How to Make Wine at Home in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Fermentation and Flavouring At the beginning, you can add a clay called bentonite that will bond to positively charged proteins for increased clarity and decreased aromas. The negatively-charged bentonite will ride the CO2 bubbles created by the yeast, collecting proteins along the way. Once the bonded molecule reaches the top and the bubble […]

Quick Canadiana: The Robertson Screw

Serial inventor P.L Roberston invented a damn good screw. It’s the square-shaped one with tapered edges. Ubiquitous in Canada, it’s rare in the States because he didn’t want to lose control of his product through licensing, unlike Henry Philips who gave up control over his inferior patented Philips cross-shaped design. The square shape prevents the screw driver from slipping out of the hole and also provides leverage for easy screwing with one hand.

Dandelion Coffee

The essence of that coffee taste is a roasted flavour. Acorns are a good choice – so is dandelion root. 1. Harvest and Wash Dig up as many taproots as you can. The bigger the plant, the likely that the root is older. The older the root, the likely it is bigger. Wash the roots […]

DIY: the 5-minute Canadian Redneck Wine Rack

If you make your own wine, you’re going to need somewhere to store the 30-odd bottles. We’d all like a traditional grotto or high-end wine fridge, but an affordable alternative is tin cans. Cut off the top and bottom of the cans with a can opener. Measure the area you want to put the rack. Duct […]

Summertime Drinks: A Canadian Mint Julep

Whisky is a great drink. But whisky straight is best reserved for the fall and winter months to warm the soul. In the hot weather, sometimes a cocktail is more enjoyable. A mint julep is a simple classic cocktail that’s easy to make in the summer time: Find a mint plant. Mint is impossible to […]