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Acting Like a Tourist

Posted in exploration, germany, leipzig with tags , , , , , , on November 1, 2010 by Christine Sakariasen

I guess for all intents and purposes I still consider myself kind of a tourist because I don’t intend on staying here long-term. Oh well.

I visited St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) here in Leipzig. I’m not super religious but I still appreciate churches aesthetically. This one is quite gorgeous. Bach was the choirmaster there for many years and it is his final resting place. I absolutely love the stain glass windows; they are beautifully done. I highly recommend you check it out if you’re ever in Leipzig. For more information, check out this link here:

We also visited Dresden for a bit and I’m sorry we didn’t get to stay longer. I’m pretty sleepy right now and I need to work soon so I’m going to post more about that later.

auf wiedersehen
christine sakariasen


Sleepy + Bruschetta Recipe

Posted in recipe with tags , , , , , , , on October 24, 2010 by Christine Sakariasen

Very, very tired.

Decided I would post a recipe. Went to the zoo so I can knock that off my list. But I have been cooking a lot.

-3 plum tomatoes
-fresh basil
-1 loaf of whole wheat bread

1. Cut up the tomatoes. I don’t remove the skin, as I have seen other recipes call for, but I dice everything up as tiny as possible. I feel it gives more surface area for the tomatoes to absorb the taste of all the other ingredients.
2. Chopped tomatoes are placed in a bowl. I drench the tomatoes in oil and vinegar. Yes, drench! I mix in some oregano—-1-2 tablespoons, as to your liking. Place in the refrigerator to cool.
3. Preheat the oven at 400 F. Slice bread up at a 45 degree angle. I use whole wheat for a healthier option. Place bread in a single layer on a tray. Drizzle oil on the top of each piece and add a pinch of oregano.
4. After five minutes, take the bread out of the oven. Add bruschetta to bread and add a piece of fresh basil to the top of each slice. Enjoy!

❤ Christine Sakariasen