Category Archives: life in germany

in season now: late summer edition

Last week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Corn Soup, was a sharp reminder that corn is not a native european crop. While all the other FFwD crew talked of overflowing bins full of fresh local corn, I was happy to … Continue reading

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expat cravings

Last week’s French Fridays with Dorie hamburger recipe got me discussing expat cravings with a few of my fellow american expats. Though tastes and even regional foods in the US are different, our general list of top foods we miss … Continue reading

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if at first you don’t succeed…

Pie crust and I are not friends. Never have been. Early attempts at making crust ended in tears and I decided that it was simply easier to buy the ready-made crusts from the freezer section of my local supermarket; a … Continue reading

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bacon, egg, and asparagus salad

The Germans take their asparagus VERY seriously. It basically has its own season, which starts in early spring and lasts until the end of June. When local asparagus is at its peak, farm stands pop up all over the country … Continue reading

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e.coli killed my salad craving

It is full-fledged summer here in Germany and the produce at my local market is just beautiful. Sadly, however, we are in the grips of a very scary e.coli outbreak which has already killed quite a few people and hospitalized … Continue reading

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my 220 volt Food Processor!

Nothing forces us to reassess the accumulated stuff in our lives like an overseas move. Four years ago I moved from Chicago to Frankfurt, in order to be with my then boyfriend, now husband. At the time, it was very … Continue reading

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