Here I am again, back from Holland.
I went to spend a week with my mum. She celebrated her 93rd birthday and I wanted to be with her (she lives alone).
Here she is with a large bouquet of flowers that my cousin brought:
I think my postcard for today will have to be one from Holland:
I have probably shared this card already some time ago, but I will show it again, because it shows the things I like (and miss) about Holland. The special boiled sweets, the cheese, the 'stroopwafels' (bottom left), and the liquorice, which is salted, and definitely an acquired taste! These are the things I brought back from my home country.
We had a great week, my mum and I. I cooked lots of nice things for her. I would cook large amounts so that she would have many little portions to put in the freezer.
One day we went to the newly opened Turkish Baker in the shopping precinct across the road:
I love all the different types of bread. In the glass part of the counter are all the sweets. And boy, do the Turks love their sweet things! I remember from my trips to Turkey that they are almost too sweet to eat!
So we didn't have any of that. They have many nice savoury things too:
All very yummy, I can assure you. But we went for the 'hot' counter where those gents are standing:
This chappie does the döner 'pizzas':
They are flatbread with a spicey sauce, which gets blasted in a super hot oven until it sort of bubbles. Then they put slivers of lamb or chicken on it, add cheese and sauce according to taste and purse, then they roll it up and hand it to you in aluminium foil, ready to eat.
This is what we ended up with. It was delish! And too much really to eat in one go, so I wrapped half of mine up and ate it the next day for supper.
As I am joining Elizabeth and Bleubeard for T for Tuesday, I am proudly presenting my drink that day: a glas of red Syrah wine (Syrah is the name of the grape. In France the wine of that grape is called Syrah, and in Australia, where it has a more new world taste, it is called Shiraz).
That is it from me today.
Happy T-Day to all,