Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

West Virginia Ramp Dinner

Remember how back in October, shortly after relocating to the mountains of West Virginia, I wrote this post on the striking similarities between the Austrian and Appalachian cultures? And maybe you remember how in that post I mentioned a fascination with ramps, or Bärlauch? Well, ramp season is here. In fact, I'm actually a little late. Ramp… Continue reading West Virginia Ramp Dinner

Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

Shopska Salad {Practically Recipe-less}

Shopska is a super easy, fresh, tomato and cucumber salad--Greek salad's less well-known cousin! On Saturday I mentioned getting done all my "lasts" before leaving Austria.  Well, yesterday, I checked a few more things off my list.  My last hike, my last Schnitzel dinner, my last good-bye.  The hike was gorgeous, as usual, and the… Continue reading Shopska Salad {Practically Recipe-less}

Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

Bulgarian Eggplant & Red Pepper Spread

My take on ljutenica, a classic Bulgarian spread made from roasted veggies and garlic! Since work finished on Monday for me, I literally have no where that I need to be for the next nine days.  It's weird.  No where.  In theory, I could run off and do whatever I wanted.  Unfortunately, the bad weather… Continue reading Bulgarian Eggplant & Red Pepper Spread

Austria, Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

Asparagus, Egg, and Goat Cheese Tarts

Four-ingredients puff pastry egg tarts for an elegant breakfast, lunch, or light dinner! Austrians (and Germans) are huge fans of asparagus, or Spargel.  They actually prefer the white kind that is so hard to find in the U.S.  Over the past month, I've been watching asparagus prices drop at the grocery store as Spargelzeit gets into full swing.… Continue reading Asparagus, Egg, and Goat Cheese Tarts

Daring Kitchen, Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

Carrot-Ginger Dressing {Daring Kitchen}

For March’s Daring Cooks’ Challenge, Ruth, Shelley and Sawsan asked us to totally veg out! We made salads and dressings, letting the sky be the limit as we created new flavors and combinations that reflect our own unique tastes. I'll be honest, I'm usually always a salad-from-the-bottle kind of person.  Either that or I literally… Continue reading Carrot-Ginger Dressing {Daring Kitchen}