Invitation from an unknown.

I am in Dresden Germany with my eldest son , visiting my brother who lives here and who I have not seen in more than 9 years, my loving mother is here too making this getting together even more special! My heart was beating hard and the tiredness in my eyes was impossible to hide after 32 hours between countries and airports. I live in New Zealand.

It has been the most awaited get-together, I cannot believe we finally made it. Last year my brother was seriously ill and I could not come, very busy being a single mother of four sons and because of my tight finances.

My brother introduced us, to a wonderful couple , their names are Ines and Jens , they both are in their late fifties, they’re both Germans. I thought Germans were serious, strict and maybe a little bit arrogant but surprisingly they have changed my opinion about cultures and people.

This couple invited us to not just one day, but two to give us special attention, Saturday; they took us to a big castle for a tour, then invited us to have cake and coffee, and to end going to a very traditional German house for a traditional bbq. I’ve never seen so much food and delicious vegetarian food, so I will share with you.

I ended up sleeping on a chair after so much food on the table. How wonderful to meet people like this.

This is a very easy recipe that I learned that weekend.

Halloumi on the grill with vegetables

In a foil paper , put a bit of olive oil, make a layer of onions and tomato. On top of this put a portion of Halloumi cheese and to end, put your favourite herbs like basil, chives, coriander.

Make sure the foil paper is nice and tight and put it on the bbq for about 10 Mins.

It’s ready for you! The perfect halloumi with vegetables on the grill.

But this is not all, on Sunday we were invited to another castle , from Ines and Jens( the same wonderful people), then straight to a traditional fish restaurant were we ate a lot! I think my clothes are not fitting anymore 😦 I forgot to mention the photo session at every stop!

Then we went to have a visit to a couple of castles in a place called Meissen and to end our day, can you guess what we ate…

Cakes , coffee and beer:)

I just want to say that you never know when you can find friends for life. Those people who open the doors from their homes, who open their hearts to receive yours, who give you their time and spend every little bit of it to make you happy!!

They are a treasure! I could not believe what wonderful people they were. I live very isolated, people don’t share very much, people don’t open their hearts much and receiving so much love from unknown people is MAGIC , magic for the heart and magic for the soul.

We need more people like this in the world! If we do the world will transform!

Treat people the way you would like to be treated and enjoy every single bite with this treasures who can change your life forever!

Blessings.

Andreap