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Cold Maidens, Smorrebrod, and the “No-Skoal Zone”

In T2T’s last post I wrote about our recent Dinner of the Cold Maidens, in which we introduced  South African friends to the lavish and delicious open-face sandwiches known as Danish smorrebrod. An important part of the feast is its invariable … Continue reading

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Dinner of the Cold Maidens —

Or, if you prefer, the Dinner of the Smorrebrod Virgins. No, not the outdoor temperature, nor yet the status or amorous nature of the participants. Smorrebrod Virgins are young women, mostly unmarried (hence the name), who make the delectable open-face … Continue reading

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“To Touch the Heart” —

(Note: It’s probably best to look at this post AFTER you’ve eaten a meal!!!!) It’s been said for ages that the way to a man’s heart— or a woman’s, for that matter —  is through the stomach. In that spirit, … Continue reading

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Jen Earns an A — in Artichokes!

Jen, of the delightful Random Acts of Writing, blogs close enough to where I live to visit once in a while. After a recent post about artichokes, she commented that she’d tried not long ago to cook and eat an … Continue reading

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SWEET PEA

It’s a term of endearment here in the United States. “Ah, my little sweet pea, I love you so much!” But in my case, it’s very literal. I LOVE sweet peas, what are sometimes called shell peas, or English peas, … Continue reading

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A GLIMMER OF HOPE (2)

It was quite a week. Started out with the Boston Marathon bombing, continued with poison letters sent to a senator and the president, closely followed by a shameful sellout vote in the Senate against the wishes of 90% of Americans … Continue reading

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Kochkunst (aka Edible Art)

It tasted just as good as it looked – and it took approximately 2 1/2 minutes to put together. What more could you ask of a dessert? A secret to be shared: begin with a package of prepared phyllo shells, … Continue reading

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