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Rooting For Veggies

On 01 Dec 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I recently discovered that the expression 'rooting for ...' has an entirely different meaning in Australia. Curious?! Google it! On Sunday's I usually spend some time in the kitchen, me...Read more

Colorful Curry

On 17 Nov 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Last weekend E and I spent a night in Renesse. By some divine intervention we had dry weather and the first thing we did was head to the beach and dunes. Here we made two photos. One is of 'Glitt...Read more

The Tale of the Last Taralli

On 10 Nov 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I have my mom to thank for this discovery. Without her I would be missing out on this amazing flaky, crunchy, ring of carboliciousness. You see, when we were in Italy, visiting family, my mom decided...Read more

Catching Up

On 01 Nov 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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This week I realized my third blogiversary (22 September!) came and passed, unnoticed and uncelebrated. Halloween also came and passed, duly noticed but sadly not celebrated. I guess I have some catch...Read more

Building Sandcastles 101

On 27 Oct 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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'How was your weekend?' is probably the most asked question by your co-workers on Monday. Imagine the looks you'd get if your answer was: 'Oh, nothing special. Just attended a sand...Read more

I promised myself...

On 25 Oct 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Last Sunday E and I ran our 8 K race. I promised myself a piece of my chocolate anniversary pump if I ran it under 40 minutes. Well, guess what?! I totally ran it in under 40 minutes ^^ If I'd ...Read more

What's In The Bag, Honey???

On 18 Oct 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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This Sunday E and I are celebrating our 9th anniversary. I know, 9 years is a looong time. 9 years in which we've both been through a lot of changes: from university student to working (wo)man, f...Read more

Magical Merlin & The Muse

On 12 Oct 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I spent all nights, save one, in Villa Betta. That one night I didn't stay there, I was at my aunt's place near Trento. We were invited to have dinner at Marcello's (my cousin), togethe...Read more

The Road Ahead

On 29 Sep 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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During my stay in Italy, I enjoyed the outdoors as much as possible. I went running at 7.00 am on three occasions. The first morning in Riva del Garda I followed lake Garda and while I set out for a s...Read more

My Great Italian Escape

On 27 Sep 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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My great Italian escape lasted a whole 7 days. It was (too) short, but sweet! I finally got to see my Italian cousins again, and their children (or my cousins once removed). It was also a great way to...Read more

Say Yes To Potatoes!

On 15 Sep 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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It's no big secret that I'm not a potato person. Given the choice between rice (or some other random grain) and potatoes, I will most likely go for the first option. Unless, of course, we�...Read more

C is for...

On 08 Sep 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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C is for Cronut. Apparently this half croissant, half doughnut pastry hybrid by Chef Dominique Ansel (New York), is all the rage... I was fascinated to read that people are actually queuing up early ...Read more

Out Of The Box

On 07 Sep 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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The past two weeks have been somewhat of a blur. E's 90-year-old grandma passed away and although in her lifetime she had the pleasure to enjoy many grandchildren and even a great grand-child, th...Read more

The Couple That Plays Together, Stays Together

On 23 Aug 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Or to be more accurate: the couple that makes chocolate together, stays together! Last weekend I had arranged a two hour chocolate making workshop for two. When I left my previous employer (Tebodin), ...Read more

Things of Late

On 11 Aug 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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There is a limit to how much a person can cram into one blog post. I think today's post is a fine example of that ;-) I might not be releasing posts as frequently as I used to, but that doesn...Read more

Alice Springs to Byron Bliss - Part 2

On 02 Aug 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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We're having an exceptionally warm day today in the Netherlands and while I'm waiting for the hottest moment to pass, I thought it'd be a great time for part 2 of Alice Springs to Byron...Read more

Milestone

On 28 Jul 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Last Friday E reached a milestone. He defended his master thesis. He did his master thesis at Deloitte (and ended up working there). He developed a prototype of a decision tool that can aid app build...Read more

My #1 Sauce

On 20 Jul 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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If you'd ask me what my favorite nut/seed butter is I'd have a hard time deciding. But ask me what my favorite sauce is and without a doubt I'd answer: chimichurri. It's original...Read more

Alice Springs to Byron Bliss - Part 1

On 19 Jul 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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However good my intentions may have been, they were holding me back from sharing. I wanted to write 'picture perfect' blog posts about our Australia experience. Then realization dawned on me...Read more

Bazaar

On 08 Jul 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Last Saturday it was splendid weather. I mean, I even dusted off one of my dresses and flaunted my milk white legs ;-) This is my favorite dress by the way. And I bought it in a surf shop in a small ...Read more

What's Making Me Smile

On 05 Jul 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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This coffee cup. These beautifully boxed nougats that E brought back from his business trip to Madrid. BadToro ^^ top, also a gift from Madrid. This colorful top from Desigual, another gift from...Read more

Plain

On 28 Jun 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Sometimes I get so caught up in cooking complicated and exotic meals, that I forget that plain is okay. No, not just okay, plain is amazing! Take for example hummus. I can think of a gazillion ways to...Read more

Life on the run

On 23 Jun 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Yesterday was a GREAT day: I can't believe I'm running past the 10K's again ^^ I decided to go with the flow and pick my route as I ran. I felt I was all over the place, so did my Garm...Read more

Things I've Made

On 16 Jun 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I cannot believe I never mentioned my latest kitchen appliance addition: the VitaMix! It only took me two years of deliberation before I finally bought it. I was unsure about purchasing it until the v...Read more

Lately

On 15 Jun 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Lately I've been nicking E's iphone to fool around with Instagram and other photo apps. It's gotten to the point that E snaps photos of me/my food so 'that you can Instagram them l...Read more

Little Black Riding Shorts

On 04 Jun 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I created a wordle of my blog. It didn't come as a surprise that every form of the verb run (ran, run, running) showed up as one of the most prominent: And while we're on the subject of run...Read more

Eat Food.

On 31 May 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Michael Pollen says it all: Looking at my meals, they pretty much live up to that. Although I'm going through life now as a self-proclaimed flexitarian (meaning that every now and then I eat mea...Read more

Fast Forward

On 26 May 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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E and I ran the 5K distance of the Leiden Marathon today! I have to say the whole experience was AWESOME. My employer, Jacobs, subscribed all the Jacobs runners (and any participating husbands/boyfrie...Read more

Mudslide

On 20 May 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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If there is one word to describe my life right now, that would be it: mudslide. Time, energy, at times even my health, everything is consumed as it flows. Thankfully I'm taking the best care of m...Read more

Somebody Turned 28!

On 10 May 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I officially lost 'cougar' status today, since E also turned 28! We sort of celebrated yesterday... Remember my visit to the Keukenhof with my friends Soubhik, Joline, and Miriam two years...Read more

Bring On The Summer

On 05 May 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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My three-frame weekend: I'm so ready to skip Spring, bring on the Summer! The weather has been amazing the past few days and my cough/sore throat is finally fading away (after having slept separ...Read more

Goodbye Bea!

On 30 Apr 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Today the Netherlands celebrates one last Queen's Day. Today we say goodbye to our Queen: And welcome to our new King: My sore throat and I weren't up for any festivities, but I do have a ...Read more

Hey Mate!

On 28 Apr 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Illness struck again, and this time it came in the form of a nasty cough and lung snot. Yes, it is as nasty as it sounds ;-) But no worries mate, nothing a cup of mate can't cure... especially wh...Read more

Lion King

On 17 Apr 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Just three weeks ago, the view from our apartment was grizzly! Yes, that would be a snow storm in the photo below. I mean, I spent Easter wrapped up in gloves, a scarf, winter coat and my ever-fashio...Read more

Happy Foot & Brekkie Superfood

On 14 Apr 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Quite a few people were astonished when I told them how the podiatrist 'hammered' my foot bone into place. 'And, did it help?!', they asked. I was skeptical about the whole thing, ...Read more

Aussie Trippin' with a Hong Kong stopover

On 12 Apr 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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It's been almost 2 months since I got back from Australia and I've been dying to blog about our amazing experience. I kind of expected the job hunting to take longer and have more time on ha...Read more

Team up

On 09 Apr 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Just popping in to say hi and share this awesome photo with you guys: This group of people would be the Jacobs running team. We train every Thursday and anybody (beginners, intermediate, and advanced...Read more

First Week

On 05 Apr 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Get through first week of work --> check! I got accepted for the position of junior process engineer at Jacobs and after a morning of introductions & formalities I was excited to get started o...Read more

Easter Beach Party

On 01 Apr 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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It was a windy and cold Easter. Perfect beach weather! So E and I put on our winter gear, took out our bikes, and biked to Katwijk aan Zee for coffee and pancakes. Modeling winter wear at the beach ;...Read more

Happy Easter!

On 31 Mar 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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This chick...

... wishes you a happy Easter!

White Easter

On 29 Mar 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Some people dream of a white Christmas. I have nightmares about a white Easter! And it seems my nightmares might just be coming true... it actually started snowing again :-O If you can't beat win...Read more

Balanced Out

On 27 Mar 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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A balanced diet includes lots of veggies, fruits, complex carbs, protein, and chocolate. Yes, chocolate! Preferably in a decadent, rich, and satisfying form. These raw chocolate fudge squares are just...Read more

What the...?!

On 26 Mar 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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It's been 3 months since my last run and it seems that today the mystery revolving my sudden foot injury might have been solved. Might have, because over the next few days my foot could miraculou...Read more

Mommie in the chocolate factory

On 24 Mar 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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My mom turned 65 this month. That would be the official Dutch pension age! Not that my mom has any plans for retirement yet. Instead she decided to spend her first retirement benefit by taking us (oma...Read more

28 to not so great...

On 21 Mar 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Turned 28 and all I got was a nasty flu! It's like my immune system went right out the window. After three days of surviving on juice, soup, anti-flu painkillers, almost 24/7 bed-rest, and these,...Read more

28!

On 15 Mar 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Here's a hard fact for you guys: we all AGE! And today I added another year to mine. I can't believe I'm already 28! I feel more like 18, but that's good right?! Here's an od...Read more

No Matter the Weather

On 13 Mar 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I woke up to snow this morning. S-N-O-W!!! Like in the middle of March :-O Well, no matter the weather, we'll always have quince fruit leather: It was my first attempt at making fruit leather an...Read more

Each to their own

On 08 Mar 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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While Thor is preparing for winter and lovin' his new hide-out, Seven is enjoying the sparse sunlight cast upon her favorite toy: Both, but she especially, enjoy looking out the door to our balc...Read more

Squash!

On 07 Mar 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I'm not talking about the fast & furious racquet sport. Nor am I referring to the edible variety that seems to hijack the blog world around October. No, I'm talking about my feelings, or...Read more

Spring Under My Skin

On 06 Mar 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Anybody else feeling it too?! The energy, the excitement, crawling just beneath the surface of your skin. I've gotta feeling... It makes me want to organize, clean, and DO. Do whatever pops into ...Read more

 

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