German Book Review: Stuckrad-Barre’s Auch Deutsche unter den Opfern

I’m no German language expert — far, far from it — but I have been seeing a large response to my posts sharing my experiences learning German. So I’ve decided to start a new “feature” reviewing the German language books I read, which are as much for pleasure as they are for language practice. This

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DIY: Crème Fraîche

What do you do when you can’t find something you need for a recipe in the grocery store? Search the internet! And that’s exactly what I did when I found I needed crème fraîche for my Jägerschnitzel recipe but couldn’t find it in my local grocery store. Luckily, I found a recipe for a substitution.

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Jägerschnitzel, aka Hunter’s cutlet, is another one of those classic German dishes I love. While I could (and have) eaten Wiener Schnitzel everyday, I also love Jägerschnitzel. It’s essentially a pork chop in a cream sauce of mushrooms and onions. Of course, I wanted to try making it at home but the one part that

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Trail Mix

For the past couple of months we’ve been taking long, really long, walks on a nearby trail. It runs parallel to the river at times while at others it cuts through marshes or past fields of soybeans. It’s really lovely and our dog loves it. Even though it’s exercise, it offers a nice break from

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