food, Spanish Culture and Language

How Do You Say Waffle in Spanish?

Hmm, it didn’t sound right to say, el wafle, as several books and translation sites suggested. When dictionaries came up empty on this breakfast essential, we invented a name. Once the term stuck, I learned that Spaniards use the word el gofre. En nuestra casa es pan cuadrado – In our home it’s bread of […]

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Gardening, The Americas

Can We Bee Friends?

The Wisconsin weather is sunny and warm, perfect for gardening. Yesterday I saw and heard many bees in our wildflower patch. Green-headed coneflower is the bees’ knees. The buzz is, “Hey, move over. This is my flower!” My favorite dual pink phlox variety; bold white hosta flowers; champion reblooming purple campanula Single blooms; pink, yellow, […]

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blogging, Humor, writing

3 Ways to Detect and Deflect Hackers

Is your website safe from evil hackers? If you’re wonderblogger, you’ve a secure password and the double authentication feature that sends a magic passcode to your phone. Great! Is it enough to protect your cybercastle? I’d say no. With both those moats in place, sneaky invaders have attacked my castle and attempted to ransack my […]

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archeology, Spanish Culture and Language

Dr. Martinez Strikes Gold

Martínez knew that no Latin American team had ever been granted an excavation permit in Egypt. No Egyptian she met had ever heard of the Dominican Republic. Did she have a chance to lead a project in that arid land? In order to seek permission to excavate in Egypt, groups are herded into Dr. Hawass’ […]

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blogging, Spanish Culture and Language, writing

Thank You, Dear Readers!

Un beso, a kiss; happy salutations Fake Flamenco readers! Our blog has 200 followers as of today. I did a jump for joy this morning when I saw the good news. What a great summer connecting with you in the UK, Australia, España, Chile, India, the USA and around the world. I’m enjoying getting to […]

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Gardening

What’s Blooming Now?

As Wisconsin summer wanes; flowers change. Here are spots of color from our garden. Pinks; Butterfly-Created Phlox Variety; Sycamore Tussock Caterpillar Flowers, bugs, and butterflies abound. Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Phlox, two views; Campanulas  Unidentified moth on peony leaf; busy bees; bee in Rose of Sharon bloom What is flowering where you live? Gracias for […]

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