What does a bunny, a goddess, an egg and a cross all have in common? Pretty much nothing, except that they are all in some way related to Easter! Easter is right around the corner (it’s on Sunday, in case the onslaught of chocolate bunnies/eggs/Elsa’s on the grocery store shelves have not already woken you … Continue reading The Edible History of Easter
Hot Cross Buns Hot Cross Buns are a traditional Easter favourite that have been made for thousands of years! Try your hand at making your own hot cross buns this year, and be sure to check out our video and blog post for more on the history of this delectable dessert! Prep time: 1.5-2.5 hours … Continue reading Recipe: Hot Cross Buns
Nutrition throughout the history of the world is long (obviously) and diverse (naturally). Despite nutrition trends changing drastically depending on where you are and what time period you were there in, they all are tied to two things: the economy and social expectations of the era. The Ideal Body Type You can’t talk about trends … Continue reading Nutrition Throughout the Ages
Aah peanut butter. Where would we be without you? From peanut butter on toast for breakfast, to peanut butter sandwiches for lunch to ants-on-a-log for snack, we are a generation raised on the gooey, nutty spread. And while allergies and the subsequent rise of other spreads like almond butter, sunflower seed butter and cashew butter … Continue reading Ground Nuts, Goober Peas and Peanut Butter: A History of our Favourite Spread
Today is the day- the day university and college students have been waiting for all year. The day you head to the back of the closet and dig out that one green shirt you always think about getting rid of every time you clean your room but never do because then what would you wear … Continue reading Why do we Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?
When someone says to you “Irish food” the first thing you probably think of is potatoes, right? Then maybe green beer? While the Irish do love their potatoes and beer, there is actually much more to the culinary history and traditions of the Emerald Isle than you might initially think, and with Saint Patrick’s Day … Continue reading Food From Around the World: Ireland
It’s no secret that Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine has taken over the North American food scene. With late-night shawarma shops and road-side falafel stands popping up everywhere, it’s obvious why. That sh!t’s delicious! You know what else? It can also be quite good for you (the Middle East didn’t become one of the world’s … Continue reading Breakfast Around the World: Shakshuka
What is purple, gold, and green and parties in the street all day and all night? Mardi Gras, of course! But how did this nonstop party come about? Who started this tradition and why exactly are the streets of New Orleans are bombarded with crowds of celebrators every year? It all started with some drunk … Continue reading Mardi Gras: A History of Party Rockin’
We’re switching gears today and instead of bringing you another chocolate-filled post we’re talking about our other great love...wine. Having grown up in or near the wine region of Niagara both of us developed a deep appreciation for the fermented drink, so naturally we felt the need to find out how it came to be. … Continue reading The History of Wine
Every year in the month of February (or let's be honest- as soon as Christmas is over) store shelves are flooded with chocolates and candies in heart-shaped boxes adorned with little Cupids shooting their arrows and messages of love and affection. It's a sight so common that we don't even give it a second thought, … Continue reading Why do we Give Chocolate on Valentine’s Day?