Toronto Life - The Dish

The latest buzz on restaurants, chefs, bars, food shops and food events. Sign up for the Dish newsletter for weekly updates. Send tips to thedish@torontolife.com

Random Stuff

15 Comments

Legalized bees, finger limes come to North America, goodbye to Toronto’s floating restaurant

(Photo by <a href=• Honey-loving New Yorkers are abuzz with the news that the city’s health department plans to lift a 10-year-old ban on keeping rooftop beehives. Bees are currently prohibited along with such other “wild animals” as crocodiles and lions; however, health officials have determined that honeybees, unlike their man-eating counterparts, are rarely harmful. This is good news for the over 500 New Yorkers who already keep hives despite the ban, claiming they do so not just for the honey haul, but also because beekeeping helps pollinate garden flowers and is just a plain old relaxing hobby. [Gothamist]

• Legendary finger limes, native to Australia, are making their debut in North America as a handful of California farmers produce their first harvest for select distribution. The notoriously difficult-to-grow citrus looks like a gherkin and has a thin skin that, when squeezed, pops out “juicy vesicles” resembling caviar. Although too puckering to eat on their own, the fruit are sought after for their balanced taste and are a great add-on for cocktails. They may even make it to Canada in the near future. [L.A. Times]

• Regretful Morning offers some solutions to being too short on cash to tip a delivery person. A shot of JD to go, perhaps, or a token of appreciation like a Dwight Shrute bobblehead. Feeling artistic? While the pizza’s on its way, try sketching out the scenario for the driver in the form of a Dilbert-esque cartoon—he might not leave with cash, but he might leave with a smile. [Regretful Morning]

• New Canadian research suggests the practice of waking up with cereal could stretch back over 100,000 years. Dozens of stone tools excavated in southeastern Africa are now the earliest evidence of man’s reliance on grains (the basis for most cereals) for survival, besting the previous benchmark of 20,000 years. Researchers lament that modern man has strayed from the simple life, noting that our current diet is woefully low in fibre. [Canada.com]

• After close to 40 years on the water, Captain John’s, Toronto’s floating restaurant and tourist trap, is up for sale. The boat’s long and storied past includes a sinking in 1981 after being hit by a Toronto ferry, and surviving a post-9/11 tourist drought that forced it into bankruptcy protection. A recent storm over property taxes (apparently after being moored for 34 years, it is as taxable as any other city land) means the business is no longer buoyant. [Globe and Mail]

  • Jeff Galfione

    Bees have been having a hard time as a species with an inexplicable die off. Allowing them into the city can only increase the strength of the species by increasing the geographic diversity of where they live.

    Besides maybe the keepers will be able to supply the city with some locally produced honey

    Good job Board of health.

    Jeff
    beekeeping supplies

  • a417614

    417614 beers on the wall. sck was here

  • http://www.blurty.com/talkpost.bml?journal=squonk330&itemid=2673 Kevin Vesley

    good post

  • http://www.helenrosburg.com ebook

    Wow! This could be one particular of the most useful blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Wonderful. I am also an expert in this topic so I can understand your effort.

  • http://www.blurty.com/talkpost.bml?journal=gwaine228&itemid=1049 Lazaro Elion

    good work thanks for the share!

  • http://porscheleasing.weebly.com/ Kari Tramble

    Hola! I’ve been following your site for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Texas! Just wanted to tell you keep up the excellent work!

  • organic jojoba oil

    I’d have to settle with you on this. Which is not something I typically do! I actually like reading through a article that will make men and women consider. Also, many thanks for allowing me to talk my mind!

  • Shunro1788

    I intended to create you that very small observation to help say thank you yet again over the awesome principles you have shared on this website. This is quite incredibly generous with people like you to make openly what most of us would’ve distributed for an electronic book to make some money on their own, principally considering that you might well have tried it in case you considered necessary. These points also served to provide a great way to be certain that other individuals have the same keenness really like my own to see a little more with regard to this condition. I’m sure there are thousands of more enjoyable occasions in the future for those who looked at your blog post.

  • magnetic motor generator

    Possibly it’s time you shut the feedback?

  • http://yuccavalleydeals.com Raymonde Garnick

    Hello, I think that I saw you visited my site thus I came to “return the favor”.I’m attempting to find things to enhance my site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

  • http://www.fdawid.com.pl fotografia ślubna śląsk

    Super artykuł.

  • http://ririman.livejournal.com/ veggie dating

    Hey thats wonderful I found a lot of useful pages on your website, very helpful. Nice blog as always.

  • http://refinancecalculatormortgage916.typepad.com Kurtis Malis

    I wanted to thank you a lot much more for this wonderful web-site you might have developed here. It truly is full of beneficial guidelines for people who are genuinely interested in this subject, specifically this quite post. Your all in fact sweet plus thoughtful of others as effectively as reading your web site posts is really a wonderful delight in my experience. And what a generous reward! Mary and I will surely have fun generating use of your guidelines in what we ought to do in a few weeks. Our checklist is a mile long which indicates that your guidelines may possibly be put to fantastic use.

  • http://www.macelleriabari.it/braceria.html braceria bari

    Here I am in the right place, this is the article I was looking for.

  • Pingback: Google

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement