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Month: March 2019

Mosel River near Cochem
Germany
Travel Destinations

A Mosel cruise to Cochem

It was late August 2018 when we were staying at the Rhein. We started out early to drive to Koblenz and parked at the Görreplatz Parking garage, from where we walked down do the KD cruise dock landing. Unfortunately our Rhein day cruise, that was supposed to leave at 9 am to 8 pm, was […]

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Moussaka Greek dish
Main Course
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, Smoked Meats plate
Germany
Recipes
Side dish

Sauerkraut the Bavarian way

I came to the realization that many people don’t like Sauerkraut. I was puzzled and wondered why, so I asked them. Basically what I was told it has a sour or bitter taste. I also believe when you grow up with certain foods, your taste buds adjust. I explained to my friends that Sauerkraut should […]

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Bratwurst stand in Nuernberg
Allgemein
Germany
Travel Destinations

Bratwurst “Drei im Weggla” or “Zwa im Halbn”

Just like there are different dialects in Germany, there are variances of recipes for the Bratwurst, especially in the Franconia region of Germany:   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 […]

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Frikadellen, German meat patties
Germany
Main Course

Frikadelle or German Meat Patties

My mothers recipe. There are different variation, but one thing she used nutmeg and lemon juice, zest. For keeping them soft, but still firm, she added a spoon of sour cream In Bavaria it’s called Fleischpflanzerl, in Franconia Fleischkuechle, Fleischkraepfle or Frikadelle, and in the North Buletten or Bratklops.  Frikadelle or German Meat Patties Print […]

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Pantheon in Rome
Southern Europe
Travel Destinations

The Pantheon in Rome

On our Bus tour from Würzburg to Rome, we stopped in Orvieto, Northern Italy for a night. We continued our trip for several hours to Rome. After we settled in our hotel, we did a sight seeing tour with some friends, and found the Pantheon.   The Pantheon was an ancient building that was declared sacred, […]

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Salzburg Residenzplatz
Southern Europe
Travel Destinations

Three days in Salzburg, Austria

On the way to Austria, we made a stop in the Salzburger Land (Salzburg area). It was late in the afternoon when we drove into the town of Grödig, only 6 km from Salzburg. We knocked on the door of this darling bed and breakfast “Landhaus Bachmann”. A friendly lady, which happened to be the […]

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Rothenburg City Hall, Rothenburg Rathaus, astronomical clock
Germany
Travel Destinations

Rothenburg Rathaus History

When in Rothenburg, I have often looked up to the Rathaus clocks and wondered if this little piece of history is true, or just folklore. I mean, who drinks one gallon of wine one sitting?! It’s up for you to decide. Also see “Three Days in Rothenburg” Thanks to three clocks, time never stops in […]

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Stuffed Cabbage, Krautwickel mit Kartoffelsalat
Allgemein
Germany
Main Course
Recipes

Krautwickel or Cabbage rolls

Krautwickel is a traditional German home cooked meal. You can add rice, but I like mine with potatoes. It’s basically the same recipe as my Frikadellen or German meat patties. The last time I had them in Germany when we were staying in Dettelbach at a restaurant where the locals hang out.  Krautwickel or Cabbage […]

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French lemon cake
Desserts
Recipes

French Lemon Cake (Cake au Citron)

On our travels to Paris, France, I found this fantastic Lemon cake at a Pâtisserie Cafe. I did some research on French recipes, and baked it to the best of my knowledge For cake I use a 9″ x 5″ oven loaf pan, 350 F, 45 to 50 minutes  If you don’t have any Creme […]

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