Author Archives: oneexpatslife

roasted cherry tomatoes with homemade goat cheese

I’ve been in a cooking funk lately. No matter how hungry I may be when I come home from work, I just can’t seem to motivate myself to do any real cooking. Tonight I had scrambled eggs for dinner. Yesterday … Continue reading

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apricot crumble tart with apricot kernel ice cream

This week’s Cook the Book Fridays recipe, Apricot Crumble Tart, was love at first sight. I love fruit tarts, I LOVE apricots, and I love crumbles. Talk about an easy sell. In fact, this is not even the first time … Continue reading

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buckwheat crepes with ham and cheese

This week’s Cook the Book Fridays recipe is Buckwheat Crepes with Ham, Cheese, and Egg. Yes, please! Is there a more quintessentially French food than crepes? I think not. I am personally a sucker for the sweet variety sold in … Continue reading

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veggie slaw and chicken lady chicken

What the heck? My travel schedule has been pure madness. I can’t even remember where I’ve been since I last posted along with this group. In fact, in two hours I need to leave for the airport again, but this … Continue reading

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croque madame

In his introcution to this week’s Cook the Book recipe, David warns us that these days it is easy to find a bad Croque Monsieur, a.k.a., a grilled ham & cheese sandwich. I suspect that I must have stumbled upon … Continue reading

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artichoke tapenade with rosemary oil

In the German state where I live, we officially get 10 public holidays per year; New Years, Easter Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Ascension, Whit Monday, Corpus Christi, Unity Day, Christmas, and Boxing Day.This will sound like quite a lot, … Continue reading

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honey spice bread and attempted stew

I’ve often opined that travel is one of the ultimate relationship tests. Why and how different people travel can be so… well… different! Different paces, different priorities, different expectations, and different comfort levels when dealing with the unknown. I once … Continue reading

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dukkah-roasted cauliflower

Last week an old colleague posted one of those memories on facebook from “10 Years Ago Today.”It was a fun memory of an afterwork outing while on a business trip to Frankfurt. Me and the IT gang had been working … Continue reading

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a new adventure

We’re getting the band back together! This site has gone dormant since French Fridays with Dorie wrapped up and I’m happy to say that a new cookbook adventure has come along to inject a bit of life into my kitchen … Continue reading

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le fin

I joined the French Fridays with Dorie group because I needed something to do. I needed a distraction during a time when I was not working and was dealing with some not so fun medical procedures. Lots of time to … Continue reading

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