Turkey, Egg, and Toast Cups

Yum yum breakfast/brunch idea. Very easy and would be great for entertaining. Original recipe calls for bacon which I subsitutied for turkey. Worked great! Get the recipe on Martha Stewart

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Enjoying a Pampered Evening

Spent a wonderfully fun and pampered evening at a Pamper Party by Simply Skin. It was great and best thing is that the products are 100% natural. Well, 99% as Vivienne explained that there are some preservatives used so all those wonderful natural ingredients can keep for a bit 🙂 None of these products are tested on animals which is what I hate about big company products. In a word, LOVED everything. The difficult part was choosing what to order on my limited budget 🙂

I don’t usually use body lotions or scrubs but Simple Skin’s products felt so great I put an order for Vivienne’s Sandlewood & Vanilla body butter and foot scrub on the spot! 🙂

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Mango & Japanese Plum Shower Ice Scrub

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Red Olive & Ginger Facial Scrub

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Mango & Japanese Plum Facial Cleanser

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Coconut Ruffle Facial Cleanser

My new Bon Appétit Dessert Book!

Picked up this great Bon Appétit dessert book for a bargain price at the English Bookshop in Amsterdam right next to Muntplein. First try: Classic Lemon Meringue Pie 🙂

I just need to add that since we don’t have an electronic mixer the meringue was mixed by hand! Quite a workout!

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Weekend in Venice

Highlights of a quick weekend trip to Venice.

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Pouring rain on arrival

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Yum yum great pizza!

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Great dinner at Antika Mola

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Interesting doorknob

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our hotel preparing for Acqua Alta

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Gondolas on the Canal Grande

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Rialto Market

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Rialto Market

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Rialto Market

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Prisons in the Doge’s Palace

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Venice

Finally! Rolling Kitchen

Finally made it to the Rolling Kitchen event! It seems every year something else comes up or we’re not in Amsterdam when they are on. This year we were in luck!
It was amazing! More delicious looking dishes than I could fit in at once. Ended up getting mussels, shrimp and artichoke then a pizza later.

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Welcome to the Rolling Kitchen!

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Amazing looking lamb! unfortunately we were starving and it still had another 2 hours to go till it would be ready!

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Old Scuola. Great Pizza!

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Even the kids had their own orange juice stand!