Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christmas tales

The Christmas cards have been arriving and most have just a signature and nothing more. I look on the back and along the edges and sometimes there is a message scribbled. I like scribbled messages. My cousins L. and K. … Continue reading

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The price of admission.

The recipe begins – Sift flower on table. Add powder. Make a hole in the middle. Put sugar, slightly beaten eggs, water and salt in the hole. Cut the cold butter and add it to the flour. I love this … Continue reading

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“Ice?” “Did someone say there was an ice storm coming?” That was me last week at a conference in Dallas, Texas. The temperature was around 75 degrees as I was having this conversation while leaning against a stone wall. My … Continue reading

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A little pie and thanks

This is the year that Thanksgiving crashed into Chanukah with Christmas just a few steps behind. Whew, I feel behind before the holidays even start! Deep breath, I refuse to panic. The season is about friendship, love and family. Isn’t … Continue reading

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