Am going to try that 'tree healing touch' Dave, will be really interested in seeing what results.
And to answer your other posts, love Rotkohl, especially with apple or orange together with the bacon and onions, but have not tried your recipe, with the apple cider vinegar, honey and sugar so must do that this winter.
And yes the name Francine McKenna is a bit of a conundrum isnï¿½t it. Believe me if you saw the entire name it would be even more confusing because it mixes so many nationalities, this is a shortened version.
Have lived in Germany longer than anywhere else in my life, although it was not planned that way. Had a school place for my youngest son, several job offers, with ï¿½Green Cardï¿½, and lots of friends in the Washington DC area, way back in 1999, but it was impossible for me to leave the country. So it was one of those choices that we all have to make.
Either sulk for the Olympics or make it work. Over the years have studied its history, learnt the language and grown to love the country, the traditions and met some lovely people.
Have lived in many places, as did the families of both my parents, and my mother and father themselves. Our roots are Scottish, but the world has been our playground as they say.
Both Grandfathers won many medals fighting against Germany in two wars, and my father was awarded the Legion dï¿½honneur amongst other things by the French because, as a very young man indeed, he fought for the Free French in WWII. So you could say I grew up in surroundings that were not particularly ï¿½pro-Germanyï¿½.
Became close to my late mother-in-law in the months before she suddenly died and one day she sent me a package of bits of paper with family recipes, with all my favourites, including the Christmas Cookies we used to devour as if we had not eaten for months. Many of the traditional recipes I feature are those she gave me.
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