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BVC Announces The Wizardry of Jewish Women by Gillian Polack

The Wizardry of Jewish Women

Life is never quite what it seems, even without the lost family heritage delivered to Judith and Belinda in boxes. Continue reading

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Salad Help

This past week, I made a menu that came out heavy on the meat.  We had ribs, ham, hamburgers, and chicken.  It wasn’t on purpose–I just wasn’t paying attention. Maksim, my youngest, asked about some vegetarian dishes, and I said … Continue reading

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Food: US vs UK Sausage Rolls

by Phyllis Irene Radford The Daughters of the British Empire was founded as a social club for War Brides who emigrated to the US with their GI husbands. It quickly evolved into a national organization that raises money for charity. … Continue reading

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Food: US vs UK — American Scones

by Brenda W. Clough  I don’t know when scones became popular in the US, but it has been within my lifetime — I do not believe I saw them when I was a girl. For the scone as it is … Continue reading

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Food: US vs. UK Round 2: Scones

by Phyllis Irene Radford In 1971, my husband and I took a belated honeymoon in Scotland — his ancestral home. At one of our many stops in a tourist shop we picked up a book Recipes from Scotland by F. … Continue reading

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Food: US vs. UK Round 1.2 — More Muffins.

by Brenda W. Clough     Agh, I knew this would happen. I knew that Americans have two kinds of muffins: English muffins, and muffins. Regular muffins look like this: These are from Starbucks, which means you can walk into … Continue reading

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Muffins: the English response

Don’t expect rational clarity from me. The whole muffin thing is a Gordian knot, and if you try slicing through it all you end up with is crumbs. When I was a kid, there were muffins and there were crumpets … Continue reading

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Food: US vs UK Round 1 — Muffins

by Brenda W. Clough Britain and the United States are divided by more than their common tongue. The Atlantic Ocean, pooh — a  mere pond. What really divides us is our food. There are so many examples of this, that … Continue reading

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Memorable Foods in Fiction

  When I think back to memorable food I’ve encountered in my reading, the earliest is the lovingly described melted cheese on fresh bread in Heidi, and the warm, creamy milk. Reading that book as an eight year old gave … Continue reading

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BVC Eats – Tomato harvest!

We think of autumn as a time to harvest pumpkins, but around here, it’s bonanza time for tomatoes, as well. Our tomatoes don’t get going until midsummer because the night time temperatures are still too low. The plants just sit … Continue reading

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