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My Sofa-Bed has now been used as a bed!

It’s a bed!

This weekend I’m hosting Cathy of I’m Learning How to Cook fame—she’s up here for a two day seminar and needed some place to crash. She’s at the seminar right now and this morning I forgot to ask her how it works as a bed. I hope it was comfy!

Before […]

Handy Food – My eating in Mobile, Alabama

One of the things I was looking forward to the most about my trip to Mobile was the food – while Berlin has an eclectic and outstanding set of restaurants, there are no good seafood restaurants that are reasonably priced in Berlin – and there were exactly two restaurants and one coffee shop on my […]

A week without coffee

Morgen Latte.

I have a strange relationship with coffee, and a terrible relationship with caffeine.

Basically, if I get too much caffeine in my system, I cannot sleep.

Unfortunately for me, “too much caffeine” is defined as “more than one cup of coffee”, or, even worse, “coffee after 11:00 in the morning”.

Given my […]

18:00 CET is 10:00 MST – And a late Saturday morning breakfast…

Saturday morning I visited with one of my oldest friends, Eva.

Originally she’d planned on cooking breakfast but she’d forgotten that I was coming (she didn’t look at her calendar) and, therefore, was unprepared – so we ended up going out for breakfast at Le Peep’s.

Le Peep’s is a small, Colorado-based, chain of restaurants […]

18:00 CET: Birthday Tuna Fish Bagel Finished

Today is my birthday – information I have purposely blocked from being public on Facebook, which resulted in me getting only (so far) one birthday greeting there.

At 18:00 CET I was at Barcomi’s, a coffee, cake, and bagel shop over on Bergmannstrasse. With me were Snooker in Berlin and Sweet No, back from their […]

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 […]

Some Random Thoughts About Cheltenham

The last time I was in Cheltenham was, I believe, December 2008 – and it was a dismal time. Businesses were going out of business and High Street was depressing. From my perspective, at the time, Britain seemed less outrageously expensive than normal and I ended up buying a lot of stuff.

This time British […]

Friday Night, at home.

Federweißer with pizza fixings in the background.

Before going into the oven. I forgot to take the baked picture…

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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 […]

Salzburg Essen

With 3.5 days in Salzburg, eating was bound to happen.

I stayed in a 4 star hotel, but with a discount rate that did not include breakfast – so all meals were out and about.

There were several notable restaurants.

The person I was with wanted to, quite specifically, eat at St. Peter Stiftskeller. The […]