Advent

Christmas Treats

Where to Order Your Favorite German Christmas Chocolates

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I grew up with German Christmas Chocolates. That smooth, rich,delicious taste that melts on my tongue. Mmmmmmmm When I was a child, my Opa would send care packages from Germany at Christmas, and again on our Birthdays… large packages wrapped in brown paper tied with string. When you opened the packages… the smell, I still […]

German Christmas Traditions

German Christmas Traditions- Celebrate a German Christmas Anywhere

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German Christmas customs traditions and practices can be celebrated here in America. There really is something special about this time of year that makes me look back to my childhood. The candle light, the smell of chocolate and cookies, the wonder of the Christmas Tree. In my memory, the feeling of a German Christmas is […]

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

Buy German Bread Online from The Brot Box

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Ask most people what they miss the most about Germany, and they will say…”The Bread”. Flavorful loaves made from rye for Abendbrot, Brötchen (rolls) with crisp crust at the breakfast table, seeded loaves to accompany soups. And while the artisanal breads are starting to gain traction here in the United States, NOTHING compares to a […]

German School- From Kindergarten to University

Traditional German Clothing

Traditional German Dirndl- History & Where to Buy a Dirndl

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Recently I posted an image of Rare Dirndl’s beautiful “Empress Dirndl”. The bodice of this chic and sophisticated looking Dirndl covered more than the average Dirndl and required no blouse. The reactions were mixed and rather vocal…with many stating” that’s NOT a Dirndl”! Why not? “A TRADTIONAL German Dirndl needs to be low cut with […]

GERMAN PRODUCTS

German Slippers July 4th Sale! Up to 25% off Sandals & Slippers

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Happy July 4th! To celebrate, German Slippers is offering up to 25% off all  Slippers and Sandals. Whether it’s hot or cold where you are, you’ll find the perfect slipper or sandal at GermanSlippers.com . They stylish and comfortable sandals incredibly “in” right now. Wear them with shorts, or even a dirndl! And the breathable […]

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 is […]

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