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About martinamr

  • Birthday 06/22/1970

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  • Location Darmstadt
  • Nationality American / German
  • Hometown Frankfurt
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth 1970
  1. Chocolate pudding recipe

    I think the general consensus is:   Find a different recipe for chocolate pudding :-)
  2. Chocolate pudding recipe

    One liter of milk should make enough pudding for 5-6 people imho.   Germans don‘t really use „cups“ as a unit of measure.   Maybe look at other pudding recipes to get a feel for the sugar amount.   Or just try this recipe as it is and consider it an experiment :-)    
  3. Chocolate pudding recipe

    I‘ve been debating in my mind whether it‘s 50-50 based on weight or on volume.   Probably weight because that‘s how Germans measure dry ingredients.   1 tablespoon sugar doesn‘t sound anywhere near enough; then again I have a sweet tooth ;-)   This might be the chocolate mousse recipe referred to above:
  4. Chocolate pudding recipe

    What @katheliz said; the author makes a mix of 50% cocoa and 50% cornstarch   Then, to make pudding with 1 liter of milk she uses 100 grams of her mix, a tablespoon of sugar and an egg yolk
  5. Delivery in times of COVID

    It was just a suggestion :-)   Of course you‘re free to look for other delivery services which might be more expensive ;-)
  6. Delivery in times of COVID

    I‘ve found offering €10-20 Trinkgeld greatly improves their willingness to carry things to their final destination within the house/apartment.
  7. Coal barbeque on the balcony

    Be careful - I‘m sure the regulations vary by Bundesland or by the city/Landkreis you live in.   We called both the Bürgerbüro and the Revierförster last year in attempt to get a Holzsammelschein and were told that here (Hessen, Landkreis Darmstadt-Dieburg) it is no longer possible to get one.   I‘d be very careful gathering any more than a small amount that you can conceal in your backpack 😎   The Baumarkts sell kindling; of course they‘re closed right now.
  8. Is it the death certificate (Sterbeurkunde) or the Erbschein (certificate of inheritance?) that you are trying to obtain?
  9. Donating new/old clothes

    Fairkauf in Mannheim has donation boxes outside that you can put your clothes in
  10. Grocery refund rules in German Supermarkets

    Somewhere near the „best by“ date it should say at what temperature you need to store the milk:   (see photo = 8° Celcius or colder)
  11. There are tasty ice creams in Germany :-)   Maybe try different brands to find a strawberry flavor that you like ;-)
  12. Recently moved to Germany - any advice?

    I‘ll admit it‘s not a standard situation, but I feel I am „truly bilingual“.   I grew up in Germany, attended DoDDS schools, my dad was American, mom German, at home I spoke English with dad and Deutsch mit Mutti, have now lived and worked in both Germany and the US.   I read, write, and converse in both languages.   The downside?   How to answer the question: „so where are you from?“ And never quite feeling at home in either place.   (Dual citizenship now btw; just American as a kid.)
  13. From a practical viewpoint:   A few weeks ago I had a customer who had sent paperwork to the Arbeitsamt via Einschreiben. The "Übergabe" kind.  It had arrived at the destination and was signed for, but her case worker hadn't received the contents of the letter (yet?).   So you have legal proof that you sent something, and that something was received, but bottom line it doesn't help get your case solved.   Back to the original question: for a few years I worked as a receptionist for a German company.  That included receiving, opening, and distributing mail.  Often people sent things per Einschreiben; I took note of this, but wasn't offended, and more often that not the final recipient had no idea as I disposed of the envelope before passing the mail on.   Other people wrote "per Einschreiben" above the address inside of the letter on the actual document but sent it as a regular letter.   So the person ultimately receiving it probably thought it had been an Einschreiben, but it wasn't.   And an interesting anecdote: a few of those Einschreibens were with a Rückschein, but the mailman forgot/didn't notice and handed over the entire envelope including the Rückschein and left.   So those senders never ever received the Rückschein.... but of course they had proof it was delivered as I had signed for it.   So if it's just to satisfy your personal curiosity of "have they received my letter?" I stand by my advice to consider using "Prio", which of course has no legal standing. But it gives you... peace of mind :-)
  14. Of course.   That‘s why I wrote „for peace of mind“, with Prio you know it‘s been delivered.   If your Einschreiben gets lost €20/25 won‘t recover the documents either in most cases.   But actually my point was that an Einschreiben isn‘t „tracked and scanned during the journey“, only at the start and end of it.   (I see now that the quoted text isn‘t shown in my earlier post.)
  15. Actually the Einschreiben is only tracked at the beginning (when you bring it to the post office) and end (delivery day) of its journey.   In between it‘s treated like all other letters.   If you want full tracking then „Express“ is the way to go.   And if you only want peace of mind then the „Prio“ option for €1 more than regular postage is also available.   No insurance if it‘s lost, but you can see when it was delivered.