It was September, 26, 2021, the German Election day. It was fitting for the moment to visit Unkel at the Rhine. Two very well known political figures in German history spent time there, one taking refuge from the Nazi’s Continue reading Honorable well known figures lived in Unkel at the Rhine
Jasmin’s old family recipe A juicy Easter lamb made from a cake batter has become a beloved tradition for many families in Germany. Instead of a large cake, you can bake little Easter lambs and Easter bunnies, which I personally like much better. This way everyone gets their own mini cake. You can flavor the Easter lamb batter in different ways, vanilla and/or rum or … Continue reading German Easter Lamb cake or Osterlamm
A favorite that won’t be missed at a family dinner table anytime soon: Peppers, and stuffed, of course. This meal will feed the whole crowd, and that without spending a lot of money Continue reading Stuffed Peppers, a family favorite
The Teewurst quickly found its place at tea time. So the name Teewurst did not come from the pen of an ingenious marketing manager, but developed over time. Continue reading Why is Teewurst called Teewurst?
For this lemon and almond cake without flour, the description “juicy” doesn’t actually suffice at all. The gluten-free cake with ground almonds is extremely moist, also on the inside. Exactly how I love pound cake! Continue reading Almond-Lemon Cake (low carb)
Nussecken, like the ones from the German bakery, combine three favorite layers: sweet nut mixture, a fine apricot or peach jam and a buttery shortcrust pastry. This Nussecken recipe proves how easy it is to make the pastry yourself. This small Almond pastry is a welcome change as an afternoon snack with your coffee. Continue reading Nussecken, a German Almond pastry
The Apollinaris Church is surrounded by monastery buildings and a beautiful garden with a wonderful view of the Rhine Continue reading St. Apollinaris, a church that looks like a castle
Whenever I feel like Krautwickel or stuffed cabbage rolls, and don’t have the time, I am making a German Cabbage soup. Can be made without the meat for more health benefits and a whole body detox. It satisfies my cravings with little effort Continue reading A German Cabbage Soup for your detox