities during the course period. The program commenced with a course orientation led by Ms. Elizabeth Dantas, Educational Partnerships Manager at the Community Partnerships Office of George Brown College; followed by a discussion on the course outline and description, conducted by Ms. Rusa Jeremic, Professor and Community Worker Program at the School of Social and Community Services of George Brown College. According to the syllabus, upon completion of the course, “the students will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:... Continue reading
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Apr
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Welcome to the St James Town Community Cafe's new website!

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Welcome to the St James Town Community Cafe's new website! The Cafe has been growing over the last 3 years, bringing members and community together to share healthy local food, learn about food related issues and socializing. We are now ready to expand our reach by communicating online! We intend to use this website to inform the community about upcoming events, local-to-global food issues, health tips, recipes, opportunities to volunteer, and more. The website forum is an online space where community residents and Cafe members can dialogue about issues and ideas. In the coming weeks and months we will be working to establish the St. James Town Community Co-operastive, focused on food and health related projects such as organizing Cafe events, setting up a local food buying club, education for community building, and other projects the St James Town community may wish to create. New volunteers are very welcome to get... Continue reading
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