Category Archives: Appetizers

Springtime soup! (Danke an Lise!)

Do you have chives in your garden (or for me – precariously perched on a balcony ledge) that are blossoming with wild abandon? Are you unsure of what to do with these rogue blossoms? I have good news for you … Continue reading

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Roasted veggies

Roasted root veggies are one of the easiest, classy-looking side dishes you can make. And depending on the season and what’s available, you can change up the veggies to give the dish a different feel. I picked up some colorful … Continue reading

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Linguine with White Wine and Clam Sauce

Assuming you like seafood, linguine with white wine and clam sauce is one very delicious,  yet easy to make dish. It’s also pretty classy and bound to impress your guest(s) (assuming they too like seafood). You can also skip the … Continue reading

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Baked Apples – A Perfect Dessert for Fall

Baked apples always used to give me trouble. Yes, they were delicious. Yes, they were easy to make. But no, I couldn’t get the cinnamon and sugar mix to stay in or on the apple properly. It was a baked … Continue reading

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Egg Drop Soup

What do I do in the states when I’m craving something Asian-ish, yet on the greasy and unhealthy side? Get takeout, of course! Most likely Chinese. What do I do in a small town in the middle of Germany when … Continue reading

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Asparagus!

Here’s an odd piece of trivia…. Germans are obsessed with asparagus, known in Deutschland as spargel. I myself, having grown up in the states, thought of them as nothing more than a stinky green vegetable as a child. As an adult, … Continue reading

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Barcelona Baby!

Ahhhh Spanish food! Paella, ham, tortilla…. but wait a second. I didn’t eat any of that in Barcelona (Ok…except for that one paella…). So, is the cuisine of Barcelona actually distinct from the rest of Spain? The answer is, of … Continue reading

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Potato Leek Soup

It has been embarrassingly long since I’ve posted. Shame on me! During that long break though, I did manage to travel to Barcelona for a week and eat some amazing food…some of which I will share later. First things first though, here … Continue reading

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A recipe for salad?

Is it weird to crave something healthy? I have the most obnoxious craving for freshly pressed carrot and ginger juice. I know, right? Not exactly what most people’s food fantasies include. I don’t have a juicer, sadly, so I’ll have … Continue reading

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Mushroom Mix

This mushroom mix is delicious and easy and makes lettuce go from blah to WOW. Alternatively, serve it with sliced baguette as an easy appetizer. Or eat it alone, directly out of the pan, with chopsticks. Being a normal member … Continue reading

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