Not surprisingly, rice features in a lot of Portugal’s cuisine. They’re also partial to monkfish. Together they make a delicious version of what the Spanish call paella and the Italians call risotto. Continue reading “PORTUGAL’S SECOND FAVOURITE DISH”
You can rest assured that no matter where his travels take him, our wine scribe Jim Walker will make plenty of time to visit the top wineries in the area (assuming there are any). But perhaps the most unique of them all was the one that he and his young family called on many years ago. That winery’s claim to fame? At the time their red wine was the most expensive vin du table in the world!
One of my favourite farmers’ markets has reopened and I’m off to forage for wild mushrooms, a safer option than trying to avoid poisonous toadstools, snakes, ivy and oak in Ontario’s woodlands.Continue reading “FORAGED FEAST”
Storylines was founded in 2016 to create and market floating retirement homes for those who wanted to live in the world’s “first affordable residential community at sea.” However, in one bizarre twist after another, the wannabe cruise line promoted ships that it failed to secure, sold cabins on a ship before it had a design or contract in place to build one, and ultimately abandoned its plan to buy old ships and convert them into floating condominiums. But while Storylines’ credibility has had trouble staying afloat, the company’s executives seem to believe the COVID-19 pandemic may be just the lifeline it needs. Continue reading “THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF THE BAFFLING CRUISE LINE”