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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Last Friday, at a wedding, I heard the most painful rendition of “That’s What Friends Are For” from the Jungle Book. The original is a really groovy number, and the voices that sing it in the movie are perfect. The voices at the wedding were adorable, but seemed completely unwilling to hit the right notes at the same speed or pitch! 😀 Continue reading


Okay, so, dragons.

They lend themselves very well to bead craft projects because they’re supposed to be scaly, all lizard-like, but not lizards who can be quite boring, what with their lack of wings and fiery breath. Continue reading

I love pies and all sorts of tarts (the food kind, anyway, and some of the human ones as well). Sweet or savory, fancy or down-to-earth, quiches, Because Pie, apple pie, lemon meringue, …

What I don’t like… Continue reading

It was my mom’s birthday a couple of weeks ago.

Hubby and I gave her the coolest Memory game (which I hope and think she liked), and to stick on top of the wrapped present, I beaded a cute (well… so-so cute) little Teddy bear giving her his heart, and because the bear didn’t end up being quite as perfect as I would have liked him to be, I made an extra, bigger heart as well. Continue reading

Frankfurter Kranz has been a staple of visits to my Grandmother’s house for as long as I can remember.

Actually, I think that my memory is exaggerating a little because it wants to remember more instances of encounters with this beautiful cake than there actually were. But if the tricks my mind plays on me are as delicious as this one I will gladly accept it and associate childhood visits to my Grandma with a cake she may have made only once or twice. Continue reading

Learning, while we’re assured time and again by teachers, parents, grandparents and random people in the street that it should be fun, can be a tough and tedious process. It is almost always hard to learn to do something very, very well – like blogging eloquently – but it is always fun to actually do that thing you learned and realize that you can, in fact, do it well. And since we’re assured by teachers etc. that learning will and should be an integral part of our lives for the rest of our lives, here’s what some random people in the street/more or less famous people thought and said of it. Continue reading

This is a moist and sweet German favorite with a bit of a twist. My colleague brought this to work recently and it was divine! I think this is her Gran’s recipe. Continue reading