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Home, Dinner and Wine-Tasting in Amsterdam

Hello luvs! I’m writing to you from my comfy bed in Amsterdam, the window open to catch cool breezes and welcome in the sounds of seagulls crying and tram bells clanging.

I had a safe trip (nothing like traveling on crutches for adventure!) and am so glad to be settled again. 🙂

I absolutely LOVE my brother’s place in Amsterdam! It’s quiet and spacious with enormous windows that let in lavish amounts of light and provide gorgeous views like the one below.

My first night here I got to be my brother’s sous chef, chopping onion and garlic for his fantastically creamy pasta studded with sun-dried tomatoes and roasted peppers. We topped grainy bread with a mix of butter, mayonnaise, herbs, garlic, and crispy bacon and broiled them until they were toasty brown. Mmm. Ry poured us wine and then we tucked in!

Pasta

I got a nap in that afternoon – thank goodness! – then we got all dolled up, hopped in a taxi and drove to a friend’s house for a birthday party/wine-tasting. It was so fun visiting with new friends and tasting wines and champagnes from all over Europe. I am by no means a wine expert, so I was content to sip quietly and listen to marvelous descriptions and assessments from such learned folks as the Wine Department Head for Christie’s. We had such a grand time and can’t wait for the next one later this week.

Wine Tasting in Amsterdam
Now I must be off! I’ve promised to make a vegetarian feast for everyone tonight. 🙂

How was your weekend?

 

 

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Anonymous - Yay! So happy for you xo

Krista - It was delicious, Andrea!! My brother is a fantastic cook. 🙂

Krista - I’m glad too, Katie. 🙂 The airline was so great helping me every step of the way. 🙂

Andrea and John - That food looks so yummy! =)

Katie@cozydelicious - I’m so glad you made it safely across the ocean on those crutches! And it sounds like you have been enjoying some delish food and wine! Those slices of tosty bread with creamy bacon topping look amazing!

Krista - I wish you WERE with me, Anna! Wouldn’t we have the best time eating our way through Amsterdam? 🙂

Anna Johnston - Jealous. Although grateful you are sharing your adventures. I feel like I am there with you. Great pics of you sweetie, you look so happy. 🙂

Krista - It is a wonderful place, Lorraine! Every street is interesting and there are so many fantastic restaurants, shops and expats. 🙂

Krista - Thank you, Elra. 🙂 I really, really am. 🙂

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - What a beautiful photograph of the city! I’ve never visited Amsterdam before but it sounds gorgeous 🙂

Dewi - You look so happy Krista! Love Amsterdam, and miss it too.

Krista - Thank you so much, Linda! I hope to see you soon. 🙂

Krista - I feel revitalized, Tracy! Like the stresses of the last few years have melted away. I’m so sleepy now, but each day feel stronger. 🙂

Krista - LOL! I wondered… 🙂

Krista - Thank you, dear Rae! 🙂

Krista - Then I hope you get to go very soon, Jen! 🙂

Krista - Isn’t it gorgeous??? I just love sitting and looking out the windows. 🙂

LindyLouMac in Italy - Welcome to Europe 🙂  

Tracy - You sound revitalized. How wonderful!

Rae - Oops.  I don’t know why it posted as hja.  Its just me – Rae. lol

Hja - I’m so happy for you Krista.  I can’t wait to see what your year brings. ;o)

jen - Beautiful !!! Now yu make me want to go on vacation! GAaaaaahhhh…

Have a Fabulous day!

Jen http://www.passion4food.ca 

Valerie - What a stunning view! Were it not for the food, if I were there I would look at that scene all day. 🙂

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