We are happy to call this country home and want to celebrate that on Canada Day! But, we would also like to acknowledge all the wrong that this country has done to its Indigenous Peoples. I hope that one day this can be a day we include all of this.… » full post and pics!
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!
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!
Safe Holidays and a Healthy 2021!
Needless to say that 2020 has been a crazy year!
Nico got a new right hip in January, but unfortunately he wasn’t able to return to work so far. It still hurts and other joints are chiming in, so that’s going to be a longer road than expected.
Then the … » full post and pics!
My bionic Valentine ♥
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Yesterday it had been one month since my Valentine, I mean Nico, had hip replacement surgery. He’s improving nicely, but it sure is a long process!
Anterior hip replacement surgery
They used the anterior approach. That means they operated from the front. They don’t have to … » full post and pics!
Happy New Year for 2020!
Happy New Year from our home to yours!
We rang out the old year, old decade even, at the tenth edition of our Dutch New Year’s Eve Party!
In the second year that we celebrated the end-of-year here in Canada, we started our series of Dutch New Year’s Eve Parties. … » full post and pics!
When we talk about a tradition it is implied that it is a habit that is supposed to stay the same over the years. But we do adapt traditions over time, we mold them to our changing lives, circumstances and wishes. And some get dropped… while at other times we … » full post and pics!
Merry Xmas & Best Wishes for 2020!
We want to wish you all a happy holiday season! Here’s our traditional Xmas mail & card:
Our renovation mode continued for a bit this year as the outside of the house got finished and it’s beautiful!! And later in the year our friend Henk built a sturdy and beautiful … » full post and pics!