Santa’s Sweet And Spicy Nuts!
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Santa’s Sweet And Spicy Nuts!

I have thought about guest bloggers…I know so many good cooks. I finally took action and asked Craig Boroughf. Craig has shared his recipes before, French Breakfast Radishes and Carmen’s Prize Winning Meatballs…thank you Craig for being my first guest blogger. The words and photography that follow are a gift from one of my favorite … Continue reading

Salzburger Nockerl: Mountains of Meringue With Gratitude and Awe.
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Salzburger Nockerl: Mountains of Meringue With Gratitude and Awe.

Austria.  A journey of beauty, music, food and craftsmanship. Salzburger Nockerl  is a meringue and raspberry dessert soufflé, in three peaks, inspired by the three mountains that border Salzburg. The same mountains Maria and the Sound of Music family climbed in their escape—  truth be known, they took a train to Italy! Salzberg Nockerl reminds … Continue reading

Krampuss Confections In Austria
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Krampuss Confections In Austria

“Krampus” is the untamed, shaggy spirit that accompanies St. Nicholas and can be seen throughout the Bavarian and Austrian alpine region during the Advent season. Searching out the children that haven’t been good! They look and act frightening and scary! Krampusses usually roam in larger groups. Their traditional costumes and masks are elaborately handcrafted and … Continue reading

Wolf At The Window With Long Johns And Cinnamon Balls
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Wolf At The Window With Long Johns And Cinnamon Balls

This week a wolf appeared in my dreams with a bag of dough. According to the American Indian Medicine Cards: the discovery of power through the ways of animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson­­— the wolf appears to empower the teacher within us to share our knowledge with others. Mama Mic’s Magic Dough included … Continue reading

Mandala of Summer Fruit Tart
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Mandala of Summer Fruit Tart

Raspberry picking.  Careful not to damage the vines, avoiding the stickers that surround the berries, they stick like velcro. Somehow still managing your share of scratches from the prickly vines, reaching over and under the leaves for the juiciest ones, swatting mosquitoes after the rain, and shooing the eager bees seeking their sweetness. Is it … Continue reading