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Maple Leaf Rag

Cabane à sucre (sugar shack) Québec Province, Northern New England Unless you were whelped and spent your formative years in the northern extremities of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont or in lower Québec Province, being misinformed as to what a … Continue reading

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McCafe

Irish coffee First off, there is no Sean Valdez hand picking the finest beans in the coffee plantations along the Twelve Bens with his faithful Irish Draught horse. Irish coffee is a somewhat modern libation, invented in Ireland in the … Continue reading

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Fellowship of the Ring

Rosca de Reyes Mexico I was aware of the tradition of the King Cake, a Mardi Gras staple decorated with familiar gold, green and purple icing and hiding a tiny plastic baby Jesus like some confectionary Cracker Jack pastry where … Continue reading

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Yo Ho Ho and A Bottle of Rum

Rum Tasting I have to admit I don’t know much about rum, although I try to avoid rum in bottles with pictures of pirates or bats on the label or in opaque bottles that appear to be hiding something evil. … Continue reading

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Lucia, You Got Some ‘Splaining To Do

SWEA Swedish Christmas Fair Shrine Expo Center, Los Angeles California Back in 1979, Manhattan Beach, California resident Agneta Nilsson decided to host a Christmas celebration in her home for Swedish friends and relatives. The event became so popular that it … Continue reading

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