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German Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions- Which is the Right One for YOU?

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Seems like the hottest trend in the past few years is Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions. There are even German Themed Monthly Gift box subscriptions! And why not? It’s the Gift that keeps on giving. Every month a surprise box arrives on the doorstep, filled with goodies! The German Monthly Gift boxes are generally filled with […]

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Aldi German Week- Searching for Aldi German Products in America

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Seems I’m always getting messages and comments about how someone was able to get something from Aldi US… or NOT get something from Aldi US. Truth is, I don’t live near an Aldi… my only Aldi experience until recently was Aldi Germany. HOWEVER! Wonder of wonders… while visiting my parents in Southern California, I was […]

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German Kinder Eggs- The Delicious Chocolate Eggs with a Toy Inside

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  Seldom has a candy caused so much joy, and so much frustration at the same time. German Kinder Eggs were such a HUGE part of my childhood. We loved getting those fabulous eggs made from smooth and sweet Kinder Chocolate… and added bonus! there was a capsule inside containing a cute little toy that […]

German Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions- Which is the Right One for YOU?

The Best Currywurst in Berlin? What is Currywurst? And where to FIND it!

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It’s not a shock, if you are looking for the best Currywurst Berlin is the place to go. After all, Currywurst was invented in Berlin… and there is a currywurst stand on every other corner. There is even a Berlin Currywurst Museum! On my last visit I tried as many as I could (in the […]

German Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions- Which is the Right One for YOU?

Hefezopf Recipe- An Easy and Delicious Braided German Sweet Bread

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My mother loves any Sweet Bread made with yeast dough. Especially at Easter. This year (after watching far too many episodes of the British Baking Challenge) I decided that I would try something fancy. A Hefezopf.  This Hefezopf Recipe is an adaptation of Luisa Weiss’s “Rosinenzopf ” recipe from her fantastic cookbook Classic German Baking. Don’t […]

German Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions- Which is the Right One for YOU?

What is a Zuckerhase? Learn More about these Nostalgic Easter Treats!

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Every Easter, someone asks me if I remember the Rote Zuckerhase (red Sugar Rabbit). My response….What is a Zuckerhase? Honestly, I’ve never seen one. I’m a child of chocolate bunnies. And I never saw them when I visited Germany at Easter. Since so many people have fond memories of them, I decided to do some […]

German Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions- Which is the Right One for YOU?

Chicken Döner Recipe – Erzatz Döner You Can Make at Home

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  Let me start by saying that this Chicken Döner Recipe is not the same as visiting your favorite Döner stand in Germany at 1 am looking for delicious nourishment to get you through an evening of celebrating with friends. BUT… it’s a pretty darn good recipe, and it might just satisfy your cravings for […]

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Some of my Favorite German Cookbooks in English- Make German Food at Home!

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Because of my recent move, I had to box up my Cookbook collection. (Some people might think I have a cookbook problem, but I look at it more as an “enthusiasm”.) There were a lot. (I stopped counting at 15 boxes… Tech Guy just shook his head)  But in packing them up, I was able […]

German Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions- Which is the Right One for YOU?

German Drink Recipes For German Mixed Drinks- Order like a Local!

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Some people seem horrified that Germans will mix Beer and Soda. But think about it, Germans do seem to enjoy putting simple things together to make them bigger, better, more complete… or at least, different. You will see this tendency over and over in language, for example the word “Fußgängerübergang” (Pedestrian Way Bridge). And this […]

German Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions- Which is the Right One for YOU?