Römerwelt Rheinbrohl, Limes

The rich Roman history of the Rhineland

A day after I visited Cologne and saw the monuments and Roman history there, I discovered that there was a museum called RömerWelt in Rheinbrohl near my river cottage. That morning I set my alarm for 7.30, made some coffee and got ready for a new adventure. That day exceeded my expectations learning more about the ancient Romans in my area. ROME – A GLOBAL … Continue reading The rich Roman history of the Rhineland

German Semmelknoedel, bread dumplings with chanterelle sauce

Pfifferlinge (Chanterelle), a very popular edible mushroom since ancient times

Chanterelles, or in German Pfifferlinge, are golden yellow mushrooms that are widespread in Europe and found on the menu late July to end of September. One of my favorite dishes is the Semmelknödel with the creamy Pfifferling Sauce (Bread dumplings with Chanterelle mushroom sauce), The fine taste of this mushroom and the clear shape speaks for itself. For the light and uncomplicated summer kitchen, the … Continue reading Pfifferlinge (Chanterelle), a very popular edible mushroom since ancient times

No-knead German crusty bread, Bauernbrot

Mein Bauernbrot, a no-knead German crusty Bread

I became a bread baking enthusiast a while back watching a video of a Bakery in NYC. The clip started: “It’s so easy, a four year old can do it”. I had to try, and I am hooked ever since. To enhance the flavor I add 1/2 cup of dark beer and 2 tbsp of vinegar to the flour mixture. Read about another secret ingredient I use to improve the texture in my Blog Continue reading Mein Bauernbrot, a no-knead German crusty Bread

Burg Stahleck near Bacherach

A stop in Bacharach on the Rhine river day cruise

Leaving from Koblenz on a day cruise to Rüdesheim, we stopped in Bacharach for lunch at the ‘Altes Haus’ from 1389. Afterwards we strolled the romantic cobblestone streets with the half timbered homes. The town of Bacherach is located in the district of Mainz-Bingen in the the Rhineland and a popular tourist destination We departed on a river day cruise in Koblenz with the KD … Continue reading A stop in Bacharach on the Rhine river day cruise

Beef Rouladen, German Rouladen Sticky post

German Beef Rouladen

A favorite meal I prepare for guests while in the US are Rouladen, because it can’t be found in many restaurants. The best meat for Rouladen is Top Round beef, cut into 1/4 inch thin steaks. If you can’t find the thin sliced beef, have a speciality store or Deli butcher slice it for you. If that is not available , follow my suggestion how … Continue reading German Beef Rouladen