Last night I attended a party with the spouses club. The spouses club is an unofficial group that formed out of a need to develop friendships with like-minded people and ...
Last night I attended a party with the spouses club. The spouses club is an unofficial group that formed out of a need to develop friendships with like-minded people and we try to have one outing a month, usually at a restaurant in town. “Why spouses only?” you might ask. The fact of moving overseas […]
One thing I have learned while living here is that Germans love their festivals. Fests happen all throughout the year and are usually centered around two things: food and alcohol. During this cold and dark time of year (really, I haven’t seen any sun in over a week, just white/grey skies) the twinkling lights of a […]
I feel like I need to start this post with two disclaimers, so here they are: This is not a food-focused post. But I moved to Europe and that’s interesting (right?) I am happy here, there will be some complaints in what follows but my overall attitude is positive. I got the idea for this […]
For pretty much all of my life, I lived around Washington D.C. and loved it. This past July, I boarded a plane with an unhappy cat and a one-way ticket to Stuttgart, Germany to start a new life in Europe. I will detail more about my first months in Germany in a following post, but […]
I’ve moved to Germany, I’ve eaten some wurst, I’ve cursed at the tiny oven that won’t fit my roasting pan. Now I’m ready to start blogging again.
To my North Carolinian in-laws: proceed with caution–a Northerner is attempting/messing with one of your classic dishes. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? When my father-in-law first discovered that I loved to cook he would often say that he would love to see me “make a grit.” Now, I had eaten grits before […]
As I’ve mentioned on here before, my husband is obsessed with golf. And if you know golf, then you know that this is a very special weekend. It’s Masters weekend. In my house this means a lot of golf on the TV and a lot of giggling on my part as Thomas waxes poetic about […]
Some people go to Chinese restaurants for the General Tso’s, chicken wings or hot and sour soup. The thing I often get most excited about is the vegetables; I love the way they are treated in Asian dishes, quickly cooked, crunchy and coated in yummy sauce. My two favorites are broccoli (the way it absorbs […]
I love steak but it can be a little expensive so one thing I sometimes do is buy skirt steak to satisfy my craving. You are probably already familiar with this cut of meat if you’ve ever had fajitas; it has a great meaty flavor and is actually one of my favorites. When cooked well […]
Since I am typically only cooking for two in my house and most recipes are for four people, I am left with a lot of leftovers. “But, Laura,” you say “just cut the recipe in half!” Sometimes I can do this, sure. But then I am left with something like half a can of diced […]