Saturday, December 29, 2012

More boerenkool!

Guess where I went today? Yep, IKEA.

IKEA station. Incredibly romantic place.... not.

I made uber Dutch food tonight. Kale mash with smoked sausage and meatballs.

It was SOOOOO good, like you wouldn't believe how good it was. Best one I ever made (out of all 3 times ;-) )

Friday, December 28, 2012

The new lamp

Checking how Restuarant Critique is doing on a mobile device. Not bad actually!

I also bought a new lamp.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Going to work again

Going to work again today. Didn't like having to go to work because a lot of my time that I had planned for myself was used up by dealing with the burglary attempt. So I asked for 2 more days off and got approval. YAY!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas dinner with my family

On the train to Alkmaar to meet my family for a nice Christmas dinner.

Mom, dad and me.

Cassie, Ilse and my cousin Margriet.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Restaurant Critique

I'm in the process of reviving my old Restaurant Critique website. The new domain is ordered. More to follow...

Monday, December 24, 2012

My 2012 Christmas dinner

This morning my door was fixed. New glass was put in. It was a bit of a rush job. Had the guy taken more time he'd have been able to put the glass in nicely but whatever... The holes in the wood did get fixed btw.

In the evening I had my Christmas dinner. It's a special dinner for a few of the special people in my life.

This year I had some real proper and good champagne!

Marjolein, Gerrit and Nicole came over. I made ragout in freshly baked whole meal buns. Very nice!

The main course was glaced carrots, salmon on a bed of veggies and roast potatoes. Everything worked out very well.

Nicole brought cake for dessert. All different kinds and they were delicious.

I had a fantastic time and I think my guests did as well :-)

Second dessert course ;-)

Sunday, December 23, 2012


I prepared the ragout for tomorrow's Christmas dinner. It worked out very well! Another skill for me ;-)

In the evening I went to see the Hobbit with Marjolein. I got us VIP seats which was great coz it's a 3 hour seat! I liked the movie but only because I like seeing phantasy worlds and adventures.

We had a few drinks in Mulligans afterwards. The session was nice.