I’m not dissappeared.

Sorry for not posting.
I’m getting mad about it, but I have to work a lot in this period and it’s summer time too. I could not resist to a day off to the beach, a dinner out or a beer with friends in this amazing city. I love Amsterdam.
I love the crowded streets in the daytime, where you can listen to almost ten different languages in the same time.  I love the canals, I love the tiny little leaning houses on them. I love the kids inside the bicycle baskets and the smile on their faces. I love the parks, the green spots, the benches all around, where you can sit and stare at the multicultural combination of this city. But the best comes at night… Amsterdam is so amazing after the beautiful rose and red sunset. Dam square is magical with the Royal Palace and the Oude Kerk enriched by yellow lights, Rokin and Muntplein are my favourite with the lights reflected in the canal. I love passing by all this beauties sitting on the back of a bike, while speaking to my friend riding it. It’s an emotion I cannot describe, I just close my mouth, gaze with my eyes and fill my heart.
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Keukenhof 2013.

If you like Holland countryside and flowers you probably know about Keukenhof.
Keukenhof is a three-months kind of festival dedicated entirely to flowers and gardening: every kind of piece of nature is housed in a huge park nearby Lisse, a small town between Haarlem and Leiden. Words cannot describe the beauty and the elegance of those pieces of mother nature art, they’re so incredibly marvellous and astonishing, so I’m going to show you some photographs I made.
Prepare to stare and blink your eyes to the power of nature…

Appel Mousse: Mum’s recipe.

Apple mousse is like drug for me: I can probably be diagnostified with apple mousse addiction if it would exist in a DSM manual! Plus the combination of cinnamon, omg, h-e-a-v-e-n-l-y!
A couple of days ago my mother surprised me with a pan full of apple mousse when I got back home and you can imagine my joy!
Here it is my mum’s recipe of apple moes made in dutch way, just to celebrate her and every mother’s day! 🙂 ♥

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Apple Moes
Ingredients:
1kg Jona Gold apples (or you can choose you favourite kind)
100gr brown sugar
100ml water
cinnamon

Proceeding:
Wash and peel the apples, chop them and put them in a large pan.
Add the water and let it cook for 20 minutes covered.
Stir often with a wooden spoon.
When the apples are soft and reduced in a puree, add sugar and cinnamon and cook for another 5 minutes.
Let it cool down and serve at room temperature.
Do not store in fridge, it will be more tasteful. 😉

Partecipo a:

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Con questa ricetta, partecipo al contest di IPasticcidiLuna sponsorizzato da Fotoregali, per la categoria Dolci.

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Life, meanwhile. In photographs.

I’ve been posting only about cooking and baking in the latest time, but I experienced (and still do 😉 ) my new dutch life in the meanwhile: sightseeing, museum, shops and other stimulating stuff I love.
Yesterday I was at the re-opening celebration of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, it was amazing: queen Beatrix, tons of people, marching bands and the incredible museum just restored. I share some pictures with you!DSC00383

Just an amazing day!

Amsterdam.

I did it. I succeded.
It’s not easy to describe my happiness, my feelings, my joy, but I’m so proud of myself. I cannot really realize at this moment but I did it.
I found a job. I found a job in my favourite city, in my second home-country. I went away from Italy. I had the opportunity.
I changed my life. I followed my dreams and I’m making them coming true. I changed my life because I wanted so much. I made choices, even if they were difficult.

I’m almost speechless, my smile talks in my place.

I think I will update my blog in english from now, just to improve myself and to be in contact with english-speaking-people as well. I will blog about my experience here, my recipes, my life, my thoughts as I did untill now. Probably I will write something in italian, something in dutch. I have a lot of things to do, do discover, to see, to feel.

I’m happy. That’s the best thing.tumblr_mdv0nm8ltA1r2bljmo1_1280_large_edited-1 copy

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