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How to make a German Plum Cake Zwetschenkuchen (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 […]

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

What is Maggikraut : All about Liebstöckel or Lovage

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When my friend Edie told me about Maggikraut, I didn’t believe her. In my world, Maggi exists in liquid form to add flavor to soups and stews. Didn’t I just visit Spicey’s Spice Museum in Hamburg and see the Maggi exhibit (yes, I do realize that the previous sentence makes me sound like a nerd, […]

German School- From Kindergarten to University

Traditional German Clothing

Cute Animal House Slippers from Germany

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We wear slippers and house shoes all the time in our house. I like to have warm feet, and I hate dragging dirt from the garden or street into our home. Since we seem to be home all the time, I like a slipper that holds up well, AND looks cute.  Fortunately, GermanSlippers has a […]

GERMAN PRODUCTS

Ostalgie or Ostalgia for East German Products

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What is Ostalgie? Ostalgie or Ostalgia, words that combines the German words for East and Nostalgia, describe a feeling of longing or desire for bits and pieces of the now wiped-away DDR (GDR). Now, while very few people can look you square in the face and say how wonderful the East German government was, or […]

German Games and Toys

Steiff Stuffed Animals – Toys to Love for a Lifetime

[no_toc] 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 […]

Ama Waterways Cruise June 2022 with German Girl in America

  After a long lockdown, I’m Excited to Announce a Fabulous Project! Ama Waterways Cruise with German Girl in America Ama Waterways together with Brenda Pence of Cruise Planners and I are planning an awesome   River Cruise in Germany from June 28- July 5th, 2022.   And the Kicker? We want you to dust off […]

Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Resistance Movement

On a bike ride through Munich, my group stopped in a University of Munich courtyard. There, looking like some dropped or scattered papers, we found the White Rose Memorial embedded in the stones. The guide spoke to us about Sophie Scholl and the White Rose group. We learned about the pamphlets that young Sophie threw, […]

What is Maggikraut : All about Liebstöckel or Lovage

When my friend Edie told me about Maggikraut, I didn’t believe her. In my world, Maggi exists in liquid form to add flavor to soups and stews. Didn’t I just visit Spicey’s Spice Museum in Hamburg and see the Maggi exhibit (yes, I do realize that the previous sentence makes me sound like a nerd, […]

Ostalgie or Ostalgia for East German Products

What is Ostalgie? Ostalgie or Ostalgia, words that combines the German words for East and Nostalgia, describe a feeling of longing or desire for bits and pieces of the now wiped-away DDR (GDR). Now, while very few people can look you square in the face and say how wonderful the East German government was, or […]

“Berlin: The Story of a City” by Barney White-Spunner

“Germany has long had in its capital city the model to which it aspires as a nation” In“Berlin: The Story of a City, Barney White-Spunner looks back at the 1000+ year history of the everchanging city and presents it as a captivating, and I must admit, a late into the night “just one more chapter”, […]

Cold War TV Dramas set in Germany Guest post by Randall Schroeder

I’m excited to share this Guest Post written by Randall Schroeder! The post originally appeared in My German America, a newsletter about German Heritage in America, put out a few times a month by Lukas Schroeder. Lukas who describes himself as the Fourth-Generation German American, Tubist & Manager BierkellerBoys, let his dad Randall, Third-generation descendant […]

Kase Sahne Torte Recipe Made EASY with Dr Oetker Mix

Two minutes after my guy said, “I really don’t want to eat a piece of cake”, the plate was empty. (And it looks like a few more pieces are missing….). Now, I LOVE Kase Sahne Torte. To those who taste it, this deceptively light cake seems like a magic trick. All that cream! and it’s […]

Statues of Roland – Who was Roland?

Tucked against a front corner of the Quedlinburg Rathaus stands a statue of Roland. The figure is small compared to the massive Roland statue in Bremen. Our tour guide told us that Statues of Roland were the sign of a free market town and a symbol of strength. (She also mentioned that Roland used to […]

The German Easter Holidays- Easter Weekend in Germany

  Celebrating the German Easter Holidays is much more than just finding eggs or church on Sunday. You celebrate the Easter weekend in Germany! Although the country is becoming more secular, Easter feels much more celebrated or acknowledged than here in the US. I’m not talking about the commercial aspect. Yes, there are colorful eggs […]

How to make Eierlikör at Home

My Oma always had a bottle of Eierlikör and a bottle of Schnapps in the door of her refrigerator. The Schnapps was there for when my Onkel stopped in on his way home to Mittagessen for a ‘Kurzen’ with her… and the Eierlikör was for us. We would get our warm meal mid-day, and there […]