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Good Grief ... Enough is Enough!

Good Grief ... Enough is Enough!

SERIOUSLY ......... ENOUGH SNOW ALREADY! The Netherland region of Twente would have been an ideal location for the 2010 Winter Olympics. We have had more snow than Vancouver. The slight flaw in my statement is the fact that the downhill ski competition...

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Netherland is the New Arctic Circle.

Netherland is the New Arctic Circle.

A week or so ago Amsterdam staged its 'International Fashion Week'. This blog entry has nothing to do with that I just wanted an excuse to purger a fashion-like saying .. you know the ones - " Pink is the New Beige", "Fat is the New Thin" (I wish)! The...

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€ 2.69 - Spag Bol.

€ 2.69 - Spag Bol.

In a week where it has been announced that Albert Heijn holds 32.8% of the Dutch supermarket market, I will be found shopping at the Aldi and the local farmers market. I am the worlds worst grocery shopper and I dislike it intensely. If you ever see a...

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5 Days, 5 Family Members and 50 Euro's!

5 Days, 5 Family Members and 50 Euro's!

This is the beginning diary entry of how I will attempt to feed the Family Clog over the next 5 days spending only 50 Euros on provisions. (It's never gonna work but it will be interesting to try it!) I will admit that I have the free use of 'Augustine'...

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Middle Baby Clog delivers Arse Kickin'.

Middle Baby Clog delivers Arse Kickin'.

Another Saturday and Another Winter Competition Hockey Game. Middle Baby Clog and his squad of pre-pubesent retro-bates (collectively known as Haackey Jongens C1) managed to haul their carcases out of bed in time for a 12.30 start, except Steijn who got...

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Dinosaur Prevents Culinary Master Piece!

Dinosaur Prevents Culinary Master Piece!

Its been one of those days when time just got away from me and my best intentions of inflicting another culinary master piece on Family Clog disappeared down the pan. A combination of work and a knackered boiler scuttled my plans for making Coq Au Van,...

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Onions !

Onions !

Onion Johnny was the nickname given to the French farmers that used to sell onions door-to-door in England , Wales and Scotland . Dressed in striped shirt and beret , riding a bicycle hung with onions, the Onion Johnny became the stereotypical image of...

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The Other White Meat.

The Other White Meat.

In 1987 the U.S. National Pork Board, began an advertising campaign to position pork as "the other white meat" due to a public perception of chicken and turkey (white meat) as more healthy than red meat. Since then various splinter factions of the campaign...

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Roux without butter ...... Really?

Roux without butter ...... Really?

I went to school in a period when home economic classes were compulsory and the TV Chefs of the day were the likes of the 'Galloping Gourmet' and 'Fanny Craddock'. My teacher was a red haired witch, called Mrs Morgan who, ultimately, gave up her quest...

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