28.11.12

Week 37

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My Facebook followers already may have noticed my tiny celebration: there have been over 10.000 page views on this blog so far!! Thank you all so much for your great comments, mails and support over the past 8 months! :) I keep on trying, but I'm not a breakfast person. So I tried tricking my mind into thinking I was eating some pie, because you can't go wrong with pie! So I cooked some apple and banana together with a lot of cinnamon and some sugar. And it worked because it felt like I was eating some warm apple pie! Glue, glue everywhere. It's time to start making the Sinterklaas surprises again. So I'm paper maching my butt off right now. So what did you do this sunday morning? We had an IKEA brunch, cheap-ass style! We defied the stormy weather but couldn't find the items we wanted, too bad.. Ah coffee dates at Friday Next :) Not only do they have a nice cafe, the store is filled with amazing furniture and accessories! Foam currently has an amazing (and huge!) Diane Arbus exhibition which I just had to check out since I really like her work :) It can't hurt trying to ward of the evil eye from time to time. I really like how fragile this bracelet looks :) I always love how this vegan roti tastes even better the next day. A nice warming sandwich for lunch!

21.11.12

Week 36

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Yeah! I made it past the 250th mark. Sometimes it can be a real struggle, keeping up with this 365 project. But I'm getting closer and closer to the finish line! This saturday we ate pancakes for breakfast, watched the arrival of Sinterklaas on national television and cuddled with our needy cat. Could have been worse! Sinterklaas usually drops his presents down the chimney, luckily for me he's also fine with using the radiator. I wanted something green for lunch so I made a homemade hummus and grilled green asparagus tips sandwich. Mmmm! Rick has been working so hard at his new job, I'm a proud proud girlfriend. It's good to know that I'll always have his back and that he'll always have mine. Black black black. There's no other word to describe my wardrobe. This sheer blouse and I were meant to be friends, hello new friend! I saw this sweet potato and spinach mac and cheese recipe on Naturally Ella and just had to try it out! I did made some small adjustments (since I don't like food with too much cheese) but boy it was delicious! I expected it to be rich and overpowering, but it was rather light and pleasant :) It seems like the only concerts I visit nowadays take place in (old) churches. I got to take pictures at Spinvis' performance at 'Hart op de tong, our review can be found here.

14.11.12

Week 35

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It was quite a busy week but when times are busy it's important to enjoy the little things that life brings you. Tony Chocolonely has been my favourite chocolate brand for years now, and occasionally they come up with limited editions. This milk chocolate bar with caramel and sea salt really steals the show! We enjoy the tiny moments of sunshine that are still available before the dark winter kicks in :) Busy shooting exciting things so I threw some things together for a quick lunch. This wrap contains grilled beetroots (red and yellow) and paprika, couscous, spring onions, leftover lentil balls and my favourite: lots of ketchup! Karsu performed an session at the Fame record shop, of which I took some pictures for the Festivalinfo website (they can be found here). This lady has a great voice (and amazing hair)! I wanted to visit my parents for Sintmaarten (which resembles Halloween a bit) since it could have been the last time they could decorate the house like this. As my boyfriend put it "it feels like now, winter can finally commence" :) Sivert Høyem played an amazing set in an Amsterdam church called 'De Duif'. A great setting for a great performer, goose bumps all over! My first attempt at making poached pears turned out well. They had such a nice deep red colour :)

7.11.12

Week 34

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Wow, it's november already, time really does fly! I made spinach couscous with some cilantro and bell pepper and some lovely lentil-'meatballs'. A small wonderful dish :) Marcel is moving in with his girlfriend Nikki soon, so we helped him by painting his walls and drinking his beers at a concert evening he hosted. I'm glad that I could help them find a lovely little place they can call home soon! This weekend we also defied the stormy and rainy weather to celebrate my father's birthday. Little mister Sigmund here is always pretending to be a people person (ehh cat). But as soon as friends come around for a cup of tea he hides in the bedroom. What a true hero.. I got this cute beaver finger puppet as a souvenir, nomnomnom. On grey days like these you need some food to cheer you up a bit: a sourdough toast with goat cheese and blackberry, hmm :) Lovely! And if all else fails, do treat yourself to a nice warm cup of glühwein.