Happy Thanksgiving, all the way from Deutschland!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadians living in Canada, Germany and all over the world! Today, I’m grateful for all the things He has given me – my loving family, supportive friends and my new home and adventure for the next little while. Today marks my ninth week in Nuremberg and I’m really loving it. Living and being a part of this old and small city for a longer time now has made me appreciate its beauty even more.

My friends and I actually had an early Thanksgiving dinner this past Wednesday. Since it was a bank holiday in Germany (National Reunification Day), it was a perfect day to cook, eat and be merry. Luckily, my flatmate agreed to hosting a Canadian Thanksgiving potluck dinner at our flat (yay!). Here are some pictures from that lovely sunny day.

Chicken time!

Tomas carving the chicken for us

Ruby’s Mushroom and Nut Wellington. So good!!

Lovely friends

Sarah serving us her pumpkin soup

More friends!

Our Thanksgiving Feast! Carbs overload

Chocolate and almond cake for dessert. YUM!

Once again, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Give your family and friends a big hug.

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Pork and red wine stew – a perfect Sunday night meal

Here I am, sitting at our kitchen table, writing this post as I wait for the stew that I’m cooking to finish. I’m making a pork and red wine stew for Siofra (my flatmate) and I and I hope it would taste yummy and we will not get drunk from it 😛

Pork and red wine stew

Siofra made potato wedges (spuds) too.

Potato wedges/spuds!

An hour later and a 20-minute Skype chat with my sister, our Sunday dinner looks yum yum and ready to be eaten.

Sunday night meal – pork and red wine stew with potato wedges

Siofra enjoying her meal!

I do find cooking oddly therapeutic especially after a long day at work. It’s nice to come home and spend an hour or two just cooking and eating my homemade meal. Hence why I decided to have a new goal during my time here in Nuremberg: to be comfortable with my cooking and be able to openly share it with other people. Siofra lent me her Jamie Oliver cookbook and I’m on a mission to be a better cook and baker by six months time.

My cooking guide for the next 6 months

Here comes Debbie, an aspiring chef! My dad will be happy to hear about this.

P.S. I’m tackling on an Indian curry dish this week. Let’s see how it goes! Tschüs 🙂