Zuppa Inglese Mama’s Italian Cream Rum Dessert Cake

Zuppa Inglese is an Italian cream rum cake or dessert that requires no baking. It is wonderfully rich, easy and delicious! And the presentation, in a trifle bowl, is really quite lovely and impressive! My Mama prepared it for special occasions & I have adapted it for modern tastes. I am going against the grain […]

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What’s in that Melon?? I Ain’t Tellin’!! Watermelon Jello-Shots

What summertime fruit speaks to you loudly during a hot and steamy summer day? Watermelon preaches to me at full volume! Many of us know how to put various “spirits” in a fresh melon for a sweet, spiked treat for a beach or poolside party. However, today’s blog is dedicated to the bright pinkish red,…

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Zuppa Inglese Mama’s Italian Cream Rum Dessert Cake

Zuppa Inglese is an Italian cream rum cake or dessert that requires no baking. It is wonderfully rich, easy and delicious! And the presentation, in a trifle bowl, is really quite lovely and impressive! My Mama prepared it for special occasions & I have adapted it for modern tastes. I am going against the grain…

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Solstices & Equinoxes: The Mystical Meaning Throughout History

Solstices & Equinoxes: The Mystical Meaning Throughout History Solstices and equinoxes were not celebrated as purely physical events. They also held vast ritual and spiritual meaning in many cultures. The life cycle of the sun finds its parallel in the lives of solar deities and spiritual figures around the world and in the legends of…

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The Spirit of Life? You decide!

The American Indians called it “Firewater” the French, “Espirit” the spirit of life. Latin’s “Spiritus” to breathe, a slow breath, Irish Whiskey uisce beatha (“Water of Life” in Gaelic) prononced Ish Ka Ba Ha… Alchemists regarded distillation as extracting the spirit of the substance, in the sense of the essence. Since it came out as invisible…

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