Category Archives: German

A New Twist on Schnitzel

I admit I am a news junkie.  That is why I read the online versions of both the New York Times and the Washington Post as well as our local publications. A few weeks ago the Washington Post had a … Continue reading

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The Sweet Smell of Success

Today is one of those days where my schedule had me in meetings until at least 5 pm.  It was also the one day on this week that I had not identified the dinner menu choice.  About 11 this morning … Continue reading

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Book Club Salad

I belong to a book club that meets every six weeks or so.  Each member takes a turn selecting the book and hosting that meeting. We meet for dinner so the host is responsible for the entree and the rest … Continue reading

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Another Year Has Gone By

I jsut don’t know where the time goes anymore.  It seem like we were just celebrating Thanksgiving and already Christmas and the New Year have come and gone.  This year the gap between Thanksgiving and  New Year’s Eve seem to … Continue reading

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Another False Alarm?

Alas, the snow predicted for today has failed to materialize tho the skies have been overcast all day and the temperature has hovered around in low thirties.  Now we hear that we are under a winter storm warning from tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Patio Onions

Have you ever heard the term”patio onions”?  That term refers to onions so potent that, if you don’t intend to cook them immediately after slicing them, you need to put them out on the patio.  The term first came into the cooking vocabulary in … Continue reading

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Every Part of the Cow

Last night my mom made Oxtail Soup.  This is one of those dishes from my childhood that got forgotten along the way.  Oxtail soup is an old German dish, or so I’ve been told.  One of those stick to the ribs kind of … Continue reading

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Something New

Last week as I was making up the menu for our dinners for the upcoming week when I decided it was time to try a new dish.  But I wasn’t sure what to have; pork, chicken, beef, fish?  So I let … Continue reading

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A Spring Meal?

Today is May 1st, our son Sean’s birthday.  On the day of his actual birth in the Chicago suburbs, it was in the 80’s and with thunderstorms that night. I vividly remember standing outside the hospital watching the lightning while … Continue reading

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You Can’t Beat a Brat

I’m not talking snotty kids here – I ‘m talking about the great German sausage  – Bratwurst.  One of life’s great pleasures is a truly good bratwurst.  The kind that is made from an old family recipe.  When we lived in Wisconsin and … Continue reading

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