30 septembre 2007

Go West: Sea, Sun and.... Fruits de Mer

¯ Ils ont les chapeaux ronds, vive la bretagne... Ils ont les chapeaux ronds, vive les Bretons ¯ La grand plage in Dinard I know I've been complaining about the weather quite a lot on this blog lately... well, not today!Last weekend me and my dutchy went west to Brittany for a family weekend. I couldn't have dreamt for a better time to introduce my dutchie to the laidback way of life and many treasures of Bretagne... I just wish we had a few extra days. The garden in Dinard On Friday morning, we... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2007

Summer dreams

Yes, I know... summer is long gone in the netherlands (if it ever came at all). Just stopped in town today after work to buy myself a new and warmer jacket 'cause I was freezing and blessed god for my heater thermostat when I came home. Not that the weather is so bad here, it's just cold. I can't help but long and dream for just a little bit more of summer. Warm evenings with late sunsets and a lot of friends around the barbecue... And you, well you might have more luck than me with that if I trust the world weather forecast which has... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2007

Mandoline melody

Luckily for you, I am not in the mood to sing or exert any musical talent that I don't have! Not that it would really matter for you anyway as I have not yet become acquainted with podcasts and other blog fancy tricks... No, today, I would like to introduce you to one of my best friends in the kitchen: my mandoline...[nb - can't put my hands on my camera cable and the card transfer doesn't work properly, so no paparazzi picture of my mandoline today, you'll have to wait a bit...] I love vegetables such as carrots, cucumbers,... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2007

Automn is at the door

I don't know where summer got lost this year, but it definitely forgot to come and say hello to the Netherlands. On the other hand, autumn is already at the door. Strangely, days seem to be getting sunnier here, but they are definitely getting shorter and cooler. I love the fruit in this period in between seasons: the sweet and tasty figs (though the one in my garden are still hard as rocks and unripe green), the plums (pruims), the grapes... I particularly like the dutch plums, "Hollandse pruimen", their half... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2007

Mea Culpa from a lazy gourmande

Dear readers (if there are still any), Mea Culpa! I am indeed a lazy gourmande. Just a little bit more than one year ago, I abandonned my blog without notice... There was not much time to cook this year, nor to blog. I miss it. I regret also leaving without notice.  I could say that I had warned my public since the beginning of my terrible lazyness. Although, it was not only about lazyness this year. It was a very busy year, a very good year too: I almost stopped cooking, and definitely stopped blogging, got on the verge of... [Lire la suite]
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