Eating Out, Lunch & Dinner, On the Road

Eating Berlin, Part I

As you may remember me mentioning in my Spanakopita post, I spent last week in Berlin.  Austria (and Germany) have a Winter Semester/Summer Semester school year that runs from October to June or July rather than August/September to May/June, and the Semesterferien (semester break) is always in February.  I took off with some fellow TAs to visit… Continue reading Eating Berlin, Part I


Single-Serve Coffee Cake {Vegan}

A single-serve super moist coffee cake with orange zest, vanilla, and brown sugar that can be made in the microwave.  Because sometimes you need a treat just for you.  I know they say you eat with your eyes first and I'm not helping that too much here but, um, I had some technical difficulties.  I… Continue reading Single-Serve Coffee Cake {Vegan}

Daring Kitchen, Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

Spanakopita {Daring Kitchen}

The February Daring Cooks' Challenge was hosted by Audax of Audax Artifex. The challenge brought us to Greece with a delicious, flaky spanakopita - a spinach pie in a phyllo pastry shell. First of all, Happy Valentine's Day!  I know this isn't a very Valentine's Day-y post, but Daring Cooks challenges always go up on… Continue reading Spanakopita {Daring Kitchen}

Dessert, Recipes

Chocolate Recipe Round-Up

As Valentine's Day draws even closer, I've got some suggestions for all you lovely readers.  As mentioned in Saturday's post, Valentine's Day is not a big deal here in Austria, and I'm not a huge fan of the holiday.  However, I am a huge fan of chocolate.  Luckily chocolate and Valentine's Day go quite well… Continue reading Chocolate Recipe Round-Up

Dessert, Recipes

Marzipan Conversation Hearts

Classic Valentine's Day conversation hearts get made-over into elegant marzipan and chocolate treats. As Valentine's Day draws closer, I have to say I'm a little relieved to not be in the United States.  I've officially seen three Valentine's Day displays in shops, which I know is far fewer than I would see in the U.S.… Continue reading Marzipan Conversation Hearts