Colourful Pasta With Avocado, Bacon, Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

You know that I love avocadoes. I ate them with a spoon and a dash of tabasco sauce. I ate them in salads. I ate them as avocado boats. But soon, this was not enough. I begun to ask myself: “how else can I prepare them?” Can I eat them sweet? Can ...Read More

Why You Should Have A Baby Shower Even If You’re Not American

American traditions are getting more and more popular, also in Europe. I was very surprised when I had trick-and-treaters coming to my house on Halloween because while I knew what this holiday was about, I didn’t expect anyone to actually dress in scary costumes, especially not here. There are more: Thanksgiving, Valentine’s ...Read More

Gluten-Free Muffins Recipe

Let me start by saying that I don’t believe in gluten-free. I’ve just finished reading the book, “Parenting Without Borders” and I can’t agree more with what the author is saying, namely that a gluten-free diet, together with other diets (whether it’s paleo, vegetarian, vegan, or anything else that based on elimination ...Read More

Love Letters To The Dead By Ava Dellaira- A Review

I have felt a little overwhelmed recently but thought that this book is worth sharing. “Love Letters To The Dead” by Ava Dellaira tells a story of a teenage girl called Lauren who loses her sister in a tragic accident, and also has to face her parents’ seperation. One day, her English ...Read More

What Home Means To Me

To me, home is not necessarily a physical place. It is more than that. When I think of home, I think of multiple places, people and states of mind.I think I love having many homes, some of them physical, others psychological. I can’t tell you really what home is but I can ...Read More

Best Buns Recipe

Good and healthy bread is important, and I love making it. But yesterday, I really had a bad craving for wonderful, fluffy buns. Also, we run out of bread. Being me, I didn’t have half of the ingredients at home. Luckily, my husband went shopping and brought me all I needed: eggs ...Read More

“Global Mom” by Melissa Dalton-Bradford. A Review

As a mom raising multicultural children and a book lover, I am always looking for great books about multicultural families. Recently, I had the great pleasure to read “Global Mom” by Melissa Dalton-Bradford. It was the first memoir by a multicultural family I’ve come across so far, and it is by all ...Read More

Why Do I Write?

In all honesty, when Amanda of Expat Life With A Double Buggy asked me this question, I wanted to say: “I don’t know!” and leave it at that. But then I thought that maybe this could be a great oportunity to explore why I’m doing what I’m doing and understand a little ...Read More

Ten Surprising Things About Parenting In The Netherlands

Joanna Goddard at A Cup of Jo has a fabulous series called: “Motherhood Around The World“, where she features parenting methods in different coutries all over the world. I thought it would be a good idea to write a similar post about parenting in the Netherlands. I have been living in the ...Read More

Beef Broth Recipe

Today is Paczki Day, (in case you’re wondering, the “a” is actually an “ą”- pronunced as a nasal “o” and the “cz” is actually pronunced as “tsh”), known in Poland as Fat Thursday, the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday.  On this day, paczki and the so called “faworki” (angel wings) are consumed ...Read More