Good morning, dear ones. 🙂 I’m writing to you sitting close to the heater, a cup of Moroccan Mint tea at hand to soothe my sore throat. I’m still fighting this flu/cold/thingamajig but have high hopes that I’m almost on the mend now. 🙂
I had such fun revisiting my trip to Amsterdam with you yesterday, that I decided to share the rest of our lovely meal with you today. 🙂
When I thought of European food growing up, especially in the colder northern countries like Holland, Germany, etc, I mostly thought of potatoes, wild game, thick stews, hearty noodle dishes, and lots of seafood. I did not, however, think of salads, organic produce, healthy whole grain sandwiches. How wrong I was!
It is in Paris, Amsterdam and Denmark that I have had the most scrumptious salads piled high with luscious ingredients, divine sandwiches layered atop the best bread I’ve ever tasted, and vibrant produce straight from the garden. Our Amsterdam lunch was no exception.
I was so inspired and have been tracking down the best breads, cheeses and fresh veggies I can find to replicate these amazing yet simple lunches.
It was the perfect start to our exploration of a new city: Haarlem.
Have you been surprised by foods you’ve encountered on your travels?