St. Patty’s day this Sunday!! Remember to drink responsibly. By which I mean drink something worth drinking and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. Myself?? I’ll be spending the weekend in Prince Edward County where good wine flows like water!

Let’s get to the round up – here are this week’s Culinary Word A Day words:

Naan – a flat oval or round white flour bread cooked in a tandoor oven.

Ginkgo – a large shade tree native to China that produces seeds with edible ginkgo nuts.

Robusta – a species of coffee plant that grows beans of the same name.

Gemelli – a type of pasta made of two strands of pasta twisted together in short pieces.

Radicchioย – Italian for red leafed chicory. An herb with crisp, slightly bitter leaves.

Daube – a stew of meat, braised in red wine, veg, herbs and spices or the pot in which such a stew is cooked.

Reduction – The action or fact of making a specified thing smaller or less in amount, degree, or size. In cooking it is normally referring to liquid and is achieved through simmering.


As always – here are some awesome foodie time wasters to make your Friday awesome!

What does your favourite beer say about you??

The wicked funny Jim Gaffigan’s late night snack suggestions.

The cool folks at FoodiePrints have awesome wine suggestions for under $10.

As always something yummy from The Gouda Life!ย Here is hoping that Maple Porter Chocolate Cake lifted your spirits Kelly!

NYC soda ban has been rejected… seriously, if I want to drown my sorrows in 50 litres of Pepsi, stand aside.

This is by far the funniest story about a grapefruit I have ever seen: