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  • Simple Seaweed Salad

    Enjoy this simple and healthy Japanese seaweed salad. Seaweed is packed with soluble fibres such as alginates, carrageenan, and agar, minerals like calcium and iron and other nutrients like vitamins A, C, and E. Serves 8 Preparation and cook time total: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 ounce dried wakame seaweed (whole or cut) 6  tablespoons…

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  • Rice Wine

    “Some archaeologists say that as early as 7000 BC, grapes were mixed with rice to produce other types of fermented beverages in China. This is considered to be the precursors of what we call today, rice wine.”  Chinese rice wine or mijiu is an alcoholic beverage made from fermentation of rice starch that has been…

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  • Celery and Food Colouring Science Experiment for Kids

    Have you ever wondered how exactly water gets absorbed into plants after you have watered them? Unlike us humans, plants make their own food through the process of photosynthesis. “Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy, into chemical energy that can be later released to fuel the organisms' activities.”…

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  • Swiss Wine Uncovered

    Makers of perhaps the finest chocolates in the world, superior quality watches and knives, producer of over 450 kinds of cheeses, Switzerland is also home to over forty wine grape varieties with over 1.1 million hectolitres of wine produced yearly from its six large wine regions. With a wine making history of over 800 years,…

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  • A Simple Penny on Playing Card Experiment

    Born on January 4, 1643, in the United Kingdom, Sir Isaac Newton, philosopher, astronomer, mathematician and physicist remains one of the greatest science minds that ever existed. In 1687, Newton published what has been called the greatest influential book on physics, Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Newton died on March 31, 1727 in London. During his…

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  • Poached Pear

    Poaching, a cooking technique that is approximately ten thousand years old, is used to create many savory and sweet dishes. Three important factors to remember when using this technique are temperature, volume of the liquid, and timing. Foods cooked using this method can either be entirely or partially immersed in the liquid. Poached pear, a perfect fall or…

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  • Bake and Shark

    Bake and Shark is a popular street food in Trinidad and Tobago. The islanders consider it the best beach food. If you are already a fan or simply a foodie, you will be pleased to know that this is an easy to prepare island specialty that can be enjoyed at anytime from anywhere. The bake…

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  • Homemade Ginger Beer

    Ginger, turmeric and cardamom belong to the Zingiberaceae botanical family.  Ginger is grown mainly in tropical countries with Jamaica ginger being considered the best culinary varietal type.  Not only is ginger an aromatic and culinary delight, it’s also well regarded as a medicinal spice for thousands of years in India, southeast Asia, and China.  Ginger…

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  • Doubles Recipe

    Doubles is a popular street food in Trinidad and Tobago. It has recently gained popularity in South Florida, New York and Canada. It was featured in a number of food shows and ABC news in the United Stated States at the close of Caribbean Heritage Month. It was also the title of a movie, ‘Doubles…

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  • The Making of a Kite

    Chinese are credited with the invention of the kite. Mo Di (468-376 BC), a famous philosopher in ancient China, is believed to have made the first kite some 2,300 years ago. It is said that within three years, he created a kite in the shape of a bird, which he flew for only one day.…

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  • Ice Wine

    Niagara-on-the Lake in Ontario, is said to be home of some of the finest Icewines in the world. This is mainly because Canada fulfills a major Icewine making prerequisite, its famous cold temperatures. I recently had the opportunity to visit a few wineries in Niagara on- the-Lake. While it was quite the sampling experience, time…

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  • Tres Leches Recipe

    Tres Leches, which is Spanish for Three Milks, is not only popular in Central America but also in South America, North America  and many parts of the Caribbean. It is possibly the most popular cake in Mexico. What may appear to be an ordinary vanilla frosted pound cake is in  fact a robustly rich, sweet, moist,…

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