Steamed Pears

While browsing the produce at Sneek’s Saturday street market, Brian selected some pears.  “Uh, not those,” replied the vendor, “Those are for cooking.  These are for eating,” and he selected four eating pears for Brian. I inquired further, “Cooking for pies?” The vendor’s partner replied as she passed behind the counter for a second time,…

Us Heit Brewery

  ‘Tis the season for harvesting hops!We visited the town of Bolsward via bicycle (a 20-mile ’round trip from Sneek) to tour the Us Heit Brewery and Distillery.  Talk about a fabulous combination!  Us Heit is small but this brewery, with a full-time staff of four, packs deliciousness into their brews made with homegrown barley, hops, and Us Heit’s…