When potatoes were first introduced to Europe from their native Peru, nobody thought of eating them. They were exotic, beautiful garden plants.
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It was our mistake. Okay, my mistake. I should have checked the guidebook more carefully.
Thanks to various minor map reading errors, we’d already cycled more than the recommended 70km of the Pieperpad route through Friesland and it was late in the day that we rolled into the tiny village of Raard.
We’d seen enough green fields, Friesian cows and Friesian villages. We’d enjoyed them very much, but we didn’t need to see any more till tomorrow morning. We were ready for a shower, a meal and a bed. We had a B&B booked, so all we had to do was to find it. Nobody in Raard had heard of it. Continue reading
Mevrouw T and I start a daunting new project this week – a 1000km bike ride, along the way eating potatoes grown on Dutch organic farms. We estimate it’s going to take us three weeks, if the wind and other weather conditions are kind and the Netherlands remain flat. Continue reading