Pepernoten Recipe – Mini Dutch Spice Cookies

Pepernoten Recipe – Mini Dutch Spice Cookies

This is a recipe for traditional Dutch Pepernoten (mini spiced cookies) which are traditionally eaten in the Netherlands by the bucket load during the months of November and December.

These little cookies are associated with the Dutch Sinterklaas Tradition (you can read more about this here). Read more

Budget Shopping In The Netherlands

Budget Shopping In The Netherlands
I used to spend way out of control with our food shopping but in order to be able to remain at home for the kids I needed to re-evaluate and make tweaks here and there to the way we were spending our money.

 

Initially it was difficult after moving the Netherlands as I simply didn’t have a clue where to find everything at the right price but now I think I have quite a good handle on it.  If you are an expat, a tourist or even a Dutch national the following tips can help you save – big time!

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Living In The Netherlands

Living In The Netherlands
I love living in the Netherlands but despite having many similarities to life in the UK there are certain things that I still needed to get used to.

 

I decided to put pen to paper and make a list of some of the things that I have now got used to (or am still trying to).  This list is not meant as a negative but rather my observations –  in fact I find a lot of the points a definite plus.

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It’s Fun To Recycle …

It’s Fun To Recycle …

I just saw a lovely picture of my friends little boy on Facebook and clicked to see what he had been up to.

Here in the Netherlands in various towns (not everywhere), some of the local council have a brilliant initiative that lets the local children collect all the old Christmas trees that people leave outside their house for recycling. Read more