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Travel to Germany

The Speicherstadt Hamburg- More than just Warehouses…

How did a warehouse district manage to get UNESCO Status? Well, the Speicherstadt Hamburg is incredibly photogenic… rows of neo-Gothic brick warehouses tower over the water connected by bridges (fun fact, Hamburg has more bridges than Venice). But it’s more than just looks. Think of the Speicherstadt Hamburg as a city within a city. An […]

KUCHEN!

How to make a German Plum Cake Zwetschgenkuchen (with Streusel!)

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Seems like whenever you are invited to coffee in a German household in Summertime, you will find a German Plum Cake on the table. Such a wonderful summertime dessert… a bit tart, a bit sweet, delicious to eat… nice enough for a Sunday Coffee… but easy enough for every day. It’s even Yummy for Breakfast… […]

Beer Wine and Drinks!

Traditional German Glühwein Recipe- German Mulled Wine For a Cold Evening

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This German Gluhwein Recipe-Warms Your Toes and Your Tummy I love to make up this Traditional German Gluhwein Recipe during the Holiday season  rather then going to Costa Coffee or Starbucks for a cup of coffee. It smells good… it tastes good…. it SCREAMS Christmas in my ear…(oh wait… that’s the Kids…) (actually, a Gluhwein for mommy might […]

FOOD

German Rhubarb Meringue Cake – Rhabarber Baiser Kuchen

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Tucked away in an old journal I found a few browned pages that I hand copied from my Oma’s recipe drawer. She always took a short nap after lunch, so naturally, I took the opportunity to grab a few recipes that otherwise might have been lost. (Before you judge… I did get Oma approval. I […]

German School- From Kindergarten to University

Traditional German Clothing

Traditional German Lederhosen? All about those Bavarian Leather Pants

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One of the most enduring stereotypes about Germany is the “Traditional German Lederhosen”. The idea that ALL Germans wear leather shorts or leather knee length pants. (I blame Clark Griswald for this). While men and women have worn Lederhosen (leather pants) in Germany throughout history,  it’s mainly considered a part of the Tracht (traditional dress) […]

GERMAN PRODUCTS

German Slippers July 4th Sale! 22% off Haflinger and Woolfit

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Happy July 4th! To celebrate, German Slippers is offering 22% off all Haflinger and Woolfit Clogs, Slippers and Sandals. To use the discount, simply enter the code FOURTH into the designated field inside your cart. Or you can always use my special coupon code HappyShopping20 Whether it’s hot or cold where you are, you’ll find […]

German Games and Toys

Steiff Stuffed Animals – Toys to Love for a Lifetime

  Like so many German kids, I was lucky enough to have a few stuffed Steiff Stuffed Animals & Plush toys. A  small Dog with a blue collar and a bell, an Owl, and a Goldfish. One very memorable Christmas, I found a Steiff Bear sitting in the branches of our Christmas Tree. The Owl […]

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