I love the combination of lemon and rosemary-sweet or savoury. Whenever I use rosemary, I think fondly, and always with a laugh, of my vacation with my partner three years ago in Sicily. Sicily is one of my favourite vacation spots, most loved of course, because of its culinary offerings!!! Continue reading “Lemon-Rosmary Shortbread with Tomato Jam” »

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I will really have to use them up very quickly, so watch out for several chocolate recipes coming up soon! I actually had planned this weekend to make my last batch of chocolate pralines and chocolate bars before the heat came in. I was one weekend too late. Now, I shall have to wait until the fall.

As I write this, I am basking in the sun on my balcony in 25C-degree heat. Yes, summer comes and goes, come and goes, and yet I feel as if, once the heat kicks in after a long and dreary winter, I am experiencing it all over again as if it were the first time ever…and I can never get enough of it.

I have noticed that Berliners love to talk about the weather. They will comment on if it is a pleasant day or dreary, or just drab. I honestly think that my first German words were those, which related to the weather. My “non-German friends and I would always laugh about the weather-complainers-as if they had nothing better to talk about!

/Whenever I meet someone who comes from warm regions, I always mention how lucky they are to experience the sun the entire year round. Over Christmas, while my brother and I were hanging out at a café here in Berlin, an American lady who was visiting from LA came and sat next to us at our table. She was chatting away with my brother as I just watched them exchange words. Continue reading “Hello Summer-Here I Come!” »

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