I was born in Germany, but have lived most of my life in Canada. My Mutti had a wonderful way of instilling our 🇩🇪 German heritage and culture in us children.
She cooked and baked the way she had been taught by her Mutti, my Oma. Holidays, birthdays and most everyday meals were celebrated in traditional German style.
In 2006, my husband and I traveled back to Germany for the first time (he also came to Canada as a youngster). We rekindled the love for all things German that our parents had instilled in us decades ago.
Coming back home to Canada, my desire was to cook and bake more authentically from all the regions of Germany we had visited.
However, the ingredients were not always available nor did I always have the time to use the traditional methods. Talking with other Germans, both in Canada and the States, it was evident that this was a huge problem. So, Just like Oma was born*.
Not only are there traditional recipes that have I adapted, but I’ve created quite a few of my own that mimic traditional ones. Personally, I don’t order German food online. I’d rather make it at home, from scratch if possible, using the ingredients I have available at the local grocery.
My cookbooks were written to help you bring back the memories of your Oma’s (and Mutti’s) kitchen. I’ve got both e-cookbooks that you can download immediately and use them for dinner tonight, and also my newest paperback, German Meals at Oma’s.
Then, together with my Zeug* and Mode*, my tees and totes and mugs and cards and aprons and caps and other stuff, you’ll be able to pass on your German culture to your children and grandchildren as well.
Oma Gerhild ❤️
* PS: When I said, Just like Oma website was born, there was actually more to it than that. It was born for a purpose, just as my Just like Oma Store here is as well.
All profits from both of my websites goes directly into the Gottes Wort ministry.
Solo Build It! Blog did an interview with me that delved into this … you can check it out here. 🙂
Let's learn a bit of German:
Zeug* aka Sachen, Kram, Krempel = stuff
Mode* = fashion