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Raclette

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WHAT IT IS Raclette is a type of cheese and also a manner for eating it.  It melts beautifully and easily, and in Switzerland you can find restaurants carving long, gooey slices from large hunks of raclette cheese, to be draped over potatoes and served up to grateful customers.  While in Germany, we discovered an appliance for do-it-yourself …

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The Art of the Easter Egg–Part II

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WHAT IT IS My Easter egg collection varies in “wow” appeal and in sentiment.  As I happily displayed in my previous Art of the Easter Egg post, I have several pretty little eggs that were decorated by skilled artists.  For instance, the shell on this one was cut out by a tiny drill and painted with thickly layered flowers. I also have a sort of multi-media …

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THE ART OF THE EASTER EGG

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WHAT IT IS My most prized collection from Germany is my collection of Easter eggs.  These Ostereier are genuine eggs that have been blown clean and decorated exquisitely in a variety of ways.  They appear each spring in shops and markets across Germany and Austria, among other countries–I visited one shop in Salzburg that was …

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Pancake Tuesday

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Ash Wednesday is just around the corner–this year it falls on February 22.  So get ready to fire up your griddle and pour out the pancake batter on Pancake Tuesday! WHAT IT IS “Shrovetide” is the English name for the two or three days immediately preceding Lent, and the Tuesday before Lent is known as Shrove …

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