Greek Wine Choices

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There are over 300 indigenous grapes grown in Greece with the major ones rocking names like Agiorghitiko, Roditis, and Limnio. Fret not, you really don’t need to pronounce these grapes to enjoy them. Greek wine spans the spectrum from light and crisp to heavy and sweet white wines and light, delicate to heavy and bold reds. This is a part of the wine world really worth exploring.

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Countries That Eat Bugs

Repost from USA Today

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Slimy, scary, “the size of a Buick” — we use a lot of terms to describe bugs, but “yummy” isn’t usually one of them. We associate insect ingestion with reality television shows like Fear Factor, which week-after-week portrays contestants wolfing down everything from live cockroaches to plump caterpillars. But before you add “eating bugs” to the list of things you’ll never ever do, consider this: Insects are actually far more nutritious than other common forms of protein, even fish. For example, 100 grams of top sirloin beef contains about 29 grams of protein in addition to a whopping 21 grams of fat, while 100 grams of grasshopper contains 20 grams of protein and a measly six grams of fat. Big difference! Many scientists believe that entomophagy — insect eating — will not only benefit our health, but also the planet. In an interview with The Guardian, Belgian entomologist Arnold van Huis says that farming insects emits 10 times less greenhouse gas than farming livestock.  READ MORE

Canada Day Menu List

Maple Cake

Apple Maple Upside-down Cake

Canada Day is a nationwide celebration when Canadians commemorate their independence.  On July 1 1867, the British North America Act passed which allowed for Canada to become an independent entity within the British Empire.  In 1982, Canada gained full independence from the United Kingdom.  Today, Canada Day is celebrated by fireworks displays, festivals, picnics and great food.

Want to be a part of the celebration?  Canada Day by tantalizing taste-buds with these tasty options for Canada Day:

Apple Maple Upside-down Cake 

This delicious dessert is made with cake flavored with maple, cinnamon, sugar and apples.

Les Orielles de Cochon  

This French Canadian cuisine consists of crispy bread sweetened and fried to resemble pig ears.

Honey Apple Pancakes

This is a delicious pancake alternative that features apples and honey.

Chippewa Fried Bread

This is traditional Ingenious Canadian bread.

Dill Baked Salmon

Salmon baked with lemon juice, salt, onions, sour cream and dill.

For more information about the history of Canada Day: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/canadian-independence-day ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Day