Tempting though the supermarket's buttery-bunnies were , we resisted .
Come Sunday morning , YD and I were far too busy eating our own weight in peanut butter . And not just any old peanut butter ... We'd got up early on Saturday , washed out two empty jam jars , taken a train , found Opgeweckt Noord and made our own !
Well , we did do other things as well . Chips with mayonnaise were eaten in the main square . Olives , mezze and treats were stocked up on in the Souk
A new cafe visited , where a grey-haired chap with a topknot and bright blue beard pondered silently which of his 14 special coffees to make for us ... 40 minutes later a perfectly pleasant cup of something Colombian or maybe Ethiopian brought us out of our trance and we escaped , never to return . ( Welcome though it is , Groningen's Foodie revolution is perhaps running away with itself ... )
Shoes were admired , second hand bookshops visited and who-dunnits purchased .
Four (!) new specialist bread-shops were admired .
Wooden toys , children's books and tasteful kitchenware approved of ...
And the next day the decidedly unfortunate-looking , additive free peanut butter was polished off . It's DELICIOUS ! I'll definitely go back for more ... (Since , however much I liked it , I'm not tempted to buy a machine for myself . Cleaning it would be a nightmare . I'll leave that to them )
* When her older sister told YD later that she too had tried Avocado oil a while ago , YD asked what she'd thought of it . The reply was ,
"Oily " . Opgeweckt Noord
SmitoniusAndSonata is a mother and daughter collective blog.
London based Smitonius (Jessamy) makes one of a kind jewellery using vintage buttons, as well as a combination of beads from all over Europe: from lampwork ones by a range of UK artists to vintage and modern glass beads.
Sonata is a miniature quilt maker based in the North of Holland (Leeuwarden). Geraldine Keyzer is already known to collectors of Hitty dolls and owners of vintage dollhouses. She likes to use vintage as well modern cotton to create a range of quilts from simple One Patch to the more complex Grandmother's Garden.