Archive for September, 2006

Sachertorte

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

September 22, 2006 In Europe it is important to appreciate history and Sachertorte is a VERY important part of Austrian history. According to Wikipedia, Sachertorte is a chocolate cake, invented by Franz Sacher in 1832 for Klemens Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties.The cake consists […]

Austrian Breakfast

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

I love eating breakfast in Austria! Grainy breads, cheeses, cured meats, tomatoes, avocados, and for dessert a slice of bread topped with nutella. Breakfast is leisurely and spans over at least an hour…I don’t know if this is normal or if it just occurs when visiting great friends, but I enjoy it either way!

Partridgeberries?

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

When visiting Trinity in August, we were too early for partridgeberries, but luckily they’re in season in Austria in September! Jim and I were wandering through the market in Vienna yesterday and saw berries that looked like partridgeberries, of course we had to buy some and not only do they look like partridgeberries, but […]

And who said hockey was Canada’s game?

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

September 22, 2006 I invite all of the hockey fans in Canada to come to Vienna for a hockey game to learn what makes a true fan and a great game. The Austrians are crazy when it comes to their hockey! Last night we decided to take in a game and based on the […]