Author: Vered

Why 20 is a magic number

Twenty can be a pretty magical number. Here are two reasons why: Reason #1: A few weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. For real! To honor the two decades of togetherness, we flew to the Kenyan

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a Japanese teapot + a dead bride = what?!

During this year’s annual migration to North America, I bought a Japanese teapot. It’s been a dream of mine to buy one, and now I have! It’s made of cast iron with an oxide green coloring, and has two delightful

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How many water sources does one house need?

A week after my daughter was born, a flash flood wiped out Nairobi’s water supply. For four weeks, our taps were dry. Fortunately (and somewhat ironically), it was the rainy season. Collecting rainwater is somewhat tiresome but we managed. Every

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Cover that Teapot!

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Murder for Tea, case 1 in The Cozy Tea Shoppe Mystery series, I’m giving away three handmade, African tea cozies. Cover your pot with one of these beautiful creations; it will keep your tea

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It’s raining rats

It’s the rainy season in Kenya (there are two a year), and you’ll seldom hear Kenyans complain about the arrival of the rain. We view it as a blessing. Everything greens up, the air is fresh, the crops grow, rainbows

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