alternative medicine.

Yeah this is carrot pappardelle with smoked paprika/tomato sauce. And basil. The "noodles" were cut with a mandoline, a bit too death-defying. May need to look into a spiralizer. Cooking time on the "noodles" is roughly 10-12 minutes, and don't boil them: cook them in the sauce.


carrot pappardelle. 
2 giant old carrots
1 can peeled tomatoes
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 bay leaf
12 basil leaves
freshly ground pepper
Parmesan cheese



fryske noir.



Above: Hindeloopen and the sloppiest little cemetery in Nederland (from 1570). Below: not a camera trick, that is really the size of the XL Tosti with cheese from De Nylander at De Hinde, pretty good actually despite its giant-size gimmickry; meandering through the empty streets of Hindeloopen; cool tiles at the Museum Hindeloopen; then off to Workum, also abandoned in the off-season, where we spent the evening eating deer meat (ok just me) and suikerbrood and making unwise bets on pool games in a completely empty disco/billiards bar, then back to our completely empty hotel.

In the morning, our (giant) kind-of German hotel breakfast (including more suikerbrood); then a drive off along the coast through Arum, Kimswerd, Oudebildtzijl, and 17 other places continuing to look for the next Ferndale.