Passion Fruit SpiritsA Tropical Fruit Takes Us For A Ride What: The final is our series on tropical fruit-inspired liquors, passion fruit has slowly been gaining popularity in the U.S. market. Check out a few alcoholic passion fruit products.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: A vacation to the tropics results in the regaining of one’s sanity and introduction to tropical food and drink trends. Ecuador was our introduction to the passion fruit, often called parcha or maracuya in Spanish. Passion fruit alone is an unusual and addictive flavor because of its slightly tart flavor, [...]
Send to KindleTweet Haircare, shoes and children are just three things that unite people of all ethnicities, nationalities and religions. Still, even in the drugstore, one sees the haircare is broken up into sections with the most fancy brands near the doors, the cheap packaging at the bottom of shelves and sometimes, the “ethnic” haircare [...]
Good Product, Innovative Packaging A Parent- And Kid-Friendly Juice What: A low-sugar organic juice, this product comes in regular and spill-proof bottles.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:The paper towel and the wet wipe become a person’s best friend when they become a parent. Food tossed everywhere, diapers failing and drinks left unattended. Thanks to a new beverage company, First Juice, parents have the option of avoiding one of those messes: spilled drinks. The USDA-certified organic and kosher [...]
Canada’s Latest Thinker, A SingerQuiet And Strong, A Star On The RiseWhat: Often compared to the few strong yet breathy singers, this Canadian writes her own music and lyrics.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: A philosopher of sorts, a recent journal on Sarah Slean’s site includes the following excerpt, an exploration of the meaning of ego, in which we get a feel for the open-minded explorational soul that is this Canadian twenty-something classically-trained singer songwriter. “Given that this impoverished conception of a Self offers [...]
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: Yet another cell phone, what it could possibly have that is not available on the market? That’s the response most have with every release unless it is a big ticket item from innovators such as Apple or BlackBerry-maker, Research in Motion. However, Sony Ericsson recently announced three new cell phones [...]
Guava SpiritsNew To The Market, Guava Is Strong & Sweet What: New to America, guava has an unusual flavor that makes for a good combination with the sweet and the savory.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: Guayaba in Spanish, guava is the latest fruit infusion popping up in liquors because it has a strong distinguishable taste that holds its own. Originally, guava was often found in stores carrying foods from tropical locales such as Latin America, India and the Philippines. The most popular and versatile item [...]
Send to KindleTweet West Elm plans to open a Toronto location in October 2008. The company has already opened a location in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Starbucks announced it will close about 600 stores in the U.S. from July through the first half of 2009. Click for the link to some stores on the list. Apple [...]
Send to KindleTweet Spotted: Chelsea Name: Karen Age: 29 Hometown: Toronto Current ‘hood: Queens, NYC First language: English Job: Fiction writer, retail sales associate Ethnicity: Jamaican Canadian Favorite Condiment: Mustard Religion: Christian On your iPod now: Stevie Wonder Favorites movie(s): Pride & Prejudice Dream Job: “To write a bunch of novels that would be on [...]
Send to KindleTweet According to European Law Enforcement Organisation said 75 people were detained in nine nations as 1,300 officers focused on a gang understood to have smuggled illegal immigrants into the European Union for £8,000 – £9,500 each, The Times of London reports. Six people were arrested in the U.K. and travel is believed to [...]
Raw RevisitedIs Less Really More?What: The raw food and juicing movement followers are convinced we can get all the nutrition we need from the earth. Are you?
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:What prompts someone to spend $8 on juice? It has to be more than organic; it has to be the promise of a new way of life. Enter the cult-like phenomenon where raw meets juicing. Just as popular television shows brought the raw movement to the forefront, globalization and the increased [...]