Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Szegediner Gulasch

Szegediner Gulasch is German comfort food all the way. I love making this on a cold winter's day. It just warms the heart and belly. I had never heard of it until my husband asked me to make it for him when we first got married. His aunt used to make this for him when he was growing up in Eastern Germany.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Mom Had Surgery

Well, mom had her surgery on Sunday night. She's recovering in the intensive care unit and it looks like she'll be there for a while. The doctors said that it might be a couple of months.

My mind is swimming. I don't know what to think of first. My patience runs out at times and I become restless. I try to keep myself busy by either talking to the nurses, reading magazines, or watching television in the ICU waiting room. Sometimes I go online to check facebook and emails.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mom's in the Hospital

I met up with a friend late this afternoon and we brought our kids out for Laternelauf. We also fed the ducks at the lake. When I got home, I noticed that my brother had called four times. He only calls when something is wrong. I hadn't taken off my coat when I reached for the phone to call him back.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Introductory Icing Course at TolleTorten.com in Berlin

Photo from Betty's Sugar Dreams Blog
Last week, I had the honour and pleasure of meeting Betty Schliephake-Burchardt from Betty's Sugar Dreams. Standing at 6'3 (1.92 m), she is the Julia Child of cake decorating in Germany. Warm, kind and genuine. Anyone who meets her will instantly fall in love with her down-to-earth personality.