Our everyday life: week 35

Only one photo this week not of Amsterdam – sorry!

These plums were picked from my sister-in-law’s tree. I had little time that night to make anything, so they have been sliced in half, de-stoned and frozen until I can do something with them!

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C’s first “babyccino”. Who can say no to free, frothy milk? Or such a cutie with a milk moustache!?

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We made it to Amsterdam! First meal - dutch pancakes as recommended by our Amsterdam neighbour. (Bacon and apple very tasty!) C had the “car” pizza, so called because it came with a huge toy car! Very random!

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Love love love this house-boat property – just not sure I could cope with everyone seeing into my house…

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Shake and my cousin couldn’t decide which beers to buy, so they tried one of each. Some more successful than others, apparently.

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Impressed that my cousin cycled through town to bring us these pastries. Plum tart, coffee éclair (my standard choice) and a super rich chocolate tart. All delicious.

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After a few minutes nibbling…

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As I don’t drink beer I had to “make do” with wine – hard to choose something after all that time living in the land of wine but this one was a winner, not only for the name!

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Standard breakfast – coffee and stroopwafel. I could get used to this!

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Lessons on keeping a child entertained in a restaurant: give him half a coconut (not full of beer).

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We visited an Ethiopian restaurant just down the road from our apartment. The food was incredible! These samosas were perfectly crispy and full of flavour. 20130901_164437

This dish was shared by the three of us plus C – what a trooper! Variations of meat (lamb, ground beef, veal) with chickpeas, two lentil dishes, goats cheese, spinach. The pancakes are called “enjera” and had a mild sourdough flavour. Perfect to soak up all of the spices.

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A morning stroll through Vondelpark. The weather was a little chilly but there was a lovely vibe with thousands of runners and cyclists.

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Impromptu picnic (read C unable to sit still in a restaurant, so we left!) overlooking some cultural event. Turned out well in the end!

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Finally, a little bit of history. Amsterdam’s first coffeeshop. Don’t worry, we didn’t take C in there ;)

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Lovely, very family-friendly café on our last day. If only the kitchen had been open when we arrived at opening time. The coffee was delicious, imagine the food would be good too.

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Why not, huh?

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Wishing you all a happy week!

We are recovering from severe sleep deprivation but enjoying some unexpected September sunshine :)

Bake

xoxo

2 thoughts on “Our everyday life: week 35

  1. Iris

    You had me at the Dutch Pancake picture. And the pastries. And the boathouse. And the stroopwafel. I shall do everything that’s in my power to plan a trip to Amsterdam next year!

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