Food & Wine

Olive Oil Festival ~ Zell im Zellertal

There is no shortage of festivals in Germany and they have two common themes-food and drinks. The Olive Festival in the town of Zellertal was no different.

Street Food Markets — moving feasts you don’t want to miss

Food trucks are among the hottest trends in the restaurant industry. You could take it a step further to say they’ve moved beyond trendy and are now just as much… Read more

Caramel Apple Tart-2

Caramel Apple Tarts

This tasty caramel apple tarts recipe tastes like mini apple pies. It is fast, tasty and simple to make. Great for parties and backyard barbeques.

The Skinny on the Mediterrean Diet

Get to know the Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet is a type of organized nutrition that is practiced by more people every day and is based on foods found in the Mediterranean area.

Cooking with Klaus – Mulligatawny

Ingredients for 4 people • Chicken Broth • 1 whole Chicken • 2 carrots • ½ stalk leek • ½ cup chopped celery • 1 sprig of parsley • 1… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Spring Chicken

Ingredients for 4 people • 4 chicken thighs and drumsticks, cut at joint • 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted • 2 medium size onions, chopped into quarters • 2 cloves… Read more

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 – 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

Cooking with Klaus – Lemon Fish Soup

Ingredients (for 4 people) • 300 grams large shrimp without tails and veins • 2 cups carrots, finely grated • 1 cup snow peas, cut into strips • 1-2 cloves… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Cevapcici

Ingredients for 4 people • 2 large onions, diced • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 8-10 tablespoons olive oil • 2 teaspoons paprika • ½-1 teaspoons chili flakes • ½… Read more

What to See in Triberg

While living in Germany, a visit Triberg should not go amiss. Known for its cuckoo clocks, the city also has waterfalls, beautiful churches and museums.

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

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 – 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

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

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

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 – 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

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

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 – 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

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

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

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 – 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 Turkey

Random but 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

Cooking with Klaus – Bacon Parsley Schmarren (pancakes)

Ingredients (for 4 people) 6 medium size eggs 2 cups flour 2 cups milk Salt and ground white pepper to taste ½ cup parsley, chopped 8 slices thin cut bacon… Read more

Authentic Swiss fondue dinner

Zurich has a lot to offer. Enjoy authentic fondue, stroll along picturesque streets, hop on a river boat, take in spectacular cable car views and much more.

Cooking with Klaus – Stuffed Veal Breast

Ingredients (for 4 people) One week in advance go to your local butch- er, requesting 1-1.5 kilograms veal breast and 1-2 kilograms veal bones. 4-5 dried old pretzel rolls or… Read more

Cooking with Klaus – Salmon Roast

Ingredients (for 4 people) 2 pounds potatoes 1 jalapeno, optional 12 shallots or small onions Less than one cup of poultry broth 6 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to… Read more

Halloween Treats for Dogs

Halloween Treats for Happy and 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 Crafts

Halloween Food Crafts

There are so many things to love about Halloween—the costumes, the decorations, and most of all, the food! These Halloween food crafts are perfect for getting you into the Halloween… 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