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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National Bubble Tea Day

Do you know there's a National Bubble Tea Day? April 30 marks a day devoted entirely to the tea drink with those mesmerizing black pearls. It's a fairly recent celebration, which started in 2018. Where did bubble tea get its start? Bubble Tea originated in Taiwan during the 1980s but came to the US in …

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Keep Calm and Stay Home

Due to the current spread of COVID-19, many people around the world and in the US are under quarantine for the next several weeks. A large number of stores and businesses are closed but select businesses that are deemed essential like grocery stores and gas stations remain open on reduced hours. The world certainly isn't …

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Pi Day and How to Celebrate

Did you know that March 14 is Pi Day? The reason it's called Pi Day is because Pi (or π), one of the most well-known mathematical constants, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.  For any circle, the distance around the edge is a little more than three times the distance across. …

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Pancake Tuesday!

If you traditionally celebrate Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Tuesday, on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday then you know it's not Pancake Tuesday without the pancakes. The most well known pancakes are the thick and fluffy cakes that come from a griddle or a skillet drizzled in sticky maple syrup and topped with a pat of …

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