We got a space. We're going bananas, we're soooo excited. Aiming to open for takeout and pre-order pickup very early 2014, we'll be found at 1255 Dundas West at Dovercourt, South side. Our current delivery service will continue as usual. There is now a kilometre long to-do list, so we're going to take a blogging break. But will be posting lots of photos of THE GOODS' progress at 1255. It's sure to be an adventure. Much more information to come, we thank every gosh-darn one of you for being enthusiastic, encouraging and wonderful. Like us, follow us Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thegoodsisgood

photo cred Cat So the beautiful pomegranates are out and about (or oot and aboot as apparently we Canadians say).  I have such a nostalgic memory of pomegranates as I fondly remember my brother Simmah carefully peeling the tough skin back to expose the bright red fleshy seeds and offering a handful to me. Ahhhhhhhhh. What a nice brother. So here's my recipe that I've been making for years (with updates as the years go by). It's super fresh and a bit chic (le freak) and all the cool kids are making it. Pom Pom Salad 1 large organic fennel bulb, chopped 1 organic pomegranate, seeded 2 cups organic quinoa, cooked/sprouted 1/4 cup organic parsley, chopped 1/2 organic apple, chopped 1 organic lemon, juiced & zested 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional) 3 tbsp hemp hearts (optional) Himilayan salt & pepper to taste Combine all ingredients in a bowl and eat 'til your heart's content.

I just so happened to have celebrated a milestone birthday and thought a) I'm celebrating this mutha with an old-school style potluck party and b) I do NOT want to eat crap at said celebration. So I designed the invite and started a Google Doc so that everyone could signup and see what everyone else was bringing.  Besides the drawback of Google docs only working for peeps with Gmail accounts, the party was a raging success. The Invite We had people with numerous food aversions & allergies so when all the food came out there was a collective sigh of relief.  My brother Simmah (allergic to all animal byproducts & gluten)  and another dear friend commented that this was the first party that they could actually eat other dishes than the ones they specifically made.  The result was the most amazing array of gorgeous food I have ever seen at a party and Lisa and I (and it seems everyone else at the party) were over the moon. Let's change how we look at gatherings that revolve around eating. People are way more receptive than you think to try something different. So invite some people over and potluck that thing up.  You'll be surprised and elated on what arrives on your table.   We were.