Traditional European Christmas Cookies

Traditional European Christmas Cookies

(Linzer cookie: Photo Source) Bonjour! Throughout the winter holidays, sweets are plentiful at gatherings around the world, and many of these treats represent food traditions of years and cultures past. Even in the United States, Thanksgiving and Christmas get togethers are often celebrated with Continue reading

Oktoberfests Around the World

Oktoberfests Around the World

(photo source) September may be coming to a close, but Oktoberfest celebrations are gearing up all around the world. If you're in the mood for a little wiener schnitzel or kraut and potatoes, you won't have to head to Germany to find them. Check out these top 10 places to celebrate Oktoberfest - Continue reading

Nostalgia in a Cookie

Nostalgia in a Cookie

When I was a little girl, my father would make trips to the local bakery for our weekly bread and pastries.  Although donuts were a family favorite, often found on our kitchen table on Saturday/Sunday mornings, what I really liked were the bakery cookies. The cookies that my father would bring Continue reading

Is She French? Check Her Nightstand!

Is She French? Check Her Nightstand!

(Photo source) How can you tell the difference between an American woman and a French woman? Aside from the accent, just look on her nightstand. If a woman has more than 3 facial creams in her bathroom or on her nightstand, she may very well be French, or at least be very in touch with her inner Continue reading

Oktoberfest: On Location in Munich!

Oktoberfest: On Location in Munich!

(Photo source) September may be a time for cooling temperatures around the US, but in Munich, Germany, things are just heating up for Oktoberfest! I've never actually been to Oktoberfest, or Germany for that matter, but have always been curious about this tradition. Do people really drink beer Continue reading

The G-Gnome Project

The G-Gnome Project

A few weeks ago I posted some pictures of my unruly, not-so-British garden. Since then, I have spent at least 3 full days in the garden, weeding, trimming bushes, spreading weed prevention pellets, and more. Although the garden looks much better than it did before, it is still no where near my image Continue reading