Winter side dishes – the humble Kohlrabi

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Kohlrabi is a vegetable that is not on many menus around Pontypool, or for that matter anywhere else that I’ve been to lately. I’ve shared recipes about this vegetable before…

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Wood Stacks and Conversations

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This past week, I’ve had the pleasure of being able to take a break from life at the farm and visit my godmother, Renate and her companion Eberhard in Germany.…

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Bread and Jam

My grandparents lived in the small community of Shelby, Michigan just near the coast of Lake Michigan. They had a one hundred acre farm perched on a small hill with…

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Garlic Lemon wake me up!

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One of my mom’s dear friends who lives in Germany and who is an inspiration for greeting age full on with grace, beauty and good health, recommended this drink to…

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Feeling Good: Braised Kale for a Winter Day

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It’s January, one of my favourite months for quiet time, learning, reading and being inspired. But boy, has it been an icy one. I’ve hardly wanted to venture outside and…

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Mulled Wine

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It was Saint Nicholas Day this week and what better way to celebrate this holiday season than by a glass of wine. I love red wine and even more, I…

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Cooking in Tante Nati’s Kitchen

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I’ve decided to try to cook a German meal every week - or at least two times per month. I recently visited my godmother, Renate and her husband Eberhard at…

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Christmas: Let the Holiday Begin!

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I wanted to have a real German-style Christmas market this year at South Pond—one just like the traditional Weihnachtsmarkt. I used to go to in Germany. I have wonderful memories…

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Germany: A Little Break

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I was fortunate enough to break away on a little holiday this fall. Even though the fall is a great time to be here in the Hills, it’s a needed…

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