Eigenwijsheid (stubbornness)

Eigenwijsheid. I wanted to mention the Dutch word because I like it better than the English translation stubbornness. The Dutch variation sounds more positive to me. Many people are stubborn. All are stubborn, to some degree. It comes naturally, to believe your own...

The compliment-resolution

Growing up, I didn’t get many compliments. Not that I didn’t do well, but my parents just let me be. It resulted in me working very hard, doing the best I can. So I actually am quite happy with that. I never really missed compliments, because I didn’t know any better....

Eindhoven, my city

Eindhoven is not a very pretty city, most of my friends say. I can see what they mean: it’s not old, it doesn’t have that typical, warm feeling, like Paris has the small, cosy streets near Montmartre. In the Netherlands, many cities are like that also: old, cosy,...

Roasted jacked potatoe, but then sweet

Who doesn’t love a roasted jack potatoe? There are so many variations available, or even beyond that, thinkable. Sour cream and chives is a very well know and delicious recipe. But this one is a little different. I based the recipe on a similar recipe from Uit...

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