Archive for the ‘Gourmet Society’ Category

The Origin of Coffee

There is no real evidence to show exactly when, or how it was first discovered that a stimulating brew could be made from the coffee bean (seed). The stories remain as Middle Eastern legends and myths. The most popular legend tells about an Ethiopian goat herder from the province of Kaffa who was amazed by the lively behaviour of his goats after they had chewed red coffee berries. Continue reading…

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s “Gutsy Walk” raises over 3 million Dollars

On Sunday June 8th, nearly 15,000 participants walked together across 59 Canadian communities raising funds towards a future without Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The  GUTSY WALK, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s largest single day fundraiser raised $3,004,624 to advance medical research Continue reading…

If I Had A Name Like Rosie Fernandez

If I had a name like Rosie Fernandez

I would wear gardenias and orchids
in my hair.
I would buy some hot sauce
called “Jump up and kiss me.” Continue reading…

Blossoming Inspiration

By Claire Lassam

My neighbourhood is a pillow of pink. The cherry trees are in full bloom right now, littering petals onto sidewalks, the roofs of cars, and our hair as we walk down the street. They are picked up on the bottoms of shoes and tracked into houses and apartments, and they find their way into my purse every time I walk beneath them. Continue reading…

High on the Nog

By Jason Motz

Nothing says Ho-Ho-Ho quite like eggnog. The second most important beverage after coffee, eggnog has evolved from acquired holiday beverage to test-kitchen subject. And if you’re still ringing in the new year, here are a few ideas on how to remake the holiday classic.

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Vino Goes Vertical

By Julia Dilworth

Don’t say the words ‘wine rack’ around Jamie Kasza, if you know what’s good for you. That dated, clunky wine cage of the past could not be further from STACT’s intuitive, vino-vertical design. Kasza, founder of STACT, saw a solution to a common problem for wine connoisseurs living in spatially-challenging homes.

Gimme Gimme Gimlet

This is a love story.  I admit in the past I’ve been linked to micro-brewed beer and seen in public with gin and tonics.  And I confess I’ve spent more than one crazy, impulsive weekend with a bottle (or 2) of tequila.

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