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Snow coats the Grund

Luxembourg Snow

This week, the skies opened up and dumped on Luxembourg! One thing that’s great about a small city is the pockets where the snow remains relatively undisturbed. It’s pretty magical to look over the valleys and see the snow.

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My introductory box


Luxembourg has many great organic food sources. One of my favorites and most convenient is the weekly home-delivery service Biobus. Biobus is a German company that operates along the same lines as an American CSA in that each week a different assortment of fresh produce is delivered. It’s an ideal way to eat seasonally and […]

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The comfortable interior

Konrad Café & Bar

Konrad’s is my favorite place to meet a friend for coffee or lunch. It’s comfortable and cozy in a mismatched-furniture kind of way, with an appealing menu featuring sandwiches, salads, soups and quiches. The menu is tight and there’s something for all dietary preferences. In addition to being delicious, the food is made on-site using […]

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Convenient waffle-on-a-stick

Winterlights 2012, Luxembourg’s Christmas Market

One of the things I like about the Christmas season over here is that it’s less about the malls and more about traditions, festivities and social gatherings. Here, gifts are exchanged, but not at the same competitive, all-out pace that pollutes the U.S. The Christmas markets are a place for neighbors to gather and share […]

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Luxembourg Rooftops

Oftentimes, I become so accustomed to walking a certain route that I forget to look up to take in the details. Today, some rooftops caught my eye during a walkabout.

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Ravioli with Ricotta, Pecorino and Parmesan


For a year, every time my husband and I walked past Luxembourg City’s two-star Michelin restaurant, Mosconi, we drooled over the menu and commented to each other, “we really need to go here!” Well, we finally did. And guess what? It was impeccable. We ordered the eight-course pasta tasting menu, which included simple, flavorful dishes […]

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Teriyaki Grilled Salmon, a Favorite of Many Diners

Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde bills itself as a vegetarian and seafood restaurant, which is sort of like saying, “we serve food.” Unless you need a big hunk of land animal flesh at every meal, you will find many appealing items on the menu. The owner traveled the world seeking culinary inspiration before opening the restaurant, which explains […]

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Blues ‘n Jazz Rallye

This Luxembourg music festival drew a big crowd, but it wasn’t so packed that it was impossible to navigate the streets. There were many European performers and, of course, quite a few American ones. A dozen stages were set up in Clausen and the Grund and there were performances in about 20 bars. We got […]

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg was founded in the early 17th century as part of the city’s Jesuit college. When the Jesuits were ordered from the area in the 18th century, the church was given to the City of Luxembourg. Notre Dame awarded cathedral status in 1870 when Pope Pius IX declared Luxembourg a self-governing diocese. […]

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Église Saint-Michel, Luxembourg

This church sits on the oldest religious site in the city, where the castle chapel of the Counts of Luxembourg was built in the 10th century. The church has gone through many incarnations; it was destroyed, rebuilt and renovated many times throughout the centuries in different styles including Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque. The current building […]

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