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Epicurious Adventures

Epicurious Adventures


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Epicurious Adventures

‘Twas an extremely hot summer, but every now and again the weather would cooperate and I could put something a little more exciting than a salad on the table.

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Epicurious Adventures

It is not just the world that is my playground; ’tis my kitchen and my friend’s kitchen, too.

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Epicurious Adventures

Going (way) beyond Schnitzel and Sacher Torte in my kitchen…

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Epicurean Accomplishments

“I think one of the terrible things today is that people have this deathly fear of food…”

Julia Child

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Genuss and Gemütlichkeit, Family Style

Jack was home for the months of May and June; and when we were not on one of our “official” adventures, whenever possible some combination of the four of us were up to something involving hiking or eating, and often both. Recently a Facebook friend even commented, “You all are having just too much fun.”

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Recipes for a Long, Long, Cold Austrian Winter

Winter was so very impolite this season, bringing its frosty attitude and just really overstaying its welcome. But we had to eat, and so throughout this wintertide torpor I undertook a few culinary projects that had me dashing here and there in search of this and that. Not only did I reaffirm my cold weather fortitude, I added some A-lister’s to the family recipe book . Bonus.

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Simply Spring

Setagaya Park, one of five Japanese gardens within the city of Vienna, and so named for its pairing with Döbling as a sister suburb.

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Never Count Your Chickens Before They Are Hatched

I do not make resolutions at the start of a new year. I do not make bucket lists, either. And aside from a few posts on my Facebook page to those in my, “circle of trust,” I generally* do not see the need to share political thoughts with the wide world.

What I do enjoy sharing are the events and activities that round out my expat life.  Like, how for a mere €34 annually, Tony and I can wander any of the seven or so museums on our art history card whenever we are of the mind. On a recent not-much-going-on Sunday, we took in one gallery at the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History), then went for lunch. The building alone rates walking through; the art collection is a bonus.

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