Sheep penis? Grilled sea snake? Fried scorpion? Over the years I have seen markets all over the world but the Beijing Night Market puts them all in the shade. Continue reading
The little town of Chatham, Ontario is the terminus of a very important railroad – one without tracks or engines. The Underground Railroad brought escaping slaves to Canada, and many found refuge in Chatham, which became known as the ‘Black Mecca’. Continue reading
Tabasco sauce doesn’t come from Tabasco. But like its namesake, this Mexican state isn’t for the faint of heart. Exploring it is a spicy adventure in every sense of the word Continue reading
The first time I tried chicken wings, I was hooked. It was 35 years ago and we had taken our children to Art Park, across the border in Lewiston, New York. Art Park is a marvelous resource for families with live theatre, story-telling and craft areas.
On this particular occasion, we stopped for dinner at Apple Granny – a restaurant still to be found in Lewiston – and we ordered chicken wings. What arrived was a plate of perfectly cooked wings smothered in a rich red, spicy sauce. Delicious! I asked the chef how he made it and he cheerfully shared his recipe. It’s remarkably easy. Continue reading
Without the canoe, Canada’s history might have been very different.
Designed by Canada’s First Nations, the canoe allowed early explorers, fur traders, missionaries and colonists to travel across the North American continent, eventually finding a route right to the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading