Escape to Winchester, VA: Nourishments for the soul –Food, music and wine or, how Patsy Cline’s loving arms picked me up on my way down

This is the second of a 3-part series. I first fell for Winchester after a disappointing Thanksgiving.  The vision -- a romantic weekend for two, strolling hand-in-hand, good food, wine and candlelight--had  gone "poof"; much like a severely overcooked Turkey that explodes once the knife is inserted. Instead there were three: me, myself and I.  The evening of my arrival …

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Kaiserschmarren and Kaffeeklatsch: A Sunday afternoon delight

A long-held tradition in Germany has been the afternoon Kaffee und Kuchen, or Coffee and Cake, aka Kaffeeklatsch.  Inserted between the late afternoon and early evening hours it gives a breather to the busyness of the day, a time to get together with friends or family to relax, socialize and nosh on cake, pastries and coffee.  In …

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