Posted on: September 20, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 6

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: 3

Coffee Cake with Maple Syrup Icing

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…

Posted on: September 6, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 42

10 Reasons Why Life Is Better In The Netherlands Than in the USA

After living in the Netherlands for almost two years, I’ve realized that life is much better here than in the USA.  Don’t get me wrong; I loved living in the US. It’s my place of birth, where I grew up, where most of my family and friends live. I still love many things about the states. I’ve just realized that living here in Europe or perhaps more developed countries are…

Posted on: August 30, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

Something From Nothing Salad

I’m not much of a recipe follower. I like creating things on my own, especially when it comes to food. Some days, I just don’t feel like cooking so I throw together something from nothing. That’s what my mother always called it. Use what you have and hope it tastes good. Most of the time it does. Except when I decided to buy frozen salmon, because it was cheap, and…

Posted on: August 22, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 20

Finding the Feeling of Home in a New Place

I never imagined in a million years that I’d feel at home here as much as I do now. Home is the Netherlands now, but I grew up in the USA. I moved to the Netherlands to be with my Dutch boyfriend. Moving somewhere new can be really hard, especially moving to a new country. It’s been a little over a year and a half since I left the states,…

Posted on: August 5, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 6

The New York Bagel

Bagels are a part of my identity. For most of my life, I can’t remember going a week without eating a bagel, most of the time, several bagels. If you don’t know what a bagel is, it’s a bread-like dough that’s shaped in a circle with a hole in the middle. Then it’s boiled and baked. The result: heaven. Bagels can be made with many different kinds of flavorings and…

Posted on: July 2, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 2

My Voyage Out of Quarantine

To be honest, quarantine was very hard for me. I’m not the type to stay in one place. I love to roam around, work from different places, and always have a new view. Sitting at home, not doing anything except for taking frequent walks and bike rides, was challenging. I’m not one to follow the news, but in such a situation that affected my everyday life, I watched the news…

Posted on: June 22, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

Pancakes

Every country has its own version of pancakes. In the US, pancakes are thick and served with butter and syrup. In the Netherlands, they are a bit thick and called pannenkoeken. In France, they are a little thinner than in the Netherlands and called crêpes. In those three examples, all of them are made from flour and served with something like syrup and/or a bunch of toppings. I prefer the…

Posted on: June 8, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

Grenki: Russian Style French Toast

For as long as I can remember, grenki were a special part of Sunday mornings growing up. We’d always use the leftover challah from Shabbos to make grenki. Grenki are a Russian egg toast, kinda like French toast. Challah is the perfect type of bread for grenki because of how moist it is and how well the challah absorbs the egg. If you don’t have challah, you can use any…

Posted on: June 1, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

Leftover Rice and Tuna Salad

I’ve said this before, and I’m going to say it again. You can always make something from the items in your fridge and pantry. I don’t believe that there’s nothing to make in the house when you’re missing ingredients. You just have to think a little harder. Create a dish from the ingredients that you already have. I have leftover rice very often. I always make too much. Instead of…