Archive for August, 2013

27 Aug

Sweet carrot cake

In Food,Recipes by Dorine / 27 August 2013 / 1 Comment

As a child I didn’t like carrots and still don’t really like cooked carrots. I have heard about carrot cake, but I had no idea what to think of it. A cake with carrots? That couldn’t be very tasty!

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18 Aug

Rocket, tomato and chicken salad

In Food,Recipes by Dorine / 18 August 2013 / 0 Comments

I love oven-dishes! I like to prepare all the ingredients, put them all in a baking dish, and put it in the oven to bake. In the meantime I can tidy up the kitchen and have enough time to set the table. Homely and efficient!

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16 Aug

The Fig

In Food by Jaco / 16 August 2013 / 1 Comment

I have always had a love hate relationship with figs. On the one hand I love them fresh! They are tasty and vibrant in colour. But I do not like them that much in other forms like jam, preserves and dried.

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05 Aug

Boerewors in Holland

In Food by Dorine / 5 August 2013 / 1 Comment

In 2010 I volunteered via VSO in Namibia. When I met Jaco I quickly became one of his family. This meant that I was also introduced to their food and one dish in particular, boerewors. This is a traditional South African sausage and delicious, especially when prepared on the BBQ, better known to them as a braai and it’s huge.

Back in Namibia Jaco’s parents would make the boerewors themselves, but since we have been back in The Netherlands we haven’t been able to enjoy it as much as we would like. It is quit hard to get a hold of, but one of the places that you can, is Die Spens in Amersfoort.

About 2 weeks ago summer finally arrived in Holland and we decided to celebrate by having a BBQ. We picked out a nice pick-nick spot on the grass behind our apartment building and set up our Little Pink Braai!

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