Cambodian Hot and Sour Coconut Soup with Catfish (Somlar Machu Ktiss)

Cambodian Hot and Sour Coconut Soup with Catfish (Somlar Machu Ktiss)

Cambodian Hot and Sour Coconut Soup: Healthy and Wholesome Somlar Machu Ktiss (Cambodian Hot and Sour Coconut Soup) is almost as complex as Cambodian curry, so it doesn’t make regular weekly appearances on our dinner plate, but when it does, I always jump in joy and anticipation. So healthy, explosively flavourful, complex and beguilingly delicious, I can’t help but go for a second or a third round. Needless to say, there are never any leftovers when my mother prepares this somlar machu ktiss.  Over the years, I’ve come to realize that I am quite lucky. While my friends struggle with the newest …

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Things to do in St. Jacobs and Elora, Ontario

Things to do in St. Jacobs and Elora, Ontario

Beautiful Small Towns in Ontario: Elora and St. Jacobs Elora and St. Jacobs are small towns in Ontario, both beautiful and unique in their own way, and best of all, it is only a drive away. People travel to be free, to escape the monotonous routine of daily life. To escape, some wander beyond the pacific ocean. For me, an escape is a new mystery unravelled. It can take the form of an untravelled country across the ocean, a new book waiting to be open, or sometimes, a small town or village yet to be explored. Its where curiosity begins, security …

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Changing from HTTP to HTTPS in Wordpress

Changing from HTTP to HTTPS in WordPress

Why Change from HTTP to HTTPS? Recently in the blogging community, many bloggers/website owners are going into a frenzy in regards to Google’s new recommendation for the end of January 2017:  From the end of January with Chrome 56, Chrome will mark HTTP sites that collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure. Enabling HTTPS on your whole site is important, but if your site collects passwords, payment info, or any other personal information, it’s critical to use HTTPS. Without HTTPS, bad actors can steal this confidential data.” Meaning: If your website collects sensitive visitor information such as emails, passwords, personal …

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Pineapple and Lavender Mojito Recipe

Pineapple and Lavender Mojito Recipe

I love the refreshing taste of mojitos. But more than the taste, mojitos evokes great memories for me –lounging on a hammock overlooking the beach in Playa Del Carmen sipping classic mojitos, watermelon mojitos, and melon mojitos. An endless amount of mojitos as we let time fly. And recently, at Terre Bleu lavender festival, I was able to enjoy a new mojito recipe so refreshingly divine, I had to recreate the taste: pineapple lavender mojito (recipe below). Mojito Origin and History The mojito, like many cocktails, has a very interesting history, one full of disputes regarding its origin. From the …

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