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Fun Activities That Improve Child Development

Did you know that simple, active play helps your child’s development? It’s true. In addition to basic fitness, active play improves concentration, coordination, learning, social skills and much more. Though… Read more

Pika Pika’s “Hot Stuff” and Chili Perks

Chilis are healthy and entirely natural flavor enhancers that are often underappreciated on this side of the world despite their oustanding heakth benefits and helpfulness in the kitchen. There are… Read more

Party Fiesta

Europe’s leading source for party items and costumes is coming to K-Town! Party Fiesta is opening a store at Marktstraße 37 in Kaiserslautern on March 1, which will offer 3.300 sq… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Oriental Eggplant with Rice

Ingredients for 4 people • 4 cups of cooked rice • 2 small eggplants, fi nely diced in smaller than ½ inch cubes • 2 medium onions, fi nely diced… Read more

German spas: A how-to guide

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a place you could go for some pampering? Guess what?! There is! Bonus: many are close to the KMC area. Regardless of how… Read more

Germany Becomes Part of the Worldwide Parkrun Movement

Germany was the 19th country to join the Parkrun movement in December 2017, with now nearly 300 people walking, running and volunteering at weekly parkruns in Berlin, Osnabrück, Frankfurt, Leipzig,… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Parmesan Flank Steak with Rosemary Potatoes

Ingredients for 4 people • 2 pounds small potatoes (in Germany they are called Drillinge) • 8 tomatoes • 4-5 all spice corns • 10 black pepper corns • 12… Read more

Survival Guide to Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day History & Gift Ideas

Stuck for inspiration? Use our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide to ensure you are prepared to create a very special day for your loved one.

Cooking with Klaus – Baked Eggplant with Pork Steak

Ingredients for 4 people • 4 pork steaks from the neck • 2 eggplants • 8 tablespoons oil • Salt and Pepper to taste • 1 can diced tomatoes •… Read more

Let’s Go To The Mall

Some people consider shopping. In fact, more and more people are purchasing gifts online to avoid the crowds and emotional reactions. According to a 2017 eMarketer Report, Ecommerce (online shopping)… Read more

Wine Not Get Crafty?

Ladies, hear my call. Save. Your. Corks. It is a necessity, nay it is your duty, to collect enough wine corks to make one or all of these cute cra­fts…. Read more

Winter Ski and Snowboard Destinations

If you are lucky enough to find yourself living in Europe, you should make sure you experience one of its crown jewels, the Alps. Here is a collection of can’t… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Braised Lamb Shanks

Ingredients for 4 people About 1kg lamb shanks, off bone 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup diced parsley root 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced onions 3 cloves garlic,… Read more

Sailing in Germany and Abroad

Coming from the Mediterranean sea with 250+ days of sunshine a year and a coastline of 8,000 miles, I assumed my sailing days were over when I moved to Germany…. Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Red Wine Noodles with Panko Crumbs

Ingredients for 4 people 1 cup finely diced carrots 1 cup finely diced celery 1 cup finely diced onions 2 finely diced garlic cloves 8 tablespoons olive oil 1 chili,… Read more

7 Ideas to Experience Germany Like A German

To have an incredible experience while stationed in Germany, here are seven New Year’s Resolutions you should definitely keep!

Winter Garmisch and Edelweiss Getaway Video Blog

We headed to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany again for a winter adventure. Check out our account of an awesome few days in the snowy alps. #edelweisslodge Here are some handy links based… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Koenigsberger Klopse (German meatballs with cream sauce)

Ingredients for 4 people For meatballs: 1 ½ pounds veal mince meat 2 medium eggs salt ground white pepper to taste 1 teaspoon mace 1 tablespoon butter organically grown lemon,… Read more

Everything You Need to Know about Carnival in Germany

Get an understanding of Fasching, one of Germany’s oldest and largest celebration. Kicking off very soon, get involved and have fun at this utterly bonkers event!

Foods to prevent acne

Best Superfoods For Clearer Skin!

Acne problems are quite debilitating to the sufferer. Although we all suffer from this at some point in our life, break-outs shouldn’t be ignored.

Cooking with Klaus – Pälzer dicke Bohnesupp (palatinate bean stew)

Ingredients for 4 persons 3-4 cups of dried white beans 6-8 cups of vegetable broth 4 large potatoes 3 carrots 1 large onion 1 parsley root ½ stalk leak ¼… Read more

New Years Resolutions

Changing Bad Habits & Behaviours in the New Year

At the start of each new year it is natural to ask ourselves if we are living our lives the way we really want to.

Erbeskopf – the Perfect spot for a Day of Skiing

Erbeskopf is the largest mountain in Southwest Germany and is the perfect place to test your metal if you are a beginner or intermediate enthusiast.

Cooking with Klaus – Little Chocolate Cakes (low carb version)

Ingredients for 4 people Ingredients for 4 people • 4 -5 tablespoons of vegetable oil • 7/8 cup ground almonds • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder • 2 teaspoons baking powder… Read more

Why Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be Travelling By Yourself

‘I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.’ -Mark Twain The first time… Read more

5 Tips for Decluttering Your Home

If you can no longer move inside your closet or garage, it may be time to start polishing up on your organization skills.

Cooking with Klaus – Shrimp & Vegetable dish

Ingredients (for 4 people) • ½ cup chopped parsley • 8 ounces crème fraiche • 2 small zucchini diced into ½ inch cubes (or diced celery if you prefer) •… Read more

Christmas Eve Traditions in Germany

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in different languages

While Christmas may not be celebrated in every culture, almost every language has a term for it. Take a look at our list of international well-wishes and impress your family… Read more

Glühwein recipes

Glühwein, which literally translates to ‘glow wine‘, is a staple at every outdoor event throughout the winter months. It lets you continue to take advantage of your convenient location in… Read more

Plätzchen recipes

Germans love Christmas Cookies so much that they designated an entire word to it: “Plätzchen.“ This means if you’re looking for cookies anytime between January and October, they’re “Kekse” but… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Spinach &Turkey omelette with Romaine lettuce

Ingredients (for 4 people) • A bit more than a ½ pound spinach – frozen, whole leaf • 2-3 small heads of Romaine lettuce, washed leaf by leaf and chopped… Read more

Christmas Whiskey Pecans

This holiday season try a tasty delight, Christmas Whiskey Pecans! The recipe is simple and the ingredients are minimal.

Cooking with Klaus – Vegetable Rice with Salmon Filet

Ingredients (for 4 people)Ingredients (for 4 people) • ¾ of a pound Basmati rice raw • 1 cup frozen peas • 8 sprigs of dill • 4 tablespoons of lemon/lime… Read more

More DIY Christmas Gifts

Do you want to save money while also giving out meaningful Christmas gifts?

Christmas Shopping in the Stuttgart area!

With shopping malls in Germany appearing to be now in their heyday, they provide the opportunity for great fun! Here is a list of a few in the Stuttgart area.

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10 Spectacular Sights in Winterly Bavaria

It is perhaps during the winter that the enchanting state of Bavaria really glistens.

Cooking with Klaus – Exotic Potato Dish

Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 teaspoon ginger, or less to taste 8 shallots, chopped 1 clove garlic, diced 1 red chili, chopped 1 ½ pounds potatoes 2 cups red bell… Read more

DIY Christmas Gifts for the whole family!

Making your own holidays gifts is not only a great way to save some money this time of year, but is a wonderful way to have some fun with your family!

Stress Busting Foods

20 Tips to Fight Stress Through Nutrition

Lack of a proper diet is one of the most important causes for many diseases and disorders in body.

Cooking with Klaus – Easy Italian Noodles

Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 large leek, cut lengthways and then into ¼ inch slices 6 tablespoons oil 1 cup diced Black Forest ham 2 cups elbow noodles, raw 4… Read more