I have recently read that according to the legend, Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, the notorious 18th century lover, ate 50 oysters each morning for breakfast in order to increase his sexual stamina. This peculiar fact came into my mind while enjoying oysters galore in Whatcom County, WA where we went over the weekend. In the light of upcoming St. Valentines… Continue reading Aphrodisiac Side of Whatcom County, WA
Type of DNA tests Ancestral lines tested Remarks Autosomal DNA (atDNA) All ancestral lines *brown, pink and blue boxes in the pedigree chart below Most popular type of DNA testing for the purpose of building the family tree and learning about one’s ethnic makeup Matches are strongest… Continue reading Genetic Genealogy: Private Interest, Public Good
As a child, I absolutely hated reading. As an adult, often times I find my escape and inspiration in books. In search of the next good read, I recently stumbled upon “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” in the “New and Hot” section of the bookstore. Apparently a few of my co-workers… Continue reading Antidote to Chaos of 2019
In my family, the night of the New Year has always been celebrated as one of the most inspiring and magic –filled times of the year… I will never forget the sweet anticipation of the New Year as we were installing and decorating the “Christmas” tree with my family, practicing poem recitals for the numerous… Continue reading Happy New Year!!!!
When it comes to holiday drinking, eggnog is by far not the only thing on the menu special. The coziest and most heart – warming holiday drink I discovered so far is Gluhwein or simply mulled wine. There are certainly many regional variations when it comes to Gluhwein recipe; however, let us start with the… Continue reading Glühwein Nights
Dramatic vistas, loud winds pushing tireless waves to crush ashore, and fire wholes dug out in the sand to admire the night ocean in comfort of warmth and in the company of loved ones …. Pristine nature and breathtaking romance of Oregon Coast certainly make it a beautiful place to create memories. We had a… Continue reading Oregon Coast
Toronto is a very diverse city with numerous parks and beach walks, interesting museums, cozy restaurants and unique bars. There are plenty of amazing places to discover; however, Distillery District and Yorkville became my instant Toronto favorites: Distillery District Distillery District is a popular pedestrian- only historic site located just few minutes away from… Continue reading Toronto Favourites