Food

Amsterdam Photo Series: Prinsengracht and Noordermarkt

Prinsengracht is the outer canal, and therefore the longest, of the four major canals which together comprise Amsterdam’s canal belt. Its northwesterly section passes by Westerkerk, Amsterdam’s famous Dutch Protestant church, designed by the sculptor and architect Hendrick de Keyser and completed in 1631; and by the Anne Frank House, on the canal front round the corner. Just beyond these stands…

Lavender and Yoghurt Scones after Rachel Khoo

Lavender and Yoghurt Scones after Rachel Khoo

It was Sunday, already afternoon, and my partner was still asleep having earlier that morning driven her mother and brother from York to London Stansted. Earlier this year, Ryanair began flying twice weekly between Stansted and Skellefteå airport in the north of Sweden. My partner’s brother lives in that city; while her mother lives in nearby Umeå, the capital of Västerbotten,…

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing

Everything appearing thus far on this site has been a product of me: whether it be a creation of mine, some experience or purchase of mine related, or an article which I have written. Of course, many pieces have concerned works of art or moments in time composed by and of other people; I have drawn variously from books and…

Carrot and Pea Risotto with Chorizo

Carrot and Pea Risotto with Chorizo

Risotto is sometimes conceived a difficult thing to make: a dish which you must observe anxiously and resolutely throughout the course of its cooking, to which you must add precise quantities of liquids, and for which timing is crucial. It is not easy to make anything perfectly; however, I think it is actually fairly easy to make risotto pretty well….

NeL, Amstelveld 12, Amsterdam – Restaurant Review

NeL, Amstelveld 12, Amsterdam – Restaurant Review

According to tripadvisor, Amsterdam is host to 1,793 restaurants. Since my partner and I moved here at the beginning of November, we have visited some but not all of these; NeL, being the only one thus far that we have visited twice, will therefore be the subject of this first Amsterdam restaurant review. NeL possesses and promulgates – it is…