Apple Date Cake

Cardamom Apple Nut Cake My late mother-in-law, Grace, loved to bake cakes. She didn’t like to make pies, even though she was really good at making beef pasties. She gave me two recipes for...

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...