Cathi's Corner

Hermann is a nice place.

The other day I drove up to Berlener’s. I went to the drive through, I’m lazy like that, and asked them about the CBD they carry. See the ad. As Sharon and I were discussing it, someone else drove up behind me. I told her I would be right back and drove away with 2 different products on my seat. I made my way around the drive through then continued our discussion. I drove around the parking lot with 2 items I hadn’t paid for!

Another good drug store story. I went (yes, drive through) to Hermann Family Drug and wanted some Elderberry juice for my cold. They threw in a bottle of vitamin C. Just because.

At BP, on more than one occasion, I’ve paid for my coffee but they had to call me because “Cathi you forgot to pay for your gas”. I’ve asked Scheidegger’s if they could “hold my check until Monday for new tires?” And Hermann Ford says, “drive it and let me know if you like it.” Who does that?

 We live in a world that says; “get your due now, look out for only yourself, get them before they get you and watch your back.” We all have to be careful but I love living in a town where I know who owns the grocery stores and whose family started the local home store. Where we know and love our neighbors.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for PANCAKES! See the ad.

I’m using my best cockney accent, “Need a chimney sweep”? Regular accent now, “Need copies made?” Check out the new listings in business directory in the classifieds.

It’s cold. If you’re looking for something a little hearty, a little German and a little delicious try this soup out.

Sauerkraut Soup


  • 10 oz German Sauerkraut
  • 9 oz  bacon chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove crushed
  • 4-1/4 cups cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 4.5 oz smoked sausage sliced or chopped,
  • 5 oz sour cream
  •  salt and black pepper


       Rinse the Sauerkraut in cold water and leave to drain.

  1. Place Sauerkraut, onion, garlic and cold water in a large saucepan with seasoning. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, fry the chopped bacon in a deep frying pan until the fat starts to run. Stir in the paprika and mix into the Sauerkraut mixture. Simmer for another 15 minutes then add the dill and sausage of your choice. Stir in the cream, check the seasoning and reheat.

Yum! Butter some Rye bread and you’ve got a meal. Speaking of r`ye, how many people see the hands and faces of the people who actually make rye bread like Hermann does? Not many. Again, Hermann is a nice place.