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!

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!

Christmas Tradition

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Christmas at the Stephensons, Ken is in the pic too (his arm)

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!

Happy Holidays!

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We want to wish you all a happy holiday season! Here’s our traditional Xmas mail & card:

2018 flew by quite fast for us! We suffered some heavy losses… our friend Ton, cousin Jos and our own kitty Tess. But in June we had our German friends Paddy and Steffi … » full post and pics!