Five Reasons to Swap Your Window Seat for the Aisle

I asked for an aisle seat, yet here I am staring out the window on my Delta Flight. Thank goodness I brought “the kit,” a small oriental bag from China Town in Los Angeles. Stuffed inside lies an eye mask, one set of earplugs, and headphones. I guess after 40+ flights in your life you would be in favor of actually being comfortable during your entire mile high journey. As a tall person I offer my five reasons as to why swapping that window seat of yours for the aisle is a good idea. And as far as that scene … Continue reading Five Reasons to Swap Your Window Seat for the Aisle

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Le’ncredible Egg

Originally posted on Barefoot Blog: A simple & mindful life:
“I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work. Let God worry about your modesty, I want to see your enthusiasm” -Robert Farrer Capon American Indians say a gigantic golden egg beheld the Great Spirit, whom exploded out of its shell and created the world. Ancient Egyptians believed that eggs came from the god Ptah, who created them from the sun and the moon. Early Phoenicians thought that an egg split open to form the heavens and the earth. Flagstaffians could say that our eggs at the… Continue reading Le’ncredible Egg

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Erfurt, Germany

During these past 10 months of living it up in Erfurt I’ve compiled a list of my favorite places to get some gluten free goods: Café Wildfang Café Wildfang. Eichenstraße 7. 99084 Erfurt Tel: 0361.55 37 05 91 Hours: Mon-Fri open s at 9am,  Sat-Sun opens at 10am http://cafe-wildfang.de/   Awesome location right downtown, this cafe has gluten free goodies like cupcakes, tea cookies, and my favorite-chocolate walnut brownies covered in a chocolate ganache for sale daily!    Lebens Laden My favorite place to shop! It smells comfortingly like hippy when you walk in as you pick up a wicker … Continue reading Erfurt, Germany

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Konditorei (Pastry) Internship at Cafe Lobenstein and finding gluten free Stollen! – Erfurt, Germany

For next 9 months I live in Erfurt, Germany. Such a beautiful city where I have started my Konditorei (pastry) internship at Cafe Lobenstein which is not gluten free, but on the plus side uses organic flour. In Germany you specialize in either pastries/sweets/cake decorating ect which is called Konditorei or bread baking/Bäckerei. The system here is that you work as an intern for a few weeks then go to a vocational school (Berufschule) for a week; mine is for you guessed it, Baking and Pastry, then you rinse, rebake, and errr repeat. This is done over a period of … Continue reading Konditorei (Pastry) Internship at Cafe Lobenstein and finding gluten free Stollen! – Erfurt, Germany

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Radolfzell, Germany: “Ich lerne Deutsch!”

Wilkommen to Southern Germany! Thanks to an amazing fellowship I won with Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals 2011/2012  I get to spend the next 2 months of intensive language lessons lounging by the sand, followed by a semester of school then a 5 month long internship. I now live in Radolfzell am Bodensee It’s a charming little town close to the border of Switzerland. On a clear day after swimming in the Bodensee and eating some cheese and sausage with spicy mustard, I can see the sun setting on the alps. So dreamy. Class at my Language School, the Carl Duisberg … Continue reading Radolfzell, Germany: “Ich lerne Deutsch!”

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