Tell me: Why do you travel? Why do you travel so much? so little?
When I travel I love that my current world seems to get put on hold. All my worries, stresses and doubts move to some place dusty in the very back of my mind, making room for a new distraction, and the ability to let go and fall absolutely completely in love with a certain place to a certain time…
There is probably nothing more enchanting and nostalgic than enjoying a mulled wine, or Glühwein, in the winter time. I have created my own recipe so that you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home, or near your own fireplace… Read more
These coconut macaroons always satisfy my sweet tooth. They are so easy to make, and absolutely delicious warm.
Perched gracefully along the Rhein river in the Canton of Schaffhausen lies a photogenic, handsome little medieval village with historically preserved timber-framed houses, most of which are adorned with spectacular hand-painted frescoes. Read more
There are many bitter cold and somewhat solitary winter nights where I crave something nostalgic and comforting. As a child, I used to drink hot chocolate at the Christmas markets with my parents, while they enjoyed the more entertaining version: mulled wine. These homemade chocolate “shots” are the perfect after-dinner sweet-tooth remedy before hibernating under the covers for a good night’s sleep. Read more
The heavenly smell of candied roasted almonds, and the romance of enjoying mulled wine outside near a bonfire are two of my favorite things about Christmas time in Germany. It’s all so very festive, so traditional… so German… so, the way it should be! and I love it.
I’ll admit it. The purpose of my Blog’s “Epicuriosity” section is to share recipes that use ingredients and spices inspired by distant places and memorable travels. This cake is from no where yet everywhere to the same time. I absolutely love high quality chocolate and I absolutely love red wine. I combined the two and got the world’s richest, chocolatiest, smoothest, moistest, deliciousest (not a word, I know) CAKE in the world…
This is just the sort of inspiration I needed to hear today. Indeed. The road IS empty. I need to get back in the driver’s seat and pursue those dreams… Happy Friday to all my readers!