Archives for the Month of December, 2010

Staying Warm

Only 5 more days until Christmas! Are you getting in the holiday spirit? With a Christmas market spread out all over the city, and a think blanket of snow on the ground, it’s easy to get in the holiday spirit in Hannover. We are currently entertaining my Dad and his fiancee in the Blue Cakes […]

My dozen is smaller than yours…

Look closely at the above picture- see anything *unusual* about it? Count the eggs. That’s right Ladies and Gentlemen… there are only 10 eggs in this pack. Why? I honestly have no idea why- that’s just how they are sold here in Germany. (One theory I have, and it’s only a theory, is that they […]

What’s behind door number…. ?

Advent Calendars and gifts are big in Germany. They come in all sorts of various shapes and sizes ranging from the simple paper version to elaborate banners and boxes filled with gifts for each day leading up to Christmas. I know some children in a German family I am friends with who have little red […]

Coodle my Knödel

There is an entire aisle at our supermarket dedicated to Potato products, with the majority of them being Knödel. It one of the aisle’s that we tend to walk down when we have a little extra time (the other being the baking aisle). We usually take a little time to ponder the many options set […]

Flashback Friday: Hannover Edition- Marktkirche

Marktkirche, or “Market Church” is one of the most well know sights in Hannover. This Lutheran church, build in a Gothic style, was constructed in the 14th century in order to replace St. George’s Church (which was built in the early 1100’s) which stood in the same location. The foundation of the Market Church is […]