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Moravian Karst, Czech Republic - 24th December 2010

By: dzejna

Hello again,

here is my Christmas Holiday report  :)

On 23rd December we went to Brno. It is the second largest city in the Czech Republic. We wanted to look at the traditional Christmas market there.

We saw big Christmas tree, wooden crib, a little bell – you are supposed to make a wish when ringing it.

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We also came across this funny sculpture watch. Do not ask me, I have no idea how to read time on it…

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Next day it was the 24th December (Christmas Eve for us, but they call it “the generous day“ here).
It is the main holiday day here in the Czech Republic. You are supposed to decorate the tree and prepare a magnificent dinner. After the dinner it is present-giving time.

So first we helped with the tree decorations… look.

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And later we helped with cooking. The traditional dinner is a fish (mainly carp) and potato salad. We did the salad like this (watch and learn):  B)

First you have to cook potatoes, carrot and celery.

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While we were cooking it, our host mum made a homemade mayonnaise.

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Now, when the vegetable is cooked, you need to peel it and cut it on small pieces and put it into some bowl.

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Add carrot and celery…

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Add potatoes…

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Add pickled pea and also pickled cucumbers.

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Add two boiled eggs cut into pieces.

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Add the mayonnaise, salt, pepper…

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After you mix it all together you are done. If it is too thick add some extra cucumber pickle water.

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Now you leave it in a fridge (or just outside the house) for couple hours to cool down and you are ready to dig in.

Here I am getting ready for the dinner.

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And finally present-giving time! We TV´s got this one all together. It was full of yummy sweets, mainly local ones that we had never seen before.

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And here we are all together under the Christmas tree. It is nice to spend this special time with good friends!

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Love, Thiele

* Posted Dec 29, 2010, 8:06 pm [Quote] Go to the top of the page


 

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