Category: Drinks

Homemade Herbal Simple Syrups

Sometimes you just want to liven up your morning coffee with something different! In Jordan, coffee is often flavoured with cardamom pods, usually ground right along with the beans. There’s a really satisfying balance between the two flavours,… Read More

Homemade Cherry Liqueur

Every summer, I keep a close eye on my mother’s Nanking cherry trees. When the bright red berries have finally soaked up enough sun, I pick the trees clean and either eat them all or force my mother… Read More

Cold Brew Coffee

It’s been really hot in Calgary and as a caffeine addict, this really puts a damper on my morning latte. Of course, brewing a latte and then adding ice is an option, but I always find this ends… Read More

Shisha & Coffee

The one thing about living with 30 other people is that you’re living with 30 other people. 28 too many sometimes. So this evening, Stephen and I went out for a walk around the Suq and then shisha… Read More

Full Couches to Empty Houses

Olivia is the world traveller I aspire to be. I met her last year in Jordan, while we were both happily toiling on the top of Tell ‘Umayri. We were friends while working on the dig, had good… Read More

Goodbye Emona Dirt Roads, Hello Sozopol Nights

We have driven down the treacherous 8km stretch of land – generally referred to as road around Emona – that connects Emona’s remoteness to the coast’s highway for the last time. A quick album cover shoot and a… Read More

Riding the Wave of Confusion to Wake Up

Right. I’m trying to wrap my head around what day it is still, but at the very least, I know where I am. I’ve made it to Bulgaria and am currently staying in a hotel in a little… Read More

Edmonton! … And Wine!

I woke up at 5am, but I had a really good reason for it. It was Hillary’s birthday, which meant party in Edmonton!! The party itself was fantastic. There were fancy cheeses and fancy wines and great people… Read More

Oh Calgary!

There’s something about living in a city that I will never get tired of. It has something to do with the inordinate number of strange people who congregate that adds a certain unpredictable interestingness. For example, in the… Read More

Floating & Eating

The Dead Sea is a great idea in theory. Relax in the warm sun and water, floating along without having to do anything to hold your head above water. In order to have that much buoyancy though, there… Read More