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Posts tagged ‘Ernest Hemingway’

Catching Up in December

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How did it get so late so soon?  It’s night before it’s afternoon.  December is here before it’s June.  My goodness how the time has flewn.  How did it get so late so soon?
~ Dr Seuss

At first I thought this quote perfectly captured the short day anxiety I’ve been feeling this winter, but really, it sums up my whole year.  Case in point – this should have been my catching-up post for November.  Not that I’ve been wasting time.  This month, I was thrilled to be part of SAVEUR’s 2012 Cookie Advent Calendar.  It’s full of amazing recipes, and I loved flipping through the cabinets and looking under the lampshades for more suggestions.  If you prefer musical advent experience, the New York Magazine Les Miserable Advent Calendar is a second (albeit close) favorite.  Here’s a quick list of links that may tell you where the rest of my time has gone. Read more

Casting Mojitos

There are so many stories around the mojito but the one I hope is true is that its name comes from the African word for “mojo” or casting spells. This makes perfect sense because, as a friend pointed out, mojitos make everyone happy. Assuming all other conditions are equal and in moderation, a strong mixed drink can make someone pensive or low key, exhilerated or stupefied, wild or reckless, but a mojito – happy. It’s even hard to think of a mojito without smiling, it’s a charming little cocktail. Read more