JENs MOMENTs. Every Sunday the continuation of the journey...

An eventful life brings sheen, poignancy and change.
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JENs MOMENTs.

21. WORLDLY

I received the incredibly cool plate from dear friends Leonie & John.Our postman delivered it. How appropriate and super nice as a surprise, dear ones!Even though they are Vega's and I am Omnivorous, there is no obstacle in the way of our love.When I'm in the Netherlands on a flash, Leonie and I always have a fixed 'fix' at the Mac.Happy together with fries and a milkshake, she with a Vegan Burger and I with a Hamburger.Always a fantastic party when we visit Mac's.Leonie & John also keep a close eye on JENs KookFun website.The site also regularly contains Vega recipes, which make their mouths water.John then tests it to make it. And the result is impressive.It makes me happy to make people happy with recipes with an Indonesian touch.Omnivore or Vega, something for everyone to enjoy and fill your bellies with satisfaction.Writing under my tree or writing spot creates the most wonderful creations.Visually I can see it in my mind and I enjoy the end result.It's cool if you made a recipe via my YouTube@Jenskookfun, that gives me a fresh boost.I have a big smile with a new SUBSCRIBER, which gives me extra encouragement. Worldly!

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20. VELVETSOFT

HONEY is a natural product. Most honey consists of nectar types, flowers and blossoms.It is decisive where the beehives with bees are located, such as the acacia trees. These are in abundance in this region. The honey nectar consists of the largest components of the acacia.Sometimes a lot of honey is made from one type of plant, which means there is a diversity of honey types. Honey is rich in proteins, vitamins, amino acids, minerals.

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19. FRESH FISH

Unfortunately, regular shopping is part of it. Not my cup of tea.Vegetables such as herbs and fish are available here in very limited quantities. So when there is "fresh" fish, my heart jumps for joy.As an Indonesian and for JENs KookFun, everything revolves around FOOD.The preparations are done in the oven, on the barbecue or on the stove, in and around the house. This also applies to "smoking" fresh fish, even when it is cold outside in winter.The feeling of being warmly dressed in Iceland while the fish gently smokes.Of course you have to be alert, because an accident could always be around the corner.In any case, caution is advised when cooking, barbecuing and smoking fish. Just like in a relationship, but in a different way of feeling.While smoking, it is nice to spend time together while enjoying a glass of wine.This winter we will be cold. The wait and patience are worth it.Hans is relaxed, smoking fish and meanwhile I am cooking with music.Soon delicious smoked mackerel in fresh bread. My mouth is already watering!The dish Ikan Bumbu Balado with fragrant herbs, is for the next day.It's going to be double the fun, I can't wait. Soon on YouTube with @KokenmetJens.

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18. YELLOW RASCALS

Sunflower oil is the product I use to prepare many dishes throughout the year.Baking, roasting, frying, in dressings and salads.The advantage: spring, summer, autumn and winter sunflower oil is widely available.From mid-July to October, you will see a big colorful spectacle when you drive away from our village. Yellow radiant rascals, hanging in the sun.Along the roads you will see many fields full of sunflowers.Colorful yellow fields, divided per field into various types of yellow rascals.The territories have sufficient humus, nutrients, heat and water. Ideal for the ripening of the precious sunflower seeds from which, among other things, the most delicious sunflower oils are produced. The sunflower seeds are delicious to use in granola and bread or for snacking. And like flowers they color like a sunny scene.In my thoughts with my mother, I make Mamma's Soup. 

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17. THE HARVEST

In my area, the supermarkets have a limited variety of vegetables.Creativity in recipes and cooking is sometimes a challenge.So it's nice to be self-sufficient and being outside gives you energy.

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16. MY GOLD

I love my family❤️My beautiful Koosje and my mattie Ollie come and stay for a few days.I'm very happy to see you again. The sentence “Mom, not only did we miss you, we missed your dinner” makes me melt even more.Playing with Ollie is always a pleasure. Beautiful child my mattie!Unfortunately, their stay is short-lived.I'll watch them again soon, it's worth double. We can't live without each other!Fortunately, we have it online to see and speak to each other. This brings you closer than many kilometers away.After a few days I say goodbye to them at the airport with a lump in my neck.Willie Alberti's song "A child's smile makes you realize you're alive" really moves me. And it is a fact!A month later, Lindy, my sister, arrives. What a party!Due to a car problem, unfortunately no Budapest and other trips.Unfortunately not a good trip due to the car problem.Watching old TV, a glass of wine and humor gives an extra boost for ten.Despite the car problem, it is nice to be together and that is the most important thing.Soon I will see Lindy, the cutest brother-in-law and my nieces and nephews. Nice perspective! The time with my daughter, friend and sister was short but wonderful.I feel blessed with my family. Great wealth, my gold!

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15. FRESHLOVE

Spring has arrived. And everyone is outside working on their garden.Nature likes to take its natural course and that is why the grass grows fast.In our village it is a maintenance obligation to keep your garden tidy.There is nothing wrong with that! It also has its charms.

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14. SPICY AUNTS

Peppers come in all kinds and colors worldwide.Besides the fact that they have added value in taste, they contain a lotvitamin C. And as an antioxidant it is good for resistance.

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13. SPECIAL EDITION

I have love for my the fellow human being, especially the ones who I love. My daughter and my sister are both my warm family and best friends.Each in their own way.I consider myself a happy and wealthy person, with a lovely family and wonderful friends.In the diversity of friendships we share our bond 'through thick and thin'.Accepting each other, communicating, listening and mutual understanding.Even if you differ in way of thinking and characters, respect and appreciation is a great asset. Laugh together, cry together. Delicious!

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12. GOLD

There is a beautiful velvet tree in our garden.This special tree provides an inspiring boost in growth and movement.Fresh inspirations arise in abundance in creations.The most delicious recipes, various ideas and so much more.This creates fresh combinations in the 'hot off the press'.Very refreshing and with a colorful JENs KookFun pallet.The start of 2023 with a variety of challenges.

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11. NEW YEAR SWITCH

Years ago I was asked, why don't you share your recipes?You cook so well!!! A big compliment, but do I want this myself?The enthusiasts and JENs-lovers have encouraged me to do something with it. Ultimately wrote a concept and started building a website and more. After a 'sweaty' period, it is online. JENs KookFun for young and old.From my roots, dishes with a spicy bite. If you like it less spicy, leave this part out or remove the pit strips from the peppers.Since spring 2023, JENs Kookfun has had a website and a channel YT@Jenskookfun.Have you tried a recipe yet? If you would like me to make a dish for you too, let me know! Leave a comment on a YT-recipe or send an email WELCOME!See you next Sunday, the continuation of JENs MOMENTs.

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10. AN EVENTED YEAR!

The year 2022 has flown by like a positive roller coaster. The days fly by like a jet fighter. This feeling may also have something to do with the fact that you are getting older and are less concerned. A new day unfolds itself. On New Year's Eve we decide to just relax with the two of us.I can't resist and make old fashion all kinds of treats for the evening.

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Fun, delight, enrichment and connection. 

MUSIC

The sun shows its happy face again from dawn.Latte machiato with it and enjoy the birds chirping and singing.A wealth to wake up like this and start the day peacefully. Under the imperial velvet tree I quietly write and create my recipes, ideas arise such as the home&interior designs that I save for the right moment.So nice to be able to be outside. The beautiful weather is a very pleasant bonus. Like the sounds of the birds sound like a happy sound. Richness!It sounds like music to my ears.

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JEREMY

Spring has arrived. The trees are in bloom. Colourful to see!The weather is as changeable as humans. So it rains, snows, thundershaws or the sun shines. No two days are the same.The preparations for the vegetable garden are in full swing. The seeds have sprouted and the small plants have been transplanted to larger pots.They are now relaxed in front of the window in the light to grow. Another month and they will be vegetable garden ready.Lovely prospect when they will soon be ready to eat. Yummy!

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OLD-FASHIONED CATCH-UP

JENs KookFun🍯 is all about eating, cooking, baking. Enjoying and sharing together.Times have changed at a rapid pace, so has the mode of sharing. The mainstream we can no longer ignore. Discovering Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, among others, how it works and what you can do with it, is a questand a study in itself. From 'not seeing the wood for the trees' to stiff-necking'.Just like the journey through YouTube. Like a bird flying in the sky in search of the right destination.Once settled in the right place, 'grounding' takes its time. After sweating and toiling, you can be proud as a 'non-mainstream techie' that you succeeded after all.And YES. Done it, did it, been there. Discovered the mainstream. I finally did it! Also with the weekly brand new "TASTY FRIDAY" on YT@Jenskookfun from 12:00 pm. Recently the 1st video. How fun is that!Practice makes perfect, that way you learn a little more each time.'We're never too old to learn,' Daddy used to say wisely.

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THE RED WIRE

Cooking is the common thread in my life and that is how the love for JENs KookFun🍯 started.So many dishes prepared, recipes tested and shared in creativity. I am a real Indo, an omnivore and love food. The versatile piece of meat one day and delicious vegetarian moments the next. The products as fresh as possible.Every day a new experience in Asian, Dutch or from whichever country. I like variety, also with food. Talking about it, tasting it, it's always about food. Giving shape to the days with the pleasure of eating.When I look back at the many preparations, these periods have flown by.

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GOING OUT

FINALLY, the time has come. The old-fashioned way of travelling by car across borders. The advantage is that we can go wherever we want, and take each other's place during a long journey.First we ordered some items online before leaving. A (wo)man had to do what (s)he has to do.The holiday suitcases packed and of course a well-stocked cool box for the hungry moments.Fresh rolls with goat's cheese, roast beef and pate. Cappuccino, grapes, apples, liquorice and bottles of water.After a hearty breakfast, including my daily kiwi, we left at dawn.A relaxed itinerary with pit stops to stretch the legs.On our way to Hungary, where I have never been before.

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TRAINING

Sometimes, unnoticed, you get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.Balancing energy for mind and body can be decisive.Healthy food and exercise are important to stay in shape.There are many different ways to eat, just as there are to move and relax.I experience golf as relaxation and you move in nature, in the open air.In this technical sport, you can only 'judge' yourself if your strokes are not up to standard.Sometimes I prefer solo golf to company golf.Just to unload and reset your thoughts.For me, relaxation also means enjoying the little things.Listening to music moves me. Guilty pleasure keeps the soul alive.

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FESTIVE WELCOME

Spending time in the garden also gives a holiday feeling.I have the place all to myself.Enjoying lunch, a croissant with goat's cheese and a slice of bread richly filled with a tomato omelette.Fruit is kiwi and freshly squeezed orange juice.Enjoying the silence, the sound of the birds, I doze off to a slow sleep.

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ENJOYING

Often you are lived by obligations, the laws, the rules.This weekend I realised that free time is a broad concept.This weekend with varied items did wonders. An afternoon in Amersfoort looking for a pasta machine. In the evening, a visit to the sauna. The next day, a walk in the woods. And to finish it all off, a cosy visit to my eldest brother.Like time flies, so also this weekend had passed.I have enjoyed myself thoroughly. My wallet less so, but that should not spoil the fun.Even when you are away from home for a longer period of time, you imagine yourself in another world.You forget your daily worries.

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TASTEFUL TOGETHERNESS

Man cannot live without love, that is a proven fact.Love comes in various degrees: relational and passionate love.For me, passionate love means Martial Art, nothing comes between. The origin of the Monks from the Shaolin Monastery (Buddhist temples), the Eastern arts, meditating, their philosophy of life. For them, respect!I am a big fan of eastern history with old stories based on truth, without ego. Listening to the stories makes you dream away.

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SMULL

Every season brings a cheerful tune.Winterproof past, she enters the new spring with a sunny start.After the winter, mild temperatures are just around the corner. That makes everyone happy.Strolling through the garden, playing golf, cycling, walking - in short, something for everyone.A new smile every day.

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EXTRA BONUS

It is an old saying, but a fact: "A day without laughter is a day not lived". Humour is very personal, every person has his own taste. For me, humour is in a small moment. Sometimes humour is on the 'street' or you just laugh at bloopers. Laughing is very healthy, has positive effects on both our body and our mind. What more could a person want? Laughing costs nothing and it is free.

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GREAT GIFT

It is always pleasant when I regularly visit my uncle.An amiable man who always remains himself, never focused on the outside world.He knows exactly what is going on in the world. Together we see that too much has happened and is happening around us in a short space of time. The 'sitting on each other's laps' is a new tendency due to the current politics, the one-sided media, the endless climate dummy's and so much more.I see the sadness in his eyes. Very understandable.The older generation fought for the Netherlands. Helped to build the country. Unfortunately, none of that remains. Even they have to join the back row now or they are forgotten. Under the guise of 'who are those people anyway?

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HAPPINESS WAS COMMONPLACE

I was born in a time when there was still a lot of respect for fellow human beings.People spent more time together and cared more about each other.I remember when a black and white TV was a treasure. It was a time when Polygoonnieuws newscasts with Laurel & Hardy, Floris and others. Then came the color television, which was really cool.The news and entertainment programs on TV disappeared like snow in the sun and were replaced by one-sided media and repeated, copied TV programs.So nowadays people hardly watch television anymore.But when Max Verstappen comes on screen, I'm right in front of it, watching.

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SISTER LOVE

I am staying at my sister's house. She is on holiday for a week.A nice village, where I like to stay.Every advantage has a disadvantage.Sleeping in on Sundays? Forget it, you are woken up early.The church bells wake up the whole village at the top of their voices.And believe me, it is very early then.Lying down makes no sense, cappuccino does for waking up.

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WINTERS

A much-discussed topic, winter. The winter snow brings, among other things, snow fun, throwing snowballs, ice skating, fireside fire.An old-fashioned Dutch phenomenon. Great!Perhaps ice skating with lots of snow fun. Ice skating is not for me, the fun in the snow is. I like to leave skating to others.I'd rather be on the golf course. But that's not an option for the time being. Now I enjoy the beautiful white views.

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