Monday, December 18, 2006

Links, posts, archives

1. References to third party websites. Written out. Is this really needed? There must be a way to protect significant copyright interests in the internet setting, other than making it risky to include direct links to third-party sites. Risky it appears to be, however, see - as an example only - and its copyright and linking on the internet discussions.

Smart people needed. Please help us get out of the horse and buggy access lane on the internet. Why not make it automatic for each site holder to decide upon uploading whether or not to allow immediate links? Everybody is blocked from seeing everybody else unless the site has clicked on the ok. Or, allow the free linking, but surcharge any copy materials such as disks (not a new idea, believe it was from 2002 somewhere?) - compensating copyrighted people when their material is accessed and from the fund? Is that so difficult when we land people on the moon?

Then what happens if a holder changes mind? I don't know. That is why we need smart people.

2. Posts. These are shown in the chronological trip order, not the order of posting. From arrival generally, to departure. So do read the archives. Those posts are not necessarily the older ones. They may complete the trip.
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Friday, October 06, 2006

Luxembourg Black Pudding - and other 4-star cuisine - Michelin

Some people want to know what they are eating. Here is a fine site for Luxembourg cooking. We found delicious Black Pudding, a specialized sausage that gets its name from a particular ingredient, which is why it is also called Blood Pudding. It is a practical use for that ingredient, also found in other countries, especially the British Isles, and Germany. Look under the meat dishes here, just scroll down at Tiny country, big taste.

For a fast look at how to make Black Pudding, in case the topic is new, following here is an ingredient list. These are similar to the ingredients in hot dogs, both are sausages, but the texture and combinations are different. Black pudding is crumbly often. Chewy. Hot dogs look like pureed ingredients were used, and far too pink for cooked meat, so coloring is there. A far-too-chipper account is at Sounds like we should eat them every day. Is this sponsored by a hot-dog promotion council? This next site at least notes that recipes for hot dogs usually don't include the preservatives, coloring and sodium nitrate in store-bought dogs. See And how do the chemicals interact - well, you know.

In the United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Ireland), they use oatmeal in the Black Pudding, among other inside things. Check the list

For Luxembourg, they use bread. You can make "treipen" this way. There is an accent over the first "e" - looks like an accent grave (accent grave slants forward, to the grave; accent aigu points back to you, I recall from early French classes):

Assemble: pork head, lungs, kidney and tongue; cabbages, onions, dry bread, salt, pepper, herbs a bone grinder, pig's blood, casings (natural). For all the instructions, go to Then do a cookbook for us all on worldwide sausages.

Luxembourg eating out. Twelve Michelin stars for nine restaurants, says this site:

We eat humbly abroad, maybe one or two real tablecloth places per trip, and they have always been memorable. We dress up (put on the other pair of trousers) and hob-nob. Hobnobbing is a kind of "chumminess" with "hob and nob" appearing about 1763, says this Bartleby site, a dictionary: How I wish I could do a direct link for that to you. Fun is lost when time gaps intervene.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Itinerary After The Fact

This side-junket to Luxembourg was part of our overall two-week Netherlands-Belgium-Luxembourg trip. We entered Luxembourg from the Bastogne area, Belgium, and immediately followed castles and General Patton: Esch-Sur-Sure, Ettelbruck, Diekirch, Larochette, and Luxembourg City. Then back to Belgium, and Waterloo. See Belgium Road Ways; and The Netherlands Road Ways.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Luxembourg City - an ancient fortress cliff

Luxembourg City, Walls

Do not miss Luxembourg if you are in the Ardennes, or at Bastogne, Belgium, for Battle of the Bulge matters related to WWI and WWII. It is close.

You need not do more than an overnight, if you are pressed for time and get an early start for the first day. Pay some tribute to General Patton, buried here at Hamm Military Cemetery outside Luxembourg City. See See castles, then spend an overnight in Luxembourg City at least.

In Luxembourg City, there are the city walls with the old town inside.

More blogs about Luxembourg Road Ways.