• white asparagus

    Spargelzeit! White Asparagus & Strawberry Season in Germany

    Buying strawberries in winter? That will cause a few raised eyebrows in Germany. Why? Because seasonal eating is a way of life here. Many Germans refuse to buy strawberries in winter as they are shipped from far-away places and therefore taste quite pitiful. In fact, you can’t even get them in most grocery stores in the colder months. Germans rather wait for the sweet and juicy berries you can buy from local food stalls that pop up everywhere from May onwards. But do you know what Germans are even crazier about? Asparagus! Not the thin green one, it’s the white asparagus that Germans consider to be the royal vegetable (“königliches…

  • Places to visit in the Odenwald

    Places to visit in the Odenwald

    Ever since my husband and I celebrated our wedding day in a castle in the Odenwald, this region has become a special place for me. We currently live just on the northern edge of this forest area, so we often explore destinations nearby with our toddler. And there are so many of them! Here’s a selection of places we’ve already visited and enjoyed exploring in the Odenwald, and I hope you will, too.

  • Cambridge Punting

    Cambridge without the crowds

    We had planned to visit Cambridge at the end of April for my husband’s graduation but it has been postponed because of the Coronavirus outbreak. I am sad because I was looking forward to catching up with friends and to seeing Cambridge in full bloom. Thankfully I can show you a side of Cambridge on my blog that I have been wanting to share with you for a while. Whilst there aren’t any crowds in Cambridge right now due to the lockdown, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any in the future! I am certain that we will be able to travel and explore new places soon. In the meantime,…