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So, Tuesday was my birthday…

Tuesday was not a productive day at work: I’d baked two batches of Butterscotch Cookies and brought them to the office with me in order to celebrate my birthday.

As somebody who’s worked with a surprisingly large number of colleagues, the German tradition of bringing sweets to the office to celebrate your own birthday is […]

A Satisfactory Saturday

After spending the Tag der Deutschen Einheit, a day off, getting stuff done—I’m happy to report that I’ve also spent my Saturday getting stuff done.

In addition to a bit of freelancing, Wednesday included mundane chores like changing the filter on my bathroom fan. Honestly, this is not a complicated chore, but it does require […]

Vegetable Lasagna – Men’s Fitness Style

On my way out of the United States, I picked up the April 2012 issue of Men’s Fitness.

Normally this is the kind of thing that I’d let sit and age, remembering in June that I have it and want to read it. However, my trip to the doctor’s office needed reading material, and Men’s […]

18:00 CET: Makin’ Meatloaf

Looking into my kitchen!

When I woke up this morning I had no idea what I would be doing at 18:00 this afternoon.

My original plan post-work plan was to go shopping and pick up some goods for my upcoming trip, then hit up a grocery store, and then make my way home. But […]

I was poisoned! And it was probably my own damned fault.

It’s funny how sometimes your body knows that something is wrong—like mine last night.

After eating an early dinner (following a late breakfast), which consisted of an artichoke, some instant mashed potatoes, and a serving of fruit sorbet, my body said, “Time to go to bed!”

So I went – deciding along the way to […]

I have a date tomorrow, tonight I’m baking…

Don’t you wish I was coming over to your place tomorrow night for dinner?

Found at my neighborhood Edeka.

Two Consumer Questions: Crock Pots and Headphones

I have two questions about things I want to, or need to, buy in the next week or two.

First, my brother has asked if I have a Crock Pot. I don’t. However I’m willing to invest in one provided it’s not too expensive and it comes with recommendations. Do any of my German/European readers […]

Eatin’ out the fridge…

I’m on the verge of leaving Berlin for a few weeks: off to America for a trip that is partially “vacation” (although given the state of my Father’s heath, I’m not sure that part of the trip is vacation) and partially work.

There’s actually a good balance of things: Denver for family, Fargo for friends, […]

Tonight’s Supper: Sweet Potato Soup

Final product shared with Snooker in Berlin whilst enjoying Love Actually.

Baking Sugar Cookies!

After one of my colleagues did me a favor, I offered to bring her a bottle of wine, or something.

She rejected my offer and said, “I want Christmas cookies!”

So I thought, “sure, why not?”

I was going to make cutout cookies, but given how much work I’ve had to accomplish this weekend, I […]