Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The one time in my life that a really enjoy living somewhere was Germany. There was just something about the people and area. So Many things to do and the food and Drinks where great. We lived near Stuttgart for about 4 years. We traveled all around Germany and the surrounded countries. Will have to admit my Heavy driving foot fit in well there. Since there were no speed limits on the autobahn. City driving was not bad either. Given the fact that I was use to city driving. We enjoyed the train and took a few to festivals and other events.
The black forest was one of the favorite places we visited frequently. The southern cuisine was so tasty. That is the food I enjoy cooking. The other day we went to a Place in Old Ellicott City that Serves Wild Boar Stew. ( The Ellicott Mills Brewing Company )They only have it in September October frame. Most due to the season they can get the Wild Boar Meat. Every year I try to go there for the treat. This year it was just as good. Wild Boar taste like a mild Beef. Even though it is not beef.
I have several German recipes on my Kitchen site if you want to make something German.
While in Germany I took cooking classes and learn to make several German dishes. Over the years I have created some dishes using the German spices and techniques. Germany cooking is not hard to achieve. Follow this link " Oktober Fest" to some great recipes.
When we returned to the States, Visiting the German influence town and city were a must. Never knew there were so many. Helen Georgia is a wonderful place. The village is built to resemble Bavaria Germany. That was the first place we visited Loved going there.
Went to as many German fest activities as we could. Enjoyed everyone of them. Look around to see some in your area. In Baltimore area we have some that are all year round. These are great places to visit.
In closing one thing I well have to say is, I have no German blood in me however, I really have the German feeling. It has never left me in the twenty some years since I had a taste of Germany.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Ever think of how fast life speeds by? It seems to goes by faster than we think. I remember when our Daughter was small and all the family got along. Now the daughter is finishing college, Hubby is approaching retirement age and I am.... well still feeling young. Have been going through stuff , downsizing a bit. Most of the things have remind me of the earlier years. When Hubby was in stationed in Korea, the first day we held a baby girl in our arms. Even as far back as when the nieces and nephews were babies. All those memories such great ones.
Now the Nieces and nephew have Babies of theirs own. Hubby is retired from the Service and Daughter is almost on her own, starting her own career. My Mother is in Heaven and my Dad is living with us. Life has moved into a different century.
I am more aware of How things where and how they have come full circle. We think that our folks where just old fashion and didn't understand us in our earlier years. Now we sit back and realize we are them now!. I laugh at that now, seeing the humour in life.
Even in the TV shows now. We find ourselves liking the old things as well as some of the new tech stuff. However thinking back I always like the futuristic things, that would make me more interesting in the Tech stuff in this century. Still waiting on those Flying cars, or the ability to Orb, beam to somewhere or travel through time. Yeah I know only one out of those can happen. There is still hope though.
When we came back to the reality it is clear life has been fast. In the last thirty year we can now.... Talk on phones not attached to wall but to our hips......see folks through the air on our computers not attached to an outlet. Even take photos and send them immediately through the air to another person far away ( no more having to wait a week to develop).
Our Cars do not need keys to start anymore. A button can start it warm it and it can even drive its self. Everything we thought as kids was SyFy has come to our life. Even these post can be seem by folks around the world!! We can learn languages in our home or have our phone translated for us. So many things in such a short time.
This is how life travels in the fast lane... We need to cherrish this time, this time is will be gone before we know it. Just remember we need to keep up with the changes so we do not get left behind. Memories are good but the future is the key to Happiness and Sucess in Life. Hop on the fast lane and lets go.