Merry Christmas!

On this oh-so-special day, I want to wish everyone (to those celebrating) a Merry Christmas! For some it may not be as spectacular anymore as we remember it back from our childhoods. Honestly, I feel its changed much in the last couple of years. This year I am in Malta, visiting my family. Although I love visiting them, and I enjoy the sun and rather warm temperatures during the day - it's far from feeling Christmas-y. ...

Baking Season

"In der Weihnachtsbäckerei, gibt es manche Leckerei, ..." does anyone know this German Christmas song? I was in Germany, Ingolstadt (near Munich), this past weekend to see most of the family. My uncle turned 50 last week so everyone came together and we had some wonderful times there. My grandma listened to this German song in the car when they drove down from the north of the country to meet us. She had it stuck ...

Gluten & Lactose free ‘Zimtsterne’

It's so late - and I only finished baking! I made two different cookie types, one of which are called 'Zimtsterne' in German. They are not only amazingly tasty (if I may say so), but also gluten and lactose free - which is one of the things I need to make sure since a couple of months. I always thought there are so many things I cannot eat anymore - that I won't be able ...