Tag Archives: Holiday food and drink

Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

Mardi Gras King Cake

Hey, if you are reading this Mardi Gras King Cake recipe post you either yelled “I got the baby” at a king cake party or just want to bake a delicious piece of New Orleans history. Either way, remember, Laissez les bons temps rouler (Cajun French expression meaning) “Let the good times roll.” Mardi Gras […]

Mardi Gras King Cake

Mardi Gras King Cake

They yelled “Who got the baby?” and the party guest looked bewildered. He took another careful bite, slowly rolling the object with his tongue, and then slowly spit it out yelling “I got the baby, so I’m king for the day!” When I hear such stories it reminds me it’s Mardi Gras King Cake time! […]

The Streets of Strasbourg’s Christmas Market

Nothing says “Ooh” and “Aah” like the streets of Strasbourg’s Christmas Market (Marche de Nöel). They illuminations are opulent, grand, sometimes over-the-top, but no matter your taste, you’ll go gaga over the holiday light bling-bling display as you travel by foot from one part of the town to another. Strasbourg Christmas Market Decorations Strasbourg, the […]

Gluhwein Recipe (Mulled Wine with Spices)

Gluhwein (Mulled wine with ppices)

I’m sorry to report this, but for the last few years I’ve been noticing a decline in the quality of Gluhwein recipe at various Christmas markets. The taste is often weak denoting too little alcohol, overcooked making the blend of wine and spices bitter, or just plain undrinkable because many vendors use pre-packaged mixes. Yuck! […]