This lady here is something of a personal hero to me.
This is my Oma. And I had the honour of spending the day with her, learning about a tradition she's kept since immigrating to Canada from Germany in 1959. ⠀
Every year for Christmas my Oma makes dozens upon dozens of delicious traditional German Christmas cookies. Enough for each of her children and now grandchildren to have a few dozen for Christmas. ⠀
She still grinds all the nuts by hand. (I've told her she can purchase ground nuts at Bulk Barn but she just gives me a look.)⠀
So today I got to learn some of her craft. And between rolling and icing I got to learn some of her story too. Her life story. ⠀