Yesterday we had European Parliament Election Day in The Netherlands. The elections are held on several days in all the countries forming the European Communions. Sunday is the last voting day and somewhere Sunday night we will know who will be chosen as one of the very well paid European Parliamentarians.
I’ll tell you:
For these schnitzel I took a piece of pork. Many people find veal better for the real schnitzel. Me too, but for this one I liked to experiment with pork. First you dip both sides in flour.
Then you dip both sides in egg. Some German gourmet friend of mine suggested to mix some cream through the egg. Will do that next time.
Then dip the meat in the breadcrumbs. With family ties in Austria we tend to take the position the breadcrumbs have to come from Austria….
Finally the schnitzel sizzles in the pan. Use some kitchen paper to take away a bit of the butter before you serve them. Unfortunately the photo is a bit unsharp. I’ll replace it when i repeat the experiment next time.
We’ve closed our small hotel Haagsche Suites. We’ve moved and we took some time off. In addition I took some time off from blogging.
What will I share with you from now on? Actually it is quite simple: More of the same you are used to. I’m more into food and more into selfies. But I’ve teamed up with another site. So you will be seeing me review hotels. And here one of my recipes: My way of making a Wiener Schnitzel.
The experiment with using pork instead of veal went well. It was a very tasty schnitzel.
Once, many years ago, I was very proud we had made it to the front page of the May 2005 issue of How to Spend it, a magazine that goes with the Financial Times.
Now, many happy guests later (thank you all for staying with us!) we will be closing down Haagsche Suites as of next week. It all went very quick. We got an offer for the house by a young couple who want to use it again as a home We’ve accepted the offer.
Mixed feelings, but looking forward very much to new adventures, among which renovating our new apartment (in the backyard of Haagsche Suites)
In June, 2004, I started as a co editor of the Dutch Language blog Weekendhotel and on August 23, 2006 I aired Happy Hotelier. I’m now truly a Veteran Blogger with 9 years of blogging behind my belt, aren’t I? I’m planing to continue this in the foreseeable future.
7 years Happy Hotelier also reminds me of The 7 Year Itch,
a film with Marilyn Monroe
with that famous photo over the subway grate
Which scene , according to Wikipedia, could have been based on
What Happened on Twenty Third Street, a short film from 1901
Actually until today I knew the photo of Marilyn, but not that it was connected to a film with this title.
By coincidence I have a recent photo of my Dear Wife in which we re enacted this scene in Milan, but no, that I won’t show you. Ah and no the itch didn’t apply to our marriage for over 40 years now.
This association brings me to another association with 7 Year’s Itch: After 7 years of faithful marriage some men seem to feel an itch to become unfaithful to their wives: I’m not going to be unfaithful to this blog. I’ve seen several friends closing their blogs or abandoning them, but on the other hand I’m just now in the process of editing another interview for my 10 questions series with somebody whose blog started in December 2005 and just started to take off really the last 12 months. I don’t believe the “Blogging is dead” theories.
The publishing has become less frequent here for several reasons, but at least will stay at the current level, 1 to 5 posts per month, and maybe more.