This week I was very privileged to be celebrating Yukino Ochiai's (@dejavusake) appointment as Australia's first female sake samurai at an intimate event held at Sokyo.⠀
I first met Yukino in 2013 while attending a sake masterclass at Taste of Sydney and has the pleasure of learning more about sake, Namazake and Mars whisky over the years.⠀
Congratulations Yukino and thank you for having us at your special event!⠀
Stay tuned for more to come on gourmantic.com⠀
"The word “#Alcohol ” comes from the #Arabic “al-kuhl” which means “BODY EATING SPIRIT”, and gives #root#origins to the #English term for “ghoul”. In Middle Eastern folklore, a “ghoul” is an #evil#demon thought to eat human bodies, either as stolen corpses or as children.
The words “alembic” and “alcohol”, both metaphors for aqua vitae or “life water” and “spirit”, often refer to a distilled liquid that came from magical explorations in Middle Eastern alchemy.
In the words of writer and #health enthusiast, Jason Christoff – “In @alchemy, alcohol is used to #extract the #soul#essence of an #entity . Hence its’ use in extracting essences for essential oils, and the #sterilization of medical instruments. By consuming alcohol into the #body , it in effect extracts the very #essence of the soul, allowing the body to be more susceptible to neighboring entities most of which are of #low frequencies (why do you think we call certain alcoholic beverages “#SPIRITS ?”). That is why people who consume excessive amounts of alcohol often #blackout , not remembering what happened. This happens when the good soul (we were sent here with) leaves because the living conditions are too polluted and too traumatic to tolerate. The good soul jettisons the body, staying connected to a tether, and a #dark entity takes the body for a #joy ride around the block, often in a hedonistic and self-serving illogical #rampage . Our bodies are #cars for spirits. If one leaves, another can take the #car for a #ride . Essentially when someone goes dark after drinking alcohol or polluting themselves in many other ways, their body often becomes #possessed by another entity.” #Source : https://thecostaricanews.com/spiritual-consequences-alcohol-consumption/
Funny little story about this restaurant, I have passed by it what feels like a million times as a child en route to Chimayo to visit my Tio Bart and Tia Gerry and The Santuario and NEVER EVER have been inside until this past weekend with my amazing family, Ally insisted we get The Swirls and yup we were not steered wrong, but those sopapillas we call them Buñelos with the local honey and homemade triple berry jam 🔥!! El Paragua delivered we didnt have a full meal but I will definitely be making a pit stop on my next visit home for a meal!! So if you EVER find yourself in Northern New Mexico, Española to be exact, stop in the Service was amazing, the drinks were delish (be careful they sneak up on you) but this sopapillas (yes they can be made badly) are worth a stop!! TOTALLY Latina Cigar Doll approved ❤️💃🏽💨 #northernnewmexico#elparagua#española#traveler#foodie#fortheloveoffood#mybagisalwayspacked#eatwithmeusa#cheers#spirits#swirls
Straight up delicious, Coszcal De Allende in Bay Ridge does the cocktail game right with The Kiqa #thrillofdiscovery
Avuá Prata, Del Maguey Vida, Aperol, Yellow Chartreuse, Lime, Muddled Strawberries
New Jersey has a lot more than gyms, tanning and laundry. It also has the New Jersey Devil. 😈
The Batona Trail is the most haunted trail in New Jersey. It is the home to many varieties of plants and animals, including the New Jersey Devil.
Listen to Episode 8 to hear more (link in bio)
#inktober2017 day 15, #mysterious - The Lady in White aka The Vanishing Hitchhiker It was time for a good #ghost Urban Legend in my series of Legends, Cryptids, Lore and the Inexplained. The OG #ghosting