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Advent Season in Germany

Weihnachtspunsch Recipe -German Christmas Punch

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One thing I discovered on last year’s Christmas Market tour is that there are MANY more hot drink choices than just Glühwein and Feuerzangenbowle. I saw Kinderpunsch (punch for kids) Eierlikorpunsch (sort of a warm Eggnoggy punsch) and  Weihnachtspunsch or Christmas Punch. This rich hot Punch came loaded with holiday flavors… but until I found […]

My Oma’s Schoko-Nusskuchen Recipe- A Nut-lover’s Favorite

German Straw Christmas Ornaments -To Buy or Make

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German Straw Christmas ornaments have been used in Germany and also in Scandinavia for years. They are fairly easy and inexpensive to make, and since most people had some access to straw, they became quite common. But it’s more than that… straw is closely tied to the symbolism of the Christ Child being born into […]

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German Wooden Advent Calendars- Use them Every Year!

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Traditional German Advent Calendars have long been a wonderful way for children and their families to keep track of the days until Christmas. And these German Wooden Advent Calendars are not only beautiful, they can be used over and over again every year. Because they are made in Germany, they have a solid construction, with […]

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The History of German Christmas Markets- A German Holiday Tradition

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Schluender Stollen Bits in Collectible Christmas Market Tin Assorted Imported Germany Holiday Bread 16.9 oz Every year Christmas Markets pop up around Germany in the beginning of the Advent Season, signaling the approach of the Christmas Holidays. Christmas Markets began centuries ago, when regular markets were extended a few extra days to make the cold […]

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What is a Bunter Teller? A Plate of Christmas Cookies for Everyone!

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[no_toc] Last week a friend of mine said, “You’re German, would you like these? I found them at an estate sale”… and then she handed me these cardboard plate/bowls printed with Christmassy images. She had found paper plates for “Bunte Teller!” I was so excited to receive something from my childhood. But, What is a […]

My Oma’s Schoko-Nusskuchen Recipe- A Nut-lover’s Favorite