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Cordoba's Jesuit Block

Literary Travel: Cordoba, Argentina

After Montevideo, Uruguay, the second stop on our South American trip was Cordoba, Argentina. While we were looking forward to seeing Buenos Aires, I often find that I enjoy the medium-sized, less touristy cities most of all. And it was true once again — Cordoba’s mix of history, colonial architecture, and vibrant student life made this my favorite city overall….

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Cranberry banana bread

Bookish Baking: Banana Zucchini Cranberry Bread

“Spring cleaning” has a pretty generous definition at my house, and includes concepts such as “spending an afternoon reading old magazines so I can recycle them” or “at-home makeover day to use up my hoard of beauty samples.” Another acceptable definition is “turning about-to-die banana and zucchini into delicious sweet bread.” This banana-zucchini-cranberry bread is practically a pantry cleanout in…

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Mobile library on a Montevideo beach

Literary Travel: Montevideo, Uruguay

It’s been a while since I’ve done any international travel, but in February 2015 I took a trip to South America (a new continent for me!). Let’s get one thing out of the way: my Spanish is TERRIBLE, and, as you may know, Rioplatense Spanish is a very different dialect for those of us who studied Spanish in U.S. classrooms….

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