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Why should liquor control boards manage weed sales? They already know how

<i>Dan Malleck is</i> <i>the author</i> of When Good Drugs Go Bad: Opium, Medicine, and the Origin of Canada’s Drug Laws<i>. He is</i> <i>an associate professor of health sciences at Brock University.</i><p>Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said the provincial liquor control board is the best way to sell pot. Manitoba Premier Greg …

Cannabis

10 incredible bottles of whiskey that make the perfect gift

Finding the perfect gift for that special someone can be tough. Unless they drink whiskey. In which case you've come to the right place.<p>Business Insider has spent some of the past year sampling, inspecting, tasting, and rating several top whiskeys and scotches. And as the holiday season draws …

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Sichuan DanDan Noodles

<b>Click here to print the recipe</b><br>If you like noodle soup and you like spicy food, you should definitely try this (and if you have never tried, why the …

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Easy Pad Thai

I'm probably not supposed to play favorites, but this recipe is <i>definitely</i> my favorite. Pad thai is the epitome of simple ingredients creating …

Top 10 Most Expensive Liquors In The World

Alcohol is a proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy. And he has spoiled us with endless choices. While most of us enjoy a drink to get …

Why manure rules in the garden

Do goats and gardens mix? Members of the community garden at Glastonbury Abbey think so. At this Benedictine monastery in Hingham, Mass., a herd of Nubian goats is kept for cheesemaking. One of the gardeners asked me for details about using the goats’ manure on the garden plots.<p>Nature doesn’t …

Gardening

21 Terms Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

The most important whisky jargon, from cooperage to small-batch, defined.<p><b>1. BEER</b><p>Whiskey is made from beer. Boring, sometimes weird beer, but beer nonetheless.<p><b>2. CASK STRENGTH</b><p>Whiskey bottled at the (high) proof at which it came out of the barrel. More expensive, ounce for ounce, but if you're …

Alcohol

Wine Tasting 101

Wine drinking’s pretty much self-explanatory. But no matter what’s in the glass, it will reveal itself best when approached systematically and when all sensory apparati are exposed to it (well, not your ears).<p>That doesn’t mean making a spectacle of your examination, or trying to out-inhale the …

170-year-old champagne recovered from the bottom of the sea

Every wine connoisseur knows the value of an aged wine, but few get the opportunity to sample 170-year-old Champagne from the bottom of the sea.<p>In 2010, divers found 168 bottles of bubbly while exploring a shipwreck off the Finnish Aland archipelago in the Baltic Sea. When they tasted the wine, …

Archaeology

Hangover Remedy Discovered in Ancient Greek Texts

Hiding a hangover in ancient Egypt would've taken some work. Rather than popping an ibuprofen for a pounding drunken headache, people in Egypt may have worn a leafy necklace.<p>That's according to a newly translated and published papyrus written in Greek with the recipe for a "drunken headache" cure. …

Ancient History

Chicken Adobo - The Washington Post

Adobo is a cooking process indigenous to the Philippines, a way of stewing meat or vegetables using vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves and peppercorn. Here, the vinegar and soy sauce used in the marinade/sauce act as preservatives, and Filipino cooks will leave the adobo to sit for a few days …

Indigenous Peoples

15 Shocking Alcohol Statistics for Alcohol Awareness Month

Often times, people get caught up in the glitz and glamour of alcohol. Cocktails for every occasion, drinks that smell good and look pretty, and the fact that alcohol is a drug is promptly forgotten. That's why once a year it's good to remind people about the dangers and health implications …

Is the U.S. Poised to Run Out of Bourbon?

The hot debate in the world of bourbon right now is whether or not there is a "bourbon shortage" threatening to cut off supply from thirsty, whiskey-loving consumers across the United States. Is it time to stockpile that favorite brand before it’s too late—if it’s not already too late—or is the …

Bang bang chicken platter with satay sauce

How to Make a Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.) or Long Term Survival Kit

Introduction: How to Make a Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.) or Long Term Survival Kit<p><b>Introduction</b><p>In this instructable I will help you make your own personal Bug …

German Potato Salad

German potato salad has haunted me a good portion of my life. My very first boyfriend, of German decent, used to talk about this wonder of the world all the time. Why a teenager would wax poetic about potato salad is beyond me, but I swear this was a frequent topic of discussion. Every time I …

Tastetrotting: Easy Vietnamese Chicken Pho with Bok Choy and Herbs (Pho Ga)

Charlie and I took two major trips together over the past few months. In retrospect, the timing was probably a little aggressive, both for our work …

Bok Choy

Make Your Comfort Food Dreams a Reality With These 4 Videos

We fully support eating your feelings and cooking up some great comfort food. Here's what's on the menu.<p>For most of the country, it's been a rather unpleasant winter. Thus, we fully support eating your feelings and cooking up some great comfort food. Here's what's on the menu:<p>Red Wine-Braised Short …

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'Matrix of Mixology' Posters Break Down 150 Classic Cocktail Recipes

Pop Chart Lab killed it in 2014, bringing you well-designed, educational posters on everything from wine grape varietals to craft breweries.<p>PCLs very …

How To Pack A Backpack

Don't be this guy. Carrying a backpack so large that it extends over your head and outside the width of your back makes for a long, arduous day on …

Backpacking

Fitness Friday: One simple exercise to fix a backswing like this

True story: A basketball coach who is a friend of mine was trying to explain to a bunch of his kids how to take a jump shot. He told them to jump straight up as if they were standing in a phone booth without a roof. One kid raised his hand and said, "Coach, what's a phone booth?" I'll spare you the …

83 Egg Recipes That We Always Crave

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Why You Should Buy Tanqueray's New Old Tom Gin

This week, Tanqueray drinkers will find a new bottling on the shelf next to the familiar green bottle of London Dry: the distillery's impressive and delicious spin on an Old Tom Gin, a once-extinct liquor that's poised to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight again.<p>What the heck is Old …

Inside the British Bare-Knuckle-Boxing Underworld

There's a certain beauty to watching grown men pummel one another in the face.<p><i>The author with James "Gypsy Boy" McCrory</i><p>“Bare knuckle” is a phrase that seems to run deep in the collective imagination of the British Isles. Those two words manage to evoke an ever-present but elusive underworld of …

Martial Arts

Cops Raided Albania's Cannabis Capital Yesterday

Naturally, its inhabitants shot at them with machine gunes, rockets, and mortars.<p><i>An anonymous guest worker trimming the buds from marijuana plants. Photo by Telnis Skuqi</i><p>Yesterday, a police force of more than 500 officers stormed Lazarat, an outlaw Albanian mountain town that produces around 900 …

Cannabis

How to Cook Scallops, with a Helpful GIF

Beautifully browned scallops are easy to achieve with high heat and a hands-off approach<p>Beautifully browned scallops are easy to achieve if you know where to start. At the fish counter, ask for additive-free “dry” scallops. (“Wet” scallops are soaked in a preservative that also adds water; they …

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