Category Archives: Romance/love

How sweet is the custom of Lily-of-the-Valley

A lovely custom for a lovely flower: May Day’s romantic gift, lily-of-the-valley Continue reading

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My Once and Future Royals (Part III)

On a royal morning in California, wife and mom celebrates with people across the Pond, united in spirit with friends in Britain as wedding festivities dance on. Continue reading

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My Once and Future Royals (Part II)

A California gal’s reminiscences of London and her solution to watching the wedding time zones away. Continue reading

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Après the valentines: Francesca’s delicious lemon-leek chicken

Here’s a delicious recipe to serve over rice: Francesca’s lemon/leek chicken. Authentic Italian recipe, from the kitchen of my friend, Francesca, who lives in one of the cities that hosts Carnavale (aka Mardi Gras), the city of Viareggio iin Tuscany. Continue reading

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Of spoons, melonious and runcible

Sharing goodies from your travels with children: what makes a spoon “runcible,” like the one in “The Owl and the Pussycat” poem? Continue reading

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