Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tastiest Moments from my Europe Travels Thus Far....Part ONE

A Czech dish with gnocchi, sauerkraut, bacon and cheese.  Fluffy, yummy, comfort food.

Trdelnik from Prague.  The namesake for my blog!!

Gingerbread stars from Prague.  Tastes like Christmas.  Cinnamon-y, sweet, spiced, moist, cakey.

Donut with cream in the middle and sugar sprinkled on top from a food market in Prague.  Fluffy, light and sweet.

Krusta bakery in Prague.  LOVED this place.

Afternoon tea time with a slice of Sacher torte and homemade whipped cream.  Mmmmm.  Cannot think of a better break.

German bread (I cannot recall the name right now), which I made from scratch. I was given the recipe by a lovely German woman, a friend of a friend, whom I stayed with during Oktoberfest, 2013.  This bread is eggy, slightly sweet, lovely.

Homemade pumpkin bread with chocolate chips, during one of the cooking nights with a friend i made in my TEFL certification program (in Prague, autumn 2013).  DELICIOUS.

I actually found a decent burger place in Germany.  That used to be like trying to find a needle in a haystack, especially as an American.  Though now the burger business seems to be booming within the past couple of years here.

Bienenstich, one of my favorite German desserts.

There isnt much better than a summer picnic.  I LOVE this pumpkin seeded bread (never found anything like it in the US), with a side of cucumber and fresh cheese.  Mmmmmm.

Tried pomegranate for the first time ever over here and fell in love.  SO tasty with a side of chocolate.

Homemade raspberry cheesecake cupcakes with Oreo crust.

Pumpkin pie, made from scratch by me.  How cute is the little squirrel on it??? :-D

Pumpkin pancakes.  When one has leftover pumpkin pie batter... ;-)

My Moms Christmas cookie recipe.  She has made these every year since I was little.  I LOVE them.  So I recreated them over here.

Another homemade delectable pumpkin pie.  This one has a pistachio crust.  Super yum.

Mighty Good Pancakes.  One of my favorite recipes ever.  My Mom made these often on Saturdays when we were growing up.

Homemade sushi.  This was such fun!  And surprisingly tasty too.

Fell in love with this butter cake (pictured on the right).  MOUTHWATERING.  Sweet, buttery, with almonds on top.

This came out amazing.  Pistachio and raspberry tart, inspired by something I tasted in Paris.

Another delicious recipe.  This salmon with a sweet sesame soy brown sugar sauce.  To die for.

Homemade macaroni and cheese with my FAVORITE cheddar cheese that my Mom mailed to me over here!!! <3

Gingerbread hearts.  Super traditional German holiday sweet.

Green tea torte at Iimori in Frankfurt.  One of my favorites.

Almond paste croissant at La Maison du Pain in Frankfurt.  YUM.

More cake from Iimori...

Cakes from Cafe Crumble, another favorite of mine.

Brioche roll, possibly my favorite kind of bread, with butter and jam.

Kebab wraps, very much loved here in Frankfurt.  Really tasty.

Falafel burger at Die Kuh Die Lacht was excellent.

Brownie and tea at Sugar Mama cafe. <3

Can never get enough of Sugar Mama.

Butter cake, another German favorite of mine.

Rivoire cafe in Florence, Italy.  A tad pretentious and overpriced, but the sweets really are tasty and I LOVE the atmosphere of Piazza Signoria.

Sacher Torte from Rivoire.

Gorgonzola and pear gnocchi at Hostaria il Desco in Florence, Italy.  One of the best pasta dishes I have ever eaten.

Loving Florence.  Had I not studied abroad in July, 2008, I may never have moved to Europe years later.  That is what really lit my heart with yearning to live in Europe.

Gelato.  The BEST.

The signature pasta from 13 Gobbi in Florence.  It was INCREDIBLE.

Ravioli with pesto sauce in the Cinque Terrre, Italy.  Pesto is one of my very favorite foods.

Cinque Terre, Italy.  Paradise.
Tiramisu.  Because how could one possibly go to Italy and not have some of this stuff?

Chocolate torte at Hostaria il Desco.  I went back for a second meal.  It was that good.

And had the gorgonzola and pear gnocchi again.  I am craving it now looking at this photo.  That stuff was the bomb.

Stay tuned for Part TWO chalk full of more mouthwatering food photos, to come in 48-72 hours.

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