Tea for Two, Take Two

Tomorrow is National Tea Day. This is a day that celebrates not just tea, but the tradition of sitting down and enjoying a cuppa in the company of friends. Earlier in the week, I started the celebrations early with my post about the British Afternoon Tea we enjoyed at The Goring Hotel in London. There… Continue reading Tea for Two, Take Two

#Get Bitter – Amaro cocktails

Last week in advance of both St. Patrick’s Day and Italian Unification Day, I extolled the virtues of Amaro and listed 5 entry level Amari and 5 advanced level Amari to try. Now that you have ventured into the bitter world, here are some cocktails to let your digestives do double duty and bookend your meal.… Continue reading #Get Bitter – Amaro cocktails

Amore Amari

Next week, there is going to be a lot of celebrating. Whether you’re raising a green pint to say SLÁINTE and cheer St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) or raising a glass of wine to say SALUTE for Italian Unification Day (also March 17 – both events, same day!), toasts will be made and glasses will… Continue reading Amore Amari

Secret Seoul Speakeasy

Sssshhhhh! Don’t tell a s(e)oul, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret we discovered during a recent trip. In Seoul, hidden behind not one, but two doors, lies a secret speakeasy.  I’m not kidding, this feels like an honest to goodness speakeasy in downtown Seoul! As with any speakeasy, it is… Continue reading Secret Seoul Speakeasy

Salute! A Day to Celebrate!

The month of February has many things going for it. It is the shortest month of the year, with 28 days. It is the quirkiest month of the year, with that leap day showing up every 4 years. Valentine’s Day on February 14th arguably makes February the most romantic month of the year. But what February… Continue reading Salute! A Day to Celebrate!

Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day! Groundhog Day! Let’s hope that the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow and winter will be over soon. I never want six more weeks of winter. Snow! Cold! Shovelling! ICK! I am so over winter! Why exactly do we trust our weather forecasting to a furry little rodent? Punxsutawney Phil (the American Groundhog) only… Continue reading Groundhog Day!

Ginger Sippers

I love ginger! I love the tangy taste of it and the subtle not-too-sweet flavour that wakes up your mouth. Remember when you were a small child and weren’t feeling well? How many times were you given Ginger Ale to make you feel better? It still makes me feel better (although I confess that I no… Continue reading Ginger Sippers