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Holly Jolly Christmas Door Wreath

Holly Jolly Christmas Door Wreath

Well, I’m probably a minimalist when it comes to seasonal decoration. I admire all these fantastic people who decorate the whole house for Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, … However, I’m too lazy. Our Christmas decoration is a ensemble of wooden stars my grandfather made for me […]

Classic American Cranberry Sauce with Apple Juice

Classic American Cranberry Sauce with Apple Juice

“What do you eat that with?”, was the first question my mother asked when I told her that I will make a cranberry sauce for our Thanksgiving dinner. She did not ask how the sauce tastes (the answer is sweet and sour), and she did […]

Autumn Butternut Squash Soup with an Asian Touch

Autumn Butternut Squash Soup with an Asian Touch

It’s fall and I’m just thrilled by all the wonderful pumpkins. That totally makes sense to me as the beautiful, round crops are currently in season. There are so many different shapes and colors, and so many ways to use them: as a fantastic fall […]

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 […]