• Hot Cross Buns, Traditional, Simple, Delicious

    Hot Cross Buns

    Wednesday, 18th March 2020Tyler

    Hot cross buns are by far some of the most delicious and easy snacks that I make all times of year. (Though I do make them more often during Easter. After all, it is an easter treat!) I had heard about hot cross buns for a long time, ever since I was a kid. Though I’d never had a chance to see them until I moved to England. Until then, I had thought that they were just part of that beloved nursery rhyme: Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot cross buns! If you have…

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  • Crostata Al Limone - Italian Lemon Tart

    Crostata Al Limone: An Italian Lemon Tart

    Thursday, 5th April 2018Tyler

    When I first moved to Italy, I saw this incredible dessert in a pastry shop. I admired it for a minute or two, but I didn’t have the 24 Euro on hand to buy something I didn’t know if I’d like. It was this pie-like thing with an incredible lattice. The filling was yellow, and it had a powdered sugar sprinkled beautifully across the top. Several months after I saw the crostata, I finally had the opportunity to try one. I made a friend who was a pastry chef and we made dinner once. For dessert, she told me she…

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  • How to Make German Easter Bread

    Osterbrot: German Easter Bread

    Saturday, 31st March 2018Tyler

    Happy Easter! Only a few hours until Easter Morning! I can’t wait, there’s so much that happens each Easter that it turns the holiday into something magical. Osterbrot definitely makes it into the classic Easter tradition area. That is true, at least, if you are German, enjoy German holiday traditions, or just love Osterbrot. Usually, I usually have an Italian Columba this time of year. But to spice up #MarchGermany even more, we have the Colomba’s close relative: Osterbrot. Once this guy has cooled, I’ll have a slice with breakfast. From what my cousin tells me (she lived in Germany…

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  • A Spanakorizo Recipe: Easy, Fast, Delicious

    Spanakorizo

    Thursday, 11th January 2018Tyler

    Spanakorizo (Σπανακόρυζο)! Yesterday ate a lot of meat. (It felt like a whole pig. I mean, it obviously it wasn’t, but I was boared with other meats 🙂 – oh yeah, I just did make that joke). Any day is a good day when you start with bacon! Regardless of how much I ate, I decided to change-up my diet for today. What a better way to do that than with a dish that uses no meat at all! But that’s plenty about me, let’s talk about spanakorizo. Spanakorizo You’re about to find out just how easy spanakorizo is to make! Whether you’re vegetarian or like…

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  • An Italian Juice called Ace: Carrot, Orange, Lemon

    Ace: An Italian Juice

    Monday, 1st January 2018Tyler

    ACE this is by far my favorite Italian drink. Oh, my goodness, gracious! This is so good that, well… I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but during the two years I lived in Italy I spent an embarrassing amount of money on ACE. I bought 1 liter (or so) every week for two years. With 52 weeks in a year and 1 liter per week, I drank 104 liters (27.5 gallons). That’s almost like taking two 8 minute showers in this delicious fruit juice drink!! (I’m not sure why I included that link. But in case you are wondering…

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  • Traditional German Pork Schnitzel

    Homemade Authentic German Pork Schnitzel

    Thursday, 26th October 2017Tyler

    Aaand Welcome back! It has been a cold start to winter. Absolutely freezing. I can’t imagine what full-blown winter will actually be like. The cold cast my mind to the Bavarian Alps. I’m a skier and my favorite part of skiing (other than the skiing itself) is coming back home to a nice warm dish and a cup of cider. This evening that warm dish is Pork Schnitzel, and boy did that go well after coming back inside today (it isn’t yet cold enough to ski, it’s just cold). You’ll love today’s recipe, a German buddy taught me how to…

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