Sun in the City

Clew photographer Anje Kirsch with a cross section of sunny life in Luxembourg City! Photos by Anje Kirsch, April 2015. ©2015 Anje Kirsch

The Orangeman & the Knights of the Giant Easter Omelette

Clew takes a tour of Europe to check out Easter traditions somewhat out of the ordinary: Around here: Luxembourg Did you get yourself a Péckvillercher yet? If not, start your collection of them on Easter Monday, from the Eemaischen market in Nospelt or in Luxembourg City. They are tiny bird-shaped clay flutes. France In Bessières in the […]

Creative & colorful kitchen

Spring is here, and we are tempted and maybe inspired by all the bright colors popping up around us. Here is a very easy way of implementing some more color in the kitchen – all natural and no chemicals used.

The Battle of Flowers

Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera, February 16th 2015. It’s time for a special spring ball in Villefranche harbour, with wooden beauties dressed in yellow, red and orange parading one after the other in front of the crowds . At the end of the parade, they cheerfully take their dresses off and throw them to the audience. The belles are […]

新 年 快 樂 Happy New Year

February 19 marks the start of the Chinese New Year. As the Chinese use the Lunar calendar for the date of their festivals,the date of the Chinese New Year changes from year to year. The date corresponds to the new moon (black moon) in either late January or early February. One in every six people […]

Trend food: Kale

Every now and then specific foods get hyped as super foods, starting a trend where you almost drown in recipes. Right now kale seems to be on everybody’s mind and I keep getting asked where and why to buy kale. So here we go.

Capturing winter

CLEW photographer Anje Kirsch captures winter – beauty, simplicity, fragility. Photos by Anje Kirsch, January 2015. © 2015 Anje Kirsch

Brrr… a blanket please!

I admit it; one of my favourite hobbies this time of year is to snuggle up in my leather chair with a great book, a cup of tea and a blanket – or two. My white wool blanket has been with me for over 20 years, now that’s what I call a great investment! Yes, I […]

Twelve grapes for New Year’s

It’s New Year’s Eve, a time for “kissing the old year out; kissing the new year in,” to quote the Bing Crosby song. The oldest holiday (it dates back to Babylonian times over 4000 years ago), New Year’s is the lone holiday that is celebrated around the world. After all, regardless of race, religion, culture, […]

Silver Cinderella

The Desperate Expat Wife isn’t superfond of Christmas markets. Simply because they can make her – well – slightly desperate. Sure, they’re cute enough – tacky cute at times but still cute – and this part of Europe wouldn’t be the same without them. Oh, and she loves the chocolate covered raspberries. Now she’s actually not particularly desperate at Christmas […]