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Husaren-Krapferln (Cavalry Puff-balls) Marillenringe (Apricot Rings)
Vanillekipferln (Vanilla Crescents)
|Lady Martha is a hands-on cook|
When I was growing up in Montreal, an English cousin of mine came out to Canada to attend McGill University. Although not initially planned, Simon ended up moving into our house and taking over the basement and staying for the duration. He became a complete member of the family doing things like volunteering to be a rifle instructor for my class of adolescent boys and other thankless tasks. Later he would serve as my best man. Along the way, Simon met Martha, a completely charming young woman who had come to Canada from her native Innsbruck, Austria. They married, had two tow-headed daughters and, much to the surprise of many, decided to go back to England. His family was there and Simon had assumed his hereditary baronetcy. Henceforth he was to be called Sir John Stracey. Martha, in turn, became Lady Stracey.