Oliebollen and apple beignets

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oliebollen and apple beignets

Even though we haven’t been able to host our annual Dutch New Year’s Eve parties since 2019, we still make the main traditional Dutch New Year’s Eve treat: oliebollen! We also make another favourite, apple beignets (kind of like donuts or fritters)! In Dutch: appelbeignets, although in some parts of » full post and pics!

Happy New Year!

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Safe Holidays!

We hope you all had a great holiday season! On Christmas Eve we had Marga and Henk over for gourmetten. We planned to have a handful of friends over on New Years Eve, for a mini Dutch party. But the Covid cases had just started to rise fast again, so … » full post and pics!

Books I read in 2020

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Barbara Cool Lee books

Since I want to make this an annual post, here’s what I read in 2020! I’ll never have a long list, but my biggest change in 2020 is that I got a proper ereader! And oh boy, do I ever love that thing!!

Kindle or Kobo ereader?

I purchased this … » full post and pics!

Feel The Fire Office Paint Job

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the office

After all the losses, especially in the spring, and world problems like a pandemic and social unrest in the States, I didn’t feel like blogging much for a while. But I’m feeling a lot better again and it’s time I show you what we’ve been up over the summer! Like » full post and pics!

RIP Smokey

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Smokey

Soon I’ll be blogging about our summer adventures, but first I unfortunately have another RIP post, this time for one of our beloved kitties. Smokey was a master cuddler and usually slept in between us or on our pillows. He would meow without sound and wink at you. On August » full post and pics!

RIP Jon McCaulder

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Jon and Heather on our NYE party in 2017

In June we had to say goodbye to yet another loved one… our friend Jon had been battling health problems connected to kidney failure since many years. Getting a new kidney in 2011 improved his health for quite a while. But eventually it failed too and he ended up back » full post and pics!

RIP Dad: Harry Breeuwer

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I would’ve never thought I’d ever have four “rest in peace” blog posts in a row. It all happened over the course of a good month, so I did not feel like work or putting up any cheerful posts in between. I also never thought I’d really have to say » full post and pics!

RIP Edwin Bos

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Edwin Bos

Oh Edwin, Nico and I will miss your big goofy smile so much! Our hearts break for losing you as well as seeing your mom and dad (our besties Marga & Henk) and your sister Carmen (and bf Carter) in this much pain. We promise you we will support them » full post and pics!