Friday, August 01, 2014

L is for...

…leeuw (lion). Here you see Sabari the leeuwin (lioness). She is the Queen of DierenPark Amersfoort. Me love lions, they are so majestic and gorgeous. Sabari’s husband is the magnificent Tonga. They do not have any leeuwenwelpen (lion cubs), but at Dierenpark Emmen they do. Me love watching them and me thinks they quite like me too. O and did you know the Dutch word for love is liefde. Yes, that also starts with the letter L! (leeuwin Sabari)

Leeuw Tonga / Leeuwenwelp
(lion pictures all made by Berry de Nijs)

Another animal me love very much is the lam (lamb). Baby sheep are real soft and cuddly. The Dutch like to eat lammetjespap (lamb’s porridge). NO! It is not made out of soft and cuddly lambs! It is some kind of porridge made out of flour, milk, a pinch of salt and some brown sugar. It was given to babies in the old days after the breast feeding period. But it still is eaten as a light porridge when children or older people need to get well.

Lam / lammetjespap

Also very yummy is a lekkerbekje (baked cod) that is often eaten with a special sauce. Me like it with fries and a cool tall glass of lemonade (lemonade). The Dutch like ranja or grenadine for their lemonade.

Lekkerbekjes / limonade

But me would not be a nice little cookie monster if me did not put some cookies or candies in my blog. L is also for lolly (lollipop), lange vinger (some kind of Dutch cookie, also known as lady finger) and Limburgse vlaai (pie from Limburg). Me love all kinds of vlaai, especially with fruit, custard and some whipped cream… But there is also vlaai with cookies, vlaai with chocolate mousse, vlaai with peach... there are really a lot of different pies from Limburg!

Lange vinger / Limburgse vlaai
Above: lolly

And with that me concludes another yummy episode of Cookies Dutch Alphabet! Next week: the letter M of Mmmmmm!

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