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We proudly "serve" a variety of Beemster cheeses and in various weight options.

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Some of the best Dutch and delicious sweets, are made with almonds. We serve your sweet tooth here!

Sinterklaas

Dutch Santa

"It's the most wonderful time of the year"…and yes, that it is! We just finished the left overs from Thanksgiving and now we can fully concentrate on December and all the good stuff that Santa may bring us.

Let us tell you a little about our (Dutch) Santa, his name is Sinterklaas, and he is a 'saint' who comes to Holland in the beginning of December and we celebrate his birthday on December 6th. The night before it is 'pakjes avond' , the evening that Dutch families get together and enjoy the fact that Sinterklaas is treating the children with gifts. This is a tradition that has been going on for centuries and you see the similarity with the Christmas celebration we have in the US.  Did Santa come from Holland or Europe?  Yes, here is another Dutch connection in the US culture and we quote again from Wiki:

"The modern figure of Santa Claus is derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, whose name is a dialectal pronunciation of Saint Nicholas, the historical Greek bishop and gift-giver of Myra. During the Christianization of Germanic Europe, this figure may have absorbed elements of the god Odin, who was associated with the Germanic pagan midwinter event of Yule and led the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession through the sky. Over time, traits of this character and the British folklore character Father Christmas merged to form the modern Santa Claus as we know him today."

There are some differences of course, of which the actual date and the presence of those helpers assisting Santa or Sinterklaas with his work are most significant. Santa comes the night of December 24th and Sinterklaas December 5th. Then we have the elves assist Santa with the tremendous amount of work that he has, whereas in Holland, the 'pieterbazen' assist Sinterklaas with his work load. 

It is a beautiful, deep engrained, rich tradition that excites both the children and the parents alike, even after the fact that they find out that Sinterklaas is merely a 'mystical figure' and that the parents provide the gifts and put the whole "theater" in place. Although the parents spend many hard earned dollars to buy presents for the kids, the excitement, joy and surprise on the expressions of the kids, is priceless. And isn't that what it is all about? 

However, it can not excite the children more than it does the retail industry and everything that feeds of on it.  Like Christmas, Sinterklaas creates a spending frenzy that is second to none and is for many retailers a time that can make or 'break' a year.

Whichever you celebrate this year, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or Just Sinterklaas, DutchGoodies likes to extend to all our customers and others a most wonderful season, filled with lots of gifts, giving, joy, health and of course real good food!

Eat This. Drink That. Dutch!

Eat This Drink That Go

Ever hear of a radio program called ‘Eat This. Drink That. Go.”?  If you love great wine, food and travel then you will love this show, hosted by radio broadcaster and former Miami Dolphins receiver Jimmy Cefalo and producer Brenda Bassett.  

As a matter of fact, this coming Saturday morning is a great time to tune in.  Why? Because yours truly will be a guest!  That’s right, DutchGoodies will be featured on the next edition of the show and we’ll be talking about Beemster cheese, cheese tasting and wine pairings.  We’ll also be sharing some DutchGoodies news and announcements for 2015.

We are very excited to have this opportunity and the timing could not be better!  Being so close to the holidays and all the festivities that come with it, we will be able to pay tribute to this great Dutch cheese and it’s heritage, as well as other typical Dutch delicacies and treats.

So, if you have some spare time this Saturday morning to check out the show, please tune in!  You could be the next lucky person to win a free Dutch gift basket!

When:  Saturday, December 6th, 9 a.m.
Where:  610 WIOD AM  (Live stream on iHeartRadio)
Re-Airs on Monday where you can catch a recap of all the action in a 30-minute TV version of Eat This, Drink That on the Beach Channel or AT&T U-Verse Channel 19.  (The Beach Channel live stream airs here:  http://www.thebeachchannel.tv/page/watch-live.html)

 

The Dutch Thanksgiving

pilgrims

 We must believe that for many Thanksgiving is the "start" of the Festive season. Most likely holds true for office parties, corporate events, extra days off and family ‘get to gathers’. For the retail industry this season started of course many weeks ago and seems to be starting earlier each year. As for many foreigners who live in this country, Thanksgiving is a new or at least uncommon holiday. However, they do not realize that they are very much connected with it. I must believe, although hope not, this is the same for many of my country people, the Dutch, who were at the core of it all when it all happened. Here a paragraph from Wikipedia:

 Many of the Pilgrims who migrated to the Plymouth Plantation had resided in the city of Leiden from 1609–1620, many of whom had recorded their births, marriages and deaths at the Pieterskerk. To commemorate this, a non-denominational Thanksgiving Day service is held each year on the morning of the American Thanksgiving Day in the Pieterskerk, a Gothic church in Leiden, to commemorate the hospitality the Pilgrims received in Leiden on their way to the New World.

 The Mayflower sailed from Amsterdam and on board were 102 people (plus an estimated 30 crew), men, women and children who had lived in Leiden and took a chance for a new life in the newly discovered world. These first settlers brought with them various habits and cultural significance that were expressed in all aspects of life, not the least in food.

 So, here we are at that time of year again, celebrating another harvest, but with more cultures, more food and for many; total new beginnings and the harvest of their first year in the United States. The Mayflower people were pilgrims, those who come in to the US now are called ‘immigrants’. And that is what we are and should celebrate as a country of pilgrims and immigrants with a common goal; to establish and make it in the new world. One thing has not changed over the past centuries…food and family. What is a celebration without food or family…and as a community; no matter if it is local or global, the appreciation for food, international food, is bigger and better than ever. The Dutch brought spices from the East and West Indies, which is found back in the food culture. Indonesian RiceTable is such phenomenon and one of the most reckoned cultural food events appreciated. In the next blogs and recipe chapters, we will share with you that delicious side of the Dutch food history. This month we start with the most common one: Nasi Goreng or Dutch Fried Rice or Arroz Frito con Carne Puerco!

 We at DutchGoodies wish you the best and most delicious Holidays!

 

Dutch Fried Rice/Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng, Dutch Fried Rice, Rice with Indonesian Vegetables and spices

The content of 1 package of the Nasi Goreng (these are the dry vegetables) serves approximately 4 people, depending on the amount of rice you will use. You can make a more rich or less rich meal.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of parboil rice, package(s) of nasi goreng, on 1 package you can use 1 pound of pork or chicken meat (depends on the diet or preference of the guests)
  • 2 leek
  • 2 eggs
  • corn oil
  • soy sauce (ketjap)
  • sambal (hot chili sauce)

Preparation:
The rice is boiled as you are used to it. There are many different ways and I trust you do this your way. Again the quantity depends on the amount of people you will serve. Remember, 1 package of nasi goreng serves about 4 people.

Boil 100ml (about 3.5-4oz) of water in a small sauce pan. Poor the content of the nasi goreng veggies in there and stir frequently. Lower temp, but keep it simmering. The content needs to ‘weld’, absorb the liquids and become totally savored. This takes about 10 minutes.

You have cut the meat in small pieces or cubes and prepare a frying pan with 3 spoons of corn oil, ensure the oil is hot. Fry the meat till golden brown on mid temperature.

While nasi is simmering and the meat is coming to its completion, take the leek and remove the outer layer of the leafs, check for sand under the remaining leaves, wash if necessary. Cut the leek small slices. (I usually go till where the color becomes darker green.

It is now time to poor the welded nasi mix into the pan of the meat and mix this well together.

Take the 2 eggs and break them into the mix. Stirring this well, you will notice that the mix becomes dryer.

Throw in the leek and lower the temperature to a quarter and stir in the leek well for about 2 minutes.

This mix you can keep for a long time in the freezer. We often make a larger batch and divide it up so there is almost a ready meal for a next time.

Now it is time to get the rice and mix it with the nasi goreng mix. Best to do this is by gradually mixing in the nasi goreng mix with the rice in the pan that you just used to prepare the meat mix. Here you can use a little of the ketjap to give the rice a darker tint and richer flavor. You can blend the mixes to your own liking. We tend to make it a little richer and thus use less rice in relationship to the nasi goreng mix.

Bon Appetit. Hint…since this can be a nice hot or spicy dish, you can serve a cool fresh salad, cucumber salad or Atjar Tjampur…a special Indonesian Salad.

Party (Cocktail) Food Ideas

So Halloween has passed and thus all minds, marketing and madness is now concentrated on the Holidays. It's the wonderful time of year where we go all out and try to enjoy the best of times with family, friends and loved ones. Food and fun are some very important ingredients to ensure that time spend is most enjoyed and appreciated. Fun is something that everybody will create or bring to that important time. Bringing food to the fun at this time of year is highly important and something that is done in so many ways, not even funny :)

We Dutch have a very special knack for Cocktail or Party (happy hour) foods. Our cheeses, sateh's (small kebabs), beefbites (bitterballen), and croquettas, etc… are famous. Joining the food and fun are the Frikis, a cocktail version of the Dutch Hot Dog, also known as Frikandel. The Friki is made of turkey and beef, a high protein and healthy product.

Although the Dutch prefer to deep fry Frikandel, they can easily be oven-baked or grilled on the BBQ.  This makes it attractive for many occasions, however it needs your love and devoted attention in the process. Follow these steps and we will guarantee that you will be the one who brings the most "food fun" to the party!

If frozen, allow Frikis or Frikandel to thaw and then do one of the following:

1. If you want to Deep fry, do so at 375 degrees for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes (frying can be healthy if done properly, we use corn oil and ensure that the oil is not 'black'). Take them out when the 'crust' is brown.

2. If using the BBQ (not open fire please), grill for about 3 minutes, rotate the Frikis frequently on the iron until they become 'golden brown'.

3. If baking in the oven, set the temperature at 350 degrees and allow the Frikis to get a natural, light brown color. If you have a convection oven it is a bit easier because the hot air circulates around the meat and ensures a more natural eveness in the cooking. Still be alert and turn the Frikis over frequently!

There is a special sauce which gives the Friki that extra 'kick'. It is called Curry Ketchup and is avalable in our store.  However, if you really want to make it the most and best 'Food 4 Fun' then make it even more special.  Mix the Curry Ketchup together with mayonaise in a bowl and add some chopped onions.  Use this as a dip or spread it on the Frikis….yummy and enjoy!

Ask us anything about product or prep, write to KC at info@dutch-goodies.com

Where Dutch meets Hispanic

Thank you friends and foodies for coming to the festival this past weekend and enjoying this exhibition of culture, food and fun. For those not able to visit or not in the ‘know’ of this Hispanic Cultural Festival, it is now in its 5th year and growing steadily.  Hopefully, next year we can welcome you and treat you to a Dutch Delicacy.  Next to Mercedes Benz, Bacardi, BB&T Bank and Keurig (To mention a few), we are but a small sponsor (Reflecting the size of our home nation), but with BIG impact at the VIP event and food impressions.  In between the Paella and Ceviche, the Beemster cheese was THE treat that caught the attention of the VIP guests.  Served was the 18 month aged Beemster which is lactose and gluten free. Of course, this speaks highly of the quality this cheese brings to the table, as well as the appreciation it creates among the food lovers.  In the food court Dutch Fried Rice or in Spanish, Arroz con Puerco Holandesa and in Dutch, Nasi Goreng.  Of course, Frikandel, the Dutch Hot Dog made with turkey beef, stole again the heart and admiration of many food lover. So, here you have it…a Hispanic Cultural Festival where Dutch Goodies displays the connection of our country with the Hispanic culture. Like it was centuries ago with the presence of Alva, the Spanish Duke, who ruled the Netherlands with iron fist, but could not control it. And now we have Maxima from Argentina, married with William and queen of our little nation, much more loving, mingling and charming than Alva….so we are improvinglaugh!!

Visit us at the Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival

 

 

 

The Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival

When:  October 25-26, 2014, 11 am

Where:  Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL

This will be the 5th year of this wonderful celebration of the Hispanic Culture.
Dutch-Goodies participates again. We will showcase the heritage between the Hispanic & Dutch Culture.
Visit our booth and get a special gift!
You don’t have to wait till the festival. Participate in our Season give away. Down load our App, get discounts and bring your cell with the app to our booth.

 

Double Aged!

It had been a while, but finally we had the opportunity again to meet up with friends and enjoy a casual Saturday evening dinner and relaxed time.  While my friend was playing chess with my oldest one, I served an appetizer that I knew would leave an impression. It was that wonderfully aged Beemster cheese and in a sudden 'presence of mind' I thought of pairing this and to surprise my friend with an  'aged' port wine from Sandeman. As you may have read, the aged Beemster goes well with a port wine and it had been a long time that I actually paired the two. Well, what can we say….this should be a daily activity! Wow and wow again. We do forget quickly in this day and age, but I promise this moment, where these 2 aged and quality products came together will never be forgotten. I let the cheese come to room temperature and had the port wine breath some as well. Then I cut the cheese in small strips of about 1 inch length and 1/4 inch thick. Rounded them up on a plate and put a small bowl of mustard, in this case Grey Poupon, in the middle. You can also, as is commonly done, cube the cheese.  Now, whether you sip the port wine first and roll it over your taste buds and then take a bite of the cheese or the reverse, it does not really matter. The mingling of the hearty, salty, yet easy on the robustness Beemster with the velvety, sweet, full body appreciation of the Sandeman, creates a crescendo of superlatives in the mouth. To me it is always amazing how these experts are able to explain what a reaction an event like this in your mouth would taste, look or sound like.  Would you mind if I in a simple way just compare it with the phenomenon of peanut butter and jelly sandwich? It is that contrast in things, the ying & yang effect that makes it so perfectly fit for each other. I would just recommend to do it for yourself and make up your own conclusion.  Whatever happens, it is quite unique, exciting and should be done more often. If just a little bit of cheese fan and of course a fan of relaxed time, I am very confident you will enjoy it! If we would only be able to create more time to do these things….