Cucumber soup, despite the mosquitos.

cucumber soup

Cool as a cucumber …

Here at Helsing’s kitchen we are scratching like a couple of mongrels with a bad case of fleas. Many dozens of mosquito bites, despite relentlessly spraying ourselves with anti-mozzie spray, is an unfortunate reminder of what was a brilliant day out yesterday in the watery Spreewald in south-east Brandenburg. It is an area of small waterways (or “Fließe”) formed after the last ice age and is home to the Sorbish people who have their own officially recognized language. The Spreewald was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1991.  Continue reading