I have come back to the Netherlands last Wednesday. Air France decided not to take me (although they were happy to fly my bag, apparently), so I had to go through New York instead of Paris. If it helps me avoid the French, I’ll be happy to. There’s snow everywhere here, which is not my favorite kind of weather. Maybe I’m just spoiled, because the Missouri winter turned out to be sunny and warm. Besides the sun, there’s two things that are missing in this lovely country of mine:
It’s the thing that crushes your leftover food and the things that keeps your drinks cold. Whereas the latter might be a pure luxury and could be replaced by the plastic surrogate I have lying around in the freezer, that first thing I will dearly miss.
It’s most obvious when I’m at my parent’s and cooking. After you’re done making a meal, you are left with tips from green beans, the rotten parts of a green pepper, a bit of an avocado and more of the sort. When you have a magical sink, you turn on the faucet and make the sink’s belly roar. When you don’t, you take out the veggie box, walk outside (on wooden shoes in my case), dump the contents in the outside container, walk back in and then scrape the inside with a kitchen roll before you rinse it off. For some reason, this magical sink idea never lifted off in the Netherlands. I cannot imagine someone liking the manual process over the fully automated crushing of leftovers.
Did you see you can officially like me on Facebook now? If so, why haven’t you done that yet?
Is there something else you think I might be missing (miss Missouri not being a thing)?