Week 15


It's summertime, and this week I was sitting here in my comfiest sweater, drinking tea and watching the stormy weather. Seriously? I've hit the 100th photo mark, a nice moment to share my favourite guilty pleasure food: plain pasta with ketchup (and some herb salt). No fancy sauces or veggies, well okay, some sparkly wine with cherries because it's worth a tiny celebration :) The past weeks have been very emotional and the next few weeks are going the be really busy. Spending some time on the couch and recharging a bit is really the best thing you can do. I've read this book (Het geheim van de afgebeten vingers) tons of times in primary school and therefore searched through many bookstores the last few years because I just needed to have it. It's a Dutch children's book about bocca della verità. Children's books with lots of skulls and bones, gotta love it! Another thing to love and to hold tight, forget about Ben & Jerry's: Frozen Dutch icecream is most definitely the best organic (!!) ice cream available in stores. Can't wait to try their carrot/ginger and rhubarb/ginger ice cream! This week I decided to add a bit of colour to my (almost all) black wardrobe. I also brought a little visit to the cutest little store in Amsterdam Het Grote Avontuur. I wish I could buy the entire store, including the property, to make it my little home.


Week 14


When I started this project I knew I was going to be confronted with not only happiness, but also with sadness. This saturday we had the funeral of Rick's grandfather. In times of sadness, eating "good" comfort food can help so much. Like for example this lunch: fresh orange juice, a Pom-Pie pie with lentils, together with a lentil and goat cheese salad and some lovely bread from BROOD. That and unlimited cuddles from the sweetest cat ever. Many many years ago I got this Miles Davis record on cd from a friend. Times change, the friend is still around and is upgraded to best friend and I'm slowly building an awesome vinyl collection. I finally found this record on vinyl and immediately bought it. It's the best music for a sunday afternoon, or a rainy afternoon, or just any day (: It keeps on amazing me how you can just throw a bunch of veggies in a oven dish and end up with amazing flavours. The best place to spent lazy summer evenings is the Vondeltheater. In the summertime you can watch artists and comedians for free every weekend. Every once in a while me and my friends (all (former) Tuschinski employees) enjoy a themed dinner date on which each of us prepares a course. This week we had a Mexican/tropical party which loads of bright coloured drinks (:


Week 13


Week 13, the unlucky number, well it sure has been a week filled with some of the highest ups and the lowest downs. Today is my dear friend Marcel's birthday. We celebrated it last sunday in Hannekes Boom. It was a wonderful day filled with a lot of sun, a lot of white beers and jelly beans. Happy birthday Marcel :). This week I had my first attempt of making strangolapreti (literally Priest Choker) and it turned out rather well. It's great soul food. Spinvis performed at the Artis ZOOmeravond (our review) which was a truly lovely evening! My boyfriend really likes eh.. well.. somewhat morbid books (and no, not the Twilight ones). We bumped into this beautiful version of Dracula. It just looks amazing doesn't it? Every time there's a football championship the whole neighborhood suffers from some sort of orange fever. Flags and other orange crap (no, I'm not a football fan) everywhere. The minute the Dutch team loses however, all decorations are being taken down right away. We'll see how tonight's match turns out ;) A new discovery of mine: goat cheese, pear, thyme and honey toast from Toasty. It's pretty awesome! The last few days have been filled with a lot of sad news. Sometimes the best thing to do is to escape for a little while by playing The Sims (and making them drown).


Week 12


The sixth of june is always a day to remember the death of my first cat: Dikkertje. Luckily Sigmund is still alive and kicking. He seems to feel like a kitten lately, running around and playing with.. well.. almost everything. This week I made this recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi's cookbook 'Plenty'. With lentils, vegetables and grilled eggplant. It was delicious! :) It's a great cookbook, filled with vegetarian and vegan friendly dishes and so far all dishes came out great. My dish is going to be featured on De Groene Meisjes website too! Exciting! Rick and I celebrated our 7,5 year anniversary this week. A great day filled with cake and other lovely food. Still love you to pieces Rick :))))! This saturday I had the best breakfast ever: some scones (plain and with cranberries) and fresh strawberries. Mmmmm, it really brightens up the day since summer in the Netherlands turns out rather wet until now. Rick's mother graduated from the Wackers Acadamie this week, so we went to visit the expo. You can see her work on her website. To conclude: a little sneak peek of my new project. It's going to be a lot of work and I don't want to jinx it, so we'll see how it turns out!