Hold on to the edge of your seats. I am going to give you a shocker. The real reason I am moving…
That’s right folks. Marco had a craving for sweets a few days ago, and brownie mix was all he had in the house. So he whipped up a batch and then sent me the evidence. Tempting, tempting…
We made brownies together over Christmas the year before last. I brought some candy canes from America (hershey’s chocolate flavor, I believe). We broke them up into small pieces and then put it on top of the brownie. Back in the convection oven for a bit, to let the candy canes melt. . .
And then there’s this, two of my favorite items over in the Netherlands:
Coca-cola light and paprika potato chips. Yum! I mentioned it before, but there’s definitely an abundance of paprika flavored items in this country. Sort of how Americans tend to like peanut butter in everything (peanut butter snickers, anyone?). I am not sure if you can see at the bottom of the chip bag, but it says gebakken in zonnebloemolie – baked in sunflower oil.
One of the things I had to get used to over in the Netherlands was no free refills of pop (note: not soda! I am originally from the Chicago area) at restaurants. And the glasses the drinks are served in were so, so small… compared to the America version of supersizing everything in sight. On the other hand, I don’t drink as much pop as I did when I first started visiting the Netherlands, so we’ll see if I can cut it back more in favor of water.
And then if you look at the microwave in the picture above you’ll see that it is set in military time. That’s not an issue, but it does remind me of Celsius vs. Fahrenheit. That is a lot harder to grasp. I get the idea that 32F is zero Celsius. I had to look it up that 100F was 38C (I would have guessed 36C).
But I always feel stumped when it comes to converting Fahrenheit into more exact Celcius measurements – for example, 60F converts into 15.5555C according to Google. Is it acceptable to say 15.5C, or does it seem weird to use half degrees in speech?
Just questions to ponder. Or for you to comment on below!