So we’re finishing up here in jolly Olde England tomorrow with gluten free yorkshire pudding and roast beef, plus a non-lactose raspberry trifle. ( The latter is going to be my own experiment adapting a recipe with vanilla soy yogurt etc, so wish me luck) For authenticity, I’ll throw in some boiled carrots, but there will have to be some greens or a salad too because I’m o.d.ing on all this meat and potatoes stuff– feeling severely deprived in the vegetable area since we started eating British Isles food — although I must say that the men in my family are extremely happy. In fact, two nights ago Luke hit the door around 6:00, dropped his backpack on the family room floor, and said, “Is this the night we’re having the awesome meal with lambchops and stuff?” He couldn’t wait to get his hands on a big chunk of meat! I served the lambchops with mashed potatoes, mint jelly, and peas. And then last night I took the leftover potatoes and made Irish Omelettes, which everyone loved except me. If you’re interested (they are very easy) check out www.ireland-information.com/irishrecipes/
I will not bore you with the big, long itinerary, because it’s going to change anyway, I’m sure, as I wing my way along, but here is my schedule for the next few months:
- Scandinavia and Finland
- Germany, Austria, Holland, Switzerland
- Russia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine etc.
- Balkans: Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Serbia, Greece
- France, Belgium, Luxembourg
- Spain and Portugal
- Italy (a whole two weeks cuz my family loves Italian food)
If you have good recipes, gluten free or easily adaptable, for any of these countries, please send them!