Monday, August 18, 2008

Extending our Ostend stay

This is the day we had thought we would leave Belgium for the Netherlands. The North Sea weather forecasts, however, indicate that we should stay where we are for a couple more days. We’re comfortable here, and you can’t beat the convenience of the location, so we’re fine with that.

Having enjoyed the waterzooi so much, we used Google to find more Flemish recipes. There’s an interesting site called Recipes from Belgium. (It's plain HTML, so it loads quickly, which is good for us.) John has been admiring the veal at the grocery store, so he picked a Flemish veal stew for his encore. Tomorrow night I’m going to make meatloaf.

It’s good to use the stove and oven because then we don’t need the furnace as much. Our family tells us it’s been hot in Oregon, but it certainly hasn’t been here. I think we only had one day in the past week that didn’t have some rain. We’re hoping for an Indian summer (I wonder what the Dutch call that) because if the rain starts in August and continues until spring, it’s going to be a very long winter.

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