A Visit to Reading Terminal Market


If you happen to find yourself in Center City Philadelphia, either as an out of towner, a visitor from the suburbs or even as a local, you have to make a trip to Reading Terminal Market. The large, indoor market has a lot going for it. It’s a central location where people from all over the region come together. It’s also full of wall-to-wall incredibly delicious food, super fresh produce, groceries and other goodies. It’s hard to argue against good food. With the market always seeming to be elbow-to-elbow crowded, it seems everyone agrees that Reading Terminal isn’t to be missed.
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German Music: Juli


If you like your music with a poppy, radio friendly sound and some girl power then this month’s German Music feature is just for you. The female-fronted pop rock band Juli write music in the German language that is easily accessible but with a bit of an alternative twist, kind of catchy and perfect to sing along to. What better way to practice your German language skills?
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Butter Cookies with Molded Chocolate

cookies closeup

I can’t even begin to express the delight I felt when I was browsing MeinCupcake.de’s online store and I saw that they offered a kit for making butter cookies with molded chocolate. Ever since I discovered Bahlsen‘s Choco Leibniz from Germany and LU‘s Petit écolier from France, I’ve been wanting to make these at home. But how? And, more importantly, what are they called?! At one point, my husband had wild plans to have a special mold made so that I could make them. Well, that problem is now solved: there’s a kit for that.
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German Film: Tom Schilling

Tom Schilling
With roles in The Baader Meinhof Complex, Elementarteilchen, and Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga, a made for television mini-series about the famous hotel in Berlin and its founding family, you may already be familiar with German actor Tom Schilling. Although he’s only in his early thirties, Schilling has a remarkable number of titles to his name and his star seems to be rapidly rising. In this month’s German language film feature, I’m highlighting some exciting and interesting films that Schilling has lead roles in — Tod den Hippies!! Es lebe der Punk!, Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter, and Oh Boy!.
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A Visit to: Philadelphia Flower Show

asian inspired design at the philadelphia flower show

When I was growing up, I vaguely recall that once a year my grandmother, who lived with us would meet up with her friends and they’d ride into city for the Philadelphia Flower Show. I’ve really never had much interest in the show until I saw photos from last year’s show. It was more than just a few flowers assembled together. It was nature. It was art. It was spring. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to last year’s show but I promised myself I wouldn’t miss this year’s show.
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