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The Original Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition- It’s not all Sweetness and Light

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The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition Boy did Disney get it wrong! The Original fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, were not about sweetness and light, they were dark and bloody stories meant to frighten or teach.  When the brothers compiled their first edition, the stories were […]

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story- An 800 Year Mystery Wrapped in a Fairy Tale

The Book “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

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All the Light We Cannot See Some mom friends of mine recently convinced me to joint their book club. I love reading, so, it seemed like a natural. The first assigned book “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr was a tough one for me. It’s well written and engaging… but it’s about […]

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story- An 800 Year Mystery Wrapped in a Fairy Tale

The Flour is Different – German Recipes for the American Kitchen

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The Flour Is Different: German Heritage Recipes and Traditions “The Flour is Different… Das Mehl ist Anders.” My mom took one look at the cover of this book and said, “ It’s true, the flour here is different”. For German Bakers in America, this can be rather frustrating. Baked goods like bread and cakes don’t […]

This German Rhubarb Compote Recipe is Easy to Make!

German Life Magazine Subscription- Travel, Culture, Recipes and Heritage

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  German Life I’ve had a German Life Magazine Subscription for the past 7 or 8 years. German Life Magazine, for those of you who haven’t been lucky enough yet to discover it, is a magazine for anyone who loves Germany or has a German speaking heritage (The magazine is not just Germany, the magazine […]

German Language Schools in America For Kids and Teens

Der StruwwelPeter (in English)- How German Parents Kept Kids in Line

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  Struwwelpeter in English Translation (Dover Children’s Classics) German Stories and Fairy Tales for kids were NOT all sweetness and light. Aschenputtel’s (Cinderella’s) sisters get their feet cut off….and Max and Moritz get eaten by ducks. And then there was Stuwwelpeter (and Struwwelliese…). It’s truly a wonder any of us got any sleep at all […]

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story- An 800 Year Mystery Wrapped in a Fairy Tale

German Unity Day Movies- Remembering The Berlin Wall in Film on Oct. 3

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We do love Movie Night in our home. I was thinking, since October 3rd is German Unity Day, why not watch movies that show the before and after of German Unification? These German Unity Day Movies are a fascinating time capsule of sets and clothing. And they also give a little insight into the mindset […]

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story- An 800 Year Mystery Wrapped in a Fairy Tale