Greetings from the Fatherland.
Or in my case, Motherland!
Today was our shopping day.
8 hours later, and the boot is filled to the gunnels with German sausage, Sauerkraut, cheese, marzipan and anything else we love!!
In addition to the very necessary and Christmas-wouldn’t-be-the -same-without-it Lebkuchen,
There are bound to be a few things which would make your toes
curl, like Harzer käse ….
Then there’s the Speck, which is a solid block of fat.
We’ve got half a bag of that!
Then there’s the Grievenschmalz, which is basically a pot of fat mixed up with onions and the above Speck (fat).
Mum likes to spread it liberally onto bread and douse it with salt.
But she loves it, and she’s doing great on it!
Tomorrow we head back home.
Short and sweet. A real mini treat.
Shopping with Mum? Wouldn’t miss it for the world.
She talks to everybody, has them all running around looking for stuff. Even the frostiest German melts after my Mum has worked on them for a while.
Back to Blighty tomorrow!
Love & Hugs,