German Thanksgiving, and the water kettle thing
November 24th, 2007

Waaaaiiit, before you hang your hopes too high, Germans don’t usually celebrate Thanksgiving. And only because we have a bunch of really good friends from overseas who introduced us to the one or other tradition, we do celebrate the occasion now and then; when our schedules permit. On the other hand, having to go to work the Friday after spoils the fun of a major holiday celebration though. Sadly, this time around everybody was stuck knee deep in work projects, so hopefully we can make up for it later this year, how about a pre-Christmas party?

So instead of luscious Thanksgiving dinner details, the only things I can share with you at this point are a few impressions of a rather normal workday – workday? If you’re ready to jump my throat, wait, YES, I do feel very lucky to call cooking and writing about it work now. And there is a question for you, too, maybe you have some advice for me.

A note...

Kicking the apartment door shut, I found a cute note from Gitti, our neighbor upstairs. All it said was “Mint!” But I know exactly what she’s talking about… ;)

...a coffee...

‘Got to start the day off properly, first things come first: coffee (or Cortado or hot chocolate or fresh carrot-orange juice) at Cafe Solo Bar, our friend Kristin’s coffee bar – door to door 67 steps. I counted.

...some soup...

Can you guess what we had for lunch? Verrry spicy…

...cookies...

These cookies, short of being just good, did not manage to spoil our day, just a minor let-down…

...a cookie monster...

…but still plenty good for our current house guest Jackson who tried his best to wheedle out one – sorry, pal!

...some gnocchi...

Dinner preparations…

...and red beets...

…were well underway…

...and a broken water kettle.

…just before our electric water kettle decided to call it quits and go belly up. Not only did it flood our kitchen workbench, it’s been known to do that for the last couple of months, but now refuses to keep its lid shut. After all, the kettle (a rather cheap Tchibo one) has lived on our kitchen window sill for more than three years now. Time to move on! I’ve checked out worthy aspirants, mostly going by customer reviews and looks, but am happy to check out your favorites, too. Any recommendations or “don’t buys”?

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