Muscat — the Municipality in Oman, not the spice

Yeah, I thought there must be some connection too, but there’s not. Ah, wait. The spice nutmeg is only Muskat in German. And, as it turns out, the Muskatnuss (or nutmeg as we know it in English) comes from Indonesia. You’ll also be interested to know that the hazelnut has nothing to do with the […]

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Expat Author Interview with James Claffey

James ClaffeyJames Claffey, originally from County Westmeath in the Irish midlands, has lived in the US for almost 20 years. At present he lives on an avocado ranch in Carpinteria California, a coastal town south of Santa Barbara. In the Olde World he was a professional racket stringer and worked at Wimbledon for a number […]

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