Happy Canada Day!

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Happy Canada Day

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!

Got my driver’s licence!

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passed driver's exam!

How’s everybody doing?!

I haven’t had much computer time over the last month or so – my eyes have been super dry with this dry and extreme cold here, and my good eye has been too irritated to be able to read the small stuff on the screens. It’s finally … » full post and pics!

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!

Curry Ketchup recipe!

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Curry ketchup is my favourite condiment! Esp. the brand Hela. A German brand, but also very popular in the Netherlands. Just after we moved to Canada, I had family bring it for us, and we have bought it in Dutch stores in other cities in Canada. But pretty soon after, » full post and pics!

Beautiful hoarfrost and rime

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hoarfrost in Regina

Winters in Saskatchewan are generally cold and sunny. I love the winter wonderland we get! Of course we all complain occasionally about the ultra deep freeze if it reaches the -30’s or about the length of the season. After all we only have almost-winter, winter, still-winter and summer 🙂 But » full post and pics!

How to make frikandellen

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deepfried frikandellen with curry ketchup and mayo

The most beloved fast food in the Netherlands is french fries with various toppings and accompanied by a large variety of mostly meat-based, deep fried snacks. The most popular snack is the frikandel. This sausage-like snack (no casing) is made of spiced, finely ground meat. It is cooked in simmering » full post and pics!

Happy New Year for 2020!

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Happy New Year!

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!

Chocolate Mousse

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chocolate mousse with whipped cream

One of my family’s Christmas traditions was making chocolate mousse, or “heavenly mud” as it’s often called. My mom always made it seem so hard to do. After my mom passed away, my dad and I started to make it ourselves. And then we realized it’s actually pretty easy! My … » full post and pics!