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The Dutch have a special word to describe “cosiness”, “comfort”, but it’s also something that goes a little beyond that. “Gezellig”. Pronounced correctly, it kinda sounds like you’re clearing your throat, but this blog explores its meaning by documenting experiences that make life richer and deeper; through food, family, and the making of a home.

Lasagna Bolognese

by amanda on September 11, 2013

This is NOT the only post where I will gush about my favourite food blogger, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen.  Her words, pictures, and value system (well, I only speak for when it comes to cooking, anyway) is right up my alley. Cook food from scratch. Fuss on the days you have time; eat toast on the days you don’t, and don’t sweat it either way.

P1030688When I read her post about Lasagna Bolognese, I felt like I had written it. “Holy smokes! I too don’t like the typical North American ricotta/cottage cheese version of lasagna.” Which is why I never make it. So I set out to try hers. And yes, it took a whole half day. Admittedly, I skipped the making-the-noodles-from-scratch part, although we do have a pasta maker, so I hope to attempt that part someday. See what I mean about fussing when you want to?

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It was a complete, smack-down hit in this household. So it’s been repeated a couple of times since. I love it when a plan comes together.


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