Lebkuchen

German Christmas Cookies It’s in late summer and early autumn when Lebkuchen, the traditional gingerbread cookie appears in the open markets of Germany, especially in Nürnburg. We were there...

Budapest to Amsterdam

On the Viking Sky I was looking forward to this trip; we have never been on a river cruise before. The flight to Budapest was long and tiring a full 32 hours of travel counting the layover...

AUTUMN DESSERTS

COBBLERS, CLAFOUTI, CRISPS AND CRUMBLES These are great old fashioned American desserts, especially perfect for late summer and early fall when the “soft fruits” are abundant, berries,...

Cooking The Dog Days of Summer

Dinner from the Grill After a long and hard winter, nothing makes my mouth water more than the wafting aroma of something cooking on the grill.  Almost anything can be cooked on the grill. Of...