Thursday, January 22, 2009

Warm Blanket & Clothing Drive

With the unusually cold weather in Toronto and area this year, it is more important than ever to have warm and dry clothing. If you have any used boots, jackets, hats, mittens, blankets, etc., you would like to donate, please put them in your empty bin during the month of January and February ,and we will collect them and make sure they get to Na-Me-Res and The Scott Mission.

Top 10 needs

* new and gently used fall and winter clothing for men, women and children
* men's work pants, shirts and shoes
* new (not used) undergarments for men, women and children
* shoes for men, women and children
* diapers (all sizes)
* non-perishable baby food such as Similac and Enfalac
* non-perishable canned goods (including meats, soups and vegetables)
* bundle buggies

Blood Orange Sherry Vinaigrette

2 small blood oranges
1 medium shallot, minced
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
Freshl ground black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1. Juice and strain the blood oranges. Measure 1/4 cup of juice.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk the juice with the shallots and the sherry vinegar; season with salt and pepper to taste and let the mixture marinate for 10 minutes.

3. Whisk in the olive oil to taste. Add more olive oil if the vinaigrette is too acidic for your palette. Adjust the seasoning to taste.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Carrots Vichy

In France many swear by cooking these carrots in the pure water of Vichy, said to best bring out the vegetable's delicate flavor, but in truth the dish is delicious made with good water of any origin.
Yield: Serves 4
1 pound carrots
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon sugar

Diagonally cut carrots into 1/8-inch-thick slices. In a heavy saucepan combine butter, carrots, water, and sugar and cook, covered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 15 minutes.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Welcome to the New Website

Thank you to everyone for your patience through the transition of our new website. Please note that the billing on the website is not working yet, so don't be alarmed. If you are a current customer, on hold at the time of transition you would not have been sent a password. Don't create a new account! Please call or email to get your password, and make sure we have your correct email address.

We are also proud to announce that we are powered by Bullfrog Power!

Thanks again from all of us at GEO