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Coffee vs Tea

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

If you have ever thought about caffeine poisoning, consider the followiing.
Dry tea leaves contain a greater proportion of caffeine than coffee beans, however, the higher the temperature of the water the greater the caffeine extracted from the leaves or beans thus a cappuccino is much the same caffeine ‘hit’ as an ordinary cuppa. Remember that [...]

Brain Teaser

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

This is a truly zany paragraph. How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so ordinary, you’d think nothing was wrong with it - and in fact nothing is. But it is unusual though. Why? Study it, think about it and [...]

Alexander Grigorievich Stroganoff

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Tonight we are to have Beef Stroganoff for dinner and Dad thought “Who or what was Stroganoff ?” Hence, see the title. He was a member of one of the artistocratic Russian families in the early 1800s and may be the origin of the name of the eponymous dish. Another claimant was a [...]