Sunday, December 4, 2016

My recent food favorites

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Usually in the ending months of the year there's no escape of having foodbaby-bellies. And it's alright! Because these ending months are after all holiday months which is to me a legit reason of approval to pig out on meals. Lots of meals. And snacking of course!

In our household there's no shortage on snacks. The snacks that I have bought from last summer Hong Kong is slowly vanishing into our belly but there are still some unopened in our snack pantry. But recently I have opened this box of chocolate called Meltykiss. In the flavor 'milk tea' and o boy, so good! Also recently I've bought new foods to try it out because you know me, I'm a foodie-adventurist! Check it all down below: 
NL

Het is elke jaar hetzelfde liedje maar de maanden van een jaar zijn meestal echt vreet-maanden. En dat geeft absoluut niet! Het zijn tenslotte heerlijke feestmaanden en dat is voor mij genoeg reden om lekker en goed te gaan eten. En te snacken natuurlijk.

Bij ons thuis geen gebrek aan snacks hoor. De snacks die ik trouwens gekocht heb van vorig zomer in Hong Kong heb ik nog steeds in onze snack voorraadkast maar onlangs heb ik een doos chocolade geopend van Meltykiss. In de smaak `melkthee` en hij is onwijs lekker! Daarnaast heb ik weer eens nieuw voedsel ontdekt in winkels die ik natuurlijk niet kon laten liggen. Lees en bekijk het allemaal hieronder: 


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Meltykiss
Royal milk tea
Meltykiss is a chocolate serie made by the Japanese brand Meiji and definitely one of my favorite chocolates out there. As the name suggest, this chocolate literally melts heavenly in your mouth with good amount of chocolate taste and not being too sweet. Meltykiss has lots of flavors and I myself have already tried the strawberry and green tea version but never have I had this `royal milk tea` one.

I am a big milktea-lover and so I just had to buy this Meltykiss box.
As expected the chocolate melts lovely inside my mouth and in the center you will find the milk tea flavored part. And this part is good because it does taste like milk tea, hurray!

 Van Delft pepernotenfabriek

tiramisu
Tomorrow is 5 December which marks our Dutch holiday `Sinterklaas`. It`s a day where children gets presents from Sinterklaas (st. Nicolas) and `Zwarte Piet` (Black Pete) and eat traditional snacks such as these kruidnoten/pepernoten. In English translated: gingerbread nut cookies. And as a Dutchy myself I buy and eat pepernoten each year.

At the Van Delft pepernotenfabriek (literally means gingerbread nut factory) I`ve bought my first pepernoten stash of the year in the flavor `tiramisu`. Basically the pepernoot is coated in tiramisu flavored chocolate and it is tasty, addicting and crunchy though it didn`t really taste fully tiramisu because it lacked a bit of alcohol and coffee but overall it was nice. Very nice.
If you happen to be in Holland around December, you should try out these Dutch gingerbread nut cookies `pepernoten`!
Hello Kitty Bakauke Green Tea
This was a little gift from Elisa and she gave me the heads up about this snack being pretty delish and that I`d like it. There`s one thing I`m very sure about is everything that (matcha) green tea flavor is good and so I was pretty excited about this little snack. Basically it`s a rice cracker with green tea powder coating and needless do I have to say: it`s a good fun snack!

Pots & Co.
Salty caramel & chocolate pot // lemon & lime posset desserts


Ok, I am a big BIG fan of making desserts and even more of eating one and these desserts by Pots & Co. has to be my favorite store bought desserts of all time. They are around 2 euro-bucks and sold in beautiful ceramic ramekins. An indulgent dessert and a little ceramic freebie, I think that`s a good buy! Each flavor comes in matching colored ceramics and therefor I`d love to try out their `sticky toffee pudding` which comes in lightpink colored ramekins!

But for now I had the pleasure of indulging into the salty caramel and chocolate and the lemon and lime flavored ones and they are so so good. They are quite high in calorie (I shared it with my papa and brother) but o boy if you like salty caramel/chocolate, you are gonna love their salty caramel & chocolate pots. Same for the lemon & lime posset if you are a more sour tangy dessert person.

Dille & Kamille
Christmas tea edition
A special edition tea with lots of chai ingredients in it such as: cinnamon, anise, cardamom and rooibos. I love chai because of the spiciness and this tea has a good spicy and warm taste to it. And if I have to believe the ingredient list it is also a caffeine free tea as well.
Last but not least
Not really food related but...
My other recent favorite is Blogger`s newest blogpost feature which is this special character/symbol button and allows me to add and type all kinds of symbols! No more searching through Google or memorizomg the alt-code button steps! All I have to do is click on this special character button to get that specific character.
Brilliant!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Peek into my life 73

EN

Happy December, yay! December has to be my favorite month because of the many festive happenings going on like Christmas, Sinterklaas, NYE and my birthday! I've been preparing gifts, cards and writing down party-food ideas on paper since November because I like to be organised and prepared.

While I was editing and writing todays blogpost, I've have noticed that some of my pictures has a lot of me wearing my own handmade crochet crowns (which you can buy it here!). I do have made quite a few of them and sold of them too which I am super grateful of. And of course there's always a lot of food related pictures below. Check it all out below!
NL

Welkom December, je bent er! December is denk ik wel mijn favoriete maand, want het is een feestmaand met Kerst, Sinterklaas, Nieuwjaar en mijn verjaardag! Ik ben al sinds november begonnen met het voorbereiden zoals brainstormen en dingen op papier zetten, want ik wil controle hebben en hiermee ook de stress der feestdagen onder controle houden.

Ha, ik moet toegeven toen ik deze blogpost aan `t vormgeven was dat er best veel foto's van mij zijn met mijn gehaakte kroontje (die je hier kan kopen!) erop. Ik heb een paar gemaakt voor mezelf en ook een aantal verkocht (dankjewel!). En natuurlijk heb ik zoals altijd flink veel food foto's geplaatst. Lees en bekijk ze hier allemaal onder! 


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Foodie dates
Usually in the weekends
KFC! O boy it`s been ages since I went to a KFC. I don`t go to fastfood restaurants a lot anymore especially KFC since their main food is chicken and I don`t eat chicken at all. But! KFC luckily also sell corn, fries and dessert too and that`s what I had along with a girlfriend of mine who obviously ordered a box of chicken for
herself.

I do wish our Dutch KFC has a bigger assortment like for example, the KFC from Hong Kong has egg tarts, mashed potatoes and soups.
Experiencing a disappointing `apfelstrudel`.

De Juf - Middelburg - The Netherlands
My favorite café in my local place. Usually I go for the sweet while my foodie date usually go for the savory.
And this lemon bar is amazing!
Google has the best themed mini-games!
My work
Is at a school with kids.
Here are a few snaps of my work lunches. Sometimes me and my colleagues talks a lot about food too which is always nice. Check out my Easy Work & School Lunch Box ideas here:
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A few weeks ago one of my pupils brought homemade food from home for me and my colleagues to try which is these mini pizzas in Middle-Eastern style. It was spicy, sweet and yum!
Something different than bring an apple for the teach, am I right?

Rotterdam 
In my favorite city of Holland.
And where the closest Starbucks is located #lol. We finally got matcha green tea latte on the Starbucks menu! It tasted pretty nice but to me, Bagels & Beans still has the best matcha green tea latte in our country.
Beautiful street art spotting.
Followed by dinner and pigging out in China town.
And meeting up with Jessy! More detailed blogpost of this soon.
Homemades
Delicious rice noodle with spicy peanut butter sauce.
Make your own batch of green tea flavored madeleine cakes! Recipe is down below:
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A while ago I`ve tried out this new breakfast dish: oatmeal with cinnamon in mason jar and it`s pretty delicious and so so filling. Recipe is from Lisa Lorles at https://www.youtube.com/user/lisalorles.
And lately I`ve also turned and reuse jars with a nice layer of black board
paint.

Antwerp 
Detailed blogposts right here:
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