Breads · Germany

A Bavarian Staple – The Pretzel

In Bavaria, you are apt to see this as a side dish to just about everything.  The Pretzel  (Bretzel, Bretzen or Brezn it's all the same) has been around Southeastern Germany since the 1400's and it may be surprising to learn the fat and calorie breakdown of this Bavarian staple.  These shown above,  I made… Continue reading A Bavarian Staple – The Pretzel

food · Germany · Travel

Delicious Baked Camembert & old Leipzig Gastronomy

Let's talk about food and with this post I must add beer as the two go together at this place. My husband had heard about this old beergarten with a rich history so of course we set out one afternoon to go find it.  We had gotten off a tram and began our walk down… Continue reading Delicious Baked Camembert & old Leipzig Gastronomy

Germany · Sports · Travel

Spring training at the Tegernsee & the national sport

The national sport of Germany is...?  Anyone?  Soccer or Fußball as we call it here.  That question was even on my Citizenship test, believe it or not. My husband Leif is an avid sports enthusiast. Soccer, hockey and baseball.  As a child growing up in Germany, they pick a team.  Just like in the United… Continue reading Spring training at the Tegernsee & the national sport