Archive for the "Armenia" category

Winter in Armenia

by Beth Shepherd
( February 18th, 2015 )

Seasonally, Armenia excels in extremes. In the winter it is cold. Very, very cold. And in the summer it is hot. Very, very hot.

When Seattle gets chilly, we always say, “Well, if we were in Armenia, it would be 20 degrees colder.” Even in Spring (our …

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Armenian brandy

by Beth Shepherd
( February 5th, 2015 )

In my opinion, unless you’re a teetotaler, you can’t visit Armenia without bringing home a bottle of brandy. I’ve written posts about using our ArArAt brandy to make Brandied Cherries, and commented that it was our beverage of choice when we’ve celebrated adoption milestones (before we …

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Celebrate Christmas and New Year the Armenian way

by Beth Shepherd
( December 16th, 2014 )

Armenian church and sky

Just about the time when most of us are taking down our Christmas trees and packing up our ornaments for next year, Armenia is ramping up for week of holiday festivities. In Armenia, Christmas falls on January …

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