How to Cook a Unicorn!

“Taketh one unicorne . . .” Talk about secret knowledge! It seems scholars are absolutely ecstatic to find a long lost Medieval cookbook that includes recipes and instructions for cooking Unicorns! The book was uncovered by The British Library, and contains hundreds of recipes for classical Medieval dishes that include herring, tripe, fish stews, and…

Voyage of Discovery: Living “Barefoot in Paradise”

Known as the most beautiful restaurant on the beach at Wakiki, The Queen’s Surf was a highly popular restaurant and nightclub in Hawaii throughout the 1950s and 60s, gaining popularity as the yearnings for the mythologies of paradise became more and more prevalent in popular culture! Tourists from all over flocked to The Queen’s Surf…

Tour the Junction: Masonic Mondays

[Photo Source: James Ellis: Architect of the Junction] Nearly two years ago, when we relocated to Toronto’s historic Junction neighborhood, we were drawn to the area’s rich culture and history. Most famously, the Junction is known to have jump started Prohibition laws, declaring a community-wide ban on alcohol in 1904 that lasted voluntarily up into…

Happy Birthday Howard Carter! (9 May 1874 – 2 March 1939)

Howard Carter was born in London, England, the son of Samuel Carter, a skilled artist, who trained him to follow in his footsteps, and Martha Joyce (Sands) Carter.  Born eager and inquisitive, at 17, the young talented artist was sent out by the Egypt Exploration Fund to assist Percy Newberry in the excavation and recording of Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hasan….

Commercial Break: Swamp Girl (1971)

From out of the waters comes a film different than any others from its time.  Full of relative unknowns, this adventure is the story of a young girl who was abandoned as a child in the swamp by her parents as a child, and was raised by a black man she calls “Pa”.  The Young…