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photoblog image Koffie Time

Koffie Time

 

Koffie with speculaas cookies, of course.

(for our mid-week break)

 

As seen in a Sneek, Netherlands, bakery.

 


Koffie Time

 

Koffie with speculaas cookies, of course.

(for our mid-week break)

 

As seen in a Sneek, Netherlands, bakery.

 


comments (42)

I am eating cookies as I look at your fine photo--both are delicious... smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Larry. I almost never say NO to a speculaas cookie. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Mar 2011, 03:10
Good photo Impressive tin are the cookie as good as the tin suggest?
Ginnie Hart: I've never met a speculaas cookie I didn't like, Vintage, so I'm quite sure the cookies are indeed as good as the tin suggests. smile Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 2 Mar 2011, 05:11
must be yummy.
Ginnie Hart: Seculaas cookies are BETTER than yummy, Kanyi. Trust me. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Mar 2011, 06:59
Nothing beats koffie met een speculaasje and a Juttertje... grin and it does not have to be on a Wednesday either, you can wake me in the middle of the night for it... grin
Great picture of that can seen at the bakery, love the tones, time stood still.
http://www.texeltv.nl/_a2/vp10.php?comp=43
Ginnie Hart: HA! The day I wake you up in the middle of the night for koffie, speculaas en een Juttertjre, THAT is when you will know for sure I have Alzheimer's, MLMA. grin Not a laughing matter, of course, but might as well have fun if it comes to that.
I LOVE the Juttertje video. OMG. Who ever would have thought! smile
SpECULAAS!!!! Yummy!! Only available in Ireland a few weeks a year, around Christmas, and only in Lidl.

I used to collect these old tins. Lovely memory you captured
Ginnie Hart: We have speculaas cookies available here at the house all year 'round and eat at least one almost every day, Marion. I LOVE the taste. It must be the ginger! smile
We both love tins and collect them, too, but most are not this big. It was so fun to see this one at the bakkery.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 2 Mar 2011, 07:22
tres belle vieillerie !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Rem. I love old stuff like this. smile
ooooh i love the texture with this one!!! and when audrey was a tiny bebe i very nearly DID squeeze the stuffings out of her, lucky i felt her softness under my foot fast enuff and have good reflexes!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elaine. Gotta always pay attention to where we step, for sure. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Mar 2011, 08:00
Hier bij de bakker. Mijn vrouw kan speculaas bakken, ook gevulde speculaas smile En die jouwes? Kan ze jouw ook zo verwennen?
Ginnie Hart: HA! The recipe seems easy enough and I even have a windmill press, Louis. Maybe one day I will try it, just to say I did it. They're so easy and cheap to buy here, of course. I might wait to make them till I'm no longer here, if that day ever comes. smile
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 2 Mar 2011, 08:16
heerlijk, speculaas. Mijn USA vriendin is er verslaafd aan geraakt door mij...
Ginnie Hart: The funny thing, Chantal, is that I grew up having these as windmill cookies in my home. Mom used to buy them all the time. That still surprises me, but in Michigan there is a huge Dutch settlement on the west side of the state. Maybe that's why we had access to the cookies. Anyway, I love them and never tire of them. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Mar 2011, 08:28
I won't ask you if they are delicious Ginnie because they obviously are
Ginnie Hart: To die for, Chris. grin
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 2 Mar 2011, 08:43
A fine design Ginnie, I would love to sample these, I like to try most things.
Ginnie Hart: Try anything once, Chad, is my motto. Sometimes you then get addicted. grin
Looks tasty and traditional.
Ginnie Hart: Just as common here as sliced bread, John. smile
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 2 Mar 2011, 09:08
Nice vintage feel !
Ginnie Hart: I love these old tins, Sidney. Thanks.
Dutch cookies are very nice with a good cup of coffee. I must try to re-awaken this memory with a 21st century visit.
Ginnie Hart: And there's nothing better than dunking the speculaas IN the koffie, Martin, right?! smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Mar 2011, 09:47
Love the design on the tin - looks like it's from the 20s or 30s. Very pleasing colour palette.
Ginnie Hart: While Astrid was buying the goodies, I was clicking away, Ingrid, because they had so many fun vintage things. Thanks.
A lovely capture with lovely tones Ginnie. I love speculaas. We can buy it here in some of our local supermarkets but it is exspensive, so we only buy it when we want to treat ourselves. In the older days my grand mother use to buy the speculaas cake that looks like brown bread we use to put butter on it and with a cup of coffee it was simply delcious.
Ginnie Hart: I'll have to ask Astrid about speculaas cake, Laurette. Hmmm. I bet it, too, is to die for. It must be the ginger because I love it. Thanks for sharing. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Mar 2011, 12:46
een prachtig oud bakkerij blik met fijne letteren en al enkele gebruikssporen van gezellige dagen bij koffie en koekjes - geniet van elke dag -dit mocht dit mooie beeld zeggen tegen jou en ons! Een fijne namiddag toegewenst (ik ga naar de bioscoop "The King's Speech" in het Engels) van Philine
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine. I love these old tins. So full of character. I could never throw one away!

"The King's Speech" has just this week arrived at our theater so maybe we will see it on Sunday. I can hardly wait. I'll love to hear your take on it!
Those biscuits look very appetising Ginnie, and the container looks nice and old fashioned.
Ginnie Hart: Just the way we like it, Brian, right?! smile Thanks.
  • didier
  • france
  • 2 Mar 2011, 12:55
un emballage qui semble venu du fond des ages...
j'aime bien les speculoos!! j'en fais parfois à la maison ! un régal
Ginnie Hart: Wow. I'm impressed, Didier. smile I love them. Merci.
I was in Amsterdam last week - just for a day - can recommend a restaurant called La Vallande smile
Ginnie Hart: OK, then, Tom. It's always good to get a recommendation. Amsterdam is an hour's drive north of us but we do get there every once in a blue moon. smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 2 Mar 2011, 15:06
Your processing really gives that added touch of old world. Like finding a photograph in an attic.
Ginnie Hart: I think I've been having too much fun in the attic lately, Sherri. grin But thanks.
  • Didier
  • Belgium
  • 2 Mar 2011, 15:32
Oh, yes, that's the best with coffee indeed! It's a nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: Koffie and speculaas. Doesn't get much better than that, Didier. smile Merci.
Great treatment for the aged look Ginnie, nothing like a good cookie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Linda. Some cookies just can't possibly get better! smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 2 Mar 2011, 17:27
This isn't helping me lose weight Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I always figure one won't hurt me, Tony. smile
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 2 Mar 2011, 17:36
nice texture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Krunal.
  • tede
  • France
  • 2 Mar 2011, 17:39
Ginnie thank you for the invitation, all that I look greatsmile Magnificent shot. Good day.
Ginnie Hart: You're welcome, Ted. It's always fun to share a cookie with koffie. smile Merci.
It is amazing how many people actually know what "speculaas" is. Dutch cookies must be very popular across the world. When you are finish eating the speculaas I will send you my postal address for delivery of the tin. Beautiful capture !!!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean about speculaas cookies, Elsabe. I grew up in Michigan knowing them as windmill cookies. How fun! Don't you just love tins like this! How could anyone ever throw them away.
  • oscar
  • France
  • 2 Mar 2011, 18:20
Great colours... Another ti,e colours
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Oscar.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Mar 2011, 18:33
I am glad you provided an explanation. I had no idea what was in the tin smile
Ginnie Hart: I guess not everyone knows what speculaas cookies are, Cherie. I grew up calling them windmill cookies in Michigan eons ago. smile
Can I have tea please?smile
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Bill. Your wish is my command! smile
Very nice shot Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 2 Mar 2011, 19:16
Great vintage feelings.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Paule. smile Thanks.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 2 Mar 2011, 19:32
Hi Ginnie i am back home and i am now able to visit again....this is a superb photo and i love your treatment of it ...petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Glad you're back, Peter! Before you know it you'll be back into the swing of things. smile Thanks for stopping by again.
Looks like the perfect mid-week break to me. Love the composition and rich colours. Nice one!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Sharon. Thank you.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 2 Mar 2011, 22:01
I wonder how good is Dutch coffee. Do they have any sold online?
Ginnie Hart: The best Dutch brand is Douwe Egberts, Maria, and is Astrid's koffie of choice. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douwe_Egberts. Van Nelle is another brand that was bought up by DE. I'm not really a coffee connoisseur. I'm a glutton for latte macchiatos and cappuccinos. smile If you do a Google search for "Douwe Egberts sold online" you will come up with some links like http://www.igourmet.com/douwe-egberts.asp and http://www.roaste.com/store/brand/Douwe-Egberts?gclid=CN6G8p7rsacCFVA03godXQmtAw. I have no idea about prices online.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 3 Mar 2011, 02:59
must be yummy as well.. smile nice capture..
Ginnie Hart: Í can almost guarantee you'd like speculaas cookies, Rian. smile Thanks.
I love ginger snap cookies, Ginnie, so I'm sure I would find Dutch speculaas just as delicious. The smells in this bakery must have been divine.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE ginger period, Beverly, so guess you could say I'm addicted. smile Yes, heavenly smells. Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 3 Mar 2011, 14:25
Love the colors in this..and of course - what would coffee be without their cookies?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie...and yes, especially cookies that can be dipped in the coffee. smile
A pure moment of pleasure when you can share it! Coffee and cookies for me! oh how I love cookies!!
Ginnie Hart: And if you can dunk the cookies in the coffee, all that much more fun, Mathilde. grin Merci.
Tempting all sugar junkies that pass by. lol Looks like a good place to stop by in Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Janet. Kinda hard not to get a high just by looking around in that bakery. grin
My favorite combination Ginnie. How's this compare to Starbucks?
Ginnie Hart: Because of how expensive Starbucks is, John, I don't compare anything to it, even though I worked there for 2 months. HA! I LOVE the cappuccinos and latte macchiatos here in Europe, for half the price!
  • Laurens
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Mar 2011, 12:18
Nice detail!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Laurens. Bedankt.

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