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How I fell in love with hiking …

How I fell in love with hiking …

At the age of 13 I started to protest. I went on strike because the same thing happened every weekend again and again. On Sunday we dressed properly and drove to the Spessart, a low mountain range near my hometown, to go hiking! As soon […]

An Italian Classic: Pesto alla Genovese

An Italian Classic: Pesto alla Genovese

I gave away a complete basil bush on Saturday. I took a pair of scissors, cut off the plant, and handed the bush to my friend. This way I could make sure that my babies, whom I took care of for so long, would be […]

The best is yet to come: Fall

The best is yet to come: Fall

I can hardly believe it: our first year in Tennessee is almost over! Within that one year, Tennessee managed to make itself feel like home for us (that would be our third one, next to Aschaffenburg and Aachen). We have found wonderful friends, work is […]

Peach Jam – summer in a jar

Peach Jam – summer in a jar

Many people have quite a romantic idea of jam cooking: a neatly dressed lady with a red dotted apron who is super organized. That picture is lovely but that’s really not me. Don´t get me wrong, I like to cook jam and I do it several […]

FavoritePlaces: Wild Love Bakehouse

FavoritePlaces: Wild Love Bakehouse

Sometimes I’m moved to tears by the strangest things: cartoons, hammer drills (long story), my first house that I’ve finished as an architect or in this case a chocolate croissant.  The story behind the last one is quickly told: a move to America, a little […]

Easy peasy blueberrie cake with cookie crust

Easy peasy blueberrie cake with cookie crust

Have you ever picked blueberries yourself? I unfortunately did not, even though it was on the upper half of my bucket list for this year. However, without a warning it was end of July and thus end of the self-picking season. I have imagined it […]