Month: February 2011

Cauliflower.
Food Recipes

Cauliflower.

Cauliflower Gourmets consider this white vegetable the aristocrat of the cabbage family, which includes kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kohlrabi, and cabbage. It is native to northeastern Mediterranean region, but grows in most western European, North American, Australasian countries and South Africa. It needs heavy and wet soils, and requires tender […]

Wine to Remember!
Wine

Wine to Remember!

How many times have you had a great glass of wine and looked at the label to remember the brand? Well, I’ve done it many times, so I could remember to purchase the wine again. I try to memorize the label information or even jot it down in a notebook […]

Valrhona Chocolates – France.
Food

Valrhona Chocolates – France.

Valrhona Chocolates These days North Americans have developed an unprecedented appreciation and consumption of these elegant and flavourful chocolates. Several artisan producers invent new taste sensations, shapes, fillings and textures to entice consumers. Chocolates, as we know it, is a Spanish invention. In fact, before conquistadors set foot on Aztec […]

Ontario ‘s Outstanding White Wines.
Wine

Ontario ‘s Outstanding White Wines.

Ontario wines Up to 1970’s Ontario wines offered very little flavour, aroma, texture and depth. Many scientists involved in viticultural research claimed, falsely as it turned out, that the harsh winters of the province would kill delicate vitis vinifera vines. A few European mavericks set out to prove them wrong […]

Exotic Citrus Fruits.
Food

Exotic Citrus Fruits.

Exotic Citrus Fruits Northern hemisphere populations’ love of citrus fruit continues unabashed. Both scientists and producers never stop creating new species by crossing the existing ones in an attempt to entice even more people to become more enthusiastic citrus fruit consumers. Orange, lemon, and lime originated in the Far East, […]

Brasil – A Unique Wine Producing Country.
Wine

Brasil – A Unique Wine Producing Country.

Brasil Most people associate Brazil with snow-white, fine sand beaches, tropical scenery, exotic foods, maybe cachaca (sugarcane based distillate), but never with wine. Yet Brazil is the third largest wine producing country in South America after Argentina and Chile. The country’s 200 wineries produce enough to cover the needs of […]

Book review: A Likely Story.
Book Reviews

Book review: A Likely Story.

Eric Wright, the creator of Charlie Slater, Mel Pickett, Lucy Trimble, and Joe Barley characters, is a long time veteran of detective mystery novels. The setting of this mystery is downtown Toronto, and from what the reader, who is familiar with the environment in that corner of the city, can […]