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post #1681 of 1821
BaBaBa-

Luckily Im not big on the pastries but the cheese and cake really did me in when we first moved here!!
post #1682 of 1821


What's that tasty Austrian cake called.... is it sacher torte?


I make this Austrian dish called krautfleckrn. It's basically just fried onions, cabbages and egg noodles. It's sooooo good, especially on cold winter days. I joke that I'm going to start a krautfleckern truck instead of all the chip trucks around here.

Have you seen the Lippanzaner horses in Vienna?
post #1683 of 1821
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Originally Posted by BaBaBa View Post


What's that tasty Austrian cake called.... is it sacher torte?


I make this Austrian dish called krautfleckrn. It's basically just fried onions, cabbages and egg noodles. It's sooooo good, especially on cold winter days. I joke that I'm going to start a krautfleckern truck instead of all the chip trucks around here.

Have you seen the Lippanzaner horses in Vienna?
That sounds pretty OK. Recipe? :

What are you up to this afternoon?
post #1684 of 1821
Recipe:
Krautfleckerln
(Cabbage and Noodles)

Square egg noodles, called fleckerln, an Austrian favourite, are the basis of this dish. Wide egg noodles work just as well. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, thinly slice 1 large peeled yellow onion and set aside. Thinly slice 1/2 head cored cabbage and set aside. Melt 6 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp vegetable oil together in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes. Add cabbage, season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and cook, stirring often, until cabbage begins to brown, 5-8 minutes. Cook 1/2 lb wide egg noodles in boiling water until just cooked through, 6 – 8 minutes. Drain noodles, add to skillet with cabbage and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes more. Adjust seasonings. Serves 6.

The recipe is from a Christmas in Vienna issue of Saveur magazine. Just about the only thing suitable for vegetarians at Viennese Christmas, well, other than the desserts

Despite a rocky start to the day when I got really angry with DH it was thoroughly enjoyable. Just the right mix of relaxation, housework and gardening. Almost a perfect day.

...and for supper chickpea, coconut, green onion curry with rice:

Boy, we talk about food a lot!
post #1685 of 1821
yeah the torte and strudel! those both really do it for me and lately all I want is kasespatzel (which is like an austrian version of mac and cheese).

as for vegetarians here, I find it sort of hit and miss. Often times cafes will have dishes with tofu but they mix the tofu in with meat (this is really common) and drives me nuts..

As for food, I should stop talking about it, I can't stop eating as it is
post #1686 of 1821
Yeah, I'm a real foodie and food is one of my favorite topics of conversation as well as my favorite pastime... haha . The curry sounds pretty nice! But beware... when we go off topic we might get posts deleted and "reminders" sent to us . Actually the great thing abut this thread is that nothing is really off topic, I guess!

What are your plans for today? I am going to finish up sewing a shirt for DS, after making a nice breakfast... there's the food thing again... and then I don't really know. It is too hot here to really do much. My hand mixer broke :, so no muffins for now .
post #1687 of 1821
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What are your plans for today?
Not sure, since my big contract got canceled I don't have any work for another week or so. Which is both nice (free time) but also means no income :sad

I might go to the vintage/second hand shop in town, try some new recipes (no idea what yet but I have a bunch of soaking chickpeas which need to be eaten) and wait for the rain to stop so maybe I can go out for a hike or walk later. . .
post #1688 of 1821
tofu mixed with meat?! : that's just WRONG! Are you vegetarian too? There's a lot of us here.

I don't think the mods care what we talk about. I'm sure they don't even know we exist

I'm feeling pretty lazy today but I only had a quick nap after lunch. We spend the morning looking at turtles, frogs a snake and uh.... road kill :Puke

We should go grocery shopping when DD wakes up. The 25 minute drive into town is such a bore.

ahhhhh, ithappened, you have me reminiscing about the pregnancy days
post #1689 of 1821
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I know, the trying to crawl phase is so cute. Sasha is doing push up kinda movements right now, and he's also going places, though I haven't noticed his technique exactly .

I hope you'll have lots of fun seeing your parents and that the flight with Lincoln will be fine (I'm sure it will!). How have you been feeling this week? Feel free to come on here and vent if you need to, I know I do!

Sasha is starting to move around too? How old is he? Or is Sasha a she? (I don't remember, sorry!!) I think they are around the same age, but I don't remember. Lincoln is doing push ups too - he can also play with his toys while staying on his tummy now! His sleep all last week was horrible - I was dying of fatigue cause he just did.not.sleep - but then on Saturday when I went to LLL meeting he sat up on his own (using his hands to prop himself of course) for the first time, then he started playing with his toys while laying on his belly, doing multiple rolls at once, and started really moving when he tries to crawl. No wonder his sleep was awful - he was working on doing so many things!

I've been feeling a little better this weekend. We've been visiting my in laws - which is actually really nice for the most part. I also took Lincoln on a crazy long walk today, which was really nice. I bought him some new toys too - a few teethers, some bath toys, and we had to get some stuff for the flight. I really hope the flight goes well - I can't wait to see my family!

We also celebrated fathers day yesterday since I'll be gone this weekend. We had a good day, we went to breakfast with my MIL, then I gave BF his gifts - the mug that BaBaBa showed me a few weeks ago, and a frame that says "Daddy&Me". He liked it so I was happy! I LOVE giving people presents - much more than getting presents actually, so I'm always really excited when the recipient likes them.

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Hi Everyone! Is it ok if I join in?

I know I am about 84 pages late but here I am.

I am in the no friends/lonely club. Heres my story;

I was living in the PNW of the US for about 5 years before I decided to go to grad school, I had some of the best girlfriends I have ever had there. It was really hard to leave. I moved to a big east coast city, went to grad school, made a few really good friends in the process and also met my husband. We lived in the city for a few years and then (I)/we decided it was time to leave (ok, so city life wasn't for me) and we took the plunge to move to Europe (to a city/town where my DH is origionally from).

I love it here but not being fluent in the language yet has made meeting people hard. There are some expat groups and I have met a few nice women from them, but they are so different then me, its been hard to click. We do have my husband friends but they are all childless and 30 going on 16 which gets old for me fast.

Anyhow, so I'm pregnant with our first, I have no real friends or family within a 10 hour flight of us and I'd love to know I'm not alone, which by the number of pages here, I hope I'm not
Hi and welcome!! Congrats on being pregnant!! I kinda miss it, I always loved feeling the baby moving as I was falling asleep at night. It was reassuring and miraculous feeling all at once! And then it got old once I was past my EDD, but the best thing ever is after the baby is born and you realize that the squirmy thing in your belly is actually a baby - it really didn't hit me until Lincoln was born that it would really be a baby. My memory's of his birth are so fond, I wish I could revisit his first moments again.

Where in PNW did you live? I grew up in Seattle, and I love it so much there. But right now I'm living in NYC going to law school

I hope everyone is having a really great day!! I'll try to update while I'm in Seattle, but I might not be able to. I'm SO excited that my best friend is getting married this weekend!!! I haven't seen her in over a year, so I really can't wait!!
post #1690 of 1821
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Sasha is starting to move around too? How old is he? Or is Sasha a she? (I don't remember, sorry!!) I think they are around the same age, but I don't remember. Lincoln is doing push ups too - he can also play with his toys while staying on his tummy now! His sleep all last week was horrible - I was dying of fatigue cause he just did.not.sleep - but then on Saturday when I went to LLL meeting he sat up on his own (using his hands to prop himself of course) for the first time, then he started playing with his toys while laying on his belly, doing multiple rolls at once, and started really moving when he tries to crawl. No wonder his sleep was awful - he was working on doing so many things!

I've been feeling a little better this weekend. We've been visiting my in laws - which is actually really nice for the most part. I also took Lincoln on a crazy long walk today, which was really nice. I bought him some new toys too - a few teethers, some bath toys, and we had to get some stuff for the flight. I really hope the flight goes well - I can't wait to see my family!
Yeah, Sasha (boy ) was born on December 30 - they're 11 days apart! He is already sitting up all by himself and has been for the past few weeks, and he is so mobile now. I can't believe it. My DD was so much slower with all those things. He actually ate pudding yesterday (healthy soya stuff, thank God!) because I wasn't quick enough to catch his grabby hands. He was sitting on my lap and I didn't realize he wanted the stuff THAT bad .

Have a wonderful time in Seattle!
post #1691 of 1821
And... anyone else still have baby fever?
post #1692 of 1821
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Hi and welcome!! Congrats on being pregnant!! I kinda miss it, I always loved feeling the baby moving as I was falling asleep at night.
Is it terrible to say that at this point I don't love it at all? I just feel sort of fat, awkward and none of my clothes fit me the way they should

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Where in PNW did you live? I grew up in Seattle, and I love it so much there. But right now I'm living in NYC going to law school
How funny, I lived in Portland but moved to NYC for grad school. I'm now living in Europe. I hated NYC as much as I wanted to love it, I just missed the trees and mountains too much :


I'm sort of feeling sorry for myself today. I took out all my summer clothes from last summer and they all looked funny on me. My cute favorite summer dresses I couldn't zip up over my boobs without breaking the zipper. My used-to-be-baggy shirts are tight around my waist and just look like I have a huge muffin top. It was really depressing. I don't really have any cute clothes for this in between 'is she pregnant or not?' stage and I'm shocked how its affected how I feel.
post #1693 of 1821
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How funny, I lived in Portland but moved to NYC for grad school. I'm now living in Europe. I hated NYC as much as I wanted to love it, I just missed the trees and mountains too much :


I'm sort of feeling sorry for myself today. I took out all my summer clothes from last summer and they all looked funny on me. My cute favorite summer dresses I couldn't zip up over my boobs without breaking the zipper. My used-to-be-baggy shirts are tight around my waist and just look like I have a huge muffin top. It was really depressing. I don't really have any cute clothes for this in between 'is she pregnant or not?' stage and I'm shocked how its affected how I feel.
OMG - I totally know how you feel about missing the trees and mountains!! I love going hiking and skiing, and I just feel like there isn't any of that here!

Do you have skirts for summer? How far along are you? I found out I was pregnant in late may of last year, so most of my in between pregnant clothes and regular clothes was in the fall, but a little of it fell while I was working at a summer camp in late July/early August. I LIVED in cotton stretchy skirts (they all still fit me now, and fit me before pregnancy), and ribbed tank tops, or cute shirts that are in style that everyone wears but are kinda tight on top and loose at the bottom, did that make any sense?

I know how you feel about not liking being pregnant either - I think I mostly enjoyed the third trimester (up till the last few weeks when I looked more like a whale than a human). It was weird b/c everyone told me that the second tri was the easiest, but I slept better and just generally felt better in the third tri. One thing that helped me a ton was walking every singe day for about 30 minutes - it just kept me feeling better about the whole thing.
post #1694 of 1821
no baby fever here but I do feel pregnant. I just ate 1/2 a carton of Ben & Jerry's peanut butter ice cream
post #1695 of 1821
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no baby fever here but I do feel pregnant. I just ate 1/2 a carton of Ben & Jerry's peanut butter ice cream
I LOVE Ben & Jerry's!
post #1696 of 1821
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Do you have skirts for summer?
yes! I have 3-4 right now as well as 2-3 jersey dresses which I think will work for most of the summer. I found my jeans really aren't comfy (I dont like anything touching my stomach).

I'm almost 16 weeks right now. I don't look pregnant, I just look like I need to lay off the pizza
post #1697 of 1821
phew, hello everyone, i am back now, not sure where i even was, but i was gone for a while
good to be back though!
post #1698 of 1821
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phew, hello everyone, i am back now, not sure where i even was, but i was gone for a while
good to be back though!
Hey! How are you? Have you moved into your new place OK?
post #1699 of 1821
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Hey! How are you? Have you moved into your new place OK?
yes,thank you,it was very messy for a couple of weeks, (not good for someone living in fear of cps, haha ) but now it is really lovely.
& much closer to the next shops as well,so i don't feel quite so stuck.
how have you been?
post #1700 of 1821
It's so depressing. The road crews are cutting down all the trees at the front of our property.

I guess no more trips to the laundry line in the buff. I hate progress.
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