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kirsch Kirsch- a tame name that packs a Punch 1

Kirsch- a tame name that packs a Punch

Kirsch, also called Kirschwasser, is a dry, colorless fruit brandy distilled from morello cherries. Made in the Black Forest of Germany, across the Rhine River in Alsace France, and in the German-speaking cantons of Switzerland. Kirsch is German for “cherry” and Kirschwasser is “cherry water” Calling it water is a misleading, rather tame name. It is

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christmas The Plum Pudding Riots 2015 07 29 22

The Plum Pudding Riots

We hear these days of a “war on Christmas” and yet it is nothing compared to what happened in England in the mid seventeenth century. Then, a puritan government was in power. It believed that Christmas was a pagan festival- or at least a Catholic one. Neither suited them as they saw Christmas as merely

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Christmas Christmas in August 2015 07 28 21

Christmas in August

In the hot summer days at our family cottage, time passed slowly. We relaxed with typical activities, fishing, swimming, lying in the sun and reading. As children, each day was a new adventure. We would catch frogs, play horse shoes, beach volley ball, build sand castles for hours. In the evening we gathered for a

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pudding Its Time that Pudding lived up to its potential 2015 06 16 02

Its Time that Pudding lived up to its potential

Pudding time is a special time, anticipated by children and  enjoyed by all.  It follows a meal, extends the ambiance and is often the highlight of the occasion.   “The time when pudding or puddings are to be had;  a time when a person is in luck; a favourable or useful time” (Oxford English Dictionary(3rd ed.,) Somewhat

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cranberries 5 things you didn’t know about Cranberries 2015 05 08 02

5 things you didn’t know about Cranberries

Cranberries, have had a lot to overcome on their journey to becoming one of America’s favorite flavors. From being a bitter berry from the bogs to a popular snack food, a juice drink, and key ingredient in foods ranging from salads to granola. It has had a remarkable transformation from its humble origins. However, like

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plum pudding Why Does Plum Pudding Have No Plums? 2015 01 17 19

Why Does Plum Pudding Have No Plums?

Christmas Pudding, Figgy Pudding, otherwise known as plum pudding has no plums. For that matter, figgy pudding has no figs. What? How did that happen? It is a long story.  In fact, it is centuries old. We have heard and perhaps even sung the Christmas carol “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” in which the

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christmas pudding Pudding Time in the Blue Ridge Mountains 2013 08 04 19

Pudding Time in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Having a steamed pudding every day is a dream. They taste good enough to become a dangerous habit . So, if not everyday, when is pudding time? Pudding time is that relaxing and comfortable time following a special meal when the conversation is animated. It is often the highlight of the dinner.  The Oxford Dictionary

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