Summer Fun List

Summer Fun List

Edited on September 8, 2018

What an incredible summer we have had so far! We have been extremely blessed with sunny and hot weather since May, and we even experienced a temperature record in the Netherlands this week... 37 °C is something I NEVER imagined possible in this country. Fortunately, we are staying here to enjoy it. We do not have any holidays planned until September and I will be focusing on this fun bucket list:

1. Bake a peach cobbler


I baked this cobbler from Joy Wilson's (Joy the Baker) book: Homemade Decadence. You can find an alternative recipe here. This was my first peach cobbler ever, it was on my to-do list for a couple of years!

2. Go on a day trip

We went to Den Bosch on a Saturday afternoon. You can read about it here.

3. Go dancing

I signed-up for a salsa class and am finally back on the dance floor! 

4. Summer Fridays: since March, I have my Fridays off. Now that the weather is good, I want to force myself to spend them partly outdoors. 

I tried my best to go outdoors when it wasn't raining or when I didn't have a baking or social commitment.

5. Eat watermelon: The weather is cooperating and I expect a good crop!


I've made a couple of times this simple recipe made out of freshly-cut watermelon, feta cheese, olive oil and chopped mint. It's the perfect summer salad!

6. Pick some fresh strawberries


We found the perfect spot to pick the yummiest strawberries. You can read more about it and find a strawberry tart recipe here.

I also documented my progress on my 2018 Spring Fun List  If you need more inspiration, you can also view last year's Summer Fun List.

Have a great summer!

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