British Beans

We are bean people. I know that not everyone is, but as far as I’m concerned, they are cheap, healthy, environmentally-friendly, versatile, able to be stored for long periods of time, and delicious!  American-style baked beans are typically very sweet and made with tomato sauce, molasses and sometimes bacon.  While I do like these, I’m …

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German goodies

I haven’t done a great deal of traveling in Germany, but during the brief visits I’ve made there, I have had some delicious food. Two things I remember best happen to be very popular kid foods, as confirmed by a German friend of mine, who hails from Nuremberg. One is fresh pretzels, opened, slathered with … Continue reading German goodies

Beans Beans

Today is all about beans. Beans are such a great all around food since they are so versatile, healthy, and filling- not to mention cheap. They also have a nice smooth texture which some picky eaters like, and they can be picked up one by one. On the health end, they are high in fiber, … Continue reading Beans Beans

Holy Hazelnuts

This past New Years, my husband made a Bûche de Noel (Christmas log) that we hoped would be reminiscent of the kind of desserts one buys in a fine French pastry shop. One of the hallmarks of French desserts and candies is the use of hazelnut, and the recipe he found offered a variety of … Continue reading Holy Hazelnuts

Churros!!

So I’ve been a very lazy blogger lately, or maybe just a very distracted mom, and I have started several posts that I haven’t yet finished. But I wanted to do a quick post this evening on the topic of churros. Who doesn’t like churros? What could be bad about sweet dough, fried and coated … Continue reading Churros!!