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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lincoln Square















 Very dog friendly, I like that.













This is where I would love to live, right off the square.



The minute you step into Lincoln Square, is like being back home in Germany. Nostalgia takes over. We visitited the famous Merz Apotheke, the Chicago Brauhaus, and Gene's Sausage Shop & Delicatessen with its roof top wine and beer garden. To me it felt like strolling in my home town, couldn't get enough of it. Have to go back there, soon.
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Listened to the german band at the Brauhaus play some bavarian music for me, while enjoying a big Brezn and a Weizn. Strolled into the Merz Apotheke with its wonderful aromas and couldn't get enough of all the goodies at the Delicatessen.
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We had a wonderful afternoon. The square even has a fountain at its center, where something seems to be going on every weekend. Have to go back there, so much more to see. Want to visit the book store and second hand shops, just ran out of time.
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Sadly enough, most Germans moved out of the area, to the suburbs, but the flair still remains.
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Hope you enjoy the pics.
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Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

And the winner is...




The winner of the cookbook give-away is Ansku from Finland.
Congratulations!!!
Anna, please leave me a message with your address on Facebook, so I can get the parcel mailed to you.
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We had a great day in Chicago on Saturday. We went to "German Town" and I did not want to leave. Lots of pics in my next posting.
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We are having a heat wave. The humidity is close to 100%. I am not complaining, because I don't like winter.
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Hope you are having a great start of the week.
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See you soon!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Summer Give-Away








As a thank you to all my wonderful blogger friends, I am having my first give-away. It is a fantastic summer cookbook, making light meals out of noodles, hot or cold dishes, meat or vegetarian.
The book uses imperial, metric, and US cup measurements.

The lucky winner will also receive a wooden Paula Deen spoon, to stir the pasta and a Food Network corkscrew for that special bottle of wine to go with the meal.

All you have to do is leave me a comment.

The winner will be drawn next Sunday, July 17th.

Good luck!!!

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Going to Chicago for the day next Saturday.

Have a good week!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Colors of Summer












This summer I don't have so many annuals. I used to be very busy dead-heading for quite some time every day, besides the watering. So now I have more greens and perennials. Used to have lots of reds also, but have more whites, yellows, and blues this season.
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I hope you enjoy the pics.
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Wishing you all a beautiful week!
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P.S...I am getting ready for a give-away, just check my next posting.
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