How to make your own ‘Quark’
I thought everyone knows quark, until I found out that it's unknown in the United States. Luckily, Quark is very easy to make yourself.
Review: Lifesum for iOS
Lifesum is a Swedish app that helps you lose weight by giving instant feedback on your food choices. After gaining 40 kg in the course of three years, I now feel confident that I can become myself again.
Saving money & the planet
How can you be kind to your wallet and to the planet at the same time? I share some tips to save on food and energy.
Getting cable again
I am thinking of reversing my cord-cutting and get cable again. Here is why.Read More
Moving across the country!
Moving into a new house is listed among the most stressful life events, but this time I am in a state of Zen. Here is why.Read More
The Dutch social housing lottery
If you’re a student and are trying to move in ‘regular housing’ after you graduate, I have some tips for you.Read More
C.S. Lewis’ Missed Opportunity
A few weeks ago C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy was on sale at the U.S. Kindle Store and I took the bait. It turned out to be a mixed bag.Read More
Geforce GTX 1060 is a great mid-range card for gaming
I upgraded my graphics card to the nvidia Geforce GTX 1060. In this article I share my first impressions.Read More
Amazon Prime in The Netherlands: Is it worth your money?
Amazon Prime Video is now available for Dutch customers via the German store. But is it worth your money?Read More
Comparing Spotify and Google Play Music
First there was Spotify, now there are a whole bunch of streaming music services. Which one do you choose? I weigh my options choosing between Google Play Music and Spotify.Read More
Grimm: Fairy Tales with a Twist
I recently started watching NBC’s ‘Grimm’ on Netflix and really enjoyed it!Read More
Why is everyone raving so much about George R. R. Martin’s books?
The popular HBO series Game of Thrones is based on a series of books. Should you read them before watching?Read More
The Shannara Chronicles Now Available On Netflix
MTV’s series ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ is now available on Netflix. It’s a nice and entertaining series, but don’t expect compelling high quality drama.Read More
How to Beat the Winter Dip and Fix Your Sleep
Winter can be a challenging time to manage your mood, especially when you live at the higher latitudes. I’m sharing five tips to help you survive the winter blues.Read More
Less Stress, More Productivity with Pomodoro Technique and Getting Things Done Combined
Ever felt overwhelmed by life, the universe and everything? Here are some tips to de-clutter your work flow and your mind.Read More
Traditional Dutch Apple Pie
It’s Autumn. Leaves are changing color and the ripe apples fall off the trees. Use them in a delicious Dutch apple pie to avoid spoilage.Read More
Traditional Dutch Pea Soup (‘Snert’)
What’s better than a wholesome bowl of filling soup on a cold winter’s day? And it tastes even better the next day!Read More
Netflix Has Come To The Netherlands
Netflix has become available in The Netherlands! Although cable cutting isn’t widespread yet, there are some reasons to consider it here as well.Read More
Curried Chicken and Belgian Endives
Did you hate Belgian Endives as well when you were a child? This recipe reconciled me with the cheap vegetable.Read More
Homemade Spelt Pizza!
Spelt is an ancient grain used extensively in the Middle Ages. In our present day, people are rediscovering this nutritious grain. It has a delicate nutty flavour and has become one of my favourite ingredients for making breads.Read More
When Life Hands You Lemons, You Make Lemon Bread!
This lemon bread takes a while to make, but the result is really worth the effort!Read More
The most wonderful time of the year
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. This year, I got an idea to make it even more wonderful, not only for me, but also for other people.Read More
Savoury Pumpkin Pie
I read that pumpkin technically is a fruit. So a savory pumpkin pie for dinner didn’t strike me as the most obvious choice for my main meal. But it tastes surprisingly good!Read More