Bavaria Haus

Since Oktoberfest is coming up, and we don’t eat any of those famous German Würste, I’d like to pay tribute to my husband’s Bavarian heritage by saluting the great beers & of course the music 🙂

I may be petite girl, but my appetite for good flavor is huge 🙂 and the same applies to the drinks I drink. After marrying into a German family, my taste for beers has opened up even more. I am not the kind of girl who drinks those silly light or “lite” beers for fewer calories, not because I don’t need to worry about it, but because it almost never tastes half as good as regular beer.

We’ll be celebrating with over 70 microbrews on tap, many of them local, right here in Seattle at the Fremont Oktoberfest, which starts tomorrow. So check it out Seattle!

brothers in crime finally!

We recently took a family trip to a cute Bavarian village in the Cascade Mountains called Leavenworth. We not only enjoyed great food and sights and sounds, but some amazing German beers! While we listened to some live Polka in the Biergarten at King Ludwig’s, I decided to try the relatively lighter stuff, German style. I asked for King Ludwig’s own lighter Bier when I found out they brew it themselves, and boy I was shocked. King Ludwig’s Light was crisp, refreshing, and slightly sweet; it was light, but it tasted like beer! It was so good that even my Hefe-Weißbier naturtrüb drinking husband approved of it. The only other lighter beers I’ve really loved are Hoegaarden or a spicy Belgian.

honey crisp apples

Oh! I started my celebrations bit early with these Cinnamon Apfel Streusel muffins!

Cinnamon Apfel Streusel muffins