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Food in Prague, Check

For the May holiday weekend, we took a trip to Prague with a couple of friends, one of whom is Slovak and thus fluent in Czech as well. This helped a lot, especially when it came to finding nice and… Continue Reading →

Dawn’s Early Light – Blogtour

I have been a fan of Pip’s and Tee’s writing for many years now. Naturally, when they ventured into Steampunk, I made the discovery with them. Reading the first two novels in the series was a delight and I have… Continue Reading →

Danube Waves

Only a few days ago, I finished the first draft of Danube Waves, the sequel to the Coffee Legacy and the second book in the Wiener Blut universe. The draft came in just over 76K which makes it quite a… Continue Reading →

Cookbook Challenge 12 – My Viennese Kitchen

The cookbook challenge is coming to an end, this is the last one – for now at least. This is going back to the basics and my Austrian roots with the Plachutta “My Viennese Kitchen” cookbook. Plachutta is one of… Continue Reading →

The Third NaNo Win

It’s December 1st, and on November 23 I finished my third NaNoWriMo after 2010 and 2012. It is also the third time I’ve managed to write 50,000 words. I might have finished the word goal but I’m not finished with… Continue Reading →

Cookbook Challenge 11 – The Greek Kitchen

The eleventh of my 12 cookbook challenges is from a Greek cookbook I got in France. It really caught my eye because it describes three generations of a Greek family and their favourite dishes. The extra challenge that Mick gave… Continue Reading →

Cookbook Challenge 10 – Vive La France

Vive la France! The next cookbook is an ode to French cuisine and ingredients. As I mentioned in the first post, one of my favourite cookbooks is a French one, so many of the classics are well known to me…. Continue Reading →

Cookbook Challenge 9 – Macarons

In Paris, I got a lot of very specialised cookbooks. I got the Crème Brûlée one, which I already had as a challenge and also one for Macarons. I have eaten macarons in France a few times but never cooked… Continue Reading →

Cookbook Challenge 8 – Jamie At Home

The next challenge was Jamie at Home, a very down-to-earth and seasonal cookbook. I went straight to the autumn recipes, to be able to get the ingredients which were in season already. I was drawn to the mushroom risotto –… Continue Reading →

Mick Photo A Day

 When I did the Photo A Day challenges last November and in June, I found that everyone loved pictures of my husband Mick. I obviously knew how photogenic he was, but the reception was very positive. On top of that, I… Continue Reading →

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