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Culinary How-To's, Tips: Rustic Herb Loaf

  One of my favorite lazy weekend activities is making bread. After mixing the ingredients and kneading any stresses away, you get to sit back, relax, bake and then enjoy. The smell of fresh baked bread wafting through the home brings back memories of childhood or of fabulous vacations past. This simple bread uses herbs, either fresh or dried and the easy technique of baking in the oven with...

Cultural Spotlight: Our top three food experiences in the Caribbean

    There is a rather unique heritage to Caribbean cuisine, which has Indian and African influences that can be traced back to the earliest inhabitants. The spicy, hearty meals found on these beautiful islands are also internationally renowned due to the waves of immigrants that moved overseas from Jamaica in the 1950s and 1960s, importing their cooking traditions with them. Such fascination...

Featured: Mother's Day Inspiration - Where to get 'em, how to make 'em!

It’s fast approaching. That infamous holiday that honors all mothers…including yours.  For many of us who are fortunate to still have our mothers here with us, this is a great time to celebrate them, honor them and even treat them to a day in a way that says, ” We love you and we thank you for all that you do.” If you are like me and your mother does not live within a close...

Destinations: London on a budget – updated for 2013.

Last year I published a piece on enjoying London without the benefit of a banker’s salary – so that’s most of us then! I had so much feedback about the post that it seemed logical to update the information for 2013, for all those eager visitors planning to come to London over the coming months. For despite these so called times of austerity, London is always packed with tourists in the...

Cocktails & Spirits: How Did Champagne Become So Famous?

  The ongoing popularity of champagne is undeniable – the sparkling wine remains a first choice for many people when celebrating and has associations with luxury and some of the finest wine making techniques. The question remains, why did champagne become so famous? Like many developments in wine production, champagne came about by a happy accident of sorts. The Champagne region of France...

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