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Epicurean Concept of the Week - Mpemba Effect - Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Mpemba Effect – Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water

The Mpemba Effect is the verified scientific principle that hot water freezes faster than cold water. Perhaps if you were into science in school, you heard of this. Since I avoided science classes like the plague, I had a “no way!” reaction when I recently learned of this....
Accidental Funnies - Butcher Cleaver Knife Ring, Just in Time for Halloween!

Accidental Funnies – Butcher Cleaver Knife Ring, Just in Time for Halloween!

I don’t know if you have seen this clever cleaver ring making the rounds on the interwebs. Developed by Brazilian jewelry designer Raul Souza, it’s just in time for Halloween. Or if you are a foodie, it could be an ironic jewelry statement year round.  Either way, it...
10 Signs You Might Just Be a Travel Addict

10 Signs You Might Just Be a Travel Addict

Are you like me? Do you crave to be home, because you are always on the road…only to get jumpy after a week or so and book a trip for a getaway?  I can’t get enough – there’s always something new to experience, a new local dish to...
20 Words / Terms that Every Food & Wine Lover Should Know

20 Words / Terms that Every Food & Wine Lover Should Know

I am a  foodie / epicurean nerd.  There, I said it! I often don’t realize that as I sit in my world of food and wine magazines, favourite food websites, obsessive recipe reading etc. It’s just so innate in my character that I forget other people are not...
A Cheeky Homage to Mooncake Festival - Hong Kong, Goods of Desire (G.O.D)

A Cheeky Homage to Mooncake Festival – Hong Kong, Goods of Desire (G.O.D)

There’s a store I love to visit every time I am in Hong Kong – Goods of Desire, otherwise known around town as G.O.D. They have an amazing plethora of cool, quirky funky items – perfect for oneself or as a gift to someone else. Things like eyemasks...
Accidental Funnies - Japan and Kawaii Strikes Again - Cute Kitty Cappucino

Accidental Funnies – Japan and Kawaii Strikes Again – Cute Kitty Cappucino

                                  I am always amazed at the Japanese inventiveness around kawaii. In case the idea of kawaii is new to you, kawaii (pronounced like Hawaii) means “cute.” And Japan is obsessed with...
On Our Bookshelf - The Longest Way Home & Honeymoon with My Brother

On Our Bookshelf – The Longest Way Home & Honeymoon with My Brother

As much as I enjoy writing about travel, I also enjoy reading about it. Here are two of my favourite books in which the authors go on journey’s that are both physical and emotional. I, like these authors, have discovered the most authentic versions of myself by finding...
Accidental Funnies - More Japanese Kawaii, Purr-fect Kitty Sushi

Accidental Funnies – More Japanese Kawaii, Purr-fect Kitty Sushi

The longer I am in Asia, the more I enjoy the Japanese sense of humour. It is often quirky, a little left of center…but yet also always a bit cute and kawaii. What is kawaii, you ask? Kawaii is the Japanese word for sweet, cute, adorable (pronounced like...
Adorable Hotel Lobby Pets (Cats, Dogs and even Fish!) from Conde Nast Traveler

Adorable Hotel Lobby Pets (Cats, Dogs and even Fish!) from Conde Nast Traveler

I was delighted by this recent series on the Conde Nast Traveler website. It’s all about pets that live in hotels…all over the world – where they live, a bit about them, their “job” at the hotel and photos. It seems Fairmont hotels is the most progressive with...
Accidental Funnies - Japanese "Cooking with Dog" is Campy, Quirky Fun

Accidental Funnies – Japanese “Cooking with Dog” is Campy, Quirky Fun

OK, it’s not what you think. It’s not about cooking dishes with dog as an ingredient. It is a TV show, called “Cooking with Dog,”that you can watch on You Tube – a Japanese woman demonstrates how to cook authentic, homey Japanese meals while the show is entirely...
Accidental Funnies - Bacon Decision Tree Chart

Accidental Funnies – Bacon Decision Tree Chart

Why is it lately that all the foodie humor I find somehow involves bacon? The latest is this cheeky chart that helps you to decide, “should you eat that bacon?” Seems the answer is always yes
Accidental Funnies - Bacon Scarf

Accidental Funnies – Bacon Scarf

I cannot decide if I find this funny or gross….probably both. But being a food geek, and a worshipper of bacon, I could not help but giggle when I saw this scarf made to resemble bacon. I only wish I had seen this BEFORE Christmas as I know...