When quarantine began in the spring, people found themselves at home a lot more, which lead to people tackling some of those long-term projects that had been put off due to busy schedules, travel and other challenges that interrupt long-term goals and time-consuming projects.
The life of a military spouse is no doubt unique. Deployments, life-changing and last-minute moves and that feeling like your isolated on an island are just a few reasons. Nobody truly understands until they’ve been through it.
Whether you’re gathering ideas for holiday gifts to send to family and friends or simply wanting to refresh your home with some new or seasonal pieces, social media and online shops are making it easy to support local artists and small businesses all over Europe.
Bargain hunters throughout the land are rejoicing at the gradual return of flea markets in Germany. With all that pent-up shopping demand finally finding an escape valve, the desire to purchase anything and everything is understandable.
On the northwest coast of Portugal, along the banks of the Douro River, sits historic Porto. Dating back to the 4th century, Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site city center.
On my first trip to Sweden, great family friends took us around Stockholm, showing us their favorite spots in the city. Among the stops, from the palace through the old town, was a small coffee shop in which our friend told us we’d have a "fika." So, we ordered a coffee and a treat.
When you think about getting your daily dose of vitamin C, oranges and lemons are likely among the first things that come to mind. While citrus fruits certainly pack in plenty of the vitamin also referred to as ascorbic acid, they’re far from the only source of it.
We are now in the throes of soup season and for many Midwesterners, this means booyah season. While many hear the word "booyah" and think of Wisconsin, Minnesota or Michigan and afternoons tailgating football games, this communal and creative stew actually has European origins.
Ah, that delicious duo, wine and cheese — both take time to produce with a fermentation and aging process, and they pair perfectly. They’ve also been around for like, forever; evidence of their existence has been found as far back as 7000-6000 BC in Asia and Europe.
While recently woodworking in the garage, my husband had a small scuffle with the router saw. Router, 1. Fingertip, 0. And while I can happily report that his finger is healing nicely and we are no longer worried about the future of his mechanical dexterity, the gruesome mishap and E.R.
Among Germany’s many culinary treats whose English-language names leave much to be desired when translated into English is the Zwiebelkuchen, literally, onion cake. To call it cake is a stretch though, as tart or quiche is a closer approximation to what this treat’s all about.