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Stinging Nettle Pesto recipe by Tamara Green

Tamara Green, chef, instructor, owner of Indigenesis, and this year’s Creative in Residence, is back with another foraging video. This time, she will teach us how to make a stinging nettle pesto.


Amaranth Maple Strawberry Salad recipe by Tamara Green

As a part of our Creatives in Residence series, Tamara Green, chef, instructor, and owner of Indigenesis, will be showing us how to cook with local, wild, and edible ingredients.


Discarded Treasures by Kanika Gupta & Amit Kehar

2021 Creatives in Residence, Kanika Gupta and Amit Kehar, invite you to slow down and take a second look at every day discarded food scraps. What hidden treasures can you find when you do a double take?


Field Notes: Alchemy in conversation with Barbara Brown

In their first and second blog posts, Alchemy, 2021 Creatives in Residence, shared how their work brings artists and cooks into community settings. In their newest blog below, Alchemy takes you behind the scenes to meet one of their visiting artists – Barbara Brown. 


Do it yourself – Poster activity by Laura Rojas

Laura Rojas, 2021 Ontario Culture Days Creative in Residence, will be teaching readers how create posters that express our dreams for a better future. Submit a scan or photograph of your work to be included in a zine showcasing pieces from all participants ⎯⎯ and a chance to win a FUJIFILM Instax®.


Kicking Off A Creative Fall Season

Can’t wait for the 2021 Ontario Culture Days Festival? Neither can we. Here are sneak peeks of some of the exciting events that have been registered early. Start saving the dates now!


Staff Picks: Music to Keep On Keeping On

It’s the last lazy weeks of summer, and we’re taking a moment to shout out some incredible Ontario-born or based musicians. The tone, lyrics, and emotions in these songs and albums have made her pandemic a little bit easier. Have fun scrolling through and then put on some jams, take a walk, or dance around in your kitchen—and enjoy!


Table Settings: Alchemy in conversation with Jane Macdonald

2021 Creatives in Residence, artist collective Alchemy, believe the sharing of art and food makes a difference on two fronts: in the community itself, and in the creative practices of the artists and makers they collaborate with. In this blog, Alchemy takes you behind the scenes to visit one of their collaborators—writer Jane Macdonald. 


When Art Meets Food: Claire Tallarico and Tonia Di Risio

Our next Creative In Residence profile brings us in conversation with Claire Tallarico and Tonia Di Risio. Together, they work under the banner of Alchemy, a collaborative initiative that fosters community engagement by sharing art, food, and conversation.


Life of a Library

Hiba Abdallah, 2021 Ontario Culture Days Creative in Residence, visited Toronto Public Library’s Eatonville branch in Etobicoke to reflect on the role of the library and its impact on staff and surrounding communities.


Ready, Set, Reopen: Activities and Performances to Explore as Ontario Opens up

Galleries are re-opening their doors, performers are back on stage, and audiences are flocking to institutions to experience the magic of the arts in-person. The province is bursting with creativity as we enter Step Three in Ontario’s Reopening Plan. To get the most out of this time, check out these upcoming activities from arts organizations and institutions in the province.


Ready, Set, Reopen: Part II

In our last Things to Do, we focused on the reopening of some featured galleries, highlighted live and virtual performances to take in, and provided ways to get creative this summer. With so many exciting arts & culture events popping up across the province, we’re bringing you even more reopening goodness!