We are looking forward to knocking boiled coloured eggs together at dinner and lunch in the next couple of days. Choose a boiled coloured egg from the bowl and tap the egg of another participant with your own (start with… Read More ›
Christmas Spritz Bredele recipe
Spritz Bredele Christmas cookies are popular in the North East of France (Alsace-Lorraine) and in neighbouring areas of Germany. Their origins have been traced to the XIVth century in cities and villages situated along the Rhine river. You’ll find hundreds… Read More ›
Saint Nicolas, a tale from Northern Continental Europe
Once upon a time, long long ago, three little children set off for a walk. They got lost and the night fell. Tired and hungry, they came across a nice enough looking man who invited them home, promising them food… Read More ›
It’s Beaujolais Nouveau time!
Some people claim it’s a dying trend, others suggest it is making a comeback. One way or an other, today is Beaujolais Nouveau day! Everyone will probably agree it is not the best wine, but it gives us an opportunity… Read More ›
October is upon us. It is the month to celebrate beer and sausage in style, and to enjoy an Oktoberfest. Did you know that, in the past, a frankfurter sausage was synonym of luxury? Think about it… next time you… Read More ›
Philotimo or The Greek Secret
This morning, my Greek husband kindly shared this short movie with me. 15 mn well worth watching. It’s about values and how one Greek word, φιλότιμο/philotimo (literally love of honor/friend of honor), has inspired – and still inspires – successful… Read More ›
Easter in Kerkyra (Corfu)
Easter is just a couple of days away. We could have written a post about Easter eggs, about Catholic versus Orthodox Easter (on the same day this year) or about Tsoureki (a traditional sweet Easter bread) But…. 1/ We’ll prepare… Read More ›
Carnival, Candlemas and Pancakes!
When I was little, January was the month I dreaded the most. Christmas and New Year were gone; it was dark and cold. The only highlight was that great-grand-aunts and neighbours were bringing me homemade doughnuts (beignets). Added to those… Read More ›