Has it really been two months since I went to Germany in April to visit my family and celebrate Easter with them? There is so much going on in my life and I am falling way behind in my blogging. After celebrating a wonderful Easter holiday I left my village and took the train to Lüneburg where my niece and her husband live. After Lüneburg my niece and I spent a long weekend in Berlin. Read more about it on my Wanderlust blog.
Back in Santa Cruz I have been cooking up a storm and entertaining four visitors from Germany. We all had a wonderful time. I love playing tour guide because I live in such a beautiful area with so many things to see and do . My niece, her husband, and her in- laws are like family to me. Their favorite meal was a steak which my husband had barbecued with baked potatoes and a salad. For their welcoming meal I made a turkey dinner. Yes, turkey in May and it was delicious. I didn't do the whole bird, just the breast and legs which I had bought at Whole Foods. I made the stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce from cranberries in my freezer. I will post my new turkey recipe at the appropriate time in November. It was a delicious meal and greatly appreciated by all. I made turkey enchiladas from my blog with the leftover turkey.
After my visitors left I bought a crate ( about 28 pounds) of apricots and immersed myself in making my jam, cobblers, apricot dumplings and an apricot cake. You can find all these recipes on my blog. I had planned to post a new apricot salad recipe but it needs some work before I can do it. In the meantime I cooked my fish in parchment paper and it was delicious. Instead of green beans I used shaved zucchini and added some spring onions. It makes a perfect light summer dinner. For the fish I used Northern Wild Rockfish which was fresh and reasonably priced.
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