Bierschinken German Deli meat Sticky post

Bierschinken made with the “Schinkenfee”

Every few weeks I have a craving for a good quality Wurst that I can eat with my home baked Bauernbrot (German crusty bread). Living in the American South it’s not easy to find a good variety of Deli meats. I like to make my own so I know the quality and what’s inside. I found the Ham-maker “Schinkenfee” on Amazon which made Wurst processing easy. Continue reading Bierschinken made with the “Schinkenfee”

Nutella cookies

Nutella Cookies made with a Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

This has to be the fastest and easiest cookies I have ever baked. Just 4 ingredients, Nutella, flour, eggs and baking powder. No need for butter, there is Palm oil and Hazelnuts in Nutella. These cookies have a tender, melting texture, but slightly crisp when you bite into it. Continue reading Nutella Cookies made with a Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Swabian Krautkrapfen Sticky post

Swabian Krautkrapfen, a stable on the table

Sometimes I get my inspiration while watching a German cooking show “Lecker aufs Land: or “Landfrauenküche”. Five women from rural regions of parts of Germany cook for each other. At the end, the ladies get rated on decorating the table and on the meals they cooked. I was anxious to cook this recipe Continue reading Swabian Krautkrapfen, a stable on the table

Hildegard von Bingen nerve cookies Sticky post

A 1000 year old Cookie recipe that calms your Nerves

According to Hildegard von Bingen ancient written recipe that calms your nerves; the spices that are used strengthen the five senses: a clear vision, acute hearing, a fine taste of sense of smell and a sensitive touch Continue reading A 1000 year old Cookie recipe that calms your Nerves

Levi Strauss, Jeans inventor and birth place (photo by wikimedia) Sticky post

The town of Buttenheim has a legacy, the famous Levi Strauss

The approx. 3000 inhabitants of Buttenheim did not suspect for a long time that Levi Strauss originally came from there. Only a letter from America, which asked the then mayor in 1983 for information about the birthplace of the jeans inventor, triggered intensive research. An entry in the birth register of the Buttenheim Jewish community and an emigration certificate from the Bamberg State Archives finally proved that Levi Strauss spent his first 18 years of life in Buttenheim. Continue reading The town of Buttenheim has a legacy, the famous Levi Strauss

Sheltie Max and Cooper love the treats

Pumpkin-Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Which dog owner does not know that? Just as you think about giving your dearest and most loyal friend doggie treats, the pup is already standing next to you and begs. Since Max and Cooper give us such joy and gratitude, I wanted to do something special. Since I am concerned about their health and well being, I wondered if there are alternatives to store … Continue reading Pumpkin-Peanut Butter Dog Treats