Family Life

Cooking with Klaus – Ratatouille with Goat Cheese

Ingredients (for 4 people) 2 red bell peppers 1 yellow bell pepper 2 zucchinis 2 large onions 1 large eggplant 1 pound tomatoes 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic,… Read more

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

Cooking with Klaus – Salmon Gratin

Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 ½ pound potatoes Salt for boiling potatoes 2 cloves garlic for boiling potatoes 1 ½ pounds salmon cubed into 1-inch squares ½ cup chives 2… Read more

Halloween Treats for Dogs

Healthy Halloween Treats for Healthy Dogs

Try some of these tasty healthy Halloween dog treats this Halloween season. Human treats aren’t good for your dogs but these are good alternatives.

Halloween photography

The History of Halloween

Discover more about the origins of Halloween’s, its introduction to America and where to celebrate it in Germany…

Hiking trip to Humbergturm (Humberg Tower)

Hike to Humbergturm (Humberg Tower)

Story and photos by Jaqueline Samad Enjoy a colorful fall day in the Pfälzer Wald (Palatinate forest). Whether with your partner, children, a dog or alone, this is the ideal… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Pork Filet with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Ingredients (for 4 people) 2 pounds pork filets Approx. 1 pound fresh mushrooms 1 cup liquid cream ¼ cup finely diced onions ¼ cup chopped parsley 4 tablespoons vegetable oil… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Pumpkin Stew

 Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 cup celery stalks, sliced 1 cup sliced leaks 1 cup carrots, diced into ½-inch squares 1 cup onions, diced 1 tablespoon of summer savory 2… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Lentil Curry

Ingredients (for 4 people) 4 small onions diced 2 cloves garlic, diced 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1 inch squares ½ pound carrots, diced in into 1 inch… Read more

Warming Pumpkin Soup Recipe

It’s that time of year….fall is here and the pumpkins are ready! Here is a very simple recipe for some sweet and delicious Pumpkin Soup.

Thanksgiving in Germany

Germany’s answer to thanksgiving: Erntedankfest

Germany has its own Thanksgiving celebration called “Erntedankfest”. In many Germany communities festivities include parades with floats and marching bands.

Cooking with Klaus – Pasta with Ricotta

Ingredients (for 4 people) 1/3 left over dried out baguette 10 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup pine nuts 4 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons capers 8-10 stalks of mint Zest of… Read more

Stone Age Dwellings at Pfahlbau Museum

Pfalhbau is an interactive and educational museum. It presents archaeologically reconstructed versions of lake dwellings of the Neolithic and Bronze Ages.

Cooking with Klaus – Chinese Beef with Cauliflower

Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 small cauliflower cut in little rosettes ½ teaspoon minced ginger 2 garlic cloves minced 2 red chilis minced 2 7 ounces sirloin steaks cut in… Read more

Free college for Americans?

Did you know that Americans can study at a German university in English and for free? Find out how…

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

Cooking with Klaus – Greek Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients for 4 people • 1¾ pound chicken filets • 20 wooden skewers/sticks • Baking parchment paper • 1 cup green olives • 4 tablespoons olive oil • 1 organic… Read more

Fall in Love with Germany

What You’ll Miss When You Leave Germany…

Although there are times when living in a foreign country might be difficult and make you miss home, once you PCS out of Germany, there will be a pretty long list of things you’ll miss. Here are a few things you should take full advantage while you’re still based in Germany!

Cooking with Klaus – Penne Parmigiano & Balsamic and Olive Oil Italian Dressing

Ingredients pasta (for 4 people) 1.5 pounds penne pasta, dried ½ cup fresh parmesan, shaved (use a knife to shave the parmesan) 2 cups cream 2 tablespoons green pesto 1… Read more

How to Shop Local

Buying locally grown food in a foreign country can be a daunting task. Germany is an environmentally-conscious country that hosts farmers’ markets daily. This article provides tips and preparation for shopping local, especially in the Stuttgart area.

Discover Europe with your dog

Pet-friendly Europeans invite dogs into many places that might surprise Americans stationed here. Learn more about taking Fido on the road during your next trip.

Neuschwanstein Castle

The Four Most Famous Road Trip Routes in Germany

Germany is arguably one of the best countries for a road trip. Discover the four most famous routes in the country. Most start or end on your doorstep.

6 Classic German BBQ Recipes

Germans love a good summer barbecue as much as Americans do but what they put on their plates doesn’t exactly resemble hot dogs, burgers and co. These recipes can easily… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Grilled Salmon with Potato Leek Patties

Ingredients (for 4 people) Slightly more than one pound of potatoes 1 leek, finely sliced 2 tablespoons flour 2-3 tablespoons potato starch 1 egg, medium size 1 teaspoon salt ½… Read more

Packing Essentials for Travel

Essential Things You Need On Your Packing List

There are a few things that every suitcase or backpack should have in it before you set off.

Cooking with Klaus – Zucchini Pasta with Lime Pesto and Prawns

Ingredients (for 4 people) ¾ cup almonds without skin ½ cup fresh basil leaves chopped 12 basil leave whole ½ cup fresh parsley chopped 1 whole lime, washed 6 tablespoons… Read more

Visit Lovely Lake Bostalsee

Lake Bostalsee is set up for pure fun! Activities there include windsurfing, sailing, surfing, biking, hiking, fishing, swimming and mini golf and more.

Wine, City and Family Fests

Wine and City Fests Warm nights are begging for a cold glass of white wine or rose at one of the many sce- nic vineyards in the Rheinland-Pfalz region, which… Read more

Beautiful treetop walks

Cover photo by Erlebnis Akademie AG Many people from other countries, particularly the United States, see Germany as a place that truly ‘gets it’ with regard to wellness, concern for… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Broiled Turkey Steak with spinach cream topping

Ingredients (for 4 people) • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves • 1 small onion • 1 clove garlic • 8 slices bacon • 3 tablespoons oil • 4 turkey steaks… Read more

Super Simple Swaps to Help the Planet and Save Money

With our planet slowly falling apart, we see words like ‘zero waste’ and ‘sustainability’ floating around the internet and feel guilt-tripped by people with 2 oz. waste jars that hold… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Bacon & Cheese Spaetzle

Ingredients (for 4 people) 4 cups fresh mushrooms sliced into quarters and washed 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup diced ham or bacon 1.5 pounds spaetzle ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon… Read more

Nature’s Reflexology at “Barefoot Park”

The secret to feeling young might be as simple as walking barefoot outdoors. Sometimes I just enjoy being silly with my grown daughters. Today was such a day. We shed our… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Roast Pork Filet with Cherry Glaze Sauce

Ingredients for 4 people 2 whole pork filets ½ tablespoon margarine ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon tomato paste 1 cup red wine 2 cups dark cherries, pitted… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Grilled Veal Cutlets

Ingredients for 4 people 4 normal size veal cutlets Aluminum foil Marinade: 4 tablespoons sour cream 4 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon chopped parsley 1 teaspoon chopped basil 1 teaspoon chives… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – One Pot Chicken Pasta Meal

Ingredients for 4 people Slightly more than 1 pound of chicken breast, diced in ½ inch cubes 1 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped in half 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Dark Beer Marinated Pork Steaks

Ingredients for 4 people 4 nice pork steaks from the neck (Schweinenacken steaks) 4 medium sized onions, peeled and cut in half rings 1 bottle of dark German beer 1… Read more

Preparing Your Garden For Spring

Story by finditguide.com While driving around lately, you may have noticed the German road crews giving anything and everything a crew cut. They have all sorts of cool connectors that… Read more

Dance into May with the Witches

In Germany, the very last hours of April are ones of great celebration, music and most of all, dancing. Bring in May by partying with the witches!

A Long Weekend in North Holland

The Dutch Tulip Blossom attracts millions of visitors every year and the reason for it is that it’s just so damn beautiful. Seemingly endless rows of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils… Read more