Christmas menu
Friday, December 24, 2004, 22:05 - Personal
It is by now a tradition that my sister, my brother and I cook a full-size multi-course diner for the whole family (seven) on Christmas Day at my parents' house. I think having a good diner together and catching up is a great way to celebrate the holiday.
All shopping has been done by now. Tomorrow a large part of the afternoon is spent on preparation ("Mis en place") so in between courses only the final cooking needs to be done.

Tomorrow the menu will be as follows:
* Aperitif
* Creamy Celery Gorgonzola Soup
* Tomato-Ricotta Timbale
* Pork Filet with Apple and Ginger Stuffing / Mushroom Strudel with Nuts / Stuffed Tomatoes, served with Potato Truffle Gratins, Smoored Leek and Corn Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette
* Steamed Pears Sorbet
* Coffee

Merry Christmas to everyone!
Saturday, December 18, 2004, 22:45 - Personal
If you ever happen to be in The Hague looking for a nice cafe-restaurant, I definitely can recommend rootz.
We went there Friday night with a couple of colleagues and had a great time. The food was very good, and the drinks were as well :)

Maarten Nijhoff
Sunday, December 5, 2004, 21:05 - Personal
Today I came across a great website of a fellow Dutchman: Maarten Nijhoff. I especially liked his photography section, with albums of all kinds of trips he made. But the website itself is made beautifully as well.
Have a look at it, and see if you love it as much as I do!

Mobile cranes
Saturday, November 27, 2004, 16:55 - Personal

For some reason I have an incredible fascination with mobile cranes. Yesterday I came across "Giant Cranes" on Discovery Channel, and I was hooked right again. Especially the Spierings Folding Cranes are absolutely totally awesome!
I started looking for some miniatures on the internet. Apparently they are called diecast models and with that search term I found some models. The most interesting one is this one. But I'm yet undecided whether I am really interested in buying a diecast model. The real life ones are so much more impressive!

Even you, Brutus?
Sunday, November 14, 2004, 21:58 - Personal
OK, I caved. So many people now have a blog, that I decided to install one as well... It does not have anyting to do with the fact that I turned 32 today.

The topic of his blog could be described as 'general', because I intend to write down anything that I find interesting or funny, although it might tend a bit towards programming as that is my main interest. Hopefully it will be interesting for others to read.

BTW, title explanation: Even you, Brutus?