In celebration of all things gustatory.
Did you ever eat a simple meal that was so satisfying and made you feel energized, rejuvenated, centered, and content. Chances are there is magic in the recipe. Some people practice magic unknowingly. Their attitude, mood, and intention all influence the meal.
A good meal can easily be made great when paired with the perfect glass of wine. Knowing which wine to pair with the food you are serving, will not only make your meal a huge success it will set the mood right and make your day. Here is a guide for beginners on how to pair wine with meat or fish like a pro, and take your meals to a whole new level.
Dear Donald, When I realized that you would become our president in 2016, I instantly became depressed and determined all at the same time. I was depressed because I know what you stand for and I have known for a long time, but I was confused as to why millions of my fellow Americans did not. Maybe they did know and just shared your views, or they had seen you on tv or a movie and felt like it was time for a change. Either way, you held the most important position on the planet for obvious reasons was simply wrong as the previous 4 years have clearly shown. You are a racist, a bigot, a narcissist, a liar all wrapped in a burrito of criminality. If all that was not enough from day one you have been a national embarrassment. Not just to yourself, but to our country. You were supposed to be our chief representative on the world stage and for 4 years the US has been a laughingstock. With every incompetent word you spewed, another wave of anger and depression swept over me and I am sure over several million of my fellow citizens. It was exhausting to say the very least. I would have rather the office sit empty than have you occupy it for one second. Your businesses were failures and the people who voted had to been hoping for you to come into the White House and bring it down from the inside. You almost did, but the voters spoke out and thankfully, on the 20th, you will be replaced with an actual leader. I think the best part of watching your circus of an administration was when every so often we were treated to pure comedy, when your wife Melania would snatch her hands from you in disgust, the same disgust that more than half the country was feeling every single day. I would laugh so hard at that, but it was a small reprieve. The next day you would be at it again with your stupidity and thuggish behavior. If only members of the senate would have been brave enough to stand up to you, but it's ok, the people did it for them, as we usually must do due to all the corruption that plagues our government. It is fine. We survived the test. That brings me to how determined you made me.
Tofu sometimes gets a bad rep, hey? Half the time it seems it's because people just don't know what the heck to do with it! Do I fry it? Do I bake it? Do I season it?! It's hard to know sometimes. Especially if tofu is a new food to you! But I am here to save the day, and I have a feeling that after you try this quick tofu recipe out, you will feel like you have mastered the art of preparing tofu once and for all. This tofu is so so crispy on the outside, but still nice and fluffy in the middle (thanks to the good ol' defrosting trick!), and when coated in the sauce it becomes a mouthful of sticky, spicy, sweet deliciousness. And is super simple and quick! Even my meat-eating parents and boyfriend who aren't vegan, absolutely love this dish. So.. let's begin!!
2020 has been a freak show on the nerves, to be vague and precise. Thus, it’s largely unstrange that this year’s Halloween will be of no ordinary occasion. You heard right, a full Blue “Hunter’s Moon” (that’s actually red in color, aka “Blood” or “Sanguine”) is heading our way. Although it's a popular belief that a full moon occurs on the 31st every so often, one hasn’t made an appearance since the 40s. Even more eerie is the fact that the ripe lunar phase will be visible, for this one rare night, across the entire globe.
There are two things every family enjoys. No matter who you are or where you come from, we all love a road trip and we all love pizza. This summer we decided to drive from our home in Saskatchewan to visit our families in South-Eastern Ontario. A 38 hour road trip, in a Yaris, with a nearly 3 year old who is full-on three-nager and a busy 6 year old boy.
Imagine one day you call up your pizzeria for a delivery. No answer. That's strange. It's 8 pm on a Friday. You start to panic. The worse scenario runs through your head: Is my favorite pizza place still in business?
Climate change can seem too big for each and everyone one of us to tackle and “the scale of the problem can leave people feeling helpless and confused,” says Gill Meller in the foodi`e podcast Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith.