Monday, October 17, 2011

Blue skies

and sunlight came (again) as a surprise. Don't be fooled, though, the temperatures have definitely gone down, and yesterday we must have been somewhere between 8º and 10º C. I am beginning to think I am finally turning a tiny bit dutch, you know, since they are often mocked for giving you a full weather report as soon as they see you. It is like the standard ice breaker to get the conversation started. But I was sooo happy to wake up to this:
 And so we decided to go outside and just walk and see where we would end up like we do. Actually, I had to work on my never ending dutch homework and the boy is also trying to focus on his spanish, so we took the books and went to a new park that we had already spotted in one of our walks through the city.
 Of course I should have known better. After all, I have already fallen in the "let's-study-at-the-beach/park" trap many times during my student days. I know how that ends. And of course, that ends in: "Ummm it's windy here, the intense sun is reflecting on the paper and I can't read anything, oh and look, that little girl is sooo cute."
 So we set to find a calmer place to chill continue our attempts to study and this is how we discovered a small trendy café, Cafe Pan.
 We will definitely be back, because all we had was tea and a Crème Brûlée au Grand Marnier, and all the food there really looked delicious.
 If you are in the area, I would definitely recommend this place, and that's only based on how good the crème brûlée was. What were you up to this weekend?


  1. I don't think I've ever eaten a proper Crème Brûlée. You know, the real deal? We have a similar traditional recipe here called leite créme (milk cream) but, well, what's similar? It is creamy, it has milk and eggs, it's served on clay dishes with caramelized sugar on top. Sounds the same? yeah, but trust me, it is not the same at all, it's more like a creamy egg pudding made on a pan instead of going to the oven. So, you see... I'm absolutely mouthwatering looking at that picture!
    But, anyway, I would enter that cafe just for the looks of it. I love the coziness mixed with industrial feel.

  2. I LOVE YOUR OUTFITS!!! :) That is all. haha.

  3. @ Ines I actually saw a recipe of that portuguese dessert , leite creme, and was going to a). ask you about it and b), try it. But this recipe is cooked in the oven, and the thing is my clay dishes do not fit in any of the pans I have for the -au-bain-marie- part of the cooking (or I would have to do 2 at a time) and so I haven't really tackled that project. But yeah, creme brûlée is so delicious. And we love places like that, specially if we discover them spontaneously.

    @ Lauren, hey :)) Thanks !


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