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Monthly Archives: January 2010

January 28, 2010 A Rose is a Rose…

No flower in human history has ever been as beloved as the rose. Spanning centuries and cultures, roses are symbols of love, war, passion and politics. Their timeless beauty has inspired poetry and plays by everyone from Shakespeare to Robert … Continue reading

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January 15, 2010 Sweet Peaks of Suspiro de Limeña

With an irresistible layer of dulce de leche custard topped with a port spiked meringue, Suspiro de Limeña is one of the most beloved desserts in Lima, Peru. Tracing its origins to the reputable cook Amparo Ayarez from the early … Continue reading

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January 11, 2010 Color Your World…Naturally

 Women in Pitumarka dye alpaca in cochineal (photo courtesy of Kelsey Quam) In a world where more and more objects are created artificially, it’s comforting to know that dyes can still be obtained from natural sources—mainly plants, animals and minerals. … Continue reading

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January 6, 2010 Bring on those alpaca sweaters!

Peruvian Connection's Kansas headquarters on Dec. 30Most winters I find that my closet of warm and woolly alpaca sweaters does not see as much use as it deserves.  With thermostats set on 70 and typically mild winters, my warmest sweaters spent most … Continue reading

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