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Dear Friends: This newsletter was supposed to be about Christmas stuff, but I woke up this morning and thought, I don’t want to write about that, I want to write […]


Dear Friends: Need to wow them with something different you baked for Christmas? How about a Panforte? This is an Italian Christmas/Fruit cake. It is rich, chewy and made with […]

Silly Stuff

Dear Friends: Everyone needs silly things; things that make us smile, that remind us of the people who gave them to us, and remind us of who we are. This […]

Pigs in Blankets

Dear Friends: Pigs in Blankets – really? These are little sausages or wieners that are wrapped in bread or pastry. At least in North America it is bread, in the […]

Everything Coffee and Tea Sale

Dear Friends: In my enthusiasm about the Bag Lady, I forgot to mention the Everything Coffee and Tea Sale from October 15 to 27. Not just the coffee and tea […]

Be a Bag Lady

Dear Friends: In 2015 the English government introduced changes to retail stores: customers were required to pay 5 pence (about 5 cents) for a single use plastic shopping bag in […]


Dear Friends: Want a different kind of snack? We have always had Veggie Chips and now we have Cucumber Slices and Beet Chips. These are vegetable “potato chips”. (Period in […]