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Sauerkraut. It’s really easy!

Sauerkraut. It’s really easy!

Although they made a great many amazing foods at home that I feel regretful I didn’t ask about, I’m not sure if my Polish relatives ever made sauerkraut at home. They definitely ate a lot of it. Kielbasa, Polish sausages, simmering in sauerkraut is a childhood scent. My Dad, arriving home late from work, sat at the table tucking in to those sausages that snapped to the bite. He said to me recently that he … Read entire article »

Filed under: Condiments, Ferments, German, Polish, Vegan, Vegetarian

Dresdner Stollen

Dresdner Stollen

Where’s the dessert? He’s stollen it! Sorry, but I had to get that out. I’m back and feeling much better now, thank you. — I happened upon this recipe for traditional Dresden stollen a few years back and it has quickly become a tradition for my husband and I to spend a couple of days making a whole heap of these babies as Christmas presents. It’s also a tradition for me to pretend that I don’t see my … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drinks and Snacks, German, Vegetarian

The scents and tastes of the season

The scents and tastes of the season

My house is filled with the scent of dried fruit soaking in brandy. What could be better or more holiday like? That’s not to mention the fact that the house is also covered in a layer of icing sugar. A white Christmas in New Zealand. That’s a novel idea! So, as I’m tying the last red bow on the homemade stollen that is the gift of choice this year, I’d just like to say Happy Christmas … Read entire article »

Filed under: German, New Zealand, Vegetarian