Alex Roque

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Wandering Wednesday – German Eats!

Man, I love food, and I really love food in Germany. Every time I go it’s so hard because I tend to ignore my gluten and dairy allergies. There are some great brands out there for GF and DF diets, though I still tend to fall to my desires because ITS SO GOOD.

So because I’m missing German food, I thought I would share some pictures of my favorite eats from my last trip. I’m sorry if I make you as hungry as I am.

GERMAN VACATION

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1. Bratapfel: an amazing treat of a baked apple that varies in ingredients, but generally has nuts, marzipan, cinnamon, and we had vanilla sauce.
2. Quarkkaulchen: A mash of potatoes, cheese, eggs, flour, and sugar – these are so greasy and sweet and filling and awesome, but I could only have a few bites.
3. Doner: There are so many versions of doner, and this is still my favorite. I will get sick to eat this bread, because it’s so good. Something about the bread and the sauce and the meat, so good.
4 & 5. Goose, rotkraut, and klosse: Traditional German holiday dish. I ate this so many times over the course of 2 weeks and I wasn’t sick of it at all. The klosse are just mashed up potato dumplings but soooo good with gravy. So good I had to show a picture twice. Deal with it.
5. Currywurst: Another serious addiction of mine. It’s hard to find Berlin style currywurst that matches out here in socal.
6. KINDER EGGS: Kinder chocolate is heavenly. The eggs are actually illegal to bring to the states, so sorry for this picture.
7. Kartoffel puffers: I had these for the first time this trip. They are potato pancakes, with sugar and apple sauce. So simple but so yummy. Also pictured is more currywurst. XD

So there you go! If anyone knows where I can find this stuff in southern California, let me know. ;)


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Wandering Wednesday – Wernigerode Village

No matter how many times I visit small towns or villages in Europe, I’m still always intrigued when I wander the streets and see the old buildings. It’s just not something we see here in California [or much of the States, to be honest], and so while it might not seem so exciting to some, to me each town is always exciting.

Wernigerode is that kind of town. It feels like a bit of a time warp. A lot of my time was spent when it was dark, or in the pouring rain, so I don’t have as many pictures as I would like, but since it was Christmas time the few pictures I got felt extra special. To be honest, I thought I had more pictures, but maybe I was too busy just staring at everything? And running from rain and wind. Either one of those is totally possible.

Happy Wednesday! \o\

The city square where the christmas market is

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Wandering Wednesday – Wernigerode Castle

Growing up in America, I’ve watched movies featuring castles and always was in awe of the idea – this castle on the top of a hill, the village below it, the royalty being able to watch the goings on from their window. It seemed like such a faraway experience.

While in Germany, I got to go to a castle like this, and it blew me away a little, even though it was just a simple castle in a small town. We visited Wernigorode Castle, and though it has been renovated several times in the course of it’s life since the 12th century, it is still stunning and I would be lying if I pretended that I didn’t spend a few moments staring out every window I could, looking over the town of Wernigerode below.

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I hope everyone is getting back into the groove of things in this new year! I am trying but failing a little. Hopefully I can pick things up soon. ;)


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Wandering Wednesday – Back From Germany

Hello hello!

Over the holiday break, I spent about 2.5 weeks in Germany with family. As always, it was cold, but full of amazing good food and touring different cities.

I look forward to sharing pictures from these adventures! This time around I got to visit two older cities in the Harz region, and even got to visit a castle that actually sits on top of a hill overlooking a village. For an American, that’s a pretty big deal. ;)

For now, here are two pics taken on a walk after a fresh bout of snow. I hope everyone had a safe and awesome holiday, and if it’s still cold where you are, stay warm! I will happily run around in my flop flops once more. 280

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