Chartreuse Cocktail

Green Light

When I started mixing up cocktails I pretty much stuck to what I knew – vodka, gins, and whiskeys – but as I etched my way deeper into the fascinating world of spirits, other liquids full of bitters, flowers, and herbs started to pique my interest. After reading Boozehound, by Jason Wilson the pull of the…more

The Detox Debate

The Detox Debate

“Don’t talk to me… I’m on a cleanse” From juice fasts, to green smoothie protocols, to elimination diets, cleansing it seems has become part and parcel of our modern day culture. But while there are many advocates who extol their virtues, there are just as many who deem them totally unnecessary, claiming the body is…more

Maple Syrup Favourites

Maple Syrup Favourites

It’s Sugar Shack season, which means the temperatures have finally thawed enough to start the sweet syrupy flow of sap from the mighty maple… a sure sign that life after months of a deep freeze is possible. Maple syrup is one of my favourite sweeteners to use, and a kitchen staple where I use it…more

Hey Bartender: 3 Basic Whiskey Cocktails You Need to Know

Hey Bartender: 3 Basic Whiskey Cocktails You Need to Know

Cocktail culture is at an all time high, with ever more jaw dropping, awe-inspiring creations gracing computer screens, cookbooks, and Pinterest pages. Admittedly, when it comes to the creation process for the drinks I post on this site it is easy to get caught up in wanting to push boundaries, and create something that has…more

5 Ways To Boost Your Energy

5 Ways To Boost Your Energy

Who doesn’t want more energy? Admittedly I am a self-confessed energy junkie, always looking for more ways to boost my energy so I can do more things. Sitting still has never been my strong point, naps not really my forte, and sleep is good only in so far as to help me recharge so I can…more