Category Archives: Vegan

Danish-Dutch-Catalan romesco

Now that I study at a pretty international university, I’m constantly surrounded by all these interesting foreign types, which is great! It’s mostly Europeans on my course, although we get the odd Asian student as well. Although Dutch is a … Continue reading

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Return from the Emerald – at least we’ve still got the gado gado

Welcome back! Did you have a nice summer? Did you enjoy the holidays? I sure did, and because I don’t want to go back to the harsh and rainy realities of real life, I’m going to pretend I’m still in … Continue reading

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The Emerald of the Equator, part IV: pisang goreng

Alright, alright, enough is enough. Last week’s gado gado, or what I tried to pass off as gado gado, was evidently a little bit too Dutch, because it earned me a schooling. That’s right, I got told off by an … Continue reading

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Pasta aglio olio e peperoncino

One of the best things about being a foreigner in Italy is when your foreign friends come visit. It’s not that I don’t have friends here, it’s just that my friends here are Italian and therefore inherently unimpressed by anything … Continue reading

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Wanna hear a juicy story?

The Queen of the night graces our flat ever more rarely with her presence, and when she does, it’s normally at such hours of the day that Blenderman and I barely notice. Normally we only realise she has even been … Continue reading

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The end of the meat age

Recently, Blenderman suddenly announced an issue: “We eat way too much meat. Why do we eat so much meat?” Wooahh there, where did that come from? Also, who are “we”? However, he has a point. We, as in, the household, … 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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My exciting new life as a boring adult

Since last September I’ve been a serious adult with a job. I’m really enjoying it, I have to say. It’s nice to have money to spend that’s actually yours and not your parents’ or student loans’. It’s nice to tell … Continue reading

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Interesting finds at the local antique market

When you go to any random town in Italy, there’s a good chance you’ll stumble upon a random antiques market at some point. At these antique markets, much like at all antique markets in the world, you will find many … Continue reading

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