Special Event! NOURISH Cookbook Launch May 11!

NOURISH is our theme for 2024.

The word “nourish” comes from the Latin “nutrire” meaning “to feed, to cherish “.

Nourishing mind, body and soul is vitally important to the health and balance of our lives. When we take the time to intentionally nurture our physical and spiritual wellbeing, we create space for positive things to flow into our lives. We become the best version of ourselves, enabling us to have the energy and desire to be of service in a world that desperately needs us.

A collection of local residents’, staff, guests’, and Associates’ favourite recipes have been gathered and published in a wonderful cookbook aptly named NOURISH. The launch of the cookbook will occur on the evening of Saturday, May 11 during the Associates’ Weekend with refreshments and celebration.

A big Thank you to our cherished guests and staff for your support and we would also like to Thank Tammy Gibbs for doing an awesome job organizing the publication! Tammy is our talented and cherished Special Projects Coordinator.

The book contains some fun and thoughtful quotes about food and there is even a recipe from Phoebe, the Branch Manager and her trusty sidekick, Grace, the Twig Manager.

Best Dog Treats Ever…A great way to use up older fruit and vegetables and keep your pup happy.

  • 2c Rolled oats (or oat flour)
  • 1/2c Natural peanut butter
  • 1/2c Soft fruit or vegetables

If using rolled oats, place in a food processor and blend until most of the oats are ground. Add peanut butter and the fruit or vegetables until the dough comes together. Roll 1/4 inch thick (add a bit of flour if it is sticky). Cut into squares. Bake on a cookie sheet for 2 hours (or use dehydrator). Store at room temperature. Cookies should last about a month. Do NOT use peanut butter with Xylitol. Not all fruits and vegetables are good for dogs: apples, bananas, pumpkin, sweet potatoes are.