Standard items on our grocery list are milk, butter, bread and eggs. I thought today I would share our preferred way to pick up these items.
Now, we don’t do this often in the winter months as it is a 3.5 kilometer bike ride each way, but for the next three seasons we enjoy doing this.
Yes, you read that right, I bike for those four items because they are fresh from the farm. With the exception of the bread, this time we stopped at a bakery on the way home. You have to get there very early in the morning if you want to get any of the fresh-baked bread.
It doesn’t cost much more than going to the store. The exception is the eggs were picked fresh that morning, the cows were milked then too. The butter is homemade. The difference in taste is very noticeable. I figure even with the extra fat in the milk, it is healthier for you. On a side note, we do pasteurize the milk at home. It is such an easy process, I don’t even have to think about it anymore. Although, many of the people I know do not do this and they haven’t had any issues.
Here is a look at the butter.
Just simple and quite old-fashioned.
We usually ride out on saturday mornings to the farm. The ride is so relaxing as half of the way is along the Danube River.
Just another day in our life … in Bavaria.