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Dutch Easter treats

This is more of a hint of what’s to come. It’s still only February. Even though the Dutch don’t normally celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’d still like to talk about it. But Easter and Paasdagen treats have already made their way into stores. You can say my eyes are bigger than my mouth is! Every time I see goodies that I haven’t tried yet I can’t help myself. So far we’ve only got a small haul but I’ve realized something about Easter…

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Proeflokaal Bregje

It’s been ages since we’ve gone out to eat. Eating at home is cheaper, easier, and just plain wholesome for us. We do, however, belong to a large group of Pokémon GO players. Many of them are blue and it was decided that we needed a night out. So we headed out to a place called Proeflokaal Bregje (Tasting Room Bregje). Monday through Thursday is the three course menu. It comes with an appetizer, main dish, and dessert. I went with…

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Ramen-ya Amsterdam

It’s a big deal when Sander and I go to Amsterdam. We early wake up, have a light breakfast, and pack our bags. See when we plan a day out in Amsterdam, there’s only one thing on our mind – ramen. Our go to place is on the outskirts of the Red Light district, at underground level, but don’t let that fool you. Ramen-ya is home to some of the most delicious hakata ramen we’ve ever had. Hataka refers to…

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Apple Buttermilk Pancakes

I love the taste of apple pie. I love the taste of pancakes. This time of the year is perfect for mixing them both into one delicious meal! For months we’ve been using a modified recipe for pancakes and I finally feel like it’s time to share it. But to add a bit of an autumn twist, I’ve added in a few new ingredients that take it to the next level. This is so that my Dutch neighbors can enjoy…

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International Chocolate Day 2018

Today is International Chocolate Day! It’s a bit of a confusing time because there’s a national chocolate day as well. However, today is just another reason to eat and enjoy that delicious dark gold! While I’m all for eating your weight in chocolate, I’ve turned over a new leaf in eating. I still love and would probably die for chocolate. But now I eat a healthy amount of it instead of eating it all in one sitting. So how else…

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Lifestyle Living in North Holland

My favorite iced tea flavors

It’s no secret that tea and water is all I drink. Water is my go to drink when we go out to eat, or celebrate with friends. Tea isn’t as simple to ask for so I never do. I’m not a fan of prepackaged teas either. Many of them have added sugar that make me feel disgusting after an hour or so. Instead I prepare my own tea and I do have some select favorites! Rose Hip tea This tart…

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How the Dutch eat fries

I’m missing out on the 4th of July celebrations back home. To help lighten the mood, I’m going to share a bit of information I have about the Dutch and fries. I came from America so all I know is “a side order of fries please.” I had no idea what was in store for me when I moved to The Netherlands. The Dutch are serious about their fries and have a variety of ways to enjoy them. All about…

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How to create a gourmetten spread

Spending time with family is very important to the Dutch. Since The Netherlands is such a tiny country, it’s pretty easy for family to get together for the holidays. One very popular and easy to prepare meal setting is the gourmetten spread. I’ve mentioned it previously but I’ve never talked about how to recreate one. If you come from America, picture something like a Korean BBQ at home. You gather together and spend time chatting in a comfortable environment with friends…

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Homemade Whipped Cream

Slagroom is the Dutch version of whipped cream. But the price for 1 can is the same as paying for 4 bottles in America. Sander doesn’t like whipped cream. So I don’t see why we should pick up a can for myself. That’s when my wonderful tutor and neighbor, decided to step in. She makes homemade whipped cream for her family, and after trying it, it’s the best thing I’ve ever tasted. They put it on tarts and her son…

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