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Sacrificial Salt

Oysters purify the sea, filtering gallons and gallons or water through their small, slinky, sacrificial systems. When oysters are full of toxins, it’s because they have filtered these poisons out of the water, purifying the oceanby absorbing...
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Sweet and Savory, for the Season

Clinging to the final bright days of fall, but sensing the encroaching darkness of each day, our routines change. Our minds long for the sweet warmth of summer, but our bodies crave dishes that are deeply comforting. Bright salads turn into...
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Sing a Song of Sixpence

It all started with this little nursery rhyme… What exactly was meant by the line, “four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie?” Does this tell a tale of Old English pies? So, it...
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Hapsburg at Home

Coffee, a glass of water (to alter the coffee's strength, I recently discovered), cream pitcher, sugar cubes, and petite spoon, all on a silver tray, with a fruit streusel: beyond a perfect breakfast, a traditional Viennese coffeehouse evokes so...
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Coral Uprising

Red coral necklaces are an important component to the traditional folk dress of this region. In many cultures, coral was a protective stone worn as a talisman to protect the wearer against evil spirits. ...
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In Pursuit of Light

A little girl runs around the yard on a sticky summer evening snatching at the air trying to grab the fleeting flashes of light dancing in the dark. ...
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The Gift of Good

Girls love gifts. Good gifts remind us of a special event or were given to us by a special person. The great ones are both. And the best ones come in multiples. ...
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Kufi

While searching for local honey from Gardez, Afghanistan, I was captivated by an original Square Kufic piece, created in 1978 prior to the Russian occupation of Afghanistan, by an artist from Herat, Afghanistan. ...
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