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March 2013

Coconut Orange Blossom Macaroons

Poor macaroons. I always felt a little bad for the sad pile of coconut macaroons languishing Continue reading “Coconut Orange Blossom Macaroons”

Two Kinds of People

There are two kinds of people in this world: cake people and frosting people. Continue reading “Two Kinds of People”

Stuffed Cabbage with Beef, Pork, and Kasha in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

So you’ve listened to me and followed my advice and now you have produced the pot of kasha Continue reading “Stuffed Cabbage with Beef, Pork, and Kasha in a Spicy Tomato Sauce”

Buckwheat Kasha with Caramelized Mushrooms and Fresh Dill

While living in Russia, my ultimate least favorite dish was kasha – boiled buckwheat groats. Buckwheats have a strong, nutty flavor and is packed full of nutrients. Continue reading “Buckwheat Kasha with Caramelized Mushrooms and Fresh Dill”

Foodies (and Furniture Buyers?) Go Global in Frankfurt

I was ecstatic to discover my Frankfurt host was also a foodie and that she recently found a gem called Chairs. Continue reading “Foodies (and Furniture Buyers?) Go Global in Frankfurt”

German Food with Green Sauce! (Adolf Wagner, Frankfurt)

IMG_1887[1]I visited two standout dining establishments while in Frankfurt. The first occurred  Continue reading “German Food with Green Sauce! (Adolf Wagner, Frankfurt)”

An Introduction to German Culture and Frankfurt

I had heard Frankfurt doesn’t have as many charms and attractions as Continue reading “An Introduction to German Culture and Frankfurt”

Roasted Eggplant & Lentil Salad with Smoked Almonds & Feta

I love cooking. Whether it’s a work night, a special dinner, for just me, or for a big party, Continue reading “Roasted Eggplant & Lentil Salad with Smoked Almonds & Feta”

Basel Fasnacht aka The Creepiest Parade/Festival Known to Mankind

I coincidentally started my Swiss secondment in time for Fasnacht (“carnival”) in Basel Continue reading “Basel Fasnacht aka The Creepiest Parade/Festival Known to Mankind”

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