Monday, October 02, 2017

Day Two

We slept in this morning after two long days of traveling. Breakfast is included at the guest house we are staying at and it’s a typical Austrian breakfast. Bread and rolls with Apricot preserves and an assortment of meats and cheeses. The cheese in the middle of the plate is made from sheep’s milk and is made in the village by one of our cousins.

After breakfast we visited the cousin who owns a greenhouse. They are a major supplier of tomatoes for all of Austria. The Mad Tatter wants to get a job here!

We traveled to Frauenkirchen and visited the Basilica. My grandmother and her family used to walk (make a pilgrimage) from Tadten to Frauenkirchen (about 7 miles) praying along the way.

I have this fascination with old cemeteries and one cemetery that I’m always drawn to is the Jewish cemetery in Frauenkirchen. Many Jews lived in this area prior to WWII. The cemetery is closed to protect and preserve it, but you can see much of it over the wall that is built around it.

And then we went to the grocery store to pick up some seasoning packets for Gulasch Suppe. Look what we found...Mohnstrudel (Poppyseed Strudel).

My mother also wanted some of these little packets to make Grieß Knödel (its kind of like a farina dumpling).

We even had Grieß Knödel soup for lunch!

Off to Pamhagen where you can purchase various types of noodles made by hand and fresh eggs.

And now we are resting up. The Mad Tatter is taking a nap! More later!


Khristine Doiron said...

Wow! What a place to be and even more special that you have roots there. Glad you and your mom and enjoying yourselves so!

Mary said...

The interior of the Basilica is gorgeous. How nice that you connected with relatives. I like to tour old cemeteries too...What a great trip you are having.