I am soooo proud of US Mens National Soccer team and their win over Guatemala this week. The secret of their success undoubtedly was their lineup. Klinsmann finally got it right. Congrats to the goal scorers: Clint Dempsey, Geoff Cameron, Graham Zusi, and Jozy Altidore!
My trip to Nuremberg, Germany taught me that this beautiful city is internationally known for its gingerbread. In 1643, the city officially recognized the Lebkuchen-Baker profession by creating the “League of Lebkuchen-Bakers.” In 1645, the league created strict guidelines that commercial bakers had to follow in order to sell their lebkuchen. And the quality of the lebkuchen gingerbread was so high that it was even used as currency. Below is my grandmother’s recipe. Ingredients: dough: 1 egg 2/3 cup and…
What a season it has been for Leicester City F.C.! Not only have they earned the right to be in the EPL, but they are leading the scoring points for the entire league. Who doesn’t have a special place in their heart for the underdog?! Keep doing what you are doing, Leicester–we celebrate your talent, your courage and your skill!!!
Once again Barcelona has reigned over their major adversary Real Madrid. The final score of 4-0 points to the fact that the Madrid defense needs needs to go back to the drawing board and Coach Rafael Benitez needs to help them do exactly that. Sad to see Messi play so few minutes, but injuries are injuries in this game. Gratefully his team still won!
When one discusses German cuisine, brandy usually does not enter into the conversation. Beer and wine—absolutely. But brandy? Yet for over one hundred years Germany has produced one of the best brandies on the planet—Mariacron. One usually drinks it as an after dinner liqueur, or with certain fruits and cheeses as an aperitif. I think I prefer it just about any time!
Ingredients for Four Dozen Meat: 1 (6-8#) pork roast …
Every once in a while in the game of soccer a player succeeds in completing one of the most difficult of all technical feats—the bicycle kick. This last weekend was no exception. Even though Manchester United ultimately won the game 3-1, the thrill of the entire game came when Liverpool player Christian Benteke performed one of the best bicycle kicks I have ever witnessed. This odd balletic movement never ceases to quicken my heart and cause me to cheer as…
I can hardly wait, except the first game out here on the west coast begins at 5 am. I just filled out my fantasy team, so I am officially ready!! (Of course, John Terry is on my team <3!!) As most of you know Chelsea is my team, even though I chose more players from Man City than Chelsea for my Fantasy Team. It’s all just for fun, and I LOVE SOCCER!!!
I am so proud of the women of the US National Soccer Team. After beating Japan 5-2 they have become world champions once again. This win is made sweet by reclaiming what was lost 16 years ago and by Abby Wambach enjoying the elusive taste of victory! USA! USA!! USA!!!
New York F.C. soon to have Andrea Pirlo added to their roster.