Insects might be sushi of the future

At her street food outlet near Kensington Market, Cookie Martinez prepares empanadas each work day. There is chicken and beef for the empanadas.

But sometimes, in the bread part of the empanadas, she adds mealworm powder in the dough, cricket salt, and whole crickets in the filling.

Her customers can plainly see the torsos and heads of the crickets.

At Martinez’s outlet, Gustavo Holloway, 26, from Chile, held a whole cricket between his fingers. Holloway ordered “cricket snax,” a little box filled with insects.

“This is like the movie Lion King. Hakuna matata,” Holloway said.

A fantastic Finnish find for Boston College tennis

TAMPA, Fla. – There resides in Massachusetts a 21-year-old Finnish junior at Boston College that speaks four languages – English being her fourth – played for the national team of her country at 12, has twice won the school’s Athletics Director’s Award for Academic Achievement, and was named to the ACC Academic Honour Roll in […]

Americans pummel Finns to advance to gold medal game

Canadian hockey fans found themselves cheering for the Americans today in hopes that they would emerge victorious to set up a possible Canada vs. U.S. gold medal grudge match. But not a single Canadian wanted to see them play this well. The American offense was on fire as they scored all of their six goals […]

Canada beats USA for third straight women’s hockey gold; Finland takes bronze over Sweden

  Marie-Philip Poulin scored goals 2:55 apart in the first period, and Canada held off the United States 2-0 to win their third consecutive women’s hockey gold, Thursday in Vancouver. The Canadians were backed by an amazing 28-save performance by 23-year-old Shannon Szabados, who was stellar in her very first Olympic tournament. Nobody was surprised to […]

Finland advances to semis with win over the Czech Republic

Niklas Hagman took advantage of an equipment malfunction to score the game-winner and Mikka Kiprusoff made 31 saves for the shutout as Finland defeated the Czech Republic 2-0 in quarter-final action at the Vancouver Olympic Games. Finland will now face the United States in the semifinals for a chance to make it back to the […]

Canada beat Finland 5-0 and will face U.S. in women’s hockey final

Canadian forward Meghan Agosta set an Olympic record with her ninth goal of the tournament and Canada went on to beat Finland 5-0 in the women’s hockey semi-final Monday at Canada Hockey Place. Agosta set the record at 16:21 of the second, scooping up the puck in front of the net and lifting it over […]

Day 11 Preview: Canadian women look to advance to finals

  Canada’s women’s hockey team is looking to advance through to the finals when they face Finland in the semifinals on Monday night.  Curling: Kevin Martin, and team Canada will put their undefeated record on the line when they take on the struggling Americans in session 10 of round robin play at 12:00 p.m.  ET. […]

Selanne sets Olympic mark as Finland routs Germany

Teemu Selanne became the all-time leading scorer of Olympic hockey as Finland downed Germany 5-0 Friday night. Selanne, in his fifth Olympic appearance, assisted on Kimmo Timonen’s second power-play goal of the second period to give him a tournament best 37 points. “That was obviously one thing we wanted to get tonight, to get a […]