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Francis Daniel Pastorius- The Pennsylvania Pilgrim

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The name Francis Daniel Pastorius probably didn’t come up in your American History classes, and he’s probably no more than a footnote in most German history classes… but Pastorius plays a major role in early American history, in German-American immigration history, and even has a role in the Abolitionist Movement. So who was he? A […]

A Visit to the Heurich House Museum in Washington DC

Reformationsbrötchen Recipe- Luther Rose Reformation Rolls

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October 31st, bakeries in Leipzig, bake up a special treat….Reformationsbrötchen or Reformation Rolls. The rolls with five petals and a blob of red jam in the center represent the Luther Rose, the symbol Martin Luther used to sign all of his documents. So what are they exactly? Reformation Rolls are semi-sweet yeast rolls filled with […]

Francis Daniel Pastorius- The Pennsylvania Pilgrim

Who are the Volga Germans? Holding their Tradition across 3 Countries

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My introduction to the Volga Germans came through food. Specifically, Kuchen. One of my readers reached out to me looking for a recipe for Kuchen like her Volga German grandmother made. In my experience, Kuchen is cake… and there are LOTS of cake recipes. So now it was time to do some digging…starting with, who […]

Francis Daniel Pastorius- The Pennsylvania Pilgrim

Burg Maus- The Perfect Setting for a Mystery! Guest Post by Rachel Selle

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Thanks so much to Rachel Selle, author of “Mystery at Castle Mouse” for writing this guest post to share the fascinating history of Burg Maus on the Rhine! (I do love when someone does my job for me). Enjoy the post… and then check out Rachel’s book series “The European Adventures” available in English AND […]

Erich Kästner’s Books- Well Loved Stories in German & English

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