glorious glühwein

The holidays are for ‘family-time’ along with gluttonous eating and accepted excessive drinking; the latter helping us get through the former. Besides making passive-aggressive family discussion humorous, booze wards off the evil cold that chills me to the bone this time of year. I don’t particularly care for any temperature below 50 degrees, so my […]

green nyumen

green nyumen recipe | nomad with cookies

Sometimes, I wish I was Asian. That’s right, I said it! I can already here the Patriot Police marching through my yard about to storm my house. My only defense is food. Asian food amazes me, like a child mesmerized by a shiny object. The flavors, the diversity, the ingredients, all of it. But it’s […]

tom ka gai

Tom ka gai | Coconut milk soup recipe | Nomad with Cookies

I’m a big fan of Thai food. Huge. I would marry Thai food and have its babies, if George Bush would allow it. But you know, it’s a slippery slope, eh? Moving on, I recently came across a new Thai specialty here in Amsterdam, Tom Ka Gai or coconut milk soup. I had it at […]