Food & Wine

German BBQ traditions

Break out the grill and learn to BBQ the German way!

Crêpes Suzette

Cooking with Klaus – French Crêpes Suzette

Ingredients for 4 people: • 8 tablespoons all purpose flour, sifted • 3 large eggs • ½ cup milk • 1teaspoon sugar • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon • 1/8 teaspoon salt… 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

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

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

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

Cooking with Klaus – Potatoe Tuna Casserole!

Ingredients (for 4 people) • 1 pound of mushrooms, cleaned and cut in half • 2 onions, medium sized finely diced • 2 cans of tuna, strained and broken into… Read more

Valentines Day Pavlova Recipe

Pavlova – Perfect Dessert for Valentine’s Day

Nothing makes me happier on Valentine’s day than having a yummy dessert with my special person.

A Valentine’s Dessert Delight

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake is a romantic dessert to accompany your Valentine’s meal.

Local Secrets & Valentines Treats

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Try this Valentine’s Day Raspberry Truffle recipe for a treat that’s rich, sweet and decadent.

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 – Kassler!

Kassler is a German specialty – salted, smoked and boiled pork. We will serve it with salted potatoes & red cabbage. Ingredients • 1 slice of Kassler per person (you… Read more

Warming Winter Recipes

Warm Up Winter with Hearty Hog Recipes

When the winds of winter are blowing at your door, a warm and hearty meal with loved ones can be the best way to beat the chilly weather and gloomy days.

Cooking with Klaus – Sauerbraten!

Ingredients • For four persons : 600 to 700 grams of beef • Salt • Pepper (corns and ground) • Sugar • White wine, Red wine • Vinegar (a simple… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Mushrooms, as you get them on the fair!

Ingredients • 100 grams of mushrooms per person • 1 small onion • one leek • a little oil • salt • ground pepper • some red wine • parsley… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Roasted Potatoes!

Ingredients: • One hand full of potatoes per person • One small onion per person • Salt • Ground white pepper • Margarine First of all, many Americans know this… Read more

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

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

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.

Delicious Throw-it-in-the-Crockpot Chili

Cold snowy days are upon us again. Cozy up and warm your bellies with this easy-peasy crockpot chili…

Stay Healthy Without Sacrificing Food

Forming Healthier Habits in 2021

3 Easy Tricks to 3 New Habits in 21 Days for a Healthier, Happier You in 2015.

Simple Backed Potato Soup Recipe

Simple Baked Potato Soup

This perfect wintery soup plus it’s a super easy gift for a friend or neighbour.

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

Cooking with Klaus – Red wine pears!

Ingredients • 2 pears • 1/2 liter red wine • 1/4 liter milk • 100 grams of cooking chocolate • Sugar • Cinnamon and some corn starch • Vanilla ice… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Crêpes with Quark filling!

Ingredients FOR THE FILLING: You will need to marinade raisins in rum, water, sugar and lime juice a week before making this dessert. Allow for a spoon full of raisins,… Read more

German Christmas Meal

While many Germans resort to classic dishes like potato salad and sausages or Schnitzel, most take advantage of the spare time that comes with the holidays and create extravagant meals… Read more

Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner- Perfect This Time of the Year

Roast Beef dinner is the perfect meal this time of the year.

5 Steps to building your own holiday traditions

by Nate Cairney, contributing writer Featured image by Africa Studio / shutterstock.com “Holiday traditions” are often so ingrained that we rarely stop to think about them. What happens, then, when you and… Read more

Recipes To Bring Comfort This Christmas

The holidays provide an important opportunity to get together with family and friends. This time of year, however, can be especially tough for those serving in the military, stationed far… Read more

Christmas Stollen

Story by Nicole Karsch-Meibom Photo by Bochkarev Photography / Shutterstock.com If you haven’t tasted it yet, go ahead! Stollen — or German Christmas bread — is a holiday season must-have…. Read more

Christmas Whisky Pecans

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

German 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

A White Christmas Sangria!

For this holiday season make your very own White Christmas Sangria with a Pinot Grigio. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Creative 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

Cooking with Klaus – Baked Feta!

What do we need? (Recipe is for four persons) • 500 grams feta cheese • 1 bell pepper (or…if you can get them, take these little bell pepper mix boxes to add… Read more

Christmas and Holiday Cookie Traditions

Christmas and holiday cookie traditions seem to be high on almost everyone’s to-do list. These are sweet treats we indulge in as well as pass around to family, friends and neighbors.

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 – Lamb Shanks with English Mustard

Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 lamb shank marinated in 1 bottle of dry red wine for 3 days without the skin English mustard powder – at your local economy grocery… Read more

Thanksgiving Family

Fun Facts about Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving refers to a time of the year when families gather and together expresses their thanks for what they are thankful to and for. It is believed that the first… Read more

A Perfect Thanksgiving

A Perfect Thanksgiving!

‘This year,’ I confidently told my wife, Amy, when our children were very young and squirmy and clingy and generally as manageable as a bag of tadpoles, ‘we are going… Read more