The Wooden Monkey

Crimson and golden rays peering through the office buildings of Halifax shimmer against my amber ale. Breathing in the ale’s crisp hop aroma, I take a sip. The smooth maltiness coats the chicken resting against my palate. The two co-mingle to the sheer delight of all my senses. A thought comes to me: “Why haven’t I reviewed The Wooden Monkey yet?” I’ve enjoyed The Wooden … Continue reading The Wooden Monkey

Nova Scotia’s Vintners: Exemplars

Nova Scotia is home to plenty of wonderful things. Ranging from the physical grandeur of the Cabot Trail to the sensational scallops of Digby, Nova Scotia has its fair share of beauty and quality. Adding to the array of attractions is a broad assortment of wineries, most of which can be found in the Annapolis Valley. The sheer delight of driving over hill and into the … Continue reading Nova Scotia’s Vintners: Exemplars

Restaurants Responding to Allergies

As someone who loves food but who has severe allergies to nuts, tofu, soy and shellfish I find it challenging to love restaurants and cafes as much as I do. There have been times when I’ve had allergic reactions to the food ordered by myself or someone I’m with. They range everywhere from uncomfortable to paralyzing. In these moments the reactions of the staff can … Continue reading Restaurants Responding to Allergies

Paul Anka Was Right, Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Dear Coffee, I know you are a delicious treat. I love your nutty sense of humour. Your beautiful burnt sienna face stains my soul with desire. I long for you in my weary state and yet now, now you’ve gone and destroyed me. I can’t sleep anymore. I’m left alone, in the darkness of the night regretting the decision I made. You caught me with … Continue reading Paul Anka Was Right, Breaking Up is Hard to Do