Category Archives: Food and Cooking

Spekulatius

Spekulatius are very popular in Germany, and they’re one of my personal favorites: a nice balance of nut and spice flavors, and a satisfying crunchy texture. According to Wikipedia they are a Christmas cookie associated with St.Nicholas day on December … Continue reading

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Beignets

Wendy has fond childhood memories of beignets which her brother used to make from a big bucket full of dough; hand shaped and fried, then served with whipped honey butter. Only recently, when we ordered some beignets at a Louisiana … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing Now?

Our cidering experience emboldened us to try our hand at brewing beer. Conceptually, it’s very simple, but the devil is in the details. There are so many types of grain, hops, and yeast; so many different brewing recipes with very … Continue reading

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First Cider Bottling

Today we bottled our very first home-made hard cider. We had juiced the apples in late October. Following 3 weeks of initial ferment we racked and aged the cider for another 3 weeks. During that time it clarified really nicely … Continue reading

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Traditional German Stollen

Surprisingly, imported Stollen from Germany is readily available in Seattle. Yes, a lot of folks have roots in Germany or have spent time there with the US armed forces; but I didn’t expect that Stollen would make the jump across … Continue reading

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