Category: Food Adventures

Gin Yoga is a thing… WTF?

There are days when I am incredibly slow on the uptake and not quite up to speed with the latest trends. Well, at my age I no longer feel the need to know every single new and hip trend, I leave that to my daughter. Nevertheless, I don’t want to be called antiquated (yet) either,

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Christmas Countdown Day 3: Cookie Madness

My kitchen is the last place you will ever look into for traditional Christmas cookies, especially German Christmas Cookies. Let me tell you why: my mother learned to bake cookies very late in life, and had it not been for the American and European expats she met during our years in Kenya and Mexico, she

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Christmas Countdown Day 9: The Right Tools

One of the aspects of living in Germany that I had to come to terms with very early on was this overwhelming DIY culture. This is the land of precision tools and exact measurements, and where carpenters, plumbers and painters can become certified masters in their own craft. The value placed on tools, trade and

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One For The Dogs

Translation: Rhetorical question: IF I go ahead and transfer the contents of the open tin of cat food into a tupperware and place it it in the fridge, and IF I forget to label it, and IF my husband makes himself a sandwich with it because he believed it to be pate… and IF he

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Clumsiness Thy Name is Frog

Frogs are incredibly adaptable creatures, adjusting perfectly well to high-end diva lifestyle (ehem, yes please, bring on the caviar) or very basic monastic existence. However, due to their fundamental ground-level rotundity (better to spy with my dear), it can make them rather clumsy at times, thereby losing their dexterity and elegance and becoming more toady

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It’s all in the details

In photography, sharpness, precision and depth are the rule of the thumb. Or at least, are supposed to be (Some of of my buddies will even factor in wind velocity before clicking). Then there are others who prefer the more artistic side of life, and will go for the hazy, dreamy look. Believe it or

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