My absolute favorite sweet is dark chocolate covered almonds. I’ve tested MANY brands over the years. Until now, my favorite chocolate covered almonds have been the Sam’s Choice Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds from Walmart. I thought it was a mistake when I first found them at Walmart – I thought Sam’s Choice was a Sam’s…
Food glorious food
Pop Tarts Cereal
It is fun coming back to the US and wandering around my favorite store, WalMart. You never know what you are going to find! I am actually surprised that it took Pop Tarts so long to make a cereal. I didn’t buy this because I don’t really eat cereal but it definitely caught my attention!
When we were visiting family in South Florida, Kristi and Jeremy told us about Lucky’s Market. We had just come back from many months in Europe and I hadn’t seen a Publix in years. So I was just too excited about Publix to stop at Lucky’s Market instead. And I didn’t even ask them about…
Duck Fat Fries
At the grocery store the other day I spotted a nice duck breast in the meat section and decided to try cooking it. Duck is one of those things that you usually either like or hate, but once you learn how to cook it you could never hate it. There is a trick to cooking…
Taste Test: Sandwich Cheese in Denmark
We weren’t really sure what sliced sandwich cheeses we wanted to try on a recent visit to Copenhagen, Denmark. So we bought a few packs of cheese and had a taste test with our friends Jen and Lily!
Picard: Fancy Frozen Food in France
Our Airbnb host in France told us there was a Picard right down the street. We figured it was just like any other grocery store. But no, Picard Surgelés is an ALL frozen food grocery store! Chris and I walked in and started to browse. My first thought was, “Odd, they are starting with the…
We found another fun cheese to try here in France. It is called Apéricube and they have a bunch of fun flavors. I really liked the Jambon flavor, which is ham flavor.
Madame Loïk Cheese
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…
Glass Yogurt Jars from France
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…
Electric Moka Espresso Maker
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
Piccolo Cesare Pizza in Florence, Italy
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,
What is Wrong with Our Cordon Bleu?!
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:
Restaurant Hours in Italy
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
Marzipan in Milano
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
Giant Figs from the Naschmarkt
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!
Eggnog in Austria
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
Dinner with Friends in Vienna
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!
Martinigansl (Roasted Goose) in Austria
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
Natural Dog Treats in Austria
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
The Best Pastries in Vienna – Le Crobag
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