I must tell you about a story a co-worker told me.
When she was young and dating hot guy in Hong Kong this man served her every Morning the best coffee she ever tasted .
It took her weeks to find out his secret recipe. He heated a cup of Kahlua in the microwave.
Don't feel bad! The dishes I am talking about here are forgotten by most Germans living today in Germany. This is not my mothers cooking I am writing about. We were living with Opa and Oma and my grandmother was in charge in the kitchen ; most dishes are considered old-fashioned and nobody cooks them anymore today
And how can I forget smoked eel .
My hometown is AALEN, named after the river AAL , eel in English. We could pick up eels with our hands as they were crawling thru the wet grass from one part of the river AAL to the next early in the Morning. All you needed was a towel to get a firm grip on them . A butcher smoked them for us.
Thank you CHEFBUBA. You are doing what my grandmother did . She never peeled the carrots since they all were homegrown. Even in the middle of winter we had fresh carrots from a sandbox in the cellar.
I was told that carrots do NOT have a skin just like radishes .
Am I wrong ?