Death by Chocolate Recipe

My obsession with this dessert began many years ago. I was still living in Warsaw and we had this cafe where my mother, brother and me would have breakfast together. Said breakfast consisted of a glass of orange juice, a pot of tea (oh how I miss tea served in a pot ...Read More

Things I’ve Learned from Publishing an Anthology

First of all, I proudly present “Dutched Up!Rocking the Clogs, Expat Style!”, a funny, heartwarming, and informative compilation of stories by women expat bloggers in the Netherlands. The honour of putting all of these submissions together fell to me and I did it gladly. In this process I have learned some valuable ...Read More

Bread Maker Brioche

There are moments when a lady craves something fluffy and buttery. Said lady paced to and fro in her house because she didn’t know how to achieve said fluffiness and butteriness she was craving so much. She wanted to make it by hand but then decided she didn’t have a lot of ...Read More

Introducing Dutched Up! Get the Book Now!

  It is my great pleasure to announce that the book is out! It features the best expat women bloggers in the Netherlands and will make you laugh, cry and nod your head in agreement. Dutched Up! is a compilation of stories from Expat Women Bloggers living in the Netherlands. The book ...Read More

Eating Wildly by Ava Chin: a Review

I’ve first read the English term “foraging” in a book called “Eating Wildly. Foraging for Love, Life and the Perfect Meal”. I didn’t even know there is a special English word for collecting goods in the wild. In Polish, it is just referred to as “collecting plants/mushrooms/fruit”. It is also very popular ...Read More

Put on Your Sock-etines.Raising A Bilingual Child: A Guest Post by est.1975

After I guest-posted on est.1975, Sarah was kind enough to return the favor. Sarah is married to a Spanish man and they are raising a bilingual child, with both English and Spanish. Contrary to popular information, she and her husband didn’t made  a grand decision to raise their child with both languages. ...Read More

8 Reasons American Parents are Awesome

What’s with all the backlash against American parents? There are so many articles about all the things American parents do wrong. Take for example this one written by a British nanny, “5 reasons why modern-day parenting is in crisis”. There are many others (like the famous French/Asian mothers are superior, or this ...Read More

Homemade Noodles

Have you ever tried making homemade noodles? They’re surprisingly easy to make, delicious and children can help making them. I got the recipe from my father, of course- who else? And I liked making noodles before taking a school test. The experience of kneading, rolling out and cutting out the shapes in ...Read More

Reducing Expat Anxiety Tips by MegSanity: a Guest Post

Have you met Meg Sanity? She runs a blog of the same name about women psychology. It’s great and you should check it out. She drops the F bomb frequently, but (or should I say AND) she’s smart and she can explain super complex things so that everyone can understand them. Not ...Read More

Zebra Cake Recipe

When I tell people that I’m going to make zebra cake, they reaction is usually the same, “A zebra cake? How do you make a zebra cake?” And my answer, too, is always the same: “Well, you take a zebra…” and then I expect the horrified or surprised look on the other ...Read More