Dutch weather is among the most unpredictable things in the world. It gets annoying, really. Between the end of February and the middle of May you can never tell whether you’ll be needing warm mittens or skimpy dresses. There will likely even be days where you’ll need both.
The months in [...]
If you’ve ever read this blog before and/or haven’t been hiding under a rock, you know that I love Italian delicacies. Unfortunately with the exception of prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano and Pecorino, most Italian meats and cheeses are either hard to come by outside of Italy, or extremely expensive. Sure, knock-offs are widely available [...]
Summer in Amsterdam lasted about 2 days. Strike that, we had 2 summers this year, both lasting about 1 day. It caused the sad demise of my tomatoes, which I told you about before.
I was able to rescue a small bowl full of half ripe tomatoes and put [...]
My beautiful, gorgeous tomato bushes are gone. It’s sad really. It makes me wonder if I’m cut out to garden my own veggies. Never mind the neverending, wonderful crop of zucchini that has been filling our table so often that I started sharing many. Never mind the spring onions that are there, abundantly, waiting to [...]
A little while ago I participated in a gift exchange on a cooking board I frequent. The lovely Jill from jbeancuisine got my name and sent me a lovely package from France. It included fleur de sel (and fleur de sel caramels), some lovely chocolates, a bag of herbes [...]
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