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Soup of the Week – Paprikagulasch

With all the hubbub of the holidays, I haven’t done much cooking.  We spent the holidays in the mountains at my MIL’s house where I was treated to two traditional Austrian Christmas dishes.  Now that I’m back home, I thought … Continue reading

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Holistic Living is Alive and Well

As you may already know, I’m really big into ‘whole’ foods and home-cooking, so I was really excited when I found this article today about spices/herbs that do the body good (click here).  It’s a really good (and short) read … Continue reading

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Soup of the Week – Chicken Gumbo

On the Friday that I was invited to the Luxury Please event, I had planned to make a really nice, thick, tasty soup or stew.   Days of grau in grau (Austrian term that means foggy, dark grey and cold … Continue reading

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Of Laundry and Politics

Our washroom, to me, is a battlefield which is why I avoid it for as long as I can.  It contains 7 washers and 4 dryers that serve, at a minimum, 700+ apartments of various tenants (single, double, and multi-families). … Continue reading

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Soup of the Week – Turkey Noodle Soup (good for what ails you!)

Recently, I received an email of winter soup/stew recipes and determined I’d try to make one each week. Figured now’s a great time to learn how to do this before the stress of work and family gets in the way. … Continue reading

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The Power of Language

I’ve been now been living in Austria for about 6 months and studying the German language for about 2 months now and think I’m doing pretty good.  I can now order a meal in a restaurant, request specific cuts of … Continue reading

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My new pressure-cooker saved the day!

I got a new kitchen toy recently – my first pressure-cooker!  I must admit, I was seriously excited about trying it out and fate presented the perfect opportunity last Monday.  After a night of partying hard with family and friends … Continue reading

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Icky little bugs attacking!

Just when you think you’ve got everything under control, a curveball comes out of nowhere!  Last night, eager to see if there’d been any growth of my chives, I noticed an infestation of tiny black dots.  Closer inspection indicated that … Continue reading

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I’m getting there…

The strangest thing occurred to me today; while in the foodstore to buy wine (yup, wine, spirits, and beer are sold in the foodstores here) to go with hubby’s birthday dinner tonight and and approaching the cashier, an old man … Continue reading

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Flavors of Home

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