Cochem & the Reichsburg Castle

Cochem & the Reichsburg Castle



When you think of Germany, you undoubtedly imagine castles like Schloss Neuschwanstein or half-timbered towns like Rothenburg ob der Tauber. But what if I were to tell you, that there is more to Germany beyond the most touristy places of other romantic castles and historic towns offering a glimpse into the past? Would you believe […]

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Potato Recipes

Potato Recipes

This is the beautiful way of demonstration for potato lovers (We are the potato lovers). And the some part of the world. 🙂


Potatoes grilled with herbs


Potato Salad

Potato salad with mayonnaise and onion


Spanish tortilla

tortilla fini 2

Steamed Recipe


In Tanjia (Marrakech)


Vegetarian tagine, with argan oil


Assortment of Moroccan salad

assortiment de salade

Potato Cakes


Cheese Potato Croquettes


Salad way Niçoise


Potato Gratin

Potato gratin with béchamel sauce and cheese


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Ordinary Pencils Into Otherworldly Sculptures

Ordinary Pencils Into Otherworldly Sculptures

Inspired by nature, artist Jennifer Maestre creates otherworldly sculptures from hundreds of cut and shaved pencils. Maestre first explored the form during her last year at the Massachusetts College of Art. Now 20 years later, Maestre continues to push the boundaries of what wooden pencils can become. On her website, Jennifer explains: My…

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Indian dance in Udaipur

Udaipur, a most beautiful city in Rajastan, has so much to offer; after my Indian cooking class, which I had already written a post about, I rushed over to the Haveli Museum, where every evening takes place a performance of Indian dance in the atrium of this old museum. It’s atmosphere is quite mystic The audience […]

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Learning About Mushrooms

Fox on an Island


There are lots and lots of mushrooms here, and I’m super interested in learning about them. Sounds easy enough, but there are soo many different types of mushroom! It’s pretty overwhelming.

I bought a copy of Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and I am slowly working my way through the different fungi. Above are all the different specimens I collected on ONE walk in the 707 Community Park. Have I figured any of them out yet? Um, no. But I have some hunches.


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Health benefits of dark chocolate

Think Smart

1. It’s good for the heart and circulation :

A recent study found that dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels – both common causes of artery clogging.

2. It reduces risk of stroke :

Researchers in Finland have found that chocolate consumption lowers the risk of suffering a stroke – by a staggering 17 per cent average in the group of men they tested.

3. It’s mineral rich :

Dark chocolate is packed with beneficial minerals such as potassium, zinc and selenium, and a 100g bar of dark (70 per cent or more) choc provides 67 per cent of the RDA of iron.

4. It reduces cholesterol :

Consumption of cocoa has been shown to reduce levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raise levels of “good” cholesterol, potentially lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.


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