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I’ll have a coffee please

| September 17, 2012 | 3 Comments
I’ll have a coffee please

If any of you are familiar with my posts on Zomppa, you will know that I am somewhat partial to a good cup of coffee. That first sip in the morning just brings such a soothing and comforting start to my day. I generally hate pretty much every aspect of mornings, so that first cup […]

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Harlem Cafe in, err… Belfast, Northern Ireland?: Tidbit of the Day

| August 10, 2012 | 1 Comment
Harlem Cafe in, err… Belfast, Northern Ireland?: Tidbit of the Day

Yes, you hear it right. Harlem is thriving in the bustling streets of Belfast’s city centre.  Harlem Cafe is without a doubt, my favourite lunchtime hangout when I am in Belfast for meetings. They also happen to make a pretty mean cappuccino with the proper creamy froth consistency so important to me. I cannot stand […]

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Low-Salt Diet = Hypertension?: Olive and Thyme Farinata

| June 11, 2012 | 8 Comments
Low-Salt Diet = Hypertension?:  Olive and Thyme Farinata

Recently, the Nytimes published an article about the ongoing debate surrounding the health benefits of a low-salt diet, particularly as it relates to reducing the risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.   Contrary to popular belief, this op-ed piece argues that there is little strong evidence to support the long (and steadfast) belief that a that […]

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Healthy Pre-Workout Snack Bites: Sweet Beat

| June 5, 2012 | 7 Comments
Healthy Pre-Workout Snack Bites: Sweet Beat

With the price of gym or workout related snacks increasing and our wallets tightening, BakingBar has joined forces again with expert fitness trainer, Peter Wilson, to bring you a nutritious, energy-packed snack to devour before your workout. The idea of a pre-workout meal or snack is to stabilize your blood sugar levels during exercise, therefore […]

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Adventures in Portugal – My Search for Serradura

| April 30, 2012 | 5 Comments
Adventures in Portugal – My Search for Serradura

I talk a lot about the connection that exists between the two F’s: food and family. There is just something about the two Fs that makes a dish, its preparation, and obviously, its consumption so much more meaningful. I went to Portugal at the beginning of this month for a family trip that was absolutely […]

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The Meaning of Rugelach

| April 18, 2012 | 4 Comments
The Meaning of Rugelach

I first learned about Abe when I was staying at a friend’s farm for New Year’s. We woke up on New Year’s Day to the smell of freshly baked rugelach in all sorts of jam and chocolate varieties. Over the BEST breakfast of hot coffee and rugelach, my friend enthused about his grandfather Abe, and […]

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Eight Legs in Portugal: Photo of the Day

| February 8, 2012 | 2 Comments
Eight Legs in Portugal: Photo of the Day

Octopi in Portugal.

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Cold War No More: Photo of the Day

| February 6, 2012 | 1 Comment
Cold War No More: Photo of the Day

Think Russia is just cold snow and stale bread? Think again: a beautiful meal in Moscow.

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Fish ‘n’ Chips: Photo of the Day

| February 3, 2012 | 7 Comments
Fish ‘n’ Chips: Photo of the Day

Beer-battered fish and thick chips served in newspaper from Northern Ireland.

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King Fish: Photo of the Day

| January 30, 2012 | 2 Comments
King Fish: Photo of the Day

Fresh at the market in Spain.

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