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The Fun of Creating New Recipes in Your Kitchen

Your passion for cooking might have had you take a culinary arts program. You will notice that the skills you now possess are the ones that have been used by old professional chefs. These skills are over a hundred years old.

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‘Tala’ is a locally made fountain pen ink that shimmers like the night sky

I am relatively new to the hobby of fountain pens. Like any curious tourist that take a peek at what’s below the cliff, sometimes you bend too much and fall in.

In this case, I’ve fallen into the rabbit hole of fountain pens. And what a joyous fall it was. The hobby is a pragmatic one, as I do find it odd to spend an arm and a leg for a writing instrument, but the upgrade from a ball point to a nib makes my writing feel like I am gliding along silk.

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A Path to Business Recovery

Tentative steps are being taken in beginning economic recovery across the world – lockdown measures are slowly starting to ease are guidelines are being put out in order to direct this recovery – many are trying to issue the easing in stages with those in the service industry such as restaurants being amongst the last to re-open. One of the challenges that need to be overcome is that social distancing will slowly become normal, and overtime it’s likely the measures taken in social distancing will be here to stay – there have even been suggestions that these measures and restrictions likely won’t lift until a vaccine is available, if at all. But now dates have been set out for a time businesses can look to re-open, it may be the perfect time to look at the path businesses can take to kick start their recovery.

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My friend Adel

A short tribute to my dear friend, Adel Gabot, who passed away last March 25, 2020.

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Craft gin goes full circle in the Philippines

Matthew Westfall has the backstory of a leading man on a quest to make his country, the Philippines, the darling in one of the biggest industries in the world – gin. His mission is filled with irony though, given that the Philippines is already the number one country in the world in terms of gin consumption – that’s 46% of the total world consumption. But with a global industry worth more than USD$3 billion, the Philippines barely makes a dent at about 2% of the market thanks to gin being labeled as a drink from the streets.