EWHL WK 2: 6 Points and Our First Setback

2022-2023 Games 3 and 4 – EV Bolzano Eagles vs Aisulu Almaty; Game 5 – vs Salzburg Eagles (Approximately 5 min. read). The Eagles’ early success in the European Women’s Hockey League (EWHL) has extended into our second week of play. In our second series, we faced Aisulu Almaty, from Kazakstan, followed by a gameContinue reading “EWHL WK 2: 6 Points and Our First Setback”

EWHL WK 1: 5 Points

2022-2023 Games 1 and 2 – EV Bolzano Eagles vs Silesian Katowice (Approximately 3 min. read). The Eagles got off to a successful start in the new season of the European Women’s Hockey League (EWHL). Last weekend, we celebrated two wins and five points against Silesian Katowice, the league’s Polish opponent. The local paper hilariouslyContinue reading “EWHL WK 1: 5 Points”

Sus-Days and Climate Despair

(Approximately 7 min read) It’s a normal Thursday evening. We’ve just completed our early season five-kilometer run-test and have returned to the locker room. As we change for on-ice practice, I pause and reflect on the typical chit chat around me and wonder if I am losing my mind. It all seems so meaningless. YouContinue reading “Sus-Days and Climate Despair”

Farm to Kitchen: 5 Lessons from a Vegan Restaurant

My Experience as a Kitchen Helper at a Vegan Restaurant (Approx. 6 min. read) An Instagram Ad Last November, as my time at the Brunnenburg farm was winding down, I scrolled past an instagram story: “kitchen helper wanted.” It was the only vegan spot in Bolzano. I had just returned from a mid-hockey-season trip toContinue reading “Farm to Kitchen: 5 Lessons from a Vegan Restaurant”

EWHL Weeks 5 & 6

2021-22 Games 8 and 9 – EV Bolzano Eagles vs HC SKP Bratislava and KEHV Lakers (Approximately 4 minute read) [This posted was drafted in December and forgotten about. Better late than never.] After a break for Team Italy’s qualification bid to the Beijing Olympics (which I wrote about for the Ice Garden, here), weContinue reading “EWHL Weeks 5 & 6”

EWHL Week 4: Know Your Role

2021-22 Games 6 and 7 – EV Bolzano Eagles vs EHV Sabres Vienna (Approximately 4 minute read) After the long road-trip last weekend, we had two practices. As is often the case with players traveling from far away and work conflicts, we were short on players. I felt apprehensive going into the weekend, particularly becauseContinue reading “EWHL Week 4: Know Your Role”

In the Spirit of Chestnut Season

Weeks 4-6 at Brunnenburg Castle – Traditional Alpine Farming (Approximately 6 min read) One of the cutest streets in my hometown of Montclair, New Jersey is Chestnut Street. It’s a bustling side-street with great restaurants and artsy shops. For my entire 18 years of living there, I couldn’t have told you if there was aContinue reading “In the Spirit of Chestnut Season”

EWHL Week 1: Brushing Off the Mental Rust

2021-22 Games 1 and 2 – EV Bolzano Eagles Vs Aisulu Almaty (Approximately 6 minute read) After only three weeks and nine practices, I can’t believe it’s already game time. My start in the European Women’s Hockey League (EWHL) began with a two game series against a team from Kazakhstan called Aisulu Almaty. This wasContinue reading “EWHL Week 1: Brushing Off the Mental Rust”

Stomping Grapes and Sulfite-Free Wine

Week 2 at Brunnenburg Castle – Traditional Alpine Farming (Approximately 4 minute read) You are washing the dishes. Inevitably you accidentally hit the spoon at just the wrong angle. Suddenly you’re blasted with a water cannon and left soaking wet at the sink. That was Week 1 on the farm. Except replace your spoon withContinue reading “Stomping Grapes and Sulfite-Free Wine”

The Case for Local Produce

Amaretto Pear Strudel (Vegan Farm-to-Table) with Pears from Brunnenburg Farm (Approximately 5 min read) I’m No Chef Ten years ago, the only thing I knew how to cook was pasta. Without exaggeration, I cooked it *every* *single* *day.* Back then, I only bought non-perishables; shelf-life was the name of the game. If I could haveContinue reading “The Case for Local Produce”