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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:12 am 
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pickledtreats wrote:
I get flour from a local windmill (super charming), lots of Asian and Indian ingredients from Amazing Oriental, beans and grains from the Turkish market, produce from an open-air market, and everything else from the "regular" grocery store. While it seems like a big pain in the asparagus, it was actually pretty cool to spend some time walking around in shops and checking things out. You don't need to speak the language to do this and you get familiar with how things are laid out, can take time to read labels and understand stuff, etc.


This. Supermarkets really just cater to mainstream food preferences. But, I've learned to love my weekly shopping rounds, and would not have it any other way.

Turkish/Moroccan stores do have cheap (often slightly misshaped but very tasteful) produce as well. And, do visit the Iranian delicatessen on the Kanaalstraat (= the street where pretty much all these ethnic foodstores are). This store is slightly pricier than the Turkish/Moroccan stores, but they have a the best mushroom selection in town, as well as a nut-and-seeds bulk bar.

Also, I have a weekly subscription to an organic produce bag. Every Tuesday, I pick up a bag with almost a weeks worth of greens and fruits for 7,50 euro. This bag is a one person bag, just for me, but there's different sizes and types available as well. I love the bags, for they are seasonal produce and give organic farmers a steady support/income, and I don't think they're expensive at all for what's in them. Most health food stores are pick up points for these, and you can fix your subscription there as well. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Is it weird that I am even more excited about moving there now that I have tried Speculoos?

pickledtreats: my husband is going as a student, so the University is arranging his residency, but we have to figure out mine on our own. I'm sure everything will work out, but it's definitely a little confusing.

Paloma: thanks for letting me know about the produce bag thing! We eat a ton of vegetables, so that sounds perfect. Plus my husband is completely obsessed with mushrooms, so he appreciates the tip about the delicatessen!


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 4:48 am 
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So hey, are we doing a meetup? I could set up a new thread?


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:12 am 
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Yeah! I hope I can attend since I'm missing the June 6th one. If we could manage a weekend meet up that would be great.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 12:31 pm 
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When is the move?


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Bun wrote:
When is the move?


muffinpants wrote:
We will be moving there at the end of August


So, perhaps a meetup in September?


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:41 am 
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September would work! We move into our apartment on Sept. 1st, so maybe a week or so after that?


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:45 pm 
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Shall we have an Utrecht meetup then? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:54 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 4:52 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:04 am 
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hi, I lived in Amsterdam for a few years, leaving there in 2003 so my information may be outdated :) I remember it was quite difficult finding soy milk (I was omni but gave up dairy). I went to Turkish/Middle Eastern stores for beans, nuts and grains. Supermarkets and farmers markets took care of my fruit and veg requirements.

Utrecht is lovely and I'm sure you'll have fun visiting other towns, it's all a stone's throw from Utrecht by train!

Hmm... just asked my husband what he misses most about living in Utrecht and Amsterdam. He said "that cool tv show Een Rug Te Ver". Ohhhkay...


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:20 am 
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Fortunately soy milk is not a problem anymore. Multiple brands and multiple flavors in every store. Yogurt and vla too.

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:19 am 
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Good to know, we plan on visiting Amsterdam again one day. I remember eating something called Yofu as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the Netherlands
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:04 am 
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