Monday, May 25, 2015 is not just about pickels

Today is not just Memorial Day(a holiday in the USA) but also Pentacost Monday, and so a holiday here in Germany. Usually my days off are spent working in and around the house, but today we decided it was time to venture outside of our backyard and see what the world has to offer.

Along with friends of ours we made our way to the Spreewald for a boat ride. Imagine Venice....but without the buildings and oh so very very green.

The Spreewald is located about 80km southeast of Berlin. It is famous for its gherkins....they produce about 40,000 tonnes of pickels every year.

We had a great day and are already making plans to go again...this time though we are going to rent canoes....

You can rent houses...perfect for a few days of peace and quiet.

along the route, our boat stopped for a snack........

Ah.....pottery this time Spreewald made.....of course I had to buy a small something! And of course it was bakeware.......please check back for a post all about the new bakeware!

trying to find our way back to the boat

Happy Monday Everyone!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ham and Cheese Roll with Curry Dip

As many of you of you know, I am a volunteer at the Ronald MacDonald House Berlin Wedding. Once I go and volunteer for 3 hours.....doing all sorts of stuff, from cleaning apartments to cooking for the families on thursday nights. We have a great crew that loves to cook and the cooking evenings are always a lot of fun. The recipe I am sharing with you today is the first course we served on Thursday Nite

The finished 1st course......Ham and Cheese Roll with a salad


ready made pizza dough
cherry tomatoes
shredded cheese

sour cream
curry spice


Roll out pizza dough. First layer on the pizza dough....layers of ham or zuchini(for the vegetarians), then you add the shredded cheese. The tomates you line up on the bottom of the pizza dough. Roll up and bake for 35 minutes. Oven Temp: 350° F. The picture below shows you how the roll looks with zuchini.

For the sauce mix sour cream and curry spice.

Happy New Recipe Sunday 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Tablescape fit for a 60th Birthday!

      This past week, my husband celebrated a milestone birthday.......he turned 60! As I write this, I still can not believe it. In honor of his birthday, we hosted a dinner party with friends....... (stay tuned for future posts all about the food)

As always, the first item on my party planning agenda was the tablescape!  Really like the way it turned it out. Best part........I did not have to go out and buy anything new....One stop in my little shop of horrors in the basement and we were set!

Happy Tablescaping Everyone!


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