Can you believe it is already May?! Yesterday was a treat here in Germany. May 1st is May Day (similar to Labor Day), so no school and no work. It was the perfect chill out day. The weather was sunny, we rode our bikes along the river, had lunch and grabbed some ice cream before we jumped on the ferry. It reminded of what a wonderful opportunity we have to be here and experience a new culture and traditions. I've been waiting for May Day because it is also the day young men deliver trees to the one they love/like. They actually deliver it the night before so it's there when his special gal wakes up. I was hoping to catch some guys on bikes carrying trees, but I missed that part of the fun. However, I was delighted to see decorated trees in front of many homes around my village. Such a sweet gesture that actually takes some true effort. I love it!
|This guy must like her a lot. It's a pretty big tree!|
Our family is also enjoying trying new foods and drinks. Our favorite so far is apfel schorle. They sell it everywhere here. Before we moved, my husband shared it with us after one of his business trips. Since they don't sell it back home, we made our own version and so can you.
All you need is sparkling water and apple juice. You can decide on the ratio you like best. If you like it a bit sweeter, add more apple juice. Not so sweet, add more sparkling water. Personally, I do about half and half and maybe a bit more sparkling water. It's so refreshing and perfect for spring and summer!
Apple seems to be the most popular flavor, but I just discovered at lunch yesterday that they also do it with wine...weinschorle. Quite tasty. I'm sure you could use the same method, half wine, half sparkling water...maybe some fruit. YUM!