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Mosel cruise
Germany
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A Mosel cruise to Cochem

We sat on the patio at one of the cafes at the landing when I had the idea to check into the Mosel cruise. Koblenz is where both rivers Rhein and Mosel meet. Because the Mosel has locks and dams, the water level was fine for ship travel. We were told the cruise will take […]

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Salzburg Residenzplatz
Southern Europe
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Three days in Salzburg, Austria

We knocked on the door of this darling bed and breakfast “Landhaus Bachmann”. A friendly lady, which happened to be the host, opened the door and let us stay for a couple nights. Also it is recommended to make reservations, we sometimes stop at places that have a sign “Zimmer frei” (accommodation). We got a […]

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Sahne Torten
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Germany
Recipes

Käsesahne Torte, Cream Cake

One of my favorite Cakes or Tortes when sitting at a street cafe in Germany. It’s a little challenging for a beginner, but it’s worthwhile and tastes great! Best to start planning and preparing the cake 2 to 3 days before. The Cake bottom needs to be baked the day ahead and Cream topping should rest in the refrigerator approximately 12 hours to get firm

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Allgemein
Breads and Pastry
Breads and Pastry
Germany
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German Bakeries and their Secret

A secret baking ingredient is Active Diastatic Enzymes. It enhances the “Krume”, you would still use the yeast! It promotes a strong rise, great texture and crust. You’d use only 1 tsp per 3 cups of flour. Here is my Crusty Baguette and Bauernbrot .  Diastatic Enzymes is a natural product made from sprouted grain. […]

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Southern Europe
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Sankt Gilgen, Wolfgangssee

Sankt Gilgen lies at the picturesque Wolfgangsee (Lake Wolfgang). Here it is easy to leave everyday life behind – use the numerous water sports or relax in peace at one of the sunny and idyllic beaches right on the lake.

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Kaiserschmarrn
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
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Kaiserschmarrn, a traditional Austrian dish

While strolling through the cobblestone streets of Vienna, Austria, we stopped for lunch at Café Central (est. 1876) for some original Austrian food. The waiter highly recommended this Austrian dish Kaiserschmarrn is an original Austrian sweet dish, made from Palatschinken (pancake) dough. It was created for Kaiser Franz Joseph and Elisabeth (Sissi) in 1854. He […]

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Desserts
Main Course
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French Crêpes

Not your usual breakfast food. A thin, melt in your mouth kinda pancake to be eaten as a main meal, appetizer or dessert. You can use a pan, but if you desire and make it often, you can order a Crêpe maker here French Crêpes Print Rate this recipe 1 2 3 4 5 1 […]

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Eastern European Travel
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Prague, or Prag

By Author John Purtell Prague is a beautiful old city in the Czech Republic. It was largely undamaged in World War II, so it’s full of original history and character. It was founded in the 9th century, but really grew in the 14th century when many of the current structures were built. The city itself […]

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Allgemein
Germany
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Historic Timbered Style Homes

My Grandparents half-timbered home (Fachwerk) in Dettelbach was built in 1560. They discovered it by chance when renovating it. Of course it has plumbing and electric for decades, it’s just the ceilings are really low and walls are crooked. The town has strict architectural guidelines. I was intrigued by Fachwerk growing up, and always wondered how […]

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Germany
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Three days in Rothenburg

While at a Family reunion in Lower Frankonia, we did a side trip to Rothenburg for a friends destination wedding Arriving by train, we checked into a darling medieval B&B in the center of town from walking distance to the Marktplatz. We had an amazing time. I hope you enjoy my photos       […]

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Bavarian Pork roast
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Recipes

Bavarian Pork Roast from my Childhood

Bayerischer Schweinebraten As a child, I remember waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of my mothers Bavarian Pork Roast in the oven. She would go to the early church service, and she’d roast the Schweinebraten while we were gone to the later mass. At noon we were ready to sit at the […]

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Brotzeit Teller
Germany
Recipes
Spreads

Obatzta, a Bavarian Brie Spread

“Obatzda”, also called “Angemachter Camembert” in my Frankonian circles, is a typical Bavarian spread made from Brie. It is served with a fresh Pretzel or Bauernbrot This spread includes Beer and Caraway seeds which is added in many Southern German dishes. Thinking about Bavarian Pork roast and Sauerkraut. I have an American friend who despised […]

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Easter bread
Breads and Pastry
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
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Why call it Easter Bread?

If you choose to make the yeast rolls or croissants, you would bake them at 425 F, 20 to 25 minutes. Easter Bread with sugar crystals , also called decorating sugar (Hagelzucker) Here you can buy the “Hagelzucker”

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Doener
Allgemein
Germany
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Döner, a popular street food

The true Döner was discovered 1867 by Iskender Efendi (Master Alexander), the original family restaurant is located near Istanbul (Bursa), Turkey, where the Iskender brand is very popular. The Döner at their family restaurant is the original, made with lamb. The basics remain the same, beaten slices of meat are seasoned with local herbs and […]

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Schnitzel
Germany
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Can a “Wiener Schnitzel” claim to be Viennese?

However, historical research has shown that the Viennese had an affection for all things fried much earlier. If your pantry was stocked, then you could bread and fry all manner of mainstays like chicken and veal, or everything else from head to toe. So sorry to disappoint you, dear Italians, but veal was indeed first […]

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Belgian waffles
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Northern Europe
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Belgian Waffles in Brugge

These Waffles are stuck on my mind, because they are so exceptional, light and fluffy.

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Moussaka Greek dish
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Recipes
Southern Europe

Moussaka, a Greek Casserole

I love most southern European cooking, and I haven’t made this dish for a while. It’s a little time consuming in preparation, many steps need to be followed. But don’t let that hold you back . because there is multi tasking involved. IMO, it would be a great meal to invite friends over, open a bottle of red wine and involve them into the process. I can see lots of laughter and good conversation preparing this meal.

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Pork with Sauerkraut
Germany
Recipes
Side dish

Sauerkraut the Bavarian way

As we know, fermented food is good for your gut, and is proven to be healthy, improves digestion, and boosts immunity. So how it is done? This is optional before cooking the recipe below: Per 1 1/3 pound of cabbage: 1 tbsp salt, keep at 65F to 72F in a jar on the counter for […]

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Bratwurst stand in Nuernberg
Allgemein
Germany
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Bratwurst “Drei im Weggla” or “Zwa im Halbn”

The Coburger Bratwurst is the largest with at least 31 cm, it’s a coarse kind and usually roasted over the open pine cone fire, which gives the special flavor. It is also the only one that is eaten as a single entity on a small bun, but all the other in Upper Frankonian variants are […]

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Germany
Main Course

Frikadelle or German Meat Patties

In Bavaria it’s called Fleischpflanzerl, in Frankonia Fleischkuechle, Fleischkraepfle or Frikadelle, and in the North Buletten or Bratklops.  Frikadelle or German Meat Patties Print Rate this recipe 1 2 3 4 5 1 ratings Angie with AngiesWeb Ingredients 1 pound beef ground and/or pork ground mixed 2 small hard rolls (optional), soaked in milk and […]

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