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Overdue recipe report: Luisa Weiss’s Christbrot

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This is the third of three recipes I did for the holiday season from Luisa Weiss’s Classic German Baking (Ten Speed Press, 2016). Weiss recounts how she felt that she had to include a recipe for Dresdner Christstollen, the classic … Continue reading

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Overdue recipe report: Luisa Weiss’s Mohntorte

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Technically, mohntorte — a wheat-free sponge-type poppy seed cake — is not a Christmas specialty, but I included it along with the two actual Christmas recipes from Luisa Weiss’s Classic German Baking (Ten Speed Press, 2016; pp. 126–7) that I prepared … Continue reading

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World Cup Men’s Bobsled, November 9 at Lake Placid

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, there were two runs of men’s bobsled at the Lake Placid World Cup. The first was on Thursday, November 9, in the early evening, and was quite chilly. The second was the following … Continue reading

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World Cup Women’s Bobsled, November 9 at Lake Placid

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The BMW IBSF World Cup tour may have moved on from Lake Placid to Park City — and indeed from Park City to Whistler, B.C., by the time you see this — but I still have photos from Lake Placid … Continue reading

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World Cup Women’s Skeleton: medals ceremony

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Bet you didn’t think I could get this many blog posts about a single race, did you? I wasn’t expecting this one either, but you can thank some schoolchildren. On the official, published schedule, there is supposed to be a … Continue reading

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World Cup Women’s Skeleton run 2

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As seen in the previous post, I started out run 2 of the BMW IBSF World Cup women’s skeleton at the start of the track. After the second competitor left the start area, I walked down the track to get … Continue reading

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Slideshow: skeleton starts

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The regular gallery format isn’t great for showing sports action photos, but I wanted to show what a skeleton start looks like. These photos were taken during the second heat of the BMW IBSF World Cup women’s skeleton race at … Continue reading

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World Cup Women’s Skeleton run 1

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These photos were taken during the first heat of the women’s skeleton race at the BMW IBSF World Cup at Lake Placid on November 9, 2017. All except the first were taken from the spectator side of the finish area; … Continue reading

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“Mycroft’s Delight” Revisited

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I’ve made Diane Duane’s “Mycroft’s Delight” a couple of times in the past (I wrote it up back in January, 2016) but there were some changes I wanted to make — in particular, getting rid of the tropical-oil-laden Nutella used … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Korvapuusti

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Those of you who follow this blog for the recipe walkthroughs are in luck, because I’m finally getting some more new recipes done. This first one was done back in April, after I got home from my trip to Finland, … Continue reading

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