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Sunbeams and Snow – our first Kentucky Winter


Winter weather in Louisville can be fickle! You just never know what you might get. One day it might be up to 20C in mid December, the next day it drop to -2C and the streets will be icy and it starts to snow – you just never know! It also seams like people in Kentucky are not very equipped for winter, or maybe they just try to ignore it every year in hope it will never return! (Understandable!)  No one has winter tires, most houses are not insulated for winter and people are scared of driving in an inch of snow – let alone icy road conditions. Some days it has taken us up to over an hour to get to and from work, we have seen a lot of accidents on the road, and have scraped ice off from the INSIDE of our kitchen door. Winter in Kentucky is an adventure! But ever so beautiful! (more…)

Holiday Season: Lately

holidayseason4The first real snow in Louisville has reminded me that we are only DAYS away from Christmas and I have finally gotten into the mood! It did take me a while and I felt like I was somewhat stuck in summer for a while, but the gorgeous fall colors and the blissfulness of a fresh coat of glistening white snow finally got the best of me! It’s the season!! (more…)

Reminiscing: an ode to our first summer in Louisville


Now that the Indian Summer has left us, and we are spending our Sundays in the garden raking the fallen leaves off the grass, I have had some time to think about our first summer here in Louisville. And I must say it was a great one! As I went through my pictures, I noticed there were quite some things I did not get a chance to share with you. So as an ode to this perfect summer, I put together a short recap of our first Kentucky summer! (more…)

Sunday lovin’: perfectly easy apple butter

apple butter

After receiving a couple of requests from you guys, I have decided to share my apple butter recipe. Some of you might know that we have had apples galore and were making everything under the sun to process as many as possible. Apple juice, apple jelly, apple sauce, apple compot, and…(drum roll) apple butter!


A new season – a new beginning

fall1Fall has slowly made its way to Louisville – quite a change for us Austrians, ’cause this time of year back home, the trees are already nacked and winter is settling in. In Kentucky the leaves are only now starting to change colors and lay out a colorful carpet in our garden. It is still quite warm as well, making the days we have needed a jacket outdoor a single digit. I am very much enjoying these late indian summer days, sucking up the sun as much as I can. (more…)

Sunday confessions

Hello there everyone! I know it has been long since my last post…waaaay too long and I am sorry about that! I was very bussy and have done a lot of things and I will try to update you on everything as soon as possible. But I want to be honest with you, I have been in a bit of a rut and have been having a rough time. (more…)

Sunday lovin’: rosemary and vanilla bourbon peach jam

SONY DSCOur peaches have ripened and all of a sudden we had heaps and heaps of peaches to use. So this Sunday I though the best would be to make jam…we love peach jam in our house!

I made three kinds of jams:  an old school traditional type of jam with brown sugar, a bourbon vanilla peach jam and a rosemary spiced peach jam. They all turned out a.m.a.z.i.n.g. and I am kind of sad peach season is over because I bet we will go through the gasses I made in the blink of an eye!

I wanted to share the recepies with you! (more…)