Whew!! 13 months here have really flown by and now it is time for the next chapter!! A review in photos of all the fun I have experienced living abroad here in Germany.
An exciting Saturday afternoon together at the Zoo together, where even the Hippotamus eat Germain cuisine of potatoes and cabbage.
The zoo is much larger than what first meets the eye and it is beautifully laid out, including animals and venues from all continents of the world.
The Seels (also know as Sea Dogs in German) and the Hippopotamus (Known as the
“River Horse” when translated from German) were very active while the Elephants trumpeted at dinner time. A splash of a good time as the seels breached and barked in the water.
A super easy light meal/snack
Rice cakes with a soft herb cheese-topped with sliced tomatoes
and a slice apple
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An afternoon of unexpected wonders!! The open garden gates provided a beautiful selection of carvings, sculptors and more, with wide open lawns hosting people and their picnics. What a beautiful and splendid treat!!! Located in Karlsruhe, this is a free treasure worth seeing, located conveniently near the botanical gardens.
1 can Tuna in oil
1 cup dry white rice
1 small head of broccoli
1 can sliced mushrooms, drained
2 cups water
1 jar of Uncle Bens creamy curry sauce
In a medium skillet, add tuna (w. Oil), mushrooms, and chopped broccoli stems, saute on low heat for 5 minutes, add jar of curry sauce, simmer on low for 10 minutes.
In a pot (or rice cooker), cook rice w. 2 cups of water.
Steam fresh broccoli florets with a pinch of salt.
Serve curry mix over rice and broccoli as a side. Serves 2 to 4
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What an exciting and interesting afternoon-evening of people watching. So much variety and interactions galore–skipping children, a bicycle with a legit trailer, a skinned knee, an elderly man whistling down the cobble stones, a couple on a date (and enjoy Apfel Streudel) and so much more!! While enjoying the visual stimulation, my taste buds were delighted by Blood Orange infused teas and a snack on the very busy platz. What a beautiful day!!!
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
Charles R. Swindoll
Sometimes cooking and firing up the stove-oven isn’t an appealing option, tired or not. Salads are simple, easy and convenient to make (and often inexpensive.)
The Salami salad:
1/2 Head Iceberg lettuce
Small jar of green olives (pit free)
2 slices of your favorite real cheese
green salad onions
2 slices of salami
Chopped everything up, mix together, and serve. Top with your favorite dressing.
Tuna on Greens Salad:
1 large bag of mixed greens
1 Roma tomato
1 can of tuna
1 small jar of green olives
Chop up the tomato, mix everything together, serve. Add favorite salad dressing. Garnish with carrot sticks.