Month: May 2012

Gardening Is Good for Your Health

May 30, 2012 No Comments

We certainly feel like we’ve put in a good day’s work after gardening for hours on end. But is gardening really good exercise? For the most part, yes. According to some scientific studies, gardening compares favourably with other moderate-to-strenuous forms of exercise, like walking and bicycling. But of course, like any other form of exercise, […]

World Beer Cup results: Canadian Brewers take 12 medals

May 28, 2012 No Comments

The World Beer Cup, also known as “The Olympics of Beer Competition”, is a major international beer competition that is held every two years in the U.S. The 2012 edition was held on May 5th in San Diego. There were 799 breweries and brewpubs entered from 54 countries, and 284 awards handed out in 95 […]


I haddock-raving for fish & chips!

May 26, 2012 No Comments

Haddock was once very popular on both sides of the North Atlantic and it is, along with cod and plaice, one of the fishes used in the classic British combo, “fish and chips”. Haddock by any other name tastes just as delicious. Interestingly, although the French word for this fish is ‘aiglefin’, the locals have […]


Got $1,000? Try a Golden Opulence Sundae

May 24, 2012 No Comments

I am not sure whether or not “The Golden Opulence Sundae” served at Serendipity 3 in New-York is truly the most expensive sundae in the world, but I am pretty sure I will never spend $1,000 just to try it out! Having said that, the restaurant has stated that it does sell, at the rate […]

Is it really more expensive to eat healthy?

May 22, 2012 No Comments

The answer is NO! A study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that healthy food actually costs less than junk food. Then, why do consumers have the opposite perception?


A well-bred fish called salmon

May 19, 2012 No Comments

Wild salmon has been fished for thousands of years. During Roman times, the fish used to be packed in seaweed and covered with ice – brought down from the mountains – and it was sent to the four corners of the Empire! It was also preserved in salt. Salmon used to be a very popular […]


Happy Birthday, Sandwich

May 18, 2012 No Comments

To mark the 250th anniversary of the world’s most famous takeaway food, last Sunday, the British town of Sandwich, staged a dramatic re-enactment of the moment when the town’s earl “invented” the sandwich. As the legend says, in 1762, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu — a rapacious card-player — was on a winning […]


New standard for organic seafood

May 14, 2012 No Comments

A new standard has been released last week in Canada concerning organic farmed seafood. Specifically, this organic aquaculture standard prohibits the use of antibiotics, herbicides and genetically modified organisms, and severely restricts the use of parasiticides.


The most popular fish

May 12, 2012 No Comments

Do you know which fish is the most popular? You’re probably thinking it’s salmon, trout or tuna, right? Well, no, for the past ten years now, it’s been tilapia all the way.

How to have Mother’s Day fall into your lap

May 8, 2012 No Comments

Short of ideas for the right gift to your Mom? Dont’know what to make for a special supper? Here’s two great suggestions: GIFT: Give her a SOS Cuisine gift card! No need to go to the shopping center. It takes 2 minutes to buy and is yours right away Your mom will choose the menu […]

What you always wanted to know about sleep but were afraid to ask…

May 7, 2012 No Comments

On average, an adult needs between 7 and 8 hours of sleep a night. However, half of us sleep less than that on weeknights, because of our high-paced lifestyle or due to sleep disorders.

Viva el Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2012 No Comments

Today, our Mexican friends are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla that the ill-equipped troops of General Zaragoza won against the mighty French army on May 5, 1862. Despite this victory, the French eventually won the war and remained in Mexico until the execution of Emperor Maximilian in 1867.

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