Friday, December 9, 2011

Today is Christmas Card Day!

Probably to remind us to send out our holiday cards so they get them in time for the holidays. The latest time to mail is usually 10 days before the holiday (by the 15th for Christmas, by the 10th for Hanukkah)

Within your circle of family and friends, someone has to be the person who has their act together and manages to get their Christmas cards mailed out to everyone before we're even half way through the month. There's no good reason that someone can't be you. And when you do your Christmas cards today, you'll be honoring Sir Henry Cole of England, who created the first commercial Christmas card in 1843.

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Butt Mandl in Germany!

Unser Video der Woche: Buttenmandllauf in Berchtesgaden!
Our Video of the Week: Butt Mandl run in Berchtesgaden!

Buttnmandllauf in Berchtesgaden
Die Buttnmandl und Gangerl laufen am 5. und 6. Dezember mit dem Nikolaus durch den Markt Berchtesgaden. Im Video seht ihr die Guin Bass beim Herauslaufen aus der Höhle, später sind auch noch die Ganghofer Buttnmandl zu sehen.  

Mandl and the Butt Gangerl run on 5 and 6 December with the St. Nicholas by the Berchtesgaden. In the video you can see the Guin bass while running out of the cave, and later are also still see the Ganghofer Butt Mandl.

got pastries? Any pastry will do.

December 9, 2011 was

National Pastry Day

It’s National Pastry Day! Did you know that pastries have been around since 2600 B.C.? The Egyptians made doughnut-like pastries out of crude flour and honey, and then dipped them in wine.
In the 7th century, pastry-making developed as a culinary art form in the Middle East. It spread to Europe after the Crusades, and French and Italian chefs developed their own version of the recipes and experimented with new techniques. There are now many different types of pastry including shortcrust, flaky, puff, choux, and phyllo.
Make a trip to your favorite local bakery to pick up your favorite kind of pastry in honor of National Pastry Day!