to market to market…



This early afternoon I met up with my sister, nephews, and niece for a movie date. We took the kids to see Spiderwick and then stopped at MOMs (My Organic Market) afterwards. I finally picked up some whole wheat pastry flour that I haven’t been able to find locally. I also got some cute chocolate soynut-butter, and cookies I have been looking for.

My friend Cecilie had sent me some amazing cookies from her last trip to Sweden. She had recommended putting them on top of a hot cup of coffee and allowing the steam to soften the gooey middles. This was great advice and I loved them! I found a box of what were called Stroopwafels in maple flavor and took them home. When I got one out I knew I had found an almost perfect match to the cookies she had sent. They have this slight honey-like flavor (which hers did as well) that comes from brown rice syrup (does anyone else feel like brown rice syrup tastes like honey?) On the back of the box I noticed it says The original “stroopwafel” or syrup waffle dates back to 18th century Holland, where the people in the Gouda region just couldn’t get enough of the crunchy, caramel-filled waffle biscuits. It goes on to say how instead of caramel Shady Maple Farms stroopwafels have a filling made with pure organic maple sugar. In any case—they work just as well!

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5 Responses to to market to market…

  1. sarah says:

    mmm! stroopwafels! everytime i come home from the netherlands, my suitcase is loaded down with them!

  2. Danelle says:

    Stroopwafels are delicious! If you have a Trader Joe’s near you they sell them there in large and small sizes :)

  3. DeerDominique says:

    Stroopwafels are the devil.

  4. Tizzalicious says:

    yay for Dutch cookies! I’m from Holland and have a Danish boyfriend. I have to bring him cookes all the time!

  5. Heather says:

    What did you think of Spiderwick? We liked it, but it was so different from the books. What was funny about that was this is the first time Wesley and I have read the book(s) together before seeing the movie and he kept leaning over to me the whole time and saying things like, “what book is this?? what chapter is this?? does this even happen??” every two seconds, lol!

    I love the art on that chocolate soynut butter. I have never had stroopwafels.. I’ll have to look for them sometime! They sound so yummy!