Where can I buy eco-friendly charcoal briquettes?

Q: Where can I buy "green" charcoal briquettes to use in barbecuing?

A: You can buy eco-friendly briquettes from Wicked Good Charcoal. The Forest Stewardship Council certifies that Wicked Good's hardwood lump charcoal comes from sustainable timber operations.

Wicked Good's charcoal products contain no additives. It's 100% natural hardwood.

You can order a truckload and have it delivered anywhere in the United States.

What is Bobochacha?

Q: What is bobochacha?

A: More commonly known in Malaysia as bubur cha cha (also as momo chacha), BOBOCHACHA is a dessert/soup/drink/porridge consisting of yam and sweet potato cubes served in coconut milk. It is also popular in neighboring countries such as Singapore.

Bobochacha may be served hot or cold.

It is also known as Bocha in Vietnam.

The Hong-Kong version of bobachacha (磨磨查查 = momochacha, "touch touch grasp grasp) can have taro, kidney beans, red beans, white beans, white wheat (Bubur Terigu), sago, sugar, coconut milk and evaporated milk as ingredients.

Bubur means 'porridge' in Malay.

What is the Wimbledon Trophy called?

Q: What is the name of the Wimbledon trophy?

A: The Gentlemen's Singles champion of Wimbledon receives a silver gilt cup 18.5 inches in height and 7.5 inches in diameter. The trophy bears the inscription: "The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Champion of the World."

What makes the Wimbledon trophy unique? A fruit sits atop the cup! The symbol of the pineapple harks back to 17th century England where it was a sought-after commodity. Today, a silver pineapple is atop the Wimbledon trophy.

The men's trophy has been awarded since 1887 but has no formal designation or nickname.

In contrast, the sterling silver salver awarded to the Ladies' Singles champion is called the "Venus Rosewater Dish." The salver is 18.75 inches in diameter and is decorated with figures from mythology.

In the middle is the figure of Sophrosyne (the personification of temperance and moderation) seated on a chest with a lamp in her right hand and a jug in her left. A sickle, fork and caduceus are present. Around this center are four reserves each containing a classical god. There are seven reserves around the plate inside the outer rim showing Minerva presiding over the seven Liberal Arts: Astrology, Geometry, Arithmetic, Music, Rhetoric, Dialectic and Grammar.

The winners of the Gentlemen's Doubles, Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles events receive silver cups.

The Wimbledon trophies are usually presented by the President of the All England Club. In 2009, that person is Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent.

Roger Federer won his fifth straight Wimbledon men's title on July 5. Serena Williams won the 2009 Wimbledon women's final on July 4 over her older sister Venus.

What does the word 'uffa' mean?

Q: What does the word 'uffa' mean? It was in an article about Japanese tourists being overcharged in Italy.

A: 'Uffa!' is an interjection in the Italian language.

It can be translated as 'Phew!'

'Uffa' is used to express discomfort or mild disgust or disdain.