It's the Weekend, It's the Weekend!

above: a typical Dutch breakfast of hagelslag (Dutch sprinkles) on buttered toast;
below: Dutch stroopwafel cookies
To see more pictures of my trip to Europe, follow me on Instagram!

Hi everybody!

I'm back from my most recent trip from Europe, just in time for 4th of July weekend! I'll likely be spending most of it recovering from jetlag and harassing my cat (who seems indifferent to our return), but have some barbecue and beer for me, okay?

Hope you enjoy this  4th of July menu I've curated below:


This Week's Menu
(yeah, living the raw deal — three course meal!)

by Chef Summer of O&O Eats

by Chef Alida of Simply Delicious

by Chef Sam of Love, Cake



... california, here we come, right back where we started from ... 

... who run da world?! GIRLS ... 

... this is how we do it ...
... our house is a very, very, very fine house ...

... take me on a trip i'd like to go someday ...
  • I'd like to visit all the farmers markets on this list, especially since I can attest to the wonder of both the San Francisco Ferry Building and the Portland State University markets.

... questions of science, science and progress ...

Have a good weekend, folks! Don't forget to comment with any links, gifs, or recipes I might have missed!


  1. What it is with sprinkles in the Netherlands. When I was there on a scout camp several years ago, we also got it on top of our yoghurt for breakfast. Of cause we loved it - we were kids! But I don't think it could ever be a "thing" in Denmark :-D Here people are too focused on eating whole foods.

  2. Hmm, if I get married someday I probably won't keep my maiden name, just because people have such a difficult time pronouncing it and it's so darn long. I'm totally envious of people who have simple, classic last names... :)

    And ooh the photos in this post are so pretty, Michelle! I've been loving your Europe posts on Instagram. <3

  3. Hagelslag...they are calling to me from my childhood! You've inspired me to invade the European deli and get me some!!

  4. my husband's family is Dutch so i have learned to have a soft spot for sprinkles on toast!! loved your insta pics! xo

  5. aw, thanks Michelle! Your Europe trip looked amazing, it was so much fun following you on Instagram throughout your vacay.

  6. Kate Sullivan @CorabellabakesJuly 7, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    stroopwafels are my favorite!! I've never been to Europe, but they always seem to have these at TJ Maxx, lol.