You know you're an Expat when...

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...you have a vanilla extract "drop" scheduled with your British friend at the Lichtenfeldgasse tram stop at promptly 13:20 Uhr.

{Justine and I have a kids Halloween party tomorrow with our English club to prepare & bake for...vanilla is a must and Austria doesn't have the stuff. We might be trying out some Martha crafts as well. Stay tuned.}


10 comments:

juliette said...

so true! love the picture - cracks me UP!!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

No Vanilla??? Seems kind of sketchy to me! What do they flavor pastries/desserts with?
We have it here in Brazil, but it is NOTHING compared to the Mexican vanilla I was accustomed to using in The States :(

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

So funny! Can't wait to see what you make!

Kimberly said...

Two things...
1. no vanilla extract here either! Just vanilla ESSENCE!
2. I am totally into Mad Men now! Watched the first season and now trying to find the 2nd. Love it!

Erin said...

lol, please tell me you both wore shady trenches and hats!

Amy said...

very nice photo!

Cathy McConn said...

did you get the pic from some Pink Panther cartoon? hilarious. will send vanilla in your next package!

amberrais said...

I feel your pain... but guess what? I just found liquid Vanilla extract at a little healthfood store near the Bermuda Triangle. I can pick some up for you, or give you directions. I've found quite a few little items there that I haven't been able to find anywhere else. What do you think about a T-Day celebration?

jja said...

Like Germany, Austria has vanilla in all kinds and forms, maybe not in every shop but dr. oetker have some for sure. Mut Germans prefer to use plain vanilla beans. Such a cute dog you have!

Anonymous said...

Just fyi you can make your own vanilla extract...buy 3 vanilla beans per liter of vodka you want to make into vanilla extract, put beans (halved) in glass bottle with vodka and store in dark place for 3 months. Ta-da! Cheap and authentic :-) You can find vanilla beans in all of the Turkish markets (usually in the case where they have the olives/feta)

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