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Sunday, April 29, 2012


zwie·back   [zwahy-bak, -bahk, zwee-, swahy-, swee-;Ger. tsvee-bahk]
a special egg bread made into rusks.

Congrats to Big Momma for correctly guessing today's word!  Have you ever heard of Zwieback?

It's a German bread that's very crisp and great for teething children.  How do I know this? Especially since I'm not German, nor do I have any teething children.

I know about Zwieback from one of my all time favorite books, Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink. Ever read this 1937 classic?

It's very probable that you didn't unless you had a mother who loved it and was able to find a copy. It's been out of print forever, but my mom managed to snag one at a library sale when I was about six years old. I think I read Baby Island about 127 times as a child. It's about two sisters on a ship bound for Australia to stay with their father. They love babies and watch the ones on the ship while their parents have fun. The ship goes into distress and the sisters are put on board a lifeboat with 4 babies, then land on an island. Aren't you intrigued already?  It's a wonderful book and Zwieback has a very prominent role.  Please check it out if you are lucky enough to find a copy!

The A to Z challenge is officially over!  It was a great experience, and I really enjoyed the challenge.  But my next blog post probably won't be till Christmas.  ;)

Welcome May, the people are tired of reading about stupid random words on my blog.  Oh wait, aren't all my blog posts just stupid random words?


  1. I know what zwieback is, my mother gave it to me, my brother and sister. I grew up in Georgia in the states, but I've lived my adult life in Canada.

    I loved zwieback, and I still like crunchy things. Good Z word. I'll be posting mine on Monday, hope you can stop by.

  2. Congratulations on making it to the end of the A-to-Z Challenge!

  3. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your unique insights. I have bookmarked your blog so I can check in periodically. Happy writing! Visit sometime.

  4. congrats on finishing the a - z - it's a long haul isn't it? but worth all the great fellow bloggers you find. am following you now so can read more of your "stupid random words" :)