Despite being unemployed, I’m rarely bored. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
On Sunday of this past weekend, the Mr. and I decided to head to a very picturesque medieval village near where his parents live called Bad Wimpfen. Over the weekend, they had a medieval market set up in the town center. There were all sorts of vendors and craftsmen, ranging from a blacksmith to a tanner (that area of the market was “fragrant,” to say the least) to a herbalist. We met up with his father and sisters and their families and walked around together.
While there, we enjoyed fresh fruit juice and a sort of “veggie pizza.” We also bought two metal letter stamps from one vendor, an “h” and an “f.” Look out for them on future post from me.
After the medieval market, we went to the Mr.’s parents’ house where had a nice time visiting with everyone. His mother had prepared a delicious dinner for everyone. Seriously: when I grow up, I want to cook like my mother-in-law. They’re vegetarian and she makes the most creative and delicious things. I dream of having an arsenal of great vegetarian dishes that I can easily and quickly prepare like her. I know it won’t happen overnight or magically, but I feel ready to have a kitchen again so that I can at least try to become a better cook.
The other fun excursion we had recently was to Wuerzburg’s “Weinparade,” happening in the market square until this Sunday. Sadly, there’s no actual parade (at least, not that I know of) but you can sample local cuisine and wine under tents owned by different wineries and restaurants. I had potato dumplings (a little like gnocchi but drier and in the shape of bullets) over a bed of spinach. The Mr. had 5 small sausages and sauerkraut. We shared. I also tried a dry Silvaner wine. We considered having gelato for dessert, but the weather’s taken a fall-like turn in chilliness, so a hot Nutella crepe sounded like a better idea. Anyway, I’ve convinced the Mr. that we should go to the Weinparade at least once more before the tents come down on Sunday. I’d like to try another type of wine.
Perhaps it’s appropriate that this is the Mr.’s new favorite photo of me: