WHY GEZELLIG?

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.

2016: a lookback

10.01.2017

Hmmm , I never do this. I’m more of a “don’t think about the past; what matters is the future” kind of gal. But maybe it’s a good time to reflect on what happened in the past year to see if I can’t tease out something, I don’t know, profound?! The year started with an […]

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Boston, Hahvahd, and Lobstah

25.10.2016

….Just got back from an epic time visiting my dear little brother, who has been living in Boston for about a year. Yes, we brought the kids. Yes, we drove. Yes it was long and there was bickering but it was also a really nice opportunity to just be a family. So I savoured it, […]

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What’s in a word?

05.11.2015

I’ve already explained to you why I chose the dutch word, “Gezellig”, for this blog. If you don’t recall, I’ll restate it here (my words): 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 […]

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Back in the Saddle for 2015

09.01.2015
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Hey there, Well, I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say where the heck did December go? One minute it was all the fuss for end-of-school stuff, then it was our trip to NY (much more on that later), then Christmas, New Years, and well, you get the idea. Add two colds to the […]

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Tomater’s ready!

07.10.2014
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It’s that time of year – when no matter how busy we are, at some point we drop everything and process tomatoes. Tomatoes are a particular passion for hubby; growing, eating, and more importantly, feasting on them in the middle of winter when there’s nothing to pick from outside. Basically we gorge on fresh tomatoes […]

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15 years

26.08.2014
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This year will be our 15th wedding anniversary. In that span we’ve changed careers, changed cities, moved 4 times and had 3 kids. But in meeting other people and getting to know their lives, I realize this is hardly atypical. Your 30s and 40s are just that period of your life where things happen, time […]

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Summertime on a farm

19.08.2014
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So, yes, I’ve mentioned my husband’s new venture a few times. If you were stop in on any given day, you wouldn’t find me shovelling manure or hoeing weeds or even really picking vegetables. However one thing I’ve been helping out with is the social media. I’m also the official photographer. So I thought I’d […]

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Merry Ole Stratford

23.07.2014
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It’s so cliche to explain that the total lack of posting lately is because my life is so busy, blah, blah, blah, so I just won’t do it. Instead I’ll put down a post about a trip that I actually took back in June and pretend like it’s no big deal that I’m writing about […]

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Calm amidst the storm

20.05.2014
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I know, I know! Waaaay too long since the last post. Truth is, this time of year is kind of insane. With a farm starting up, kids school stuff wrapping up, summer sports ramping up, and work increasing, there’s precious little time for much else. But life has been full in a very satisfying way. […]

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Maple Sugarin’

06.04.2014
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It’s that time of year: the sap is flowing and we get the benefits! For the third year in a row, hubbie has been tapping trees and making syrup. It’s a great thing to do this time of year; the weather is getting pretty pleasant but you wouldn’t otherwise have any reason to wander outside. […]

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