I’ve just about recovered from my train journey back from London on Tuesday: let’s just say that the German train network wasn’t exactly on form that day. Or we could say that it was on form entirely consistent with the train trip to London 12 days earlier, an adventure involving a very long but very pleasant local bus ride through the beautiful rolling hills of eastern Belgium and the making of several new friends along the way.
The Mini Dietz and I had a wonderful time in England but boy, were we happy to be home again, despite the fact that we’re having to suffer 85% humidity here and the days are swinging wildly between baking, sweaty heat and brutal storms. I’m pleased to be back to normality after a very chaotic break and I’m looking forward to pottering around the kitchen and going to a handful of summer parties over the next couple of weeks. With only three months left of my maternity leave, I’m focusing on enjoying every second!
Food news and recipes from Germany…
★ How to be rude using German food phrases (via Charlotte Steggz)
★ A photo tour of Berlin’s Marheineke Market Hall
★ Mix cocktails in style and eat breakfast like a Brit at Bavaria’s Das Kranzbach spa hotel
★ One hundred years: a touching tribute to and traditional German cookie recipe in celebration of a much-loved grandmother
…and further afield:
★ What to do with a glut of summer fruit (Drunken cherries! Raspberry vinegar!)
★ 11 grocery store items you could be making at home
★ Slow cooker Kalua pig recipe (how did I never know about such a thing before?)
★ Learning what to do with fabulous fish.