The first day of May – A time for kissing under the blossoming trees

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Today is another special celebration for the Czech Republic.  It is the first of May and on this day the Czechs kiss under the blossoming trees.  It is supposed to make the woman strong  and… Continue reading

Bakery Shop Windows

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Just musing around with another shop window from the Czech Republic.  This time it’s a bakery.  The shop’s derelict appearance is deceiving.    The perfume of baking bread and sweet rolls  fills the street every evening.  The… Continue reading

A Pig in the Window

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Sometimes I miss Italy, sometime so badly it hurts.  I was taking a stroll around our town the other day and  I have to say that after ten years of living here it… Continue reading

Easter Morn 2013

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As I watch the snow fall outside my window I reflect on all the Easter Sundays which have come and gone.  When I was growing up in Florida, my mother would always tell… Continue reading

Easter Italian Style

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Large chocolate eggs, crape paper, ribbon, lace and silk flowers; Easter is coming. Eggs on my work bench. Eggs in our house. Eggs in our shop. We are celebrating Easter with Italian styled… Continue reading

My husband the cheesemonger.

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  Life certainly is full of changes. If you had asked me ten years ago, if I thought we would be in the Czech Republic running a cheese shop, I would have thought… Continue reading

Zucchini Chocolate Rum Butter Cake

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When my son was a child, like many children of his age, he didn’t like eating vegetables. To get him to eat a more balanced diet, I started adding vegetables to treats I… Continue reading

Savory Zucchini Chili with Homemade Zucchini Cornbread

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Mid summer is here and if you are like me, you have an abundance of zucchini in your garden.   Zucchini is great in so many dishes but one of my favorites is… Continue reading

Summer Salad with Fresh Plums

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A fresh plum salad with a dollop of cottage cheese makes a lovely cold lunch on a hot summer day.  While our garden is at its peak, we are enjoying fresh green salads.… Continue reading

Czech Švestkové Buchty – Sweet rolls stuffed with fresh prunes

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Purple prunes are hanging from trees.  Prunes are held in high regard by all in the Czech Republic.  Men love to make alcohol from the fruit and women make Buchty.  That is if… Continue reading