They go out 2 day priority mail
Still plenty of time.
Sorry for the lack of Newsletters, This has been a tough month so far.....I wish I had time to just write and find fun stuff about our German heritage!!
Here are a few neat Christmas cookies, Some history of German gingerbread, Lebkuchen and it is either a cake or a cookie. At one time it was actually a non-sweet bread. A really cool recipe for Pfeffernusse that Roy Denman sent me and Cheryl Frey cooked the most beautiful ones so I used her pictures.
Have you cooked a goose for Christmas yet? If you haven't I want to encourgae you to,....I show a little history around ,..Why a goose???....
There was the most interesting discussion on our Facebook Page about why there are lids on beer steins ..
This is a simple recipe to make and they look soooo fantastic! Heidi Burmis shed light on the name. Spitzbuben means literally rascal boys, but it also means "peeking boys" as the jam peeks through the hole in the cookie. Some recipes in American cookbooks call them Peek-A-Boo cookies.
This was asked for several times last week so I wanted to add this recipe to the newsletter thinking that there are others that would love to make this succulent dish. A Klopse is a meatball but these are not chef Boy R Dee.
They cooked like a dumpling.
My friend Carl Crombach in Georgia has made it several times. It is hard for some folks to find the ground veal that traditionally goes into this so Carl uses more pork.
It was asked on our Facebook Forum by by Frances Marsh why do Beer Steins have lids on them.
An interesting discussion came about the lids are to keep the flys out. Trudy,
There was a good article on Beer Stein history here that Anette Holmes found. The article explains that beer stiens had lids mainly to keep the flies out. Trudy Maynard said that her German mother use to say "Dreck macht Speck" which meant dirt makes bacon ...or in this case....Speck means body fat. The saying refers to being over sensitive to germs. That a young person needs some to be properly immunized. Anyway Here is more on this interesting German custom....Dreck macht Speck .
I would love to be a part of your Christmas with our Gift Wrapped Cookbook "Recipes from a German Grandma" that includes or Special GoodiesPackage seen above, (Bonus Recipes CD, postcards, vanilla beans and vanilla sugar),
Let me personalize it by signing it to you or someone special.
This is a nice companion book to Recipes from a German Grandma. From Germany with Love tells more about the story of my grandma, Emma Block, growing up in a little town in Baden/ Würtemberg, Germany near Heidelberg named Steinsfurt. Then at the age of 15 immigrating to the United States, taking a train with one of her sisters and brothers to Hamburg and sailing the Atlantic with other hope filled Germans wanting to make a life in the "New World". It was not easy but with good values learned in her German upbringing made a full life, had a wonderful family with lots of fun and celebration including great German meals.
Do you love making Bratäpfel for your family? With this beautiful hand-crafted apple baker you can bake up to three apples at a time. It makes a delicious dessert for the winter time. A wonderful gift for friends and family or treat yourself to one. Click here for a Bratapfel recipe using Nutella, Marzipan and nuts . Approx. 10”length / height of approx. 4.75” at the highest point (including Lid) Since the apple bakers are handmade, you may experience variations in color and texture!
One bite, and you'll feel like you're at a German Weihnachtsmarkt! Contessa is a round spiced Lebkuchen (Gingerbread) and our all-around most popular German Christmas Gingerbread. This soft, cake-like cookie has a dark chocolate base and a delicious layer of sugar glaze on top. A very traditional German Gingerbread cookie for the Holidays - friends and family will love them. For best results, keep cool and dry.
Mireille Mathieu is Europes sweetheart and for such a small person ( little over 5 Ft ) she has such a big voice . I have seen her twice in live performances and she is great ! Winter in Canada was directed at the German/Canadian community !