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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Run for Respect.......Virtual Run.....

Pontiac Township High School, Pontiac Illinois USA......Berlin Germany 
Virtual Run for Respect 2014
11 April 


Ready to walk 5K for the Virtual Run for Respect


The starting point....


...and she is off! Walking on the Strasse des 17 Juni


...walking towards the Siegessäule(Victory Column)



"Run for Respect" walker sited at the Victory Column(located in Berlin, the capital of Germany







The park is amazing.....we are lucky in so many ways

here is a map, showing just a part of this large park which is located in the middle of the city


...nordic walking is serious stuff


The Brandenburg Gate
(view from the west)

This shows where the city was divided for so long. This path runs along the entire way where the WALL used to stand


Sucessfully walked 5 K for the Virtual Run for Respect



The United States Embassy ( I was lucky enough to get to work there)





The Siegessäule....the victory Column.  We insiders call her the Chick on the Stick!
Here is hoping that the Run for Respect was a a complete success. Congratulations to everyone for taking part.





Awesome time!



Mike, my son and photographer. He got up  on his first day of easter  break to be my own personal photographer. How lucky am I?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Recipe Sunday....





Greetings Everyone,

just wanted to let you know that I have not forgotten you. Unfortunately there will be no new recipe from me this week, I "walked " in my first fun run/walk today..and am exhausted! I walked 3K in 27 minutes so I am happy. Please do share with us YOUR new tried out recipe and I promise to be back next week!



Sunday, March 16, 2014

Viva la Mexico

By now you all know, that mexican food is one of my favorites.....and I love setting mexican tablescapes....


This time I pulled out my colored wine glasses..The blue one is from my mom´s collection


The paper mache fruit comes from a trip to mexico






Need to drink some more tequilla (only have two hats....... )


The Menu (IKea Frames)





The charger plates as well as tablelinen come from IKEA (you all know how I love that place!)


My personal favorite of this table is that I was able to use more than one color napkin..... That is one of the many reasons why I like to do mexican tablescapes.....the bright colors make me happy



Happy Sunday Everyone!



Posting this week to the Tablescaper

A Tomato How To!

This week for new recipe Sunday, I would like to share a how to with you. A how to of how I prep my tomatoes when makeing my own Rotel Tomatoes for Sante Fe Soup. You see in Germany you can not get Rotel Tomatoes, but thanks to the Internet, I found a recipe that showed me how to make my own. First step is getting the tomatoes ready.



Step One, pour boiling water over the tomatoes. This will make the skin burst and a whole lot easier to peel.




Step Two, peel the tomatoes




Step Three, dice the tomatoes.


Step Four.....the green chilies...

Be sure to tune in again for the rest of the story!





Sunday, March 9, 2014

when in germany...learn to think out of the box

Last Friday I had the girls over for Girls A Cookin.......(will post those pictures soon) We made a recipe from Angela´s childhood...oh so easy and oh sooo good. Well, there was one hurdle we had to jump. You see in Germany you can´t get Minute Rice(well Onkel Bens has its version but it is really expensive. Thankfully we have internet and I found a recipe to make my own! Who would have thought. I found the recipe at.....smallwalletbigappetite. Many thanks, it saved the day!





To find the recipe, just stop over at smallwalletbigappetite..... By the way she has tons of great ideas and recipes.....






Sunday, March 2, 2014

Pizza Snacks

Good Evening Everyone,

remember awhile back I am made some snacks with the Happy Snack from Tupperware? For those of you who do not remember i used pastry dough, filled it with a creamed cheese mixture and after a short time in the oven....voila! A super snack!

This afternoon i took my Happy Snack(heart shapes) and some pizza dough and created this weeks "New Recipe"

The recipe called for bell pepper paste, now I did not have this so I used tomatoe paste! I did have the rest of the ingredients which were the following:

  • rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • feta cheese
  • ready made pizza dough

After mixing all the ingredients together, I rolled out the pizza dough.  I layed  one sheet of pizza dough over the happy snack, filled each little heart shaped crevice with the  cheese mixture and topped the whole thing off with a second layer of pizza dough.  I used the rolling pin to "roll over" the dough and mesh the two layers together. Then, I popped out each tiny little heart and after about 10 minutes in the oven, created a great snack!




Happy New REcipe Sunday Everyone!






Saturday, March 1, 2014

Teddy Bears Birthday




Do you all remember way back when I posted some pictures of pink material and told you all about this teddy bear I wanted to sew? Well, last fall I FINALLY got the job down. Kuddos to my girldfriend Birgit who helped me...without her I am pretty sure this teddy bear would still be just a pile of fluff. Clara turned 3 in November and since her favorite color is pink..... or "mädchen Farbe/girl color " as she calls it, I thought a pink teddy bear was just the right thing!








Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!
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