Diplomacy starts with a smile.

Thanks for checking out Nerd’s Eye View! Want to know more about me? Go here. This morning, I am off to the dentist. I hate going to the dentist, even when my teeth are totally fine – which they are. I’m seeing the dentist here because I don’t have any US dental insurance right now. …
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The Baker’s Apprentice

My reputation as a cook, which I’ve done nothing to export beyond the US borders, ensured that I was recruited as the baker’s assistant long before I arrived here for the winter. This is why I spent the better part of the day dusted with flour while baking Scheehaubenkeks and Linzer Augen in Josefa’s kitchen. …
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Goulash and Cookies

Yesterday, we had goulash for lunch. Goulash at my mother-in-law’s is potatoes and sausage smothered in a creamy tomato sauce. We had it with fresh rolls – you use the bread to soak up the sauce that’s left on your plate. Because of my vegetarian tendencies, you think I’d pass entirely, or at least migrate …
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