Tuesday, 29 March 2016
A Bunny-Free Easter
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 " .