zondag 27 juni 2010

Taste of Amsterdam 2010 …

The event was in Amsterdam in the green Amstelpark. The weather was amazing as well the food.
We (A., E. and myself) have decided to visit the lunch part and have arrived at app. 12:30 with a good mood and the empty stomach. Nice atmosphere, workshops and shows in the tents, small snacks ant tasting outside just in front of the stands.
We have started with the restaurants and had: Smart Bun with vegetarian curry, smart Bun with Peking Duck at JULIUS and Tuna with soya-wasabi marshmallows and green apple at LUTE. It was just a good beginning. Further we enjoyed Tagliatelle with backed mushrooms, caramelized shallots, balsamic vinegar, parmesan and truffles and as addition Coquille, Crayfish and passion fruit at Lola’s.
It is just amazing what kind of taste the kooks can make from simple ingredients. At MOMO we went for MOMO roll : tuna, salmon and sea bass with avocado and spicy tarragon miso with tempura crunchy and at Toscannini I had salad with mozzarella and vegetables and E. sausage from the grill…
I did some small shopping as well:
- Sla dressing (Raspberry and Mustard)
- Irish Country Relish (Tomato souse)
- Fig chutney (Made by Old Amsterdam)
- Honey tomatoes
The best surprise was Strawberry Ice-cream with the chili pepper, sweet with the hot aftertaste and Gruner Veltliner white wine.

Next year we will join again!

vrijdag 25 juni 2010

Tick, Click and you have it …

I was approximately 8 years old when I saw WHAM and heard “Wake me up before you go go…” for the first time in my life. I was in LOVE. Side comment: I didn’t even know what “gay” was at that time and nobody knew that George was one of them. Anyway, I was not only in love with him but also with the song. Crazy in love. I have spend hours in front of my aunt’s cassette recorder made by Grundig to record the song …. Sometimes, I was able to get a half of it, sometimes the whole one, with some talking of the radio presenter in between (now: podcast). Most of the time I was simply too late to record it at all … The pieces that I had, I was playing all over again… and singing in my “own English way”.

Nowadays we have iPhones (or other telephones) and when we hear the music that we like, we can record small piece, go online and buy it. DONE! Simply brilliant! But no changeless like back in the old good times!

donderdag 17 juni 2010

The training continues…

After disappointing Ladies Run where I got 1:00:15 (my goal was under one hour, I know 15 sec. but still, come on...) I decide to train a bit harder to get the better results next time. I have not chosen the next event yet but definitely must be UNDER ONE HOUR! Anyway, the event was great and we had quite some fun. Pink was visible everywhere. Some of the girls did quite a lot of efforts to look original. Definitely worthed repeating next year!
Some photos from the http://www.ladiesrun.nl/

And the full determination...

vrijdag 11 juni 2010


I have head overloaded with thoughts and emotions. It hurts, it hurts very bad. Sometimes I think I am going to explode. Crusoe my captain, where is your remote tropical island that you have been living in peace and quiet. Is it still there , available and for free…

donderdag 10 juni 2010

Together apart…

Just till today the people from the Netherlands have been divided as the supporters of different political parties during the parliament elections. Tomorrow they will become one big family, not because the good coalition will be created to govern the country but because the World Cup Football in South Africa will start.

Everyone dreams about the Netherlands to be a world champion but also everyone knows that the parliament coalition is more likely to happen …