The Royal Art of Poison by Eleanor Herman (Book Review)

The story of poison is the story of power. For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy. To avoid poison, they depended on tasters, unicorn horns, and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners. Servants licked the royal family’s spoons, tried on their underpants and tested their chamber pots.

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Tea Tuesday #7: Eid, Edelweiss and Life Goals

Life this week Eid this year fell on the weekend. It's the 1 to 3-day festival Muslims celebrate after a month of intermittent fasting. Usually, my family doesn't celebrate it with much fanfare as it's just us but this year we decided we'd put more emphasis on celebrating it, while still keeping it casual. Originally,... Continue Reading →

Tea Tuesday #6: Ramadan, E-books and Poison

Life this week   Eid is almost here! It's the 3 day festival Muslims celebrate after a month of intermittent fasting. People will be visiting family and relatives, going out, gifting money to kids and small presents to adults and offering the Eid prayer together at the mosque. It's a truly bustling event! For the... Continue Reading →

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