Wednesday, September 23, 2015

summer: austria

Salzburg. Boozy cake, fresh apricot juice and castles on hills.

Gondola way, way up above St. Gilgan to hike along the mountaintop and down to the valley bottom. Stopping for cake and tea along the way. Swimming in the Wolfgang See.

Hiking in the dry heat of the Kamptal wine region. Going underground to wine cellars monks built 900 years ago. Finding warm plum cake at coffee time.

Vienna in a heatwave. Salads for lunch, with fresh Grüner Veltliner grape juice.

Vineyards in Vienna city limits. Taste-testing a Zweigelt grape.

Last day. Hiking above Vienna. Looking at the Danube River, where we swam the day before.

one year ago: mt. harris trail mix
two years ago: rocky mountain climb and green beans with garlicky tomato concassé
three years ago: beet hummus
four years ago: parsley lentil pasta
five years ago: mrs. doucet's apple chutney

Monday, September 14, 2015

summer: germany

Spotting ships on the Rhine River.

Ahr Valley vineyard trails.

Medieval town squares.

Cycling to the garden house by the lake. Swimming.

Cake and coffee late afternoon.

There's a reason why German hand creams have chamomile in them.

Hazelnuts. On road sides, in front yards, nestled up to chocolate.

Breakfast, or even dinner. Fresh buns, cheese, meat on the table in the backyard.

Cologne Cathedral with the main train station as its churchyard.
Train to Austria . . .

one year ago: summer: nova scotia
two years ago: warm salad of crispy chicken thighs
three years ago: ode to victoria and little house on the prairie
four years ago: salmon for dinner and  hop & go fetch it: germany edition
five years ago: black & blue scotch berries and a taster menu from gluten-free girl and the chef

Monday, September 7, 2015

summer: amsterdam

Painter's light.




Roomservice Café at Hotel Droog.

Husband waits while wife shops in De Negen Straatjes.

Ferry to cycle on Amsterdam Noord.


one year ago: vietnamese noodle and chicken salad and summer: prince edward island
two years ago: snack chronicles: super fudge and summer: british columbia road trip
three years ago: tarragon three-bean salad and cherry peach jam
four years ago: german groceries
five years ago: rote gruetze on ice cream, rosemary corn butter and peach crisp