Monthly Archives: January 2011

Anyone for Muskrat?

There’s fresh-caught muskrat for sale in Itchy Ankle. Let me know if I can get you some. Not sure how to prepare it? Check out the recipes here.

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Spring Cleaning in Itchy Ankle

I have a fear of becoming a hoarder. Sadly, this fear does not prevent me from buying all in front of me at junk shops and yard sales, but it does, occasionally, prompt me to cull kitchenware once I bring my latest … Continue reading

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All because the Lady loves Milk Tray

I’ll admit it: I’m upset. The reason? I have just learned that Cadbury’s chocolate are offering to send a bumper pack of their new Bliss bars to a DC-based blogger who is NOT ME. I learned this while randomly surfing the … Continue reading

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Say Cheese at the National Harbor

“It won the Oscar of cheeses” Lavonya told us, describing a Wisconsin cheddar. Lavonya was standing in for the Maitre de Fromage at the Gaylord National last night, and did an excellent job. That girl knows her cheeses. Four of us were … Continue reading

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Hotels of America

This week I have slept in two strange beds, each more comfy than my own. It will be important, I think, to invest in a new mattress in 2011. One of the beds was in the Days Inn near Richmond … Continue reading

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Itchy Ankle and some others—the News this New Year.

It was just as well Spud Hughes and the Contessa traveled to Itchy Ankle this Christmas because the Crone was incapacitated. Her right wrist, subsequently found to be broken, was useful for very little more than lifting the occasional glass of mulled wine, … Continue reading

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Itchy Ankle under ice

Sometimes it is hard to see the beauty in your own life and it helps to have a friend point it out. I am indebted to Spud Hughes who took most of the pictures below for letting me see just … Continue reading

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The Beach–or back to Bed?

The “Bah Humbug” award for ruining Christmas goes to Calvert County MD for closing Breezy Point beach on New Year’s Day when even the most slothful feel inclined to go for a walk. Worse, the beach is closed from November … Continue reading

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Mushroom magic, Steam heaven and Girl from Kansas City

There were many reasons to be cheerful this Christmas but perhaps chief amongst them was Kate’s chocolate log. The log itself was as rich and chocolately as it looks, but the real joy were the mushrooms, handcrafted from meringue. The … Continue reading

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