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Fruitsicles and how to make them

Fruitsicles--fresh fruit puree popsicles in push-up tube bags-were a delicious accident on my road to sorbet...and a great way to [...]

Phil and the chocolate factory

"No, no!" he corrected, "We are not chocolatiers. We are chocolate MAKERS. We MAKE the chocolate here." Ahhh. Apparently there's [...]

(Water) bowl games

Ever wake up on Sunday morning, post-whatever frenetic activity kept you up until 2AM the night before and...go [...]

Can I have your number please?

"Can I have your number please? You're a nice American, and sometimes I just need to talk to a nice [...]

making enough noise to be heard

Yup, I'm a glassMAKER. Noisemaker? That might be another story. In the old days they called us "craftsmen" or "hobbyists," [...]


You're sick again?" she asked in disbelief. "Yes, but this time for real," I said. Oops. I knew I shouldn't [...]