Tuesday, January 30, 2007

News: American scientist brings caffeine buzz to baked goods

What will they think of next?? Don't we have enough garbage processed food?
I pulled this from Yahoo News:

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A molecular scientist who moonlights as a cafe owner developed a way to add caffeine to baked goods, one that eliminates the natural,bitter taste of caffeine.

"This gives people the opportunity if they want to have a glass of milk and want to have caffeine. It will get them going," Dr. Robert Bohannon said.

Hmmm.. something to go with your Jolt Cola

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Stromboli Eruption

Stromboli Eruption
Originally uploaded by dmmaus.

During our Mediterranean cruise, our ship made a special trip out to Stromboli. We were lucky enough to see one eruption like the one in this photo.

We didn't even attempt to take pictures so we could fully appreciate the moment.

To see more great pictures taken of Stromboli, visit Flickr.

Stromboli is one of the Aeolian Islands of Italy. It is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth. It has been in nearly continuous eruption for about 2,000 years.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Rome - October 7-10, 2006

Rome, a city that blends the urban new and romantic old. Good food, good wine, warm and friendly people, and a rich, rich, fascinating history. Although, arguably, the same can be said about most of Italy.

We started our vacation in Rome. Spent a few days in the city before starting our cruise. After the cruise, we spent one more day in Rome before flying back to Toronto.

We had a lot of gelati of course (Isak is having one in this pic).

My goodness, where do I start? From marvelling at the breathtaking Pantheon to being overwhelmed by St. Peter's basilica and the Sistine Chapel; devouring what seems to be the best pizza ever and having gelato every hour; from gawking at the ridiculous number of tourists everywhere to simply watching Romans go about their daily lives-- it was sensory overload and it was all good-- too good that we experienced a bit (just a tad) of a let downdown when it was time to start our Mediterranean cruise.

All pictures of our Rome trip and Mediterreanean cruise are in our Kodak Gallery. No need to sign in, just click on the link "View Slideshow".

It seemed like there were Roman ruins at every corner we turned-- the power of the Empire that built Rome could be felt everywhere. The Colosseo (below) is a major tourist attraction.

Here is a view of Rome at night from the gardends of Villa Borghese.

Rows and rows of vespas and motorcycles parked on the street is a common sight in Rome.

All pictures of our Rome trip and Mediterreanean cruise are in our Kodak Gallery. No need to sign in, just click on the link "View Slideshow".

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Mediterranean Cruise!

Our itinerary. After a few days in Rome, we sailed on the Carnival Liberty on October 10 and disembarked on October 22, 2006.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Havana, Cuba

In February, I had a list of places I wanted to visit when we got to Havana. Well I got to see 4 out of 5-- not bad. Although, I saw the lineups to Coppelia Ice but didn't get to actually buy some ice cream... oh well, maybe next time.

We didn't have time to visit (or even try and find) Havana China Town.

We spent a day in Havana. And since we only had week in Cuba, that's the best we could do. The trip was well worth it. Havana is as they say, like a place trapped in time. She is beautiful in her own right. The people were warm, friendly, musical... the local emotion-filled music we heard from locals singing and playing instruments made us smile.

Check out the pictures.

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House made my Tuesday evening

The season premiere of House made my Tuesday! One of the few good things on TV-- what a show.. what a character! If you don't know what I'm talking about, you're missing out!

Check out House on Fox - http://www.fox.com/house/