Advent tea 13: Wild apple & cinnamon

My 'eldest' (by a minute) is in her last years of primary school. That means that she needs to choose a secondary school. Now in Amsterdam this is not an easy task. There are a great many schools - for her level alone there are about 25 eligible schools. And then even if you choose … Continue reading Advent tea 13: Wild apple & cinnamon

Advent tea 12: Ginseng matcha green

It was a grey and dreary day and I had done absolutely nothing of interest yet apart from buying a new bobble hat (and new coats for the girls but don't tell them yet until Christmas sssst!) when the husb decided to put a boardgame on the table. We all joined and learned to play … Continue reading Advent tea 12: Ginseng matcha green

Advent tea 9: Blackcurrant beauty

Goodness gracious me. Didn't I write last time about Dutch-Indonesian food? I did! But is that any reason, I ask of you, for my next tea to not only smell of ayam bali but to actually taste of it too? No reason whatsoever! And yet - it did. Let me make myself clear. Just because … Continue reading Advent tea 9: Blackcurrant beauty

Advent tea 3: lemon, ginger and manuka honey

About fifteen years ago I went to see an acupuncturist. He had been recommended to me and he was supposed to be really good. I went to see him because I had problems with my neck and shoulders. He asked me a lot of stuff and I told him that we were struggling with infertility … Continue reading Advent tea 3: lemon, ginger and manuka honey