Tag: expat

Snijbonen met Pittige pindakaas: Dutch green beans in spicy peanut sauce

Unlike in the US where you can get nearly every ingredient you need all year round, some vegetables in Holland are only on store shelves for a few weeks a year. I know…what is this blasphemy I speak of, right? Is it really possible that some plants only bloom once per year? No fresh pineapples in winter? No white asparagus…

Bye Bye ‘Merica

You would be surprised at how many blog post begin with the “So sorry I haven’t posted in awhile!” thing. But since this is my first lagging post, I think I deserve it…just this once. So… Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile! I totally missed you guys! I am now cuddled up under a blanket, blogging from my living room…

I’m from Ohio. It’s rad.

At this time tomorrow morning I’ll be on a plane from Detroit to Cleveland, the second and last connection to take me back to my homeland: Ohio. This is my first trip back home since I move to Amsterdam one year ago. Oh you’re from the US. Where from exactly?  Ohio.  …. Do you know where that is?  Isn’t it…in…

Vegan Reese’s chocolate peanut butter eggs

While grocery shopping in Holland, I can usually find everything I need at the Albert Heijn, Dirk, or BioMarkt, though there are the occasional frankenfoods from the US that I crave with a vengeance. The foods/ingredients that I have missed while living abroad include: 1) Maple Syrup. This is abundant and cheap stateside, but here you can only find the organic, super fancy…