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Foodblogging: Caprese Salad

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After several enjoyable weeks of cool weather with sufficient rain, in which we did nothing remarkable, it is Hochsummer. Iowa temperatures, with additional hours of sunlight, and no air-conditioning. If anybody needs me, I’ll be flopped in front of an oscillating fan in a darkened room, sipping tap water with… Read more »

Ausflug: Bier in Bayern

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And now some pictures from a recent Sunday trip to the 2016 Bayerische Landesausstellung, “Bier in Bayern” in Aldersbach. This was a fabulous exhibition put on by the Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte, a state historical agency that holds exhibitions around the state. The hosts for this exhibition were the former… Read more »

Frohes neues Jahr!

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New Year’s Eve in Germany is called Silvester, as Dec 31 is the feast day of a pope by that name.  Why him and not Felis silvestris?  I’m not sure.  Possibly because the traditional German celebration includes setting off copious amounts of fireworks–they started in our neighborhood around 5 p.m…. Read more »

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

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Happy Second Christmas Day! Shops and offices are closed on December 26, so a short post before we drive somewhere for a nice walk (today is sunny with a high of 53°F) and more Christmas later. I’m told it is not unusual for there to be no snow at Christmastime… Read more »

Christkindlmarkt: Ingolstadt

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The theme for my parents’ visit was “Christmas Markets” and now I will be sharing some photos. On the first Saturday of their visit, we went up the road a bit to Ingolstadt.  Overnight there was snow, and it fairly quickly turned to a soaking rain, but that was no… Read more »

Herbst und Halloween-Menü

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Autumn is progressing nicely…the oranges of Oktober are fading into the browns of November.  I’m crunching through a lot of leaves while I walk, and the sun is at an interesting angle. There were some carved pumpkins and some yard decorations sprinkled around the neighborhood, but not very many, and… Read more »