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In My Kitchen – August 2016

The In My Kitchen series is on summer hiatus while our host Maureen recovers from surgery.  I thought it would be nice to go ahead and post anyway, especially since I have some loot from our trip to Europe.

I’ve lived in both Austria and Germany several times over the years so I already knew the food and culture very well.  In my mind I had ideas of what I wanted to buy to bring home as well as things I wanted to eat while there.  Needless to say I didn’t get to it all, especially with our crazy schedule.

I did get the tea spoons and cake forks though.  I have a couple sets of silver spoons and forks I’ve gotten at flea markets in Paris and London over the years.  This time I wanted something more every day and these ones from WMF are perfect.  The boys are awaiting their first proper afternoon tea (though we’ve used the spoons for ice cream several times and forks for cake after dinner)!

WMF spoons and forks

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First Family Trip to Europe

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If you’ve noticed I haven’t posted lately it’s for good reason, I’ve been in survival mode. We had a 12 day trip to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  Yes, we’ve been home for two weeks now but the time since we arrived home has been consumed with the end of swim season and running the concession stand for City Meet.  That and of course surviving the boys.  Ever since we returned home they are at each other all the time.  Maybe it’s getting over the jet lag, or maybe it’s just because summer break is too long.

In a perfect world I planned to have several posts ready for  while I was gone, but planning this trip took it out of me.  So here you are getting a summary of our trip.  Just picture the Dalrymple boys eating their way across German speaking Europe.  They LOVED it!!

Like I said before, the planning was crazy. We were going to Germany for Jens’ wedding.  He lived with my family for a few months the same year I went to Germany for a year of high school.  We’ve been in touch and visited over the years. A bonus is that we would see my parents on part of the trip, the boys were excited to share their European adventures with Oma and Opa.

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