Faschingskrapfen, Germany’s Filled Mardi Gras Jelly Donuts for Karneval

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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: Join me in trial-and-error and eventual success making the traditional pastry for Germany's Mardi Gras, called Karneval or Fasching: Krapfen, or filled donuts. Made of yeast dough, they are fried and filled with apricot or rose hip jam. You can make them yourself with this recipe! I've included a little history and language notes, too.

Santa Giulia Wine Estate, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

posted in: Europe, Italy, Tuscany | 5

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: A visit to the best winery of the trip: little Santa Giulia in Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy. In addition to the DOCG brunello, their IGT rosso was the best - not to mention the homemade pasta with meat ragu sauce and top-notch local pecorino and the farm's meat specialties, capicola, prosciutto and lombo.

Siena, Italy, and Fattoria di Corsignano Agriturismo

posted in: Europe | 6

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: My second trip to beautiful Tuscany, namely, Fattoria di Corsignano agriturismo near Siena, Italy. Wonderful weather, great wine and food and fantastic hospitality. There is truly no place like it on earth!

Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2013: A trip to Nuremberg, Germany, to visit the Neues Museum - an exhibit including architect Helmut Jahn. Afterward, I saw the aftermath of the Fasching parade - Europe's equivalent of Mardi Gras or Carnival.

Ingolstadt, Germany — After-Audi Sightseeing

posted in: Bavaria, Europe, Germany | 2

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2013: After visiting the Audi Forum automobile museum in Bavaria, Germany, a small trip to the historic downtown of Ingolstadt. Views of the Cross Tower, a Greek meal, a step into the Cathedral of Our Lady

Scotch Whisky Tasting with ESL Students at Vom Fass in Bamberg, Germany

posted in: Bavaria, Europe, Germany | 3

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2013: I organize a scotch whisky tasting at Vom Fass olive oil, vinegar and, of course, whiskey and other liquors in Bamberg, Germany. We learn the distilling process and taste some wonderful spirits.