What is Fasching? And is it the same thing as Karneval? Karneval / Fasching / Fastnacht all refer to the pre-Lent season, also referred to as the Fifth Season, in German speaking countries. Think of this time as the German version of Mardi Gras! The celebrations date back hundreds of years, rooted in both Catholic […]
Beer Wine and Drinks!
This German Gluhwein Recipe-Warms Your Toes and Your Tummy I love to make up this Traditional German Gluhwein Recipe during the Holiday season. It smells good… it tastes good…. it SCREAMS Christmas in my ear…(oh wait… that’s the Kids…) (actually, a Gluhwein for mommy might make the screaming kids just a teeny bit more tolerable) (that […]
German Games and Toys
Steiff Classic 1920 Teddy Bear Light Brown 10 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 […]