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Squeezing the Last out of Spring Harvest and a Warm Chard Salad

About a week ago, I told you about The Weird Gap Between Spring and Summer Harvests, when temperatures rise, lettuces and other spring offerings start to wane and taste weird, and the summer items are getting ready to come into … Continue reading

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My happy moment on an insane day – White Sangria

Yesterday was crazy hot,  38°C (100.4°F) at about 3pm in Austria, and just the thought of it makes my neck start to itch.  I’m plagued by insane heat rash during the summer months so of course, I hid inside – … Continue reading

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If It Ain’ Broke, Don’t Try To Fix It!

Here’s a funny story about when being a domestic goddess is thwarted by stupidity.  I can just hear my gran (a true goddess of the household), “If it ain’ broke, don’t try to fix it!” I received a bounty of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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A Taste of Home

As much as I enjoy galavanting around the globe and taste-testing each new culture, sometimes I get a strong craving for the familiar.  Yesterday was such a day; I missed my friends and I missed my previous way of life … Continue reading

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Oma’s Jam

Another fun thing about living in Austria and having such a big family is that I’m able to learn so many new things.  In New York, we’d always received home-made jam in our care packages from hubby’s family but now … Continue reading

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A fresh, filling breakfast

As I mentioned previously, there’s lots of great fresh produce here.  I had a corn (on the cob) left-over from a pack I’d bought and some sausage.  Now, living in the land of the ‘wurst’ (German word for sausage) is … Continue reading

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When life gives you tomatoes…make bisque!

One of the great things about Austria is the abundance of good fresh produce, at least its been my experience.  It seems that you can be very close to food here because there are tons of pastures everywhere I drive … Continue reading

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