Archive for July, 2013

July 31, 2013

Please vote for Doctors for children @NRC Charity Awards!

Foundation Doctors for Children (Stichting Artsen voor Kinderen in Dutch), is one of the charities I know that for sure do good stuff with their money and knowledge.  I got to know the people behind the organisation and there for ask you kindly for your help.

Foundation Doctors for Childrens helps children and youngsters with a disability or chronical disease to have a better quality of life. With practical and innovative projects like Fitkids (150 locations in The Netherlands), where they can become physically active again under professional guidance. The Cyberpoli (internet policlinic with 18.000 visitors) where they are able to gain knowledge and information and anonymously ask questions to a panel of aid workers, or Money & I (Geld & Ik , interactive website for youngsters who grow up with too little money) and lots of other projects. Doctors for Children helps these children to get ahead in life. All projects have been developed in collaboration with children. With your vote they can win the audience price.

With YOUR VOTE Doctors for Children can win a full paper size advertisement in Dutch newspaper NRC . With this advertisement they will be able to reach many more children and inform them about their projects.

It just takes some seconds (and don’t forget to click the link in your email to activate your vote!),


Artsen voor Kinderen

Artsen voor Kinderen
(Grafisch ontwerp Caroline Hogervorst)

On behalf of Artsen voor kinderen & all the kids,


More info about Doctors for Children and their projects :

All info is in Dutch, but please leave a message below or use the contactform if you’d like more info in English!

July 25, 2013

Culinary art(s)

I’ve often been asked if I’m an artist, if I play an instrument, what kind of music I make. I’ve got some musician friends, I hang out with artistic people and I sometimes dress very creative for some peoples’ tastes; I guess I appear creative? I always answer: “I make food”.

I wouldn’t call myself an outstanding chef, but I do have the skill to be able to imagine the taste of for example different flavours when combined. And I can generally cook without weighing or measuring, I simply combine ingredients. For some people this seems impossible. For me it seems impossible to play guitar with two hands, sing and tap my feet on the floor. Or to play piano with two hands, sing and use the feet as well. or to… well you get the drift. Culinary arts. That’s more my thing.

Culinary arts is the art of preparing and cooking foods. The word “culinary” is defined as something related to, or connected with, cooking. A culinarian is a person working in the culinary arts. A culinarian working in restaurants is commonly known as a cook or a chef. Culinary artists are responsible for skilfully preparing meals that are as pleasing to the palate as to the eye. They are required to have a knowledge of the science of food and an understanding of diet and nutrition. They work primarily in restaurants, delis, hospitals and other institutions. Kitchen conditions vary depending on the type of business, restaurant, nursing home, etc. The Table arts or the art of having food can also be called as “Culinary arts”.

A coulourful DLCS dish

A coulourful DLCS dish

P.S.: Did you know DLCS Management is on Facebook too?

With some help of Wikipedia

July 19, 2013

Amsterdam wildlife