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

Summer Pearl Salad

Long weekends mean catching up with friends and family for impromptu dinners or barbecues. A recent long weekend found me in Toronto. It was the perfect time to have a barbecue on the rooftop and watch the fireworks. The nice thing about getting together with friends is that everyone brings something to the table (literally).… Continue reading Summer Pearl Salad

Insalata di Cocomero e Pomodoro (Watermelon Tomato Salad)

Pete and I have an ongoing debate on the word for “watermelon” in Italian. I favour the word Cocomero (co-co-mer-o) while he prefers Anguria (an-gurr-i-a). Both are correct and seem to be used fairly interchangeably. This, however, does not stop me from sending him photos of any products that say “cocomero” on them for watermelon. At… Continue reading Insalata di Cocomero e Pomodoro (Watermelon Tomato Salad)

Salsa Two Ways – Sweet and Spicy

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a major Mexican holiday. This holiday commemorates the Mexican army‘s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It’s also a pretty good excuse to drink margaritas and beer and eat tacos. As you may know from past postings, my sister Deinah, who considers herself… Continue reading Salsa Two Ways – Sweet and Spicy