The History of the Christian Ulbricht German Nutcrackers


Maybe you have a special nutcracker you pull out every Christmas and set on your mantle. Or maybe you have had a dream of making this year the year you purchase a nutcracker, something that will become a family heirloom and will mark the start of the holiday season. A Christian Ulbricht nutcracker is a mark of a Christmas steeped in tradition.  They are still hand-crafted in Germany and the factory is still family owned and operated by Gunther Ulbricht, third generation son of the Ulbricht family.

Originally, the Ulbricht family were miners, but when this traditionally prosperous industry began to dwindle, the Ulbrichts’ needed to find new ways to make a living. [Read more…]

Dal Tadka and Coconut Rice

Dal Fry is a popular Indian lentil recipe. This recipe uses Toor dal, which is also known as Arhar or Toovar dal. The dal is seasoned with variety of spices and it tastes delicious. [Read more…]

Mexican Munchies

Over the weekend we had our international series and things heated up with foods from Mexico. If you missed out, that is okay because we’ve got the recipes right here!


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Greek Goodness

This months international series took us to Greece! Lemon, olive oil, garlic and oregano filled to store with savory scents. Here is a peak at the recipes!


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International Series: Ireland

Colacannon, Irish Stew and Soda Bread

Irish Meal [Read more…]