That old adage that “homemade is always better” is pretty much undebatable when it comes to food. But what about booze? Although not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of liquid happiness, the practise, nay, the art of homemade brews has been around for ages. In fact, if hooch-making was an actual occupation, it could probably best prostitution in terms of career longevity. The following is a collection of homemade liquors, varying by nation, process and sheer bad-assery.
The ice wine makers of the fabled Niagara region have had some interesting weather to deal with this past winter. With one of the warmest winters in recent memory, temperatures were well above seasonal averages.
The gluten-free diet has gained a lot of footing in recent months, winning over celebrities like tennis pro Novak Djokovic and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Although a sort of fad diet for the rich and the famous, gluten-free eating is an actual necessity for people suffering from celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that is caused by a reaction to gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye. People with celiac stick to gluten-free diets out of necessity, and although the diet has positive effects such as increased energy and healthy weight loss, the restrictions can often be daunting.
In 1979, an anonymous benefactor in Elbert County, Georgia commissioned the local granite company to erect an imposing granite monument. This monument came to be known as the Georgia Guidestones. Often called the “American Stonehenge,” the structure is inscribed with four ancient languages, and has inspired awe and curiosity since its mysterious beginnings. Now, the curious case of the Georgia Guidestones has spread to Toronto, and in particular to a web-based interactive thriller named after the structure. Guidestones offers its audience a unique experience of witnessing a story centred around the stones, all while taking part and solving clues. the newspaper spoke with the project’s director, Jay Ferguson, to find out more about the story behind the project, and what it can offer to students.
Residence life at university can be described in many ways, but the words “studious” and “spiritual” usually do not come to mind. A new residence strictly for female U of T students hopes to embody those two words as it opens its doors in time for the new school year.
The brothers of the Delta Lambda Phi fraternity at McGill University are just a bunch of guys who like to go out, grab a beer, and play the occasional game of laser tag. So, what is it about the group that has thrust them into the headlines in recent days? The members of Delta Lambda Phi - DLP for short - are all part of the first gay fraternity in Canada.
“Give me a kiss to build a dream on,” crooned Louis Armstrong. But how about a kiss to build an adorable website on? Chris Kay Fraser, creative writing teacher and founder of the Firefly Creative Writing workshop, became inspired to try to map kiss landmarks across Toronto after a particularly irritating streetcar ride that was brightened by the memory of a great kiss.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, some people feel the pressure to come up with the best Valentine’s gift ever. Others, not so much. If you find yourself in the group of people who are scrambling to end a crumbling relationship, read on. These five gift ideas are the beginning of the end.