Austria, Recipes

Ghouls + Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

If I never have to talk about American Halloween again I will be perfectly fine.  Alas, that is far from the case.  I will be discussing Halloween with Austrians at least through mid-November.  Since some of the teachers have asked me to make sure all of their classes get to hear my take on Halloween,… Continue reading Ghouls + Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

Bake on Saturday, Recipes

Bake on Saturday: Spiced Apple Biscuits

The weather has been surprisingly warm this past week.  Each day has hit at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit, even on those days when the sun hasn't come out.  Some days have been 70.  I've been seriously confused about what clothing to wear.  My brain says "It's almost November!  You need to take your jacket with… Continue reading Bake on Saturday: Spiced Apple Biscuits

Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

20-Minute Roasted Potato Bites

Every time my roommate sees me making something besides your typical Austrian main-dish staples (pasta, sausages, eggs, for example) she asks me if it's the first time I've made it.  Risotto?  No.  Biscotti?  No.  Naan?  No. With these potatoes, she asked me another question: were they cooked first?  She meant had I boiled them before… Continue reading 20-Minute Roasted Potato Bites

Austria, Eating Out

Eine kleine Radtour + A Lesson on Goulash

Now, I know on Saturdays I usually post baked things as an homage to the saying I learned from Laura Ingalls Wilder: "Wash on Monday, iron on Tuesday, mend on Wednesday, churn on Thursday, clean on Friday, bake on Saturday, rest on Sunday."  And I also know that I didn't post a recipe this past… Continue reading Eine kleine Radtour + A Lesson on Goulash

Austria

Five Things You Never Thought would be Different about Groceries in Austria

Sorry about the really long title.  I hope, at least, you now know exactly what to expect from this post, dear Reader. Austria and the U.S. are not that different.  I mean, yes, the language is different, the history is different, the size is extremely different...but they are both Western countries with relatively strong economies.… Continue reading Five Things You Never Thought would be Different about Groceries in Austria

Bake on Saturday, Dessert, Recipes

Bake on Saturday: Almond Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Every time fall rolls around, my mom makes batches and batches of biscotti.  Most of it gets put into zip-top bags and given to relatives, but enough of it gets left at home to be eaten for breakfast...I mean, with my afternoon cup of tea, because eating cookies for breakfast is wrong. When I first… Continue reading Bake on Saturday: Almond Chocolate Chip Biscotti