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Cappy Tosetti

Cappy lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her two rescue dogs that help her with Happy with Cappy Pet Sitting. She’s putting things in motion to someday crisscross the country in a vintage travel trailer visiting draft horse and goat farms.
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Articles by Cappy Tosetti

Victoria Sponge Cake
July 23, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Because of her affection for “taking tea” each afternoon, Queen Victoria delighted in the array of sweets and sandwiches that her cooks created in the kitchen but always insisted on having her “sponge” as the main attraction.

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Frescoes: Time-Honored Practices
April 12, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Michelangelo and Raphael would be pleased to see old-world techniques in creating and preserving frescoes are still practiced today. How satisfying to know modern-day artists respect the proven methods of long ago using simple ingredients from the earth for their chosen projects.

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The Egg: A Perfect Canvas for Carving
March 31, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Fragile and yet strong, the versatile egg has been the inspiration for many artists throughout history. Eggs of all sizes have been painted, dyed, bejeweled, waxed, etched, and carved into exquisite treasures worthy of being displayed in museums and palaces.

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Natural Dyes for Coloring Your Eggs!
March 30, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites As spring and Easter approach, consider creating natural dyes made from fruits, vegetables, and spices. It’s a unique way to share a fun activity with children, showing …

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茶叶蛋 Marbled Tea Eggs
February 21, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Steeped in a flavorful marinade of soy sauce, star anise, spices, and tea, tea eggs (cha ye dan, 茶叶蛋) resemble beautifully carved marble orbs with delicate veins of color crisscrossing the surface. A platter of eggs looks more like art than something to eat.

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Red Egg and Ginger Party 紅雞蛋
February 12, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

A newborn baby is truly a bundle of joy! In China, proud parents go the extra mile by hosting a jubilant red egg and ginger party when the baby is a month old.

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December 22, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Like fruitcake, there’s no middle ground when it comes to voicing one’s opinion about the taste of eggnog. Some folks relish the creamy concoction with great anticipation during the holidays, while others would rather pour it into the nearest poinsettia plant.

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Rooster of Barcelos
October 27, 2020 · · Chickens 101

This happy rooster with a bright red comb, adorned with hearts and flowers, is the unofficial symbol of Portugal, representing honesty, integrity, trust, and honor. He is said to be the embodiment of the Portuguese people’s love of life.

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