Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Heritage - and a request for YOUR help!

My sister spent 2 weeks burning the midnight oil on working on extending our family tree branches back to its roots.  She was attempting to find Irish heritage since she was going to be taking a trip to Ireland.  Where she is right now!-  She did not have luck finding Irish blood in our tree.   She did how ever find that our family roots back in this town for many many generations.  More than likely we were one of the first settlers in the area.  Once she made it further she found most all of our heritage comes from Germany.  

This makes so much sense to me looking at the style of cooking my grandmother had.    The home made noodles that remind me that of the German's spaetzle.

All of these things coming in to play I have decided to get my hands on a GOOD German cook book.  When I do get my hands on one that seems authentic that is actually in English ... (Even tho I took 3 years of German in school I'm not sure I could manage my way around a cook book)  I am going to cook and post many items from said cook book.

If anyone out there in blog land - knows of any REALLY good German cook books.  I would love names, suggestions, or even ideas.

Thank you for any help in advanced!!-

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring is just around the corner

This rainy morning has me longing for the dog days of summer.  You know.  Those days when the gardens are booming with vegetables.  Food sizzling on the grill.  I sure wish that the weather would calm down and give us some nice days.  I have big dreams for my garden this year.  I found these wonderful carrots at the farmers market last year.  They were all different colors.  It was amazing!  I loved them.  I am wanting to plant some of them.  The picture above has potatoes that were 4 different colors. That makes it so nice to the eye when you sit down to chicken and roasted potatoes and you don't have all off white food on the plate.

May the days of weather like this soon be behind us.  To the left of that little shed is where my Garden is.  Behind that shed rests my two Lilac bushes. -  Mind you this is not what it looks like outside.  Today the ground is flooded with water and is so saturated it is running like a river in my  yard

Oh you pretty flowers that grow along my road I can't wait to see you again! 

I know its to early for blooming flowers but I'm ready when they are.!!!!

Lets get growing !