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September 23, 2018
Now this contribution is going to start a debate. What do women think of men who can cook? Both Sybrand and I love to cook. I love my recipes and making those trusted dishes that I feel comfortable with. Sybrand cooks "by the seat of his pants" (nothing wrong with his pants though) and the results can be surprising in many ways. lol However, when he hands me a glass of wine and tells me to "keep him company" I know he is in the mood for cooking. So I sit down and .... enjoy my wine.I researched the question "What do women think of men who can cook?" and discovered a delightful article giving very interesting views about the topic. Have a peek at the highlights. Click on the link to read the full article.
1. They are interested in the smallest details.2. They are never satisfied with their perfection.3. They are sexy.4. They often add new experiences to your life.5. They are against this nonsensical belief that cooking is a woman's job.6. They are always ready to feed you.7. They are healthier than the rest of us.8. They are good conversation starters, especially at new places.9. They are the favorites of every mother.10. They never ask me to go to the kitchen.
Most of the points mentioned made perfect sense. And I could only smile at some points. So I decided to give you a peek of what happens in our kitchen from time to time. Sybrand will share his favorite omelet recipe with you. (BTW. Omelet is the standard spelling in American English. ... The British spelling, omelette, is actually the modern French spelling.)
Enjoy his photo by photo "masterpiece" and believe me, it tasted great. And it is actually a very simple recipe that allows you to use your favorite toppings.
Until we chat again, have a super week and happy stitching and cooking.
Chop a medium size onion.
Chop a medium tomato; chop 6 button mushrooms; chop a handful of fresh basil; grate a cup of cheese;
Start frying the onion in a hot pan; then add your chopped tomato and let it simmer.
Sybrand uses 3 eggs per omelet. Here he adds a generous amount of pepper and some salt to taste. And he does not scramble it too much.
Add the egg to your pan (he uses two pans) and then add the cheese.
Now add the fried onions and tomato.
Add the chopped button mushrooms and basil.
Now fold the omelet over for a few moments.
And why not add an extra few basil leaves for a final touch.
And the verdict ....
September 23, 2018
Alll I can say is ’yum! yum!" always tastes much more delicious when another cooks it, specially when seasoned with love!!!
loved this article which bought a real smile to my face.
Thank you so much
December 04, 2018
I have wonderful memories of the family making jam when the peach season was at its height. We had many Yellow Cling Peach trees in our garden and they would yield buckets full of delicious peaches. And this is where my trip down memory lane begins.
On a specific day the family would pick these bucket fulls of peaches and take them to the veranda. There we sorted the peaches for jam or to be laid into Mason jars. The peaches for jam had to be peeled and sliced. Then it was off to the pots to boil for hours.
November 29, 2018
We all face hard times at one stage or another in our lives. And it is very difficult to be positive when you are negative. So why not create a "Gratitude Journal" to help you change negativity into a positive attitude when you need it most? A gratitude journal is a diary of things for which one is grateful. Gratitude journals are used by individuals who wish to focus their attention on the positive things in their lives.
November 16, 2018
Sybrand and I recently took a road trip to visit our parents. We stay about 12 hours drive from Sybrand's folks and about 12 hours drive from my folks. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing them all again. It is true that family members can stay in contact via email, social media but if possible, having a cup of coffee together, having a meal together and sharing good old memories are simply the best way to stay in contact. Ask us, we experienced it.
We must been having a good time when most of our sentences started with "... and do you also remember ..." Good old memory lane. We experienced first hand the wonderful benefits of visiting our parents.