Category Archives: Handmade

unleashing my creativity

German cooking: Lentil soup


Lentil soup is one of those typical winter dishes. It’s more of a stew and once was invented (as many traditional easy dishes are) because it was cheap, nutritious and contained ingredients that were easy to get a hand on … Continue reading

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Vegetarian stuffed peppers


Although we’re not vegetarians, my husband and I love a good meat-free dish a few times a week. A few days ago, I happened to have some veggies left in the fridge and wanted to do something different from the … Continue reading

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What’s for dinner?


This week was the first week in months during which I had the time to prepare a nice dinner more than once – so I tried out new stuff and did some nice winter dishes to go with the rainy, … Continue reading

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Great-Grandma’s spritzgebäck (German butter cookies)


These delicious cookies have been made by the women in my family for generations and are still a part of our annual Christmas baking. (go here for metric to imperial conversion) 250 g butter 250 g sugar 4 teasp. vanilla … Continue reading

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Christmas baking


Yesterday I spent almost all day in my parents’ kitchen together with my mom to do some traditional and (non-traditional) German Christmas baking. After six hours, multiple filled baking trays, using the generations-old cookie press/meat grinder and several packets of … Continue reading

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Months later…


well, I didn’t write in ages. But granted, my creativity output was just plain low the last few months, thanks to my last semester at university and many exams to study for. But they’re behind me now, I’m still waiting … Continue reading

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5 needles and a cramping hand :)


After wondering what to knit next, I spontaneously paid a visit to my grandma yesterday evening and asked her if she had some wool leftovers to practice with. We started talking and I told her about how I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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