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Once (sometimes twice) a day

Once (sometimes twice) a day

A centrifugal juicer and blender joined our family of kitchen appliances recently. Since Friday, we’ve tried a number of juice recipes and have really enjoyed them! We started off drinking a blend of fruit and vegetable juices once per day. But on Wednesday, we started drinking a smoothie (fresh veggie/fruit juice + frozen berries, a banana, live yoghurt, […]

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Cadbury Dead Heads

Cadbury Dead Heads

Trick or treat!

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Coffee Bubble Tea

Coffee Bubble Tea

Cheers! I used this recipe to start, but I didn’t really want to open a can of sweetened condensed milk just for two drinks. So here’s what I did: Boil the tapioca pearls according to the directions (mine took about 5 minutes). You only need about 1/8 cup per drink, unless you want to be REALLY […]

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Almost Pear Tarte Tatin

Almost Pear Tarte Tatin

So here’s my first try at Pear Tart Tain. I used this recipe by Rachel Allen. What I failed to read (blame it on the half a Benadryl I had to take after eating a fresh pear in the morning) was that I needed to put the pan back on the heat for a while […]

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They are ready (Om nom nom)

They are ready (Om nom nom)

The fellow who takes care of our garden announced that the pears are ready! And boy are they. They are so crisp and sweet. I’ve eaten six in the last two days! Unfortunately, I think that I may be a little allergic to them :-( This seems to be a new development. I’ve had sort […]

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A few recipes

A few recipes

Two great things. Florence, Italy. The Florence post will go up tomorrow. Meanwhile, here are some recipes for you to try. It just so happens that I am serving this for dinner tonight: Pulled Pork Barbecue (cooking it in a crock pot) Spicy Slaw No Egg Tirimasu Edited to add:  Aledys tells me that she […]

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What happens when we run out of Stroopwafels

What happens when we run out of Stroopwafels

(my least favourite) I won’t tell you how many boxes of Daelman‘s double packs we brought over with us, but now they’re GONE. So as of yesterday, we’re going cold turkey and switching over to 100% British biscuits. A real hardship, you know ;-) Interestingly, we can buy Daelman’s stroopwafels at our local post office […]

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New Recipes

New Recipes

“Five Minute Chocolate Cake” in cupcake form straight out of the microwave. Not beautiful but certainly delicious. I haven’t talked about cooking much lately–I guess because I’ve kind of been in automatic mode (same-old, same-old). But here are some recipes I’ve tried recently that we’ve really enjoyed. Paula Deen’s Salmon Croquettes. A wonderful, old-fashioned recipe […]

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Ask an Expat: Ice in drinks

Ask an Expat: Ice in drinks

In the comments from last week’s Ask an Expat, Julia left me this question: I think it’s interesting that you want less from the U.S. I don’t know what I’d miss the most if I left. Maybe ice since I hear that you can never get ice in your drink in Europe. Is that true? […]

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Ask an Expat: Hagelslag and other Dutch treats

Ask an Expat: Hagelslag and other Dutch treats

Mini boxes for sampling :-) When Mr. DJ first started working here in Den Haag a couple of years ago, he would often bring back these little boxes of sprinkles for Roxi. We couldn’t believe that the Dutch ate sprinkles on their toast for BREAKFAST. When we moved here last Summer, Roxi ate this every […]

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