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Bavaria, On Tap

Home exactly one week, and with jet lag behind me (and snow shovel in hand) I can look back now and smile on a glorious time. Vienna was magic, Salzburg was alpine, and Munich – Munich was fascinating, with many faces: historic, kitschy, lively, stony, colorful, both wholly modern and mired in its past. We [...]

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Tea & Cookies is a food blog, but I suspect that Tara Austen Weaver – better known as Tea, a beloved nickname – finds the term confining. So she rightfully expands the definition of her Seattle-based blog: “a collection of essays, photos, recipes, and other adventures.” Tea is a born storyteller, with a gifted eye [...]

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Many Happy Returns

Visiting Paris last summer, we saw this image splashed on many a corner. “Obama: Can He Change America?” And now we know. (Yeah, the 12-year old had a glass. Six hot wings, a few pizzas, leftover candy and one election later, she’s out cold. Bad parents!)

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Making tiny molded sugars – no, not moldy sugars, sugars shaped in molds – surely pegs me as a fussy, fussy girl.   Anyone who deliberately takes sugar from its god-given home – the pourable shaker – and hand-spoons it into wee tins has got to be a little touched, right? Fussy. But…is it fussy, or [...]

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Lime-Aid

I am one lazy blogger today. Maybe Grace’s interview was so delightful (it was) I decided to leave it up, or maybe I’m in a fog because my daughter – who I swore just turned eight – heads off to junior high tomorrow. Most people remember at least one happy thing about school daze – [...]

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