A gift from Gyumri: Armenian fruit leather

by Beth Shepherd
( October 2nd, 2015 )

A package arrived from Armenia this week. Inside were several special gifts including Armenian fruit leather. There is nothing more delicious (in my admittedly biased opinion) than homemade—IN ARMENIA—fruit leather.

Armenian fruit leather and Armenian coffee

The fruit leather from Gyumri, where my daughter …

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Autumn in Armenia

by Beth Shepherd
( September 18th, 2015 )

Four of my six trips to Armenia have taken place in the fall, so when the weather begins to change and the air becomes crisp, leaves turn color, and the smell of rain is in the air, my mind wanders to Autumn in Armenia….

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Leaving one home to join another

by Beth Shepherd
( March 25th, 2015 )

Out the turquoise doors we passed, our daughter leaving one home to join another. Walk through these doors in the other direction and you enter Baby Bird’s first world, a children’s home, where she lived for the first year of her life, surrounded by the voices of nannies and other …

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