Category Archives: food

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 »

Tour de Krapfen 2020

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Krapfenzeit. Simply put, a Krapfen is a deep-fried ball of yeast dough with a fruit or cream filling. In other regions they may be called Berliner, Pfannkuchen, or Ballen, but in Bavaria and Austria they are Krapfen (I have also seen “Grapfen”… 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 »

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 »