Czech Christmas Bread (Vánočka)

Many countries have their own version of a traditional Christmas cake or bread. Germany has Stollen, Italy has panettone, England/New Zealand/Australia has a dried fruit Christmas cake, and the Czech Republic? They have vánočka. What is Vánočka? Vánočka (vah-NAWTCH-kah) is a sweet, braided bread eaten at Christmas time (vanoce) in Czech Republic and Slovakia andRead more

Brno Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Whether it’s sipping mulled wine to keep the body and soul warm, strolling past the stalls to find trinkets, or being among merry shoppers and passerby’s, Christmas markets are one of my favourite things about a winter Christmas in Europe. The Christmas markets that Kevin and I have visited around Europe have all had similarRead more

Food Foraging and Rose Hip Tea

  I have fond memories foraging through the paddocks of our family farm with my grandad looking for mushrooms. I never really knew a good mushroom from a bad one, but I treasured the time with my grandad nevertheless. When Kevin and I moved to Brno, we moved right in the middle of Houbaření (the mushroomRead more