Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sauerkraut to save my country from ridicule

So seeing that I’m of Dutch descent, my flatmates and Italian friends sometimes ask me to cook something that’s typically Dutch. I don’t usually comply to this request, and I suspect they don’t even really want to eat something Dutch, … Continue reading

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Applesauce to reconnect with your loved ones

One of the saddest things I have ever seen was a documentary on a bunch of Amish who had been ostracised from their community. It followed these ex-Amish types who had been cast out, presumably because they wanted to use … Continue reading

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Something is living in my fridge (and it helps me make bread)

A while ago one of my flatmates, the Queen of the Night, brought back a tupperware full of a dough-like substance that we soon found out was lievito madre, a type of living yeast used for breadmaking. We were initially … Continue reading

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The things that prevent me from going into hibernation

October is here, and that’s bad news, because it means that summer is over. The coming half year is going to be bleak and despondent, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. October itself is pretty nice: decent … Continue reading

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A cake that makes your friends go “woah”

Ever since the Great British Bake-Off, amateur bakers all over the UK have started setting themselves impossibly high standards. No longer satisfied with normal cakes, everyone suddenly started making three-tiered cakes,┬átuiles and other such stuff. I escaped this madness by … Continue reading

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