Flavor of Life

Photo by Anna Tukhfatullina Food Photographer/Stylist on Pexels.com After a long and quite interesting summer (looking at you Brood X cicadas), the fall season is finally upon us as the wind gets chillier and the leaves begin to drift quietly to the ground. Chillier weather allows for the perfect tea drinking weather. The English Tea …

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Burns Night Cranachan Recipe

January 25 marks the birthday of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns (January 25, 1759-July 21, 1796). in what's known as Burns Night. Each year Scottish people in Scotland and around the world celebrate the bard by reading his written works, drinking whisky, and enjoying a Burns Supper. Burns Supper usually consists of haggis, neeps and …

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January Challenge: Go Vegan!

Happy New Year! 2020 was a hard year for everyone so we're looking to 2021 with a more positive outlook. With many under quarantine during the last year, a lot of people have taken the time to improve themselves by learning a new skill or taking up a new hobby. Since it's January, now has …

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What’s Advent?

Something I noticed in my social media feeds yesterday was that people are wishing their followers a Happy Advent. Naturally, curiosity got the best of me so it led me to do some research. Advent (adventus in Latin meaning arrival or coming) is celebrated by Christian denominations around the world. It marks a new spiritual …

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The Holidays Are Here!

Normally November is a bit early to be decorating for the holidays but I think 2020 should be an exception. 2020 has been quite a dismal year. Nobody expected to see a global pandemic in our lifetimes along with so much turmoil and chaos in the world. Sometimes we need to escape from all that. …

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Time for Turmeric

Turmeric powderBackground photo created by jigsawstocker - http://www.freepik.com A new golden spice is here to take the tea world by storm! Turmeric (curcuma longa) has been hitting the store shelves extra hard and it looks like it's here to stay. This bright, aromatic spice has a strong, peppery flavor and a distinctive bright orange-yellow color. …

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Keep Calm-Self Care During the Pandemic

We all know the current state of the world is making us a little uneasy at the moment. We're in the middle of a pandemic in addition to other factors. It doesn't help that we are connected to 24 hour news cycles, social media, and the internet. Sometimes we need a break from all that. …

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World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day is July 7th which is celebrated by chocoholics worldwide. It is said that Europeans and Americans are among some of the biggest chocolate consumers. Much of the world’s chocolate is grown from cacao beans in Central and South America but the chocolate can be processed in countries like Switzerland and the US. …

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