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Spring awakening


It is finally officially spring and we even went through our last (fingers crossed) freeze! If all goes well, I will be able to plant my veggie-garden this Easter Sunday! Getting excited!


Mike has managed to repair the lawn-mower and our chickens are enjoying their free range of garden. They were however pretty angry with me when I didn’t notice it had started to rain and they were huddled together in the poring rain – bad chicken momma!


Kentucky Springs are gorgeous! And the abundance of flowering trees this time of year is lovely! Our peach trees, apple trees and Easter bushes are in full bloom and ringing in Easter in the most amazing spring colors!










Aren’t you happy it’s Friday?!Happy Good-Friday everyone!

Enjoy your Easter weekend loved-ones,  and don’t forget…Life is a journey!








Holiday Season: Lately

holidayseason4The first real snow in Louisville has reminded me that we are only DAYS away from Christmas and I have finally gotten into the mood! It did take me a while and I felt like I was somewhat stuck in summer for a while, but the gorgeous fall colors and the blissfulness of a fresh coat of glistening white snow finally got the best of me! It’s the season!! (more…)

Sunday lovin’: perfectly easy apple butter

apple butter

After receiving a couple of requests from you guys, I have decided to share my apple butter recipe. Some of you might know that we have had apples galore and were making everything under the sun to process as many as possible. Apple juice, apple jelly, apple sauce, apple compot, and…(drum roll) apple butter!


A new season – a new beginning

fall1Fall has slowly made its way to Louisville – quite a change for us Austrians, ’cause this time of year back home, the trees are already nacked and winter is settling in. In Kentucky the leaves are only now starting to change colors and lay out a colorful carpet in our garden. It is still quite warm as well, making the days we have needed a jacket outdoor a single digit. I am very much enjoying these late indian summer days, sucking up the sun as much as I can. (more…)

Easter Sunday lovin’ – easy pancake recipe

SONY DSCSunday is my favorite day of the week! Not only because I get to sleep in until I can’t sleep no more – but also because it is the day of the week my husband and I take time to prepare a brunch-like breakfast!

I love the slow-pace, musik filled rooms and cozy stay-at-home moments we cherish so much on sundays.

What do you like to do most on a sunday morning? My favorite is making american style pancakes. Yes even for Easter!

I thought I’d share my favorite pancake recipe for normal and chocolate-chip-buckwheat pancakes.Spring pancakes


– 1/2 to 3/4 cups of milk (about 120ml)
– 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (about 25 ml)
– 1 egg
– 1 cup of white flour (140g)    or
– 1/2 cup of buckwheat (70g) and 1/2 cup of white flour (70g)
– 2 teaspoons of baking powder (10g)
– 2 tablespoons of sugar (30g)
– 1/2 teaspoon of salt (2pinches)

How to:

– Beat the milk, oil and egg lightly in a mixing bowl.DSC02257
– Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt separately
– then add the mixture bit by bit to the liquids by stirring just enough to dampen the flour. Do not over mix!
– If wanted, add some chocolate chips to the batter.

Pre-heat a pan and add half butter half vegetable oil to bake the pancakes. Make sure the pan is hot before pouring in the batter. I like to check by sprinkling some drops of water on the pan. If they crackle it’s hot enough!

Bake light brown on both sides, whithout turning them more than once.

Serve with a piece of butter and maple sirup!

Enjoy your Easter Sunday lazy ones – have a happy one and don’t forget: life is a journey!