I know what I did last sugarless summer

Back to school. La rentrée. Waiting for an Indian summer yet to come, and chatting with friend A. who states she’s ‘ready for autumn, hot tea and cardigans’, I already get a bit nostalgic about the summer of 2017.

In June I couldn’t imagine how to endure a sugarless summer, without ice cream, frozen yoghurt or summer fruit desserts.

I managed. And although August could be chilly and rainy now and then, I refrained myself from sitting on the couch and eating candy.

It was a joyful sugarless summer,  with a little help from my friends:

Meloen en choco-aardbei

At the office: melon & strawberry goodbye treat from intern M.

De taartentoonbank van vriendin F

At a kids’ party: friend F. made a complete sugarless birthday cake counter (it took her a week for preparation: finding recipes, being exotic ingredients like sukrin, and pre-test baking.

suikervrije friandises bij vriendin A

At a birthday lunch: friend A. bought this very nice sugarfree friandises at an organic super market in The Hague (they’re made by Holy Nut).

summer cake Over 't IJ festival

At Over ‘t IJ Festival de Taartenkamer presented their heavenly fluffy lemon merengue cake and rhubarb lemon cream pie in an almost irresistible way. I took a picture as a gesture of appreciation of this craftmanship, Man P. did the stand-in tasting.

When the no-sugar-going gets tough, the tough take a picture.

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