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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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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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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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And drops of a different sort

And drops of a different sort

I saw these in my back garden this weekend. Snowdrops… surely this means spring is near? Daffodils in March and Tulips in April, perhaps? Dear Mother Nature, don’t forget March starts next week. Love from one of your most devoted Springtime fans :-) Three years of recipes in a pretty 3″ binder. This is my […]

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Ask an Expat: Breakfast of Champions ;-)

Ask an Expat: Breakfast of Champions ;-)

This was actually going to be my Wordless Wednesday post yesterday, but I thought it needed a bit of explaining. One of the things Roxi likes best about the cereals here in the Netherlands is they contain REAL chocolate. This is the best one we’ve tried so far: Quaker’s (yes, like Quaker Oats, I think!) […]

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Dutch Pea Soup (Erwtensoep)

Dutch Pea Soup (Erwtensoep)

I was at Albert Heijn’s yesterday to pick up some stuff to make BD treats for Roxi’s math class (they need all the sugar they can get–LOL!) when I saw this Erwtensoep kit in the veggie section. Erwtensoep is a hearty split pea soup and though I’ve eaten it a couple of times, I’ve never […]

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This is how I know I'm "home"

This is how I know I’m “home”

Grilled chicken fajita taco at… care to guess? ;-)

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Ask an Expat: What is a Stroopwafel?

Ask an Expat: What is a Stroopwafel?

Stroopwafel met koffie en krant (Stroopwafel with coffee and the newspaper.) That’s my Tate Modern mug by the way. I really need one from the NL. Maybe something from Delft? Hmm. I’m going next week! Last week in the comments for my Wordless Wednesday “Goedmorgen” post, Stan asked: “I say, what is a stroopwafel? Looks […]

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