What’s For Dinner? – A Chinese New Year Eve Meal

Chinese New Year was on Friday February 16th this year. It just happens to coincide with Family Day weekend, which means many of us get to enjoy an extra long weekend off and who doesn’t appreciate that? This year, we had a small intimate family gathering and were blessed enough to have a table bursting…

Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog

It’s scary how time flies. Tonight will be Lunar New Year Eve (also known as Chinese New Year) and we will be bringing in the Year of the Dog. Just like any celebration, that means some good eats are in store! In previous years, I’ve shared what we ate on New Years Eve, what was…

Lángos – A Deep Fried Hungarian Snack

When I was in Hungary, I waited over 30 minutes to try a lángos [pronounced “lang-o-shh”] and it was worth the wait. It’s a flatbread that is made from a flour or potato-based dough and can be mixed with milk, yogurt, or sour cream as a substitute to water. I’d say it’s similar to a…

The Entertainer Blogger Award

Superbowl doesn’t make me dance. However, things that do make me dance – travelling, food, err…music, and surprises. This week, my fellow vegan blogger Ana, from Cook the Beans, sent me a lovely surprised – she nominated me for the Entertainer Blogger Award. 🙂 It feels great to be nominated by a blogger that I…

Bosna and Käsekraner – Austrian Meat on the Street

There’s the saying “do as the locals do”, but I like to take this further and “eat like the locals eat”. What better way to know a country than through it’s cuisine, right? When I was in Austria, I tried some unique sweets, tasted some shockingly good cakes, and stumbled upon some local specialty dishes….

A Viennese Café – Luxurious Til’ the Last Bite

If there’s one thing I learned from my tour guide, it’s that there are a lot of coffee houses in Austria. Apparently, the Ottoman’s introduced coffee to Austria but the locals didn’t know what it was at first. They experimented and even thought it was soup at one point. Eventually, they realized it was great…

Farmers Markets and Apple Strudel in Austria

I love farmers markets. Europe has plenty of them, so it was no shock that I stumbled upon some while I was in Austria. They have your typical stands with cheese, fruits, veggies, fish, deli, and baked goods, but there were also a few things that stood out to me as being different. Other than…

Kürtőskalács – Chimney Cakes in Hungary

Remember when I had that Hungarian chimney cone a few summers ago? Since they originated in Hungary, how could I not have one while there? There were some being sold at the Christmas markets in Budapest for 1700 HUF, but they were outrageously huge. Clearly, they were meant for sharing, which was difficult for me at the…

The Famous Sachertorte

Delicious pastries, cakes, and confectionery treats? All I can say is Austria is one country full of them. And rich, decadent chocolate cake? Who doesn’t enjoy a slice of that? In Vienna, the Sachertorte is probably one of the most well known desserts and some even refer to it as their national cake. It’s full of chocolate,…

Wiener Schnitzel and Viennese Potato Salad (Recipe)

Once upon a time, eating calf’s head was a popular thing to do in Austria. According to Karin from the Austrian Dish, it was common for male choir singers to consume before a concert since it was good for their voice. I bring this up because while I was in Salzburg touring around the city…

A Night of Fondues

For me, parties are all about catching up with friends and (of course) food! One year, I threw a taco party where everyone brought an ingredient to help assemble the tacos. For this holiday, it was all about fondue which involves forks, a double boiler melting pot, and lots of food! There are several types of…

Germknödel

Germknödel wasn’t something that was in my radar when I decided to travel to Austria. It only came to my attention when I was at the Schönbrunn Palace Christmas market in Vienna, that I got pulled towards a vendor because of this cute and gimmicky carousel that hypnotically spun slowly in circles. I asked the…