Monthly Archives: February, 2012

No-cook weekend

So, it is not always me who does the cooking: This last weekend, I did not have to do any cooking 🙂 I do love to cook, but it was also very nice to have others cook for me (others meaning The Boyfriend in this case). De Hagedis But first, the weekend started off with a …

Continue reading

Risotto with parsnips and mascarpone

A few weeks ago, The Boyfriend and I were at a restaurant for a cheese fondue which we bought via a Groupon deal. Of course, I still had to study the menu to see what else they had to offer. This is a little habit of mine: I always need to study menus, wherever I …

Continue reading

Redmond O’Hanlon in Burgers’ Zoo

Yesterday, The Boyfriend and I did something fun! Apart from seeing each other during the week, which is already very special in and of itself of course 🙂 We went to the zoo to see this guy: Redmond O’Hanlon! The setting and location of this lecture was fantastic, obviously: in the Bush of Burgers’ Zoo. …

Continue reading

Restaurant review: Saffraan in Utrecht

This weekend, I have a little restaurant review for you. Last thursday, my colleagues and I went out for a farewell dinner for some of us at Saffraan in Utrecht. Saffraan serves Turkish dishes. The place is done up in a somewhat kitschy but welcoming and relaxed style. And hey, I do tend to like …

Continue reading

What makes for a good gym?

Although I might describe myself as a hardcore spinning addict, this is not my only form of excercise. As I mentioned in a previous post, I tend to get bored easily. So variety in my workouts is key! I am lucky enough to have the most amazing gym right around the corner. In the past …

Continue reading

Homemade ravioli

This saturday, I took the time to make fresh pasta. Yes, as in: homemade from scratch! Making pasta is not really difficult, but it does take some time and patience. Let me walk you through this process one picture at a time: First, make sure to have all ingredients at hand: Let’s start with the …

Continue reading

Sneak preview

Last sunday, The Boyfriend and I went to a “Movie Marathon”. From 10.30 in the morning ’till 11 at night, we were shown five pre-releases. All 5 movies were very different genres, which I think made it even more fun. But I didn’t know that watching movies all day would be that exhausting 😉 Here are some …

Continue reading

Guess what…

Today, I have a little simple recipe with these fellas for you: Anyone guess what they are? … No? … Ok, here it goes: These things are called Jerusalem artichokes, also knows as sunchokes or “aardperen” in Dutch. Jerusalem artichokes are a root vegetable native to North America. They were eaten by the early settlers …

Continue reading

Sweaty addiction

As anyone who somewhat knows me can tell you: I am ADDICTED to spinning. I always used to be active and my parents really motivated me to work out to stay healthy. But not until I discovered spinning, did I really get hooked on excercise. When I was 14, I joined my dad’s gym and …

Continue reading