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

6 Novels That Are Definitely Worth Reading

If you are a book lover like I am, you understand that there’s not much that’s better than sitting down to a brand new physical book. I know a lot of people like to read books on their phone or kindle, but that just isn’t me. The only time I really read on my phone was when I was sitting on the train to work in NYC. I didn’t want…

Posted on: December 6, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 3

The One and Only Thing That Got Rid of My Acne

As far as I can remember, I’ve struggled with acne on my face. It was never super bad, but it was always there. I tried so many different creams and face washes to get rid of it. I tried to remove things from my diet, like sugar and dairy. I’m from Wisconsin, so cutting out dairy is really hard. Wisconsin is known as America’s dairyland. That never really worked. I…

Posted on: November 29, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 1

My First Attempt at Making Fresh Spring Rolls

I love fresh spring rolls. There are so many different kinds of spring rolls out there. Some are made with fish, others from meat, or even noodles. So I decided to try to make some with shrimp and fresh veggies. I have been wanting to make them for months. I finally got motivated because my sister kept telling me to try to make new things. Usually, I cook what I…

Posted on: November 22, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 58

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 8, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 23

Why Being Content Is Actually Being Rich

Yesterday, I was talking to my colleague about my boyfriend’s new job. My colleague asked if he was making more money at this new job. I answered, no, he’s actually making a bit less. My colleague answered something along the lines of, wow, that’s too bad. I said, not at all. We make enough money together. My colleague answered me, you must be making a lot of money.  I tried…

Posted on: November 1, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 21

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: 4

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: 2

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: 13

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…