Grocery Shopping Abroad


She’s Poised

Blame air travel or too much kanelsnegl, but my husband and I have both come down with colds on this trip. As per usual, it took me a few days to realize I was sick and remember how to take care of myself. But when we arrived in Germany, I sprung into action.

In general, I love grocery shopping abroad. I love to see the range of products that we don’t have in the U.S. and the different techniques other countries use while shopping. For example, while in Amsterdam last summer, I was surprised to see eggs kept out on shelves rather than refrigerated.


And delighted to find a do-it-yourself orange juicing machine.


Many countries also ask you to weigh and label your fresh produce, which I find practical and a good way for me to expand my fruit and vegetable vocabulary in another language.


When I am sick…

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