Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gluhwein - a popular Winter item sold at the Farmers' Market and now, as lambs and daffodils are here, I'm thinking only a couple of weeks left before we move to the warm weather and look ahead to going outside again. 
Gluhwein is traditional in colder European climates for after work or play - warmed wine, sugar, citrus and spices. The Sanderson version comes from the times I worked in Alsace in France  and the Rheingau in Germany. I have happy memories of  the harvest fair in Hocheim, and a visit to Riquewihr, where gluhwein, and hot macaroon biscuits, and roast chestnuts, warmed us up on a very cold day. It isn't as cold in New Zealand, but we can still appreciate the experience...

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