Monthly Archives: November 2011

potato chip tortilla

Happy Thanksgiving! This is my very favorite holiday of the year and I hope all my fellow americans are enjoying their turkeys, cranberries, and pies. As for me? Well, since we obviously do not celebrate Thanksgiving in Germany, today is … Continue reading

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braised cardamom-curry lamb

Well the stores and streets are decked out for Christmas and I think I just heard my first holiday commercial on the radio. Let the festivities begin! But first, a short pause from the season’s traditional flavors. A quick read … Continue reading

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spiced squash, fennel, and pear soup

It’s that time of year once again, time to take the ice cream maker out of the freezer and start stocking up on soup for those cold winter days when I’m too lazy to cook. I love soup and it … Continue reading

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french apple cake

My German mother in law is one of those cooks who never uses a recipe and wouldn’t know how to give you a recipe if you asked. I know this because I have tried to ask, and her response is … Continue reading

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honey-glazed duck breasts

Late last year I met up with some old friends in Paris and attended a cooking class led by the delightful Paule Caillat at Promenades Gourmandes. It was an unforgettable experience and I think fondly of Paule every time we … Continue reading

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expat travels in Istria

Two years ago my husband and I drove down to Croatia for our honeymoon and fell in love with the country. We visited Dubrovnik and many of the other towns along the Dalmatian Coast,¬†we hiked around the turquoise lakes of … Continue reading

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