Category Archives for Generalities

Fun Quotes for Valentine’s Day

Here are some amusing quotes, in honour of St. Valentine: “If love is the answer, can you rephrase the question?” -Lily Tomlin “Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.” -Unknown “You can’t put a price tag on love, but … Continue reading

14. February 2013 by Zye
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On Frothing (Hot Chocolate)

Hell hath no fury like a woman awoken by the sudden blaring of remixed party-club songs coming from her inconsiderate upstairs neighbour at three in the morning. It’s bad enough that a month ago, this same upstairs neighbour decided to … Continue reading

20. January 2013 by Zye
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A (Food) Review of 2012

It’s 2013. Wow. A year has gone by so fast, doomsday predictions notwithstanding. At around this time last year, I think I was sprawled on a couch, dramatically bemoaning my lack of a life. Or a job. Or anything – … Continue reading

06. January 2013 by Zye
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On “The Little Drummer Boy”

Because December’s here, it’s going to be a month of Christmas posts. My favourite Christmas carol has always been “The Little Drummer Boy.” The first time I heard it was on my dad’s cassette tape when I was around five … Continue reading

02. December 2012 by Zye
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On the High that is Coffee

I’ve said it many times before, and I’ll say it again: coffee is my only vice.

04. November 2012 by Zye
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Using the Magical Properties of Dry Ice for Halloween

Since it’s just about the time of year for ghouls, ghosts and goblins (among other nether-worldly creatures) to make an appearance, here are some ways you can make parties more enjoyable using dry ice for Halloween. Put it in/around drinks. … Continue reading

18. October 2012 by Zye
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For the Love of Bookstores and Books

Bookstores are comforting. To me, it doesn’t even matter what kind. Whether it’s the commercially-run stores with hordes of tweens trampling one another to get to the section piled high with “50 Shades of Grey” or the charming-but-tiny neighbourhood shops, … Continue reading

21. September 2012 by Zye
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A Crash Course on Hygienic Food Preparation

You’d think these things just require common sense, but sometimes, even the smartest chef can overlook or neglect the rules of basic hygienic food preparation. So to remind everyone that there’s no sense in cooking up the most delicious storm … Continue reading

07. September 2012 by Zye
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On Disney and Dinnerware

This week’s challenge, because I just spent the weekend having a Disney marathon, and I remember how rousing this song can be, is to count how many kinds of food come up in this particular Beauty & the Beast song. … Continue reading

23. August 2012 by Zye
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The Sound of My Favourite Things

 Fine, I’ll admit it. I watch “The Sound of Music” at least once a year. I remember having first seen it when I was eight, and I think Maria, the von Trapp family and all of those singing nuns were what … Continue reading

26. July 2012 by Zye
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