Sunday, May 21, 2017

A day in Utrecht


Yesterday I was in the Dutch city Utrecht alongside with good company of two friends. We went for orientation at an university. Me and friends are considering to get a master degree hence we went to check out this orientation day. After that we didn't went straight back home. Oh no. We went relaxing, shopping and eating in this beautiful city Utrecht and that pretty much was the highlight of this weekend. Hows your weekend so far going?

Gisteren was ik in Utrecht samen met een twee stel goede vriendinnen aan mijn zijde. We gingen voornamelijk voor een open dag over een master opleidingen bij een universiteit. Wij drieën overwegen namelijk om een master opleiding te volgen dus vandaar. Daarna gingen we nog niet naar huis. Echt niet. We bleven nog om te relaxen, te winkelen en lekker uit eten te gaan in deze mooie stad genaamd Utrecht. Dit is weliswaar mijn hoogtepunt van dit weekend. Hoe is jou weekend dusver?

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We drove
Since I only got my driving licence for just over a year I didn`t feel to confident driving on a 2 to 4 lane highway from country land hometown to a big city like Utrecht. So A. took over the steering wheel and about 1 hour and 15 min in the car me, A. and K. have arrived. All safe and sound.
It`s all about the all-you-can-eat breakfast
Our first stop was to grab breakfast that was just 8,90 bucks! Whoot!
More of this coming soon.
Turkish coffee.

This is sweet `tahini molasses` spread and it`s super delish!
Sharing is caring but I took the strawberry ha.


Why I sometimes prefer you over Amsterdam. Utrecht you were was rainy, sunny but most importantly friendly warm.
Something serious
Something serious
Something serious
Time to be a tad serious because the main reason for me, A. and K. to go all the way to Utrecht was orientation day about master degree of education at this BCN building.
Here we are with many cups of caffeine serious thinking about getting back to school and dreaming about having a master degree in the pocket. That would not look bad at all in my CV am I right?
After this master degree orientation thing we decided to grab a snack and more caffeine at Starbucks.
Then we left for Utrecht again
Spotting Piet Mondriaan street art work for free.
€60 damage at Other Stories.
Yikes and more damages were made. #dontworrypaycheckisnextweek was the mantra.
Again this is not Amsterdam. Utrecht is much neater.

@I Melt For you 

"One yogurt with figs ice cream please!"
How to end a day in Utrecht? With ice cream of course.
More Utrecht & me

Friday, May 12, 2017

From Am to PM with me - a workday


Sigh, another week full of work that is done and it's a good one. How about yours? A couple of Fridays back I have documented my day and I'd like to share it with you down below. Have a great #TGIF and weekend everyone!

Zucht, alweer een week gewerkt en ik ben best tevreden over deze week. Hoe zit het bij jou? Een paar vrijdagen terug heb ik de dag gedocumenteerd en deze wil ik met alle liefde aan jullie presenteren hieronder. Het is #TGIF en ik wens je een fijn weekend toe!

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7:10 AM // good morning
My alarm clock on a working weekday goes off at 7:10 in the morning. Because I need to be at work at 8:00. Since it`s already Spring the mornings are usually brighten already and that day was a sunny start too.

7:35 AM // breakfast
A truth to be told, I rarely eat a whole breakfast on workdays but since I planned to do a blogpost about my day I made breakfast. Ha. Anyway it`s a fruity breakfast with richly filled yogurt bowl. Because 8 out of 10 I just eat one piece of fruit with tea.
7:40 AM // van a to work
Before my car broke down and still drive and nowadays I bike to work. 10 km long! I Am stil looking for a car and when I find the right one I`ll let you guys know of course.
8:45 AM // good morning class
Hi and welcome to my class! Me and my class usually starts around 8:45 and ends at 2:45 PM. That morning was also a fun special morning too because the school organised a `pancake-morning` and so the kids played with the batter, cooked and ate their own made pancakes. It was quite fun and after the pancake chaos we continued our day with math, Dutch language, reading and more under my wings.

The school fruit of that week was a yummy honeydew.
4:55 PM // exhausted but yay #tgif!
Though I dismiss my class at 2:45 PM teachers like myself don`t get to leave work so soon as there`s still work to mark, class preparations to be done and cleaning up to do. I usually arrive home at 5:30 PM but since it was Friday I dismissed myself an hour earlier.
I`ve had a good workday! Time to zone out with music for a while.
8:19 PM // dindin
My papa cooked something up with veggies, tofu and of course rice.
9:00 PM // TV!
My evenings before bedtimes are usually relaxing one with comfortfood, knit-and yarn works and a tv where I watch my favorite shows and series. One of my favorite serie that has ended it first season is Stranger Things. Have you watched it too?

Stranger Things is a horror/fantasy/drama serie and I`ve decided to watch it because of Youtube comments about the main girl (Eleven) where she also appears in a music video clip from Sigma. Thanks to these Youtube comments I got really curious and so I end up watching Stranger Things. Without regrets. I don`t know about you but sometimes Youtube comments has a strong influence on people. Anyway I am waiting in full patient for the second season. Meanwhile I am watching: Pretty Little Liars, Supernatural, Jane the Virgin and Naruto. I also have watched 2 ep. of 13 Reasons Why but I`m not sure if I`ll continue with it.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Project: blueberry bundt cake


One of my favorite cake recipes for small or big celebrations and events are bundt cakes. Bundt cakes to me looks more fancier and prettier than cakes coming from a rectangle shape. Especially when bundt cakes are drizzled with a sauce or powdered it's quite Instagram worthy shots if you ask me. Especially when it's purple like this bundt cake recipe of today which is a blueberry flavored bundt cake. Please try it out and celebrate your weekend with it, enjoy!

Een van mijn favoriete cake recepten voor kleine en grote vieringen en events zijn tulbanden. Tulbanden zien er vaak al super feestelijk uit dan de degelijke rechthoekige cakes. Al helemaal wanneer het afgemaakt wordt met een lekker sausje of poedertje bovenop. Een echte show steler van de tafel en daarnaast een Instagram waardig kiekje, niet waar?! Zeker als het helemaal paars is net als het recept van vandaag: bosbessen tulband. Hier een tip voor morgen om je zondag mee te vieren! Eet smakelijk! 

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180 gr butter + extra for coating
180-200 gr sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
100 gr plain flour
100 cake flour
3 eggs separated
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. milk

optional: adding blueberry flavor
100 gram (fresh or frozen) blueberries + 1 tbsp. water and sugar
To avoid a much sunken cake as possible.
After being upside down
It`s time to eat!
Don`t forget to run the knife around the middle part too!
The Steps
1. Preheat oven to 180℃ and grease a medium sized cake pan with butter. Mix together all the flour and bake powder. To prepare the blueberry flavor: put the blueberries in a small saucepan on high heat until cooked then let it shimmer on low heat and add in the water and sugar for 20 min. Do not forget to stir! The consistency should look like sticky jam.
2. In a large bowl beat the egg white with the lemon juice until high peaks. In another large bowl beat butter with sugar together until creamy. Beat in one egg at a time followed with a bit of flour mixture. Repeat these steps until you have used up the eggs and continue folding in the rest of the remaining flour into the batter. Lastly add in the milk and combine everything.
3. Fold in the egg white into the batter gradually until the egg white is dissolved. Then the real lastly, add in the blueberry jam that we prepared earlier. Fold everything carefully until the batter turns into a beautiful purple color. Or just fold half the time if you want to create a marble effect!
4. Spoon and pour the batter into the greased cake pan and bake for 45 min in te oven.
5. Let the cake cool down upside down, once it is cooled down, run a knife around the edge + the middle to unmold the cake. Enjoy!
Try out another blueberry delish!