Why not bake a traditional German Easter lamb this Easter? While many German housewives traditionally bake an Easter lamb for Easter, we’re making an Easter chicken. And we’re pimping the recipe to make it perfect for Spring. Here’s what we did.
This week is the Rhineland Carnival or Rheinischer Karneval. the final days and biggest parties and parades of the season start this Thursday. Where we live is right in the middle in between two ‘Hochburgen’ or ‘strongholds’ and Carnival is…
Glühwein is very popular in Germany at Christmas time: it is difficult to imagine a Christmas market that does not sell the warming winter drink. This is a recipe for traditional German Gühwein, tweaked Tea with Mum style of course!
Germany has a long Christmas market tradition going back nearly 700 years. We take a look at this tradition and then tell you which markets, in our opinion, are the biggest, best and most unusual and definitely worth visiting.
Terraces – or Terrassen in German – are my favourite German Christmas biscuit because of their more subtle flavours. They are fun and easy to make with kids and somehow, kinda special.
Zimtsterne or cinnamon stars are arguably the quintessential German Christmas biscuit. They look like snow coloured stars and all that cinnamon makes them smell and taste that just screams Christmas. They are the perfect addition to our trio of German Christmas biscuits.
Traditionally, Halloween is not celebrated in Germany. However, in the Rhineland and other areas of Germany, the celebrations on St Martin’s Day mean that kids do not miss out on ‘trick or treating’ or on the opportunity to dress up in costumes.