Cook pasta in a frying pan

Remember skillet meals? The meals you made before you became health conscious? Those meals might not have been the most memorable in the world, but there’s one thing they got right. They were one-pan meals. And they almost always included pasta, that was also...

When oranges weren’t orange

Despite their name, oranges weren’t always orange. The original oranges from Southeast Asia were actually a tangerine-pomelo hybrid, and they were green. Yep. Green. In fact, oranges in warmer regions like Vietnam and Thailand still stay green through maturity....

Wine Anyone?

 The Vatican City is a country. Yes, it’s within another country but it’s a country in and of itself. And The Vatican City is the country that drinks the most wine per capita. Vatican City people drink 74 liters of wine per citizen per year. I get a...

Harvest Season Begins

From Swaziland to Ireland and in every generation of time, there’s one thing that all people have celebrated: the harvest. We all rely on a bountiful harvest, although walking into any grocery store in America in the dead of winter, the abundance of food, trucked in...

The Devil and Details

Isn’t it weird that there is an old adage that says “The devil’s in the details” AND one that says “God is in the details”? Which is it? On the one hand, getting down to the nitty gritty can sometimes reveal that a project is harder, more complicated, and overall...

French Vanilla and Other French Stuff

The French are good at a lot of things, you know? Bread, chocolate, art and literature, the Statue of Liberty (thanks, guys!), science (way to go Marie Curie!), the list goes on and on. Where would we be without our French brothers and sisters? Not drinking...