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

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!

Nasi Goreng

 

Dutch Fried Rice/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.
Needed:
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
Nasi Goreng

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….

Cheese, Lactose & Gluten Free

Happy Cows, Happy Farmers, Happy Planet!

Beemster cheeses come from the quiet, canal lined pastures of the Beemster Polder, just north of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. This most famous Dutch polder was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. It is here that farmers work hard to preserve the landscape for future generations while providing the best care for their animals and the highest quality milk. The Caring Dairy partnership has allowed for a structured approach to help ensure ongoing sustainability steps from the cow all the way to the consumer.

The Beemster polder, where the cows graze and these cheeses are made, is right next to Alkmaar in the Netherlands where the most famous cheese market in the world is located. For centuries the main market square in Alkmaar has been used to trade and sell cheeses. Still to this day, every summer the market is an attraction for thousands of tourist. Here they can witness how for centuries cheese in Holland was brought to the market.

Now, Dutch-Goodies.com is bringing this world class cheese to South Florida market. No need to order it on line and get charged for shipping…just right here at your doorstep, convenient and easy.  Our favorite Beemster is an extra aged cheese, which is also lactose and gluten free. Its color is light brown, like caramel and the texture is almost crisp. We read various impressions of its taste, but this is how we describe it: Nuts!  Of course we got this one word to describe the cheese, because many say it is nutty, bit salty, bold flavored but still soft at the bite.  It is said that this cheese is the signature cheese for the Dutch.  You may be the judge of that!

Labor Day

What are we actually celebrating on a day on which we don’t have to ‘labor’?
Well, your experience will most likely depend on where you live and more importantly where your roots lie. In most European countries, this particular day falls on May 1st. Labor Day is related to the celebration of reduced working hours and in the socialist/communist world it grew to become a national holiday and big celebration. Something tells me that this isn’t really how the US celebrates this day and the history behind it and it was moved for that reason to the first Monday of September (not necessarily the 1st).
Some believe this particular day in September was chosen because of the first parade held in NY by the Knights of Labor on September 5th 1886. On top of that, President Cleveland didn’t want the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4th, to coincide with a Labor Day celebration, meaning both events would be commemorated on the same day.
So now, we celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday in September: a celebration of the American labor movement and dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to their (our) country’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.
Now it’s time to celebrate this upcoming Labor Day weekend with some real Dutch treats and our ‘frikandel’. A Dutch hot dog – but without the bread – that grew from a burger to a sausage and now is the number 1 food snack in the ‘Dutch-lands': the Netherlands, Belgium and even Germany (Deutschland). It’s made of turkey and beef and can be deep fried, grilled or baked to perfection and your taste.