Holiday Treat Recipe Exchange
Share your favourite treat recipe, and receive a stack of new-to-you favourite recipes in return.
It has been a challenging year in many ways, and can feel disheartening to not be able to connect and celebrate with loved ones in the usual way. We may not be able to bake and share treats with our favourite people this year, but we can share our favourite recipes, and enjoy the thought of those sweet treats being made in kitchens all over.
One of the tenets of Fare & Flourish is an acknowledgement that feeding yourself is an act of self care. As Nigella Lawson says, “…it might be a good thing to consider yourself worth cooking for.” With that said, it is equally important to acknowledge that sharing food is part of community care. This year has brought many lessons, the importance of community and caring for the wellbeing of others being a big one. In the book, “Burnout” by Emily & Amelia Nagoski, they write, “The cure for burnout is not “self care”; it is all of us caring for one another.” In a year that has been stressful and exhausting for many, it feels good to care for other people. Our goal with this recipe exchange is to bring a little warmth and connection into your homes. We are thrilled by the thought of strangers and friends sharing favourite recipes, and enjoying delicious treats as a result.
In order to participate in this holiday treat recipe exchange, you will need to send us your recipe by filling out an online form and giving us your email. After we have compiled the recipes, we will send you all of them through email. If you share a photo of the treats you made online, make sure to tag us so that we can celebrate along with you!
COVID-19 has illuminated many of the existing problems in our society, including food insecurity. We wanted to learn more about who is most affected, and discuss why these conversations are necessary, especially in the health and wellness world.
Ariel and Jess Reyes Barton are the creators of Palenke Greens, which is a burlap sack gardening initiative aimed at assisting people of African descent facing food insecurity. Not only do they provide all of the supplies to create a burlap sack garden, they also help to install it, and have exciting ideas for the future.
Nathan Smith is the photographer behind most of the portraits on Fare & Flourish, and many other interesting photo projects besides. We are so grateful to be able to showcase his beautiful visions on our website.