Celebrating Mental Health Month

May is now designated as Mental Health Month. Because of the last fourteen months, it is now more important than ever to address the mental health issues. I noticed that without the traditional forms of entertainment AKA distractions, like national team sports, suddenly individuals and society have to look at our mental and emotional problems […]

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German Chicken Schnitzel

Traditional German food is my comfort food. Having been to Germany twice and absorbed some of the culture and cuisine, I started to eat more German food in the US. Now for the first time in a few years, I made my own. Instead of pork or veal, I used chicken breasts to make Schnitzel. […]

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Fish and chips

Home made fish and chips. A white fish is pretty forgiving so you can make one or two mistakes and it will be all right. My default seasonings are: Salt & pepper Cumin or paprika A splash of lemon juice Rub both sides down with the seasoning. Bake in the oven for 350-375 degrees F […]

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Baking pies

It’s been a while since I baked anything.¬† Sure, I’ve used the oven for cooking pork chops and pizza (but not at the same time). I’ve warmed bread but not pies. Tonight, there is a confluence of events that ended up with me once again chopping meats, vegetables, and fruits and then covered in flour […]

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Homemade potatoes au gratin

Some people have a good taste for beer or wine. These discerning individuals can take a small sip and know whether it’s good or bad. But that’s not everyone. (And if you are, don’t be snobbish about it. Learn to appreciate your own skills without ever denigrate someone who lacks them. But I digress.) For […]

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Witamy! Do widzenia!

In case you can’t guess, “witamy” means “Welcome” and “Do widzenia” means goodbye. I would never imagine going to Poland. I might have thought about Krakow or Warsaw, but never Poznan and never in 2013. This was totally unexpected. How I got there is a different story. What I did there was an adventure the […]

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Eating during a Stay-Vacation

Every now and then, I like to talk about food. I had this thought during the Christmas and New Years vacation. During both long weekends, I ate lunch at home. Usually, at the office, I slap together a sandwich in two minutes or less so I can get out the door before hitting traffic. However, […]

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