About Laurel

Laurel Decher in foreground with colorful houses of Vernazza, Italy and blue Riviera behind
Laurel Decher © Jan Decher, 2018, Vernazza, Italy.

Laurel Decher lives in the outskirts of a mid-sized city in Germany, between a medieval chapel on St. James’ Way and a boundary marker tree complete with scary face. It’s a little surprising, since she expected to live in Vermont for the rest of her life. You just never know when adventure will call.

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Boundary marker tree with close up of carved face from the middle ages, Germany.
Would you cut down a tree that was looking at you?

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7 thoughts on “About Laurel”

  1. Hi Laurel,
    I enjoyed meeting you at Dan’s workshop. I like the look of your blog a lot. (And I’m from CT/upstate NY way back when; nice to meet another New Englander here in Deutschland!)

      1. There you go: First, cut the kale into slices of 1cm, add some salt, let it rest for 20 minutes, then rinse it, put it in a pan with some sunflower oil and brutzel it slowly until it’s golden and done. In the meantime, cook some Tagliatelle – al dente of course – and misch them in a bowl, with lots of black pepper. In Austria, it is also known as Krautfleckerln. Have a nice day!

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