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5 ways to justify Surprise me Sundays

In the summer we had ‘Smokey Sundays’: something grilled on the BBQ, charcoal fired of course (often prepared by my husband). When it got colder, we transitioned to ‘Soupy Sunday’, where our dinner consists of a home- made soup accompanied by a (usually) home-made bread and finished with a home-made pudding (and the home-made here […]

How to avoid getting Yankee swamped this Holiday season

I love the Holidays! And everything that goes with it. From the lights, the Christmas tree, the festive store windows, the excitement in my kids, everything,  but the stress. Stress that was completely unknown to me until I settled in Maine. The Christmas related stress I knew entailed making sure you have your Christmas dinner […]

No lunch? No problem! A delicious home-made solution.

It is summer on the island. This means loads of tourists in the down town area. This also means that you don’t want to go into town if you don’t have to, especially between 9am-9pm. Around 8 am, my husband noticed we were out of bread. I had done most of the groceries yesterday and […]

Got to eat your veggies!

I remember the first time in the big US supermarket: the shiny apples, yellow bananas, tomatoes in different shapes and colors and then, those things. Big, green, yellow, orange, brown and everything in between. It looked like a fall display on a classroom table. Shaped like melons, pears, even a bit like a humongous acorn. […]

How to satisfy your cravings and look good at the same time.

Sometimes you just have a craving for something. Without reason. Today was such a day. Actually, I had been craving ‘boterkoek’ for a few days now, but just didn’t get to make it. Because, of course, I always seem to have an intense desire for that what is impossible. Had I lived in the Netherlands, […]