First, I wanted to share a little peek into my new kitchen. It's small, but I like it. It has huge windows with a wide ledge for herbs and flowers, hardwood floor and ample storage space (considering the size). It also has a small gas stove, which I'm slowly learning to cook on (I have an electric stove at home). Apparently I'm lucky to have a stove & oven because a lot of rental homes would only have a microwave for cooking - could you imagine me with no way to bake?
While I was in the grocery store the other day I found this: butter chicken. It made me giggle to myself and it's so cute that I couldn't resist buying it. I'm loving the butter here - it's creamy and it tastes great. Perfect for sprinkle sandwiches (more on that later).
Trev and I bought Museum Cards that are annual passes to a large number of museums in the city. They cost 48 euro each, but I'll easily save money as I visit the many museums (probably more than once). I was eager to start using my card, so on Wednesday I made my first solo trip into the city center. I took the tram and found my way to the Rijks Museum without any difficulty. The Rijks museum was beautiful and had a large selection of Dutch artifacts and paintings. I enjoyed the audio tour but I know I'll want to go back to examine some of the amazing paintings at a more leisurely pace. Here's a little sample of some of the things I saw:
Model of a Dutch warship