Monday, August 30, 2010

Yogi die Koffee

Hello everybody,

I hope everyone is well and that your weather is better than ours. Also the pain is back, well not in my lower back, but along the back of my leg, will be seeing doctor again next week before we leave on vacation.

But don’t worry, I’m still going to blog and make videos. In fact here are a couple of videos I made today.

Today was a day of forgetting. L forgot her yoga clothes and I forgot something very important as well. I would talk about what I forgot, but I’ve decided to let the video tell you instead, particularly the music.

Plus, I think I may have to change the song, because the free music patrol that guards youtube, might make me take the song off. Anyway, enjoy.





Wednesday, August 25, 2010

just a taste

Hello everybody,

Where to begin or where to stop.  This doodle is a recap of the cooking I did while my back was really messed up. I wanted to post these pictures, but back then I couldn’t sit in front of the computer for more then ten minutes and when I would try, I ended up frustrated and would blame Jean-Luc for my misfortune. 

Here are the pictures:


Breakfast, you muss have breakfast.


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strawberry smiley pancake = happy L




Brunch, you muss always have brunch with a red beer.

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My attempt at homemade chorizo.





The second time I fired up the BBQ…next year I’m gonna go crazy and have three BBQ’s, Ich muss!!!









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Chinook Salmon, brought to us by the local mule, I won’t mention his name.





Experimenting with risotto.

Risotto is a lot harder to make than it looks. But I think I’m starting to get it now.  This was also my first attempt and have made it more than several times after this, until L said no more…my risotto muss be perfect.

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mushroom garlic risotto and basil garlic tomato risotto







Yesterday I made…


Greek salad, my favorite, but don’t tell the locals.

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last but not least, sweets.  I’ve made more sweets, but for some reason forget to take pictures….next time


Vhiskey Bread Puddin’





now for something funnyMartin Hat


ok then, hugs


Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Hello everybody,

Yesterday was quite the day. I locked us out of the house and wouldn’t you know it all our neighbors came to take a look at the silly Americans.  After we called our landlord, who said, “I gave you all my copies and said sorry” and then contemplated calling a SchlĂĽsseldienz (locksmith), we were told by all our neighbors not to worry and that they would get us into our house.

After much debate and sizing up of our window, our neighbors Jacob and Hans got to work and sure enough they got the window open.  Well our street event was quite the ice breaker, because after dinner three of the older couples who live on our street invited L and I to have beers and to learn to talk more Franconian, the local German dialect. They we’re really nice.

L had recorded me after my freak out, when I realized I locked us out of the the house, but unfortunately I have to fix the video because someone held the camera wrong…heehee.

Well here’s another video.













Monday, August 23, 2010

How to 101

Hello everybody,

Thought I’d share what Jean-Luc and I are up to in the mornings and since my back is getting better, I thought I’d get back to doodling more and make those talkies people like to watch.  While the video to follow is of the utmost instructional merit, I do expect it to be taken serious and notes must be taken, that means you Dr. E.

+++ Oh yes, there is a correction for those of you taking notes, it’s espresso…not coffee.  I kept saying coffee when really what was meant to be said was, “espresso.”  That is why it looks like I’m preparing a batch for ten people. Hence, I like my espresso strong. It must be corrected.




Happy Birthday Barbs


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Boogies U-Pick

Hello everybody,

First off, a BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!! to the Noodles, it’s ahh baby #2 for them.  We hope K is doing great.

Moving on, I’m feeling better, my lower back is at about 80% better so that I’ve started to go back to my old habits and most of all less grumpy me.  As you can see, I’m hoping to return to blogging and picture taking. For a while I couldn’t sit in front of the computer for more than ten minutes, now I’m up to an hour or so…yippee.

Well since I’m starting to feel better L and I have started to go out more and this weekend we went to our local u-pick veggie and fruit farm. THE PLACE IS HUGE, I was quite surprised and impressed.  It reminded me of SauvĂ© Island, but German.  Now for some doodling, as L’s mom calls it. She asked when last we spoke, “When was I going to post my next doodle.”   Well here’s the next doodle for your noodle but not to be confused with Jack.

Below are a few pictures I took of our adventure, we hope you enjoy.

but wait…a video!


Here we have a picture of the farm as we arrived.




peek-a-boo I see an egg for you.


Yes sir…eggs so fresh they were still warm when I placed them in the carton.




These were huge greenhouse tent like structures that housed many a tomato…it was also super hot underneath these tarps.



L foraging…


Don’t forget to pick a boogie.







They even kept bees right next to the berries to pollinate them…

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This was quite an experience they grow their tomatoes like they grow their hops.


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Ummm. cabbage a germy fav.

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Here I am trying to avoid  a car accident as we were leaving.  L said she caught the fear in my eyes, but I don’t see it.


ok then, until next time.

many hugs for all,