Hello again dear reader…

After several years I finally figured out how to log back in. So, all that to say, “I’m back!”  I hope to have some great recipes and ideas for you as this year goes by. 

I wonder how you have been and what favorite sites you have been visiting while I was away. 

We made Christmas cookies. 

We made pies for the Brahm pie festival. Sadly, we did not place this year. I overbaked those pies. 

We made anniversary cupcakes for a sweeter than cakes couple and made some yummy lemon and vanilla sponge cakes.

I have had many more culinary experiences at home and abroad, but that will have to wait for a future post. 

Happy Saturday and hopefully many more. 

International Women’s Day and Celebrating in St. Petersburg Russia

I am a woman. There is an international day to celebrate me and I knew nothing about it until this year. That is odd.
For my second time in only four months I traveled to the museum city with my father. This time I noticed there were women and men carrying bouquets and floral arrangements everywhere we went. Everybody seemed happy. That’s when they told me it was international women’s day! I was even given flowers, well wishes and a gift. Apparently it’s very different from Mother’s Day, although the celebratory offerings are pretty much the same.


Because of the friends we have there and the wonderful time we have when we are together, St. Petersburg has become one of my favorite places to visit, but being in Russia this week was very sobering.

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