By writing all the previous posts at the same time I forgot to mention a lot of things.
One of it: the amount of objects in the Dutch shrine has miraculously increased, over the summer.

Dutch Shrine

Dutch Shrine

First of all, thanks to Annemarie of Dubbel Dutch. She gave me two Delft blue windmills while we were in Braunston. And two months later she sent me my supply of tabacco (enough for half a year), tissues, and speculaaskoekjes (Dutch pronunciation: [spe:ky’la:s], a type of spiced shortcrust biscuits, traditionally baked for consumption on or just before St Nicholas’ day in Holland (5 December) in a Delft blue tin.

Hatsjie

Hatsjie

While on the Mon&Brec me and Ann went gallivanting all over the town of Brecon. Visiting the obvious: charity shops and indoor markets. The indoor market had a bric-à-brac shop, where I found a nice Dutch cookie tin. It was so greasy, it stuck to my hand. And it was on offer…! (The Dutch stroopwafels (Dutch pronunciation: [‘stro:pʋa:fəl]; literally syrup waffle) next to it I bought yesterday at Tesco.)

Dutch Cookie Tin

Dutch Cookie Tin

A shopping trip in Market Drayton not only provided us with all the ingredients for meals for a week, but the local antiques shop had klompen (wooden shoes… well, in this case, porcelain) on offer. Two small ones, and a bigger one, an ashtray klomp.

I know...

I know…

And while Lawrance was away to Scotland for a week, I had all the time to start an experiment. While waiting for the bread to rise, I  made my own zuurkool. That is sauerkraut, in English. But, unless the local Tesco store has a section of Polish food, this ordinary, once-a-week vegetable in Holland is nowhere to be found in the UK. It’s still fermenting, at the moment, so I don’t know yet if the expermiment will be successful. But I should have kept the Delftware fermentation pot my parents used to make sauerkraut in. I’m sure I would have found the space to put it somewhere in the boat!

Making Sauerkraut

Making Sauerkraut

Oh, and I even got a birthday card that matched (thanks, Nina)…

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

2 thoughts on “Out of the blue

  1. Lekker. Zuurkool of Sauerkraut zoals de Duitsers zeggen. Zeker als het, zoals hier, nu cats and dogs regent. Hopelijk gaat het smaken en lust Lawrance het ook. Volgende keer Boerenkool. (Farmers Coal??)

    • Lawrance lust wel zuurkool, maar met mate.
      En met boerenkool (Curly Cale) word je hier doodgegooid. Zo’n beetje letterlijk, want je koopt het gesneden, INCLUSIEF ALLE STRONKEN…! Omdat ze hier ook gewoon rookworst verkopen (Made in Holland, volgens het stempel op de worst) is boerenkool met worst wel te doen. Zie ook Boerenkoolstamppot.

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