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Weber Festivities 
Jul. 2, 2012 3:25 am 
Updated: Jul. 24, 2012 11:34 pm
Thunderstorms are mumbling through my open window and I'm eating grilled zucchini on crisp-bread, emptying our tupperware of leftovers from the little grillparty we had yesterday evening. Family friends came by with their two little girls, and we were inspired by the conversations floating over from the kids' table to talk first about childhood; then about how romantic the Nymphenburger Schlosspark is in every season; about a shaded bicycle path along the river that leads to a hidden ice cream parlor with homemade waffle cones and the greatest ginger flavor; about food in general (I seized the opportunity to advertise my allrecipes internship, and will visit our guests on Thursday or Friday to stroll through their recipe shelf with them--hurray!); about the Italy-Spain game; about the upcoming storm...  

And today, my sister and I are going to pick up my nephews from their kindergarten and then heading straight to a dear friend who I have always thought of as my Tante. She said over the phone she has oodles of recipes for me to look through, many apparently illegible by now but I'm still excited to treasure hunt! Her house always glows with the smell of baked goods and she has collector's shelves with dozens of trinkets; every time we visit her, I stand looking at her walls for hours, inventing a little story for each one. On our way to her house, we usually pass fields of sunflowers. 

But before we head over, my sister and I are going for a jog! off I go..
grilled zucchini
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Greek salad
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garden salad and tzaziki
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kids' table
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my plate (the first of many)
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Jul. 2, 2012 5:00 am
Whole fields of sunflowers! I'll bet those are beautiful! Your pictures look so good you've made me hungry! Sounds like you guys had a great time.
Jul. 2, 2012 9:42 am
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About Me
Born in Princeton, NJ, and from a German family, I spent my lovely 90s childhood (Velcro sneakers and Spice Girls, how I miss you) in America, Germany, and England. And now, I'm at Connecticut College as a philosophy and French double major and psychology minor. My go-to motto is Pascal's "the heart has reasons of which Reason knows nothing" and I love Proust's beautiful description of madeleines. My dream is to gain enough culinary experience over the coming years to open up my own little pâtisserie someday.
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods! Also, on Sunday afternoons, I make myself an outrageously foamy cappuccino, and experiment with different omelette variations. My favorite dishes to cook differ from one day to the next, but I recently became a fan of semolina durum spaghetti tossed in a pan with sautéed sage and red bell-peppers, garlic, a smidgen of lemon, and various spices, and sprinkled afterwards with roasted sunflower seeds, goat cheese, chive flower petals, and salt and pepper. yummy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always makes a scrumptious bread-pudding for Christmas; my dad whips up a rice dish that's so unique the family refers to it as his "papa reis," and banana flambé each time his best friend visits us; my sister creates beautiful marzipan-covered cakes for our birthdays; my brother-in-law bakes his own baguettes every weekend and Spätzle from scratch whenever we stay with them in Munich; and I make a lox brunch every Mother's Day. A family of food enthusiasts, we also have many day-to-day culinary traditions that I love.
My cooking triumphs
I was really happy when the crèmes brûlées and Tunisian almond cigars I once brought to a party as a little snack for my friends were devoured within minutes. And last week, a three-day long process of baking a Frankfurter Kranz paid off when my little nephew, Simon, insisted on having Tante Norah Cake for a whole week.
My cooking tragedies
There are certainly dozens of kitchen tragedies to my name, but one I remember in particular is an attempted Charlotte Royale that I ruined right off the bat by leaving the batter in the oven for too long (silly silly). But this summer, same player shoots again. I'm going to stand in the kitchen rain or shine until there's a handsome Charlotte Royale dome in my midst.
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