Posted on: November 22, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 47

Dutch People Are the Coldest M-F**Kers, and 10 Other Things I Hate About the Netherlands

They might be the coldest people, but they aren’t as cold as Wisconsin, USA. And trust me, I know cold. I grew up in WI, born in December to Russian Jewish immigrants. Arguably, WI is the coldest place in the continental US. I really do know cold. Listen, before you start reading this, you should know, that I actually do love the Netherlands. Check out my blog posts about how…

Posted on: November 15, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 4

Farfalle Pasta Salad

My family didn’t eat a lot of meat or fish growing up. I come from a very big family, and kosher meat and fish were very expensive. Meat and fish were usually saved for Friday dinner and Saturday lunch, the Shabbos meals. So during the week, we ate a lot of vegetarian foods like pasta and potatoes. In order not to get bored, we’d create all kinds of dishes from…

Posted on: November 1, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 12

9 Habits I’ve Picked up Since Moving to the Netherlands

Moving to and living in the Netherlands has been challenging for me. I’m not gonna lie. I’ve spent plenty of days crying and almost buying a plane ticket back to the US. The first year was the worst. This year, my second year has been much better. I’ve made friends and gotten into the groove of things. I’ve even picked up a bunch of good habits. I don’t think I…

Posted on: October 25, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

The Startling Way My Eating Habits Changed Since Moving to the Netherlands

I grew up in a family that made everything from scratch. Not because we didn’t have any supermarkets around, but simply because my family kept kosher. Kosher is food that prepared and made in a certain way to meet Jewish dietary requirements. Kinda like halal but a lot more complicated. Not only that, my parents wanted us to grow up healthy without all the processed food that people eat nowadays.…

Posted on: October 18, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 1

Why You Probably Do Not Need That Credit Card

I know that many people reading this will not agree with me, but I’m still going to say it. “No, you do not need that credit card.” I can’t emphasize the importance of critically looking at the advantages and disadvantages of having a credit card. Especially in a world where credit cards are the primary way of paying and you need a credit score, especially in the US,. I’m not…

Posted on: October 11, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 12

10 Strange Things About Dutch Culture

I experienced major culture shock when I moved to the Netherlands. Dutch culture is so different from my Russian American Jewish upbringing. Living here has been eye opening. I never felt so on the outside, then I did during my first year living in the Netherlands. Now that I am in my second year living here, I’ve become accustomed to the strange habits of the Dutch. 1. Circle Parties Dutch…

Posted on: October 4, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 5

Fall Favorite: Turkey Soup

My favorite season is finally here: fall! I’m so excited to drink copious amounts of hot chocolate and wear all my poufy sweaters and coats. I love the feeling of fall. The way the air smells and feels. I love cozying up to a blanket, or most of the time, my boyfriend. One of my favorite dishes to make when it’s chilly outside is some sort of soup. I love…

Posted on: September 27, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 2

My Five Day German Getaway

I often take short trips to see a few new places and to get away from the day to day work and chores. It’s nice just to relax in a hotel, take a long bike ride, and enjoy the sites. Oh, and did I mention, the food?? I mean, of course, that’s the most important part. At least for me. Germany is known for its giant glasses of beer and…

Posted on: September 20, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

A Multicultural Food Gathering

What do you most look forward to when traveling? For me, it’s the local cuisine. From the minute I arrive somewhere, I’m searching for the food. You can consider me a foodie. I love trying the flavors of the world. The flavors that the people of the world put into their food. Food gatherings are something that I grew up with. We always cooked up a storm every weekend for…

Posted on: September 13, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

Coffee Cake

I love drinking coffee. I drink several cups a day. My favorite way to drink coffee is with a cookie or a slice of cake on the side. It adds a little bit of sweetness to my day. I used this recipe for inspiration but created my own twist on the cake. My recipe is below. Ingredients 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt…