Foodie Adventures

The Day I Became American

My husband likes to tell me that I've always been American since, technically, I do come from a North American country. But today, I officially became an American from the United States. At 7:30 this morning, Jeff and I drove to the Frontier Culture Museum, in Staunton, to partake in the official naturalization ceremony. I… Continue reading The Day I Became American


Meat Grinding Goodness

As I walked into The Fresh Market, I went directly to the meat section. I was on a mission. A mission to grind beef. As I asked the nice man for the best choice of beef, he told me to try rump roast for a leaner meat. As he pointed out that the already-ground rump… Continue reading Meat Grinding Goodness


The Au Pair Reunion: A German-American Dinner

In July of 2006, I left my parents' cozy home, where I spent the first 20 years of my life, to become an Au Pair in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was a scary but mostly exciting adventure. I had to start living my life in English, live with a host family, and make new friends. The… Continue reading The Au Pair Reunion: A German-American Dinner