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Confounded by the Bird

Hello again, dear fellow bloggers! I took a break in order to write articles, and I’ve been true to my word.  I’ve been published in my local newspaper, the  Dunwoody/DeKalb Neighbor, and its affiliates around metro Atlanta, so I’m smiling about that. The column below was published yesterday. As my way of wishing Happy Thanksgiving to …

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(Practically No Sugar) Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

What It Is Cobbler is a juicy, deep dish dessert of cooked fruit with a biscuit type topping.  It is thought of as the quintessential dessert of the American Deep South, and many Southerners will lay claim to its origins.  You can’t blame them, really—who wouldn’t want to claim such a luscious dish?  Turns out, a lot of people …

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Spaghetti with Raw Tomato Sauce

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” Frederico Fellini What It Is I came across that little gem by Fellini while trolling for sayings for my “Quotes from the Masters,” and I thought it would be the perfect intro for the pasta sauce recipe I have for you today. This is a raw tomato sauce (sort of a salsa), …

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Bunny Food

I want to have a serious bunny talk.  This conversation may be past-due, but as Herbstbaum pointed out in her lovely springtime post, it is still the Easter season.  (I have to digress for a moment here, and point out that I finally figured how to make a nice, clean link.  This may not seem …

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What’s in YOUR Easter Basket?

WHAT IT IS Among many fond memories of my life in Deutschland are my memories of the Easter season.  I was surprised and delighted, not only by the stunningly decorated blown eggs (pictured in my Art of the Easter Egg, posts I and II), but also by the gorgeous displays of Easter chocolates.   I would …

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Budget Barista Series: French Press

Want to start your day freshly pressed?  Then this is the coffee for you! WHAT IT IS A French press is a device for brewing coffee that involves a cylinder shaped pot and a filtering plunge. It is known by many names, including plunger pot, coffee press, coffee plunger, caffettieria a stantuffo in Italian, and catetière à piston in French.  …

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