What’s Really Going On? Tsipras and Grexit

Ok so if you are hip to the game, and I trust that you are, you’ve probably been fretting about a Grexit for several years now. At the very least you have heard of the P.I.I.G.S. countries. For the uninitiated, we are speaking of the countries of the European Union who have been embroiled in a Sovereign Debt…

So You Wanna Talk Some Slam Dunk…

It’s February, and if you’re any kind of basketball fan you are yearning for one thing, to get you a big ol’ plate of some fine slam-dunk, the crowning-jewel of NBA All-Star Weekend, always best served fresh and hot. Why the new NBA brain trust would look at February 14th as a date and think that that might…

What’s Really Going On? Devyani Khobragade

Ok so you are tirelessly scanning the international news wires in the general course of your business dealings and you occasionally stumble upon some inexplicably ambigous fun facts. The perfect example is the latest diplomatic brou-ha-ha about the Indian Consular Official, Devyani Khobragade, who was arrested and strip searched in America for Visa Fraud and…

Crammin’ MasterChef Style Part III…

South-East Asian Inspired Stewed Lamb Shoulder Chop with Mint Sauce Ok so this is the last installment of MasterChef Crammin. I started with an inexpensive cut of lamb, blackened in a pan and slow cooked it in a eclectic south-east Asian inspired sauce until it literally fell off the bone. Chili and Lime, Curry and…

Crammin’ MasterChef Style Part II…

Pan-Seared Rib-eye with Braised Radicchio Gratin So maybe your tired of all the sweet, salty, and tart in today’s cuisine. Maybe it’s time to dust off your bitter buds and assail them with a gourmet ass-kicking. This dish is not for the faint of heart. If you like your greens so bitter that they screw…

Crammin’ MasterChef Style…

So you got 2 weeks to cram as much gourmet food knowledge into your head as possible. Week 1’s test dish…Chicken Breast with Sweet Sherry Sauce with Mushroom Risotto and Grilled Eggplant Wrapped Asparagus. This dish is inspired by Chicken Marsala, but with Fine Old Canadian Sherry in lieu of Marsala. Some mushrooms and onions…

So You Wanna Do Niagara…

It’s late May and that’s when you start thinking about golf and wine and then you remember the legendary status of the Niagara region. That sounds perfect for a getaway for a smart business lifestyle. Imagine the possibilities, 4-diamond accommodations, fine dining, touring the wine country, hitting the links, rolling at the casino, but quickly…