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I Finally Tried Sauerkraut

I Finally Tried Sauerkraut

I have been living in Germany for over a year, and I had somehow managed to avoid sauerkraut. For some strange reason, the idea of sour, fermented cabbage did not appeal to me. The Verlobter was appalled at this realization and decided to cook up a “real German dinner” for me, which consisted of sauerkraut, instant mashed potatoes, and bratwurst. I almost missed the sauerkraut, because we couldn’t find it at Lidl – but then I would have been subjected…

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Spargel – Favorite (But Still Weird) German Thing #1

Spargel – Favorite (But Still Weird) German Thing #1

I’ve decided to start a new category – Favorite German Things! This category is related to Weird German Things, in that I will be discussing things that I have discovered in Germany. But these are going to be things that I think are totally awesome. The first item on my list of my favorite German things is Spargel – known in English as “asparagus”. I’m not talking about any old asparagus, however. I’m talking about white asparagus. Spargel is a…

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Flags Everywhere #3

Flags Everywhere #3

Like I said yesterday it’s not uncommon to find sandwich bread with flags on the label. Squishy bread is for Americans!

DIY Bread Slicer – Weird German Things #4

DIY Bread Slicer – Weird German Things #4

The Verlobter and I live very close to several grocery stores and have developed some criteria for determining which store to venture forth to when we need to restock our absurd supply of yogurt and processed meatstuffs. Our most important consideration is whether or not the store is equipped with a bread slicer.

Weird things in Germany #1

Weird things in Germany #1

There are some things here that I still just don’t understand. Like these: They are Cola-flavored gummis. I actually don’t understand any Cola-flavored candies (looking at you, Bottle Caps) but the chewy ones are especially weird to me. It doesn’t help that the Verlobter likes them. He’s lucky, because if we ever get any, I won’t touch them. And this is coming from a girl who loves black licorice. If I don’t like it, your candy is disgusting

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