This is how I spend a relaxing, low-key morning – with a warm mug of sweet apple cider and a Homemakers magazine! 😀 Not pictured: Lush Times catalogue. It was windy, gusty, and bitterly cold yesterday so I hugged my apple cider for a few hours as I thumbed through recipes for chicken and mango stir-fry, and popcorn toppings and seasonings, all the while jotting down blogging notes in my little blue muffymade fashionista notebook. It was really nice. The apple cider was delicious, I was enjoying an apple-related something with no worries of blowing up like a blowfish, and I was alone with my thoughts. I cherish mornings like these. I love flipping through and reading my food magazines for inspiration and Homemakers has been a long time staple in my life!
After receiving a free copy at last weekend’s Bloor/Yorkville Icefest, I was transported back to the age of 7 and 8 when I used to read my grandmother’s Homemarkers magazines. She would get them delivered to her apartment for free and because she couldn’t read English, I would happily read them while I was over there and take them home with me when I left. I would use them for food collages and I would look forward to the recipes section in each issue every time. The holiday issues were especially amazing as they would include pullout booklets and all the fixins’. Sure, I was only 7 or 8 at the time and no where near being a homemaker myself, but reading these magazines ignited a fire in me and till this day the passion to learn is still as strong as it was when I was little. This “little” magazine will always hold a very special place in my heart.
Dark Horse Espresso Bar serves 3 locations in downtown Toronto:
- 215 Spadina Ave. (nearest intersection is Queen St. West and Spadina, about a block or two north of Queen on the east side of Spadina)
- 682 Queen St. East (located in the Riverside neighbourhood, west of Broadview Ave.)
- 684 Queen St. West (located at Euclid Ave. on the north side of Queen)