Month: December 2011

A Scottish New Year.
Travel

A Scottish New Year.

There is nothing quite like New Year in Scotland. Whether you are in a local pub, on the streets of Edinburgh or enjoying a party with friends and family Scotland seems to be in its element at Hogmanay. Scotland’s flagship Hogmanay event is in Edinburgh. With leading music events and […]

How to be a Party Pro?
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How to be a Party Pro?

Once upon a time university students partied with a case of beer and loud music, not to mention the even louder raging hormones. Today’s professionals want to go home happy and fulfilled. When your guests stay much longer than you had anticipated or can endure, you know they had a […]

How Safe is Our Food?
Food

How Safe is Our Food?

Most North Americans mistakenly believe that the food they buy is safe. Yet, 25 percent of the American population suffers from a food borne illness every year, and 5000 die. In Canada, these figures are lower, but no less disturbing. In the developing world, contaminated water and food kill three […]

Taleggio – Italy's Trumpcard of Cheeses.
Food

Taleggio – Italy's Trumpcard of Cheeses.

Taleggio When it comes to cheese production the northern part of the country containing Lombardy, Piedmont, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Veneto, and Tuscany pride themselves being the best. Taleggio, from Lombardy is one fo the many this verdant autonomous regions marketed for a long time. Taleggio is semi soft cheese invented in Lombardy. […]

Gravlaks or Garvlax – Norwegian or Swedish.
Food Recipes

Gravlaks or Garvlax – Norwegian or Swedish.

Gravlaks is rooted in a traditional Scandinavian technique for preserving fish, derived from two Swedish words gravad (buried) lax (salmon). Researchers believe that first versions were made either in Sweden or Norway in the 14th century, when fishermen discovered that burying fresh-caught fish in the cold ground, usually along with […]

Kangaroo Meat.
Food

Kangaroo Meat.

Kangaroo Meat Kangaroo meat has sustained the aboriginal peoples of Australia for millennia. Western nations find kangaroo cuddly and lovely but their sheer numbers and destructive behaviour drives Australian farmers to the brink of exasperation. They shoot them and cook the meat. Beef, popular today with most Australians, is not […]

Kiwi Fruit (Chinese Gooseberry).
Food

Kiwi Fruit (Chinese Gooseberry).

Kiwi Shaped like a fuzzy brown egg on the outside with sweet yet tangy, juicy flesh inside, the kiwi blends well with other fruits in salads, can be used as a garnish, on cakes, and in marinades. Although kiwi is indigenous to southern China and was transplanted to New Zealand […]