This is not for the faint hearted

When I was a child, we never ate strong spicy food. Our food tasted of the vegetables that were in it and pork, beef, poultry or fish, where the taste was enhanced with salt and a little pepper, and that was it. The only exception to it was an occasional spoonful of mustard if we […]

Visiting my youngest daughter

My youngest daughter Lise lives and works as an architect in Odense, where the great Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen was born. I think he only lived here for a short while, but people are very proud of him, as they should be. Before Lise moved here a few months ago, she and I lived […]

Day 12 of the experiment

My diet pretty much takes care of itself. I cook a batch of the soup once a day, and it takes me about 15 minutes to prepare the vegetables plus half an hour cooking time, and that’s all the preparation there is for my meals that day. It means that I have a lot of […]

Amsterdam’s markets

A large part of the daily trading takes place from stalls at the city’s many markets. Quite a few of them are only held one day a week, but there are also large markets which are held six days a week. Below you find a list of the various markets with opening hours. Albert Cuyp […]