It is official. Chris has found his FAVORITE cheese in the entire World. I was looking at cream cheese at the grocery store the other day and they had the usual Philadelphia. But right next to the Philadelphia was Paysan Breton Le Fromage Fouetté Madame Loïk. I love trying new things, so I decided to…
I love that the Casino grocery store here in France (yes, the grocery chain name is called Casino and no, you don’t gamble there) has these little glass yogurts. I decided to wash and keep a few of them to take back to the US as cute little bud vases. When we were in London…
I used to own a Bialetti Moka stovetop espresso maker.
I had the little one and it made a perfect large cup of espresso. The problem? It was the traditional stovetop model. And one day I walked
Our neighborhood here in Florence, Italy happens to have the BEST pizza in all of Italy. The little restaurant is on a side street and it is called Piccolo Cesare. Like almost all restaurants in Europe,
Chris is a good sport. I am no Michelin-rated chef. But I do try to cook good food for us. I bought a bunch of things at the grocery store the other day. For dinner one night, I planned an easy meal:
Our first time in Italy was in November 2017. We arrived at 5pm on a weeknight after a long day of travel from Austria. We dropped off our suitcases at our Airbnb and headed out with James the Poodle
We were walking down Corso Venezia when I happened to look into a pasticceria and I saw the most incredible display of marzipan! I continued walking but after a few moments I said to Chris, â€œWe have
Vienna, Austria has this big market called the Naschmarkt. It has some small shops but for the most part it is all outdoor vendors selling fruits, vegetables, spices, sweets, tea, fish, meat and more!
Since it is the holidays, I tend to crave eggnog. I usually don’t need much – just a few sips or a small glass satisfies my craving. And when I say eggnog, I am talking about the kind you get from Publix
Our friends Lindsay and Leslie from Washington, DC are in Vienna this week. Ingo and Ina are friends with them, too, so we were all invited to Ingo and Ina’s house for another spectacular dinner!
It is fun learning about all of the different holidays in Austria. We started noticing a lot of restaurants with special menus posted on the door with a goose on the menu. Our German is not that great
Not long ago, we wrote about our adventures in Austrian dog food. Well, today we are going to talk about Austrian dog treats! There are no mass produced flour-full dog treats in Austria. All of the
Since arriving in Vienna, I have decided to try all of the croissants (and some other baked goods) I could find. I wanted to find the BEST. Well, they are all good. I should say they are all WAY better
Vienna is such a dog friendly city! We still aren’t used to it. We always ask, “Can we bring in our dog?” and they look at us like we are crazy for asking! In the US, they would look at you a much different
Have you seen these cookies?
Well if not, you won’t see them here either because they are delicious! These are made by the UTZ company which is based in Baltimore, MD so you may find them around
Our friends Ingo and Ina live in Vienna and when they heard we were coming to Vienna they invited us to their home for dinner. We knew they were good cooks – but this was like a Michelin starred restaurant
I knew I was going to miss Trader Joe’s when we arrived in Vienna. Trader Joe’s has the best salad dressings (Goddess is my favorite). I knew we would find perfectly good salad dressing in Vienna. Or
“Order What You Want, Eat What You Get.” Chris had said this to me before we left for Austria. And I didn’t realize it might be something we would laugh about so soon!
We have been cooking in our
I was sad to hear Arnold Palmer passed away back in September. Before he passed away, I had pre-ordered his recent memoir on Amazon and I was looking forward to hearing more fascinating
District Doughnut is our newest addition to our list of reasons to explore M Street in Georgetown, Washington DC. This place is fun and simple, they have unique and creative doughnuts and coffee. Everything