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!

New Fence!

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caps on the fence posts

Back yard updates… two elm trees had to be removed and the Northern Tree guys were able to come in with their truck to make the job easier. It was fascinating to watch how quickly they dismantle and remove that humongous beast that hung over roofs and power lines! Then … » full post and pics!

New Windows And Siding!

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Hopefully the last really $$$$ renovation! We learned a few years ago that our old stucco was cracked and crumbling and we had no choice but to tackle it. And that meant we also had to update our windows before we got new siding! Last year we finally started with … » full post and pics!