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Holiday Cheer and a bit of Murder: As Red as Any Blood by Patrice Greenwood

Yuletide in Santa Fe: biscochitos, farolitos, Las Posadas, music…and murder. Ellen Rosings does not have time for murder investigations. It’s December, and the Wisteria Tearoom is awash in shoppers, cookies, and groups of strange women brought to tea by the … Continue reading

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I Scream…

One of the surest signs of summer where I live is the sudden disappearance of popsicles and ice cream sandwiches from local grocery stores’ freezers on the first really warm day of the season. Ice cream is extremely popular in … Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Spiced Nuts

by Brenda W. Clough  This recipe was given to me by a coworker at my office. She brings these nuts to all office functions and potlucks, and takes care to bring xeroxes of the recipe with her, because the cry … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: Got the Blues

(Reposted from last year around this time. The recipes are still good!) We’re actually a little past blueberry season now, but Maine is so synonymous with the little blue jewels that I couldn’t resist sharing some of my favorite recipes. … Continue reading

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Goths, Poe, and Canyon Road: A Masquerade of Muertos by Patrice Greenwood

Halloween in Santa Fe means sugar skulls, pan de muerto, and a Goth Masquerade at the Wisteria Tearoom. Fans of Edgar Allen Poe will especially enjoy Patrice Greenwood’s latest mystery. Despite her desire to make the Wisteria Tearoom a haven … Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Eggnog

by Brenda W. Clough  This is the classic and quintessential eggnog recipe, pure as the wind at the South Pole and as high-octane as jet fuel. Taste this, and never again will that nasty thin chemical-tasting stuff in cardboard supermarket … Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Cheating on Croquembouche

by Brenda W. Clough A version of this recipe appears in Ad Astra: the 50th Anniversary SFWA Cookbook. All proceeds from it go to SFWA’s Legal Fund, which was established to create loans for eligible member writers who have writing-related … Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Bob’s Sausage and Beans Rustica

New Member Cynthia Felice has the best of both worlds. Her husband cooks. They used to own a hotel and he made cookies. He still collects cookie recipes. Can we clone him? Here’s a favorite everyday recipe from Bob Felice. … Continue reading

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Everything That Rises Must Converge

Job-hunting takes time. So does writing. But you cannot write, or job-hunt, all the time. And I’ve been experiencing a real need to create tangible things. Beaded jewelry. Knitted things. But what I’ve really been doing a lot of is … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: Strawberry Season

Sunblock: check. Herbal mosquito repellent: check. Water bottle, hat, and sunglasses: check. Berry boxes: check. A car horn toots in the driveway to let me know that my friend has arrived to pick me up. “Bye, sweetie. Mind the house,” … Continue reading

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