While growing up, I was the kid that chose to be a shut-in. Instead of going outside to embark on new pretend adventures or dabble in childish mischief, I wanted to sit indoors and listen to my grandparents stories.
It is amazing how many popular foods and drinks are available for consumption today that were created by accident. Little do most people know that many of those items were not invented by deliberate design but by an accident that caught the inventor by surprise.
I love coffee almost as much as I love chocolate. Now, I drink about two cups of coffee a day, whereas chocolate is more of holiday thing. I buy chocolate for Valentine's, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. Then again, when it's on sale after the holidays, too. I know I can't survive without either of my favorite vices for any length of time.
Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world after water. In Britain, it’s a part of our daily lives and has played an essential role in shaping British society as it exists today. That being said, tea is a very personal experience. How do you take your tea? With milk? Sugar? Which one comes first? Some say milk while others say tea. Each cuppa is designed to meet the specifications of the person who’ll be enjoying it. While tea is a staple in our culture and various other cultures around the world, one question remains prominent: Do you prefer bagged tea or loose leaf tea?
To some, coffee is an essential drug, a dark liquid used to jolt the brain and scare away headaches and fatigue, while others are drawn to the fragrant soothing of tinted teas which offer a decent fix for exhaustion. Both coffee and tea have strong social standings in our world today, but if put up against each other, which would reign supreme and which would be left steaming? Whether you enjoy the drinks cold and sweet, or hot and traditional, here are some pros and cons to help you choose between these addictive beverages, including diverse histories, health benefits and distinctly different flavours.
It’s a Monday. You stayed up until two o’clock last night finishing your homework. You roll out of bed fifteen minutes before class starts, throw on some decent clothes and groggily make a stop at the silver lining for all college students: Starbucks, or The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, or Einstein’s… The distributor is not necessarily important — it’s what they sell. And it has left a mark on your car seats, your favorite t-shirt and Western culture.
Hello, and welcome back to a great edition to the Ginger Tea Reviews! Tea is my passion, and I am making it my goal to share my passion with the world!
“Always put la sal in before la pimienta.” it was apparently a secret that no one knew but my mother since she would often assert this piece of useful information in a half-baked sentence that somehow combined both English and Spanish. Apparently food has a better relationship with salt than they do with pepper which is why you would pour in salt to get it sweet before you upset it with pepper. At least that was the explanation my mother would give, albeit an explanation in English and Spanish.
It's garnered somewhat of a cult following over the years: fast food condiments and their limited edition blends seem to have captured us all with their amazing tastes and unlikely duos, like spicy honey mustard and citrusy orange blends—they tried it all. From Jack and the Box to the big-name McDonald's, these one of a kind flavors can, unfortunately, only be found within history books. They're still discussed to this day for the very fact of their ingenuity and untimely goodness.
Ok, I’m having one of those weeks where I’m running all over the place and although I promised myself I wouldn’t do another post about a book for a while, unfortunately current circumstances have demanded a less than academic post!
Would you believe me if I told you that you are 80 to 90 percent corn? Probably not, right? While this statement is not entirely true, it is worth clarifying that corn is a component of 80 to 90 percent of the foods we eat—whether it is labelled on the ingredients list or not. This was the main premise of King Corn, a 2007 indie documentary in which two Bostonian college grads learn this astonishing fact and set out for Iowa with the goal of growing their very own acre of corn. Their corn-planting experiment, which made for a very humourous, yet enlightening documentary, revealed how little these two guys from Boston (and likely most of us) know about the foods we eat every day. They also shed light on the extensive eventual destinations of the corn they grew. I’ve explored just a few of these revelations in greater depth: these are some of the many foods we regularly consume—that you may not have considered—containing corn.