Coffee Chat, cooking-through challenge, Random

Coffee Chat: Thoughts on Creamed Chicken, the Fifties Housewife & other things

Long time no chat.  Hi there!  Let's just jump right in with todays chat,  I hope you have a cup (or pot) of your favorite beverage nearby.  Today, I'm drinking ice-cold sparkling water with a slice of cucumber.  It's HOT! I mean, Africa hot!!  Its 28 degrees (that's 82 in farenheit) in my kitchen right… Continue reading Coffee Chat: Thoughts on Creamed Chicken, the Fifties Housewife & other things

Coffee Chat, DITL

Weekend Recap & chatty stuff

Well, I am back from celebrating my birthday in Holland.  To say I had a wonderful time is an understatement!  It is a memory that I will cherish forever.  As this wasn't really "traveling" but more like visiting, I sadly do not have many photos to share.  Also, the one day we visited the Wildlands… Continue reading Weekend Recap & chatty stuff


Are the days of spontaneous travel gone forever?

I sure hope not! I lately wonder if technology has ruined the spontaneity of traveling. Other than booking our transportation and a hotel we rarely plan anything when taking a trip. Relying only on a map of our destination along with a travel guide. Yes, it is a small book which are still thankfully readily… Continue reading Are the days of spontaneous travel gone forever?

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

food, Germany, Travel

Follow us around Leipzig, Germany

If you happened to read my last post, you know we are back from... you guessed it, Leipzig.  I admit I was a bit apprehensive about this trip when we found out the main Train Station was to be closed for the time we planned to be there.  They were replacing all of the tracks… Continue reading Follow us around Leipzig, Germany

food, Germany

My 6th Gäubodenvolksfest!

I'm here!  Sorry for not posting last week, but it was celebration time here in Bavaria.  Many of you may know this time as Oktoberfest, State Fair or Volksfest. In the beautiful city of Straubing, the Gäubodenvolksfest is held for 11 days in August.  Briefly the background is, the King of Bavaria organized this agricultural… Continue reading My 6th Gäubodenvolksfest!