Thursday, June 29, 2006

Death by chocolate!

Monday, June 19, 2006

No Fear

A video of our favorite Tyra, "Tyra joins the circus". Everyone loves tyra xoxo

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Timo Meijer

Justin, Marjolein en Timo- Gefeliciteerd! We haven't visited yet, but we're looking forward to it.

End of the week dinner: Thai grilled fish with fresh rice noodle salad. Then we were lucky enough to get some of our neighbours' parents' strawberry harvest- these strawberries were just showing off- so blood red and demanding to be eaten with a coconut marscapone cream with a sauce of the less pretty's a cruel world.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Aussies just don't get it

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Thanks to the Chans and Whitesides for providing the costuming in this low-budget film "It's not soccer mate, it's football". Written, produced and directed by DV, Casting DV, Starring Douwe and nominated for best supporting Martijn vd Wel.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Mystery Vegetable Day #2

Idea: buy a vegetable you have never eaten/cooked before and play with it: Rubarb
Method: don't follow recipes, improvise with untested recipes with untested ingredients.
Result: Oversweet Rubarb compote with white chocolate mousse with gelatine lumps. It wasn't too bad once chilled.
Conclusions: don't improvise on unknown recipes. see renee's unknown alien vegetable.
MVD#1 was fennel which was a success.

Other exciting news, Marjolein (who was in Australia while douwe was in NL- kind of sub) and Justin have had a baby BOY (Timo Meijer, 30 May 2006).

Skill or Slavery?

Muscle fatigue, general exhaustion, I love being a slave to the kitchen. Special oven roasted tomato sauce deserves a worthy pasta.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Food titillation

Wageningen: the place where WWII was capitulated and we had dinner in the historical building where the papers were signed. The left-wing murderer of the Dutch politician in 2002 is also from Wageningen. Such a small place and quite a lot of happenings, including Restaurant Mundo in the Hotel de Wereld. This was a treat, dinner with colleagues, invited by my (lovely) Boss!
Appetizer of Vegetable nibbles & creamy Aioli dip, amus'e of Asparagus and shrimp cappucino (totally trendy at the mo) accompanied by salmon toast and finally the entree of pastrami with a lick of pate dressing and piled up with asparagus salad.

The Main course was a fragrant steamed/grilled sea bass in gently spiced sauce and fancy veg and risotto and zucchini turtle

Before and After of the rubarb compote and white chocolate mousse.

I don't know what this course is called but there was a bonus round of desserts: mini creme brulee, hazelnut merengue butter cream, and a melon soup with what appeared to be cabbage. Is that possible?! I went home ve-ry happy with the world.