What do you need:

  • 19 onces chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup Tahini
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper
  • 6-10 tbsp ice water

First, heat the chickpeas in warm water, just below boil temperature. Add the 1/2 tsp baking soda. Let this boil for at least 30 minutes. It may cause foam on top of the water. Skin it off with a spoon. While this cooks, prepare the ice water.

When the chickpeas are soft, test it by gently push one without any pressure. When this is easy to do, the chickpeas are ready. Peel the loose skins. This results in a better texture.

Add the chickpeas to a food processor. Mix them around 2 minutes till the result is a nice texture. Sometimes pause the food processor and push down some parts of the chickpeas with a spatula. Continue mixing.

Stop mixing and add 1 cup of Tahini. This will bring everything together and will add a better structure to your hummus. After adding the Tahini, start mixing on low speed.

While mixing add 5 tbsp of lemon juice, 3 chopped garlic cloves, 2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp salt and pepper. Let this mix for a minute and add the ice water bit by bit.

When the texture is smooth, the hummus is ready.


Dutch Pancakes

Dutch Pancakes

  • 2 Cups flour
  • 17 OZ milk
  • 2 eggs
  • salt

Strain the flour in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and a bit of the milk. While mixing, poor the rest of the milk. finish the dough with a table spoon of salt.

Heat a pan and add some butter. Add the first dose of dough to the pan. Tilt the pan and move it in order to cover the whole pan with dough. Remember, the Dutch pancakes are thin.

After around two minutes flip the pancake. Traditionally this needs to be done without any equipment. However, I can imagine you might need a spatula.

When the pancake is brown on both sides, it’s ready. Finish it off with maple syrup or sugar.

Another variation is by cooking bacon first and poor dough over it once the bacon is cooked.

Michigan Tower

Michigan, United States

Ann Arbor

The place where all students go to is in a small town, on the right side of Detroit. The place is called Ann Arbor. This town got a campus called the University of Michigan. I’m really interested in this kind of study as this is so different from The Netherlands. The whole education system is different than I’m used it it.

My uncle, Researcher at the University of Michigan, explained me a lot of it. For example here the levels are much different. In the Netherlands you start going to the primary school, followed up by the high school and you choose for MBO or HBO after that. University in USA is the HBO level in The Netherlands. This also means our University’s are digging deeper into some subjects.

Anyways, the campus is a great place to be. If I may start over, I’d love to start some studies over here. It’s the real American student feeling. All students wear Michigan clothing bought at the Michigan Den and during break you’ll find a lot of students in the local Starbucks. Discussing together while they drink they favourite coffee.

The picture on the right is showing the Burton Memorial Tower. This is the base of the music education. Every hour this tower is ringing its bells and you’ll hear the sound from a nice old classic.

There are many more buildings on Michigan’s campus. All of their buildings are historic and that looks great. I remembered a lot from when I was younger and volunteered at the Ann Arbor Summer festival located at this campus.

Michigan Campus 2023

Michigan Campus 2014

Satay Sauce

Satay Sause

  • 4 tbsp peanut sause
  • 2 tbsp Kecap Manis
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp ginder
  • 2 tsp sambal

Mix all together in a pan while heating up.