Oh, there are so many things that we don't have here in the USA...
Food is different of course and especially the many bread varieties we so MISS here.
Let's start with the SOUL Food.
Friend Ellie thought about The Chapel of Our Lady of Genooy in Venlo and off we went...
Netherlands: Venlo: Os Leef Vrouwke van Genue / The Chapel of Our Lady of Genooy ←click link for short video.
LEEF VROUW VAN GENUË HELP MICH
dialect for Dear Lady of Genooy Help Me
Statue of Dear Lady of Genooy is authentic from the 17th century.
Ellie pinning with her bank card, for candles...
Lots of votives but under a modern exhaust fan!
LEEF VROUWKE VAN GENUË,
EN HUËR ÓS BITTER KLAGE;
VERLOS ÓS VAN DE NOËD
EN 'T LEID
EN HELP ÓS DIT TE DRAGE.
AL SCHIENT ÓS SMAEKE
DOOR 'T LEID HEB GEJ
MESCHIEN AAN ÓS
SWEET LADY OF GENOOY
AND HEAR OUR BITTER CRIES;
DELIVER US FROM NEED
AND HELP US CARRY IT.
THOUGH OUR PLEAS SEEM UNHEARD,
THROUGH THE SUFFERING YOU MAY
HAVE DONE US THE GREATEST SERVICE
THANKS TO JESUS
AND HIS DEAR MOTHER MARIA
Chapel of Our Lady of Genooi is a small Roman Catholic chapel in the north of Venlo and dating from 1423, built on the model of the chapel of Loreto in Italy. The building is a national monument.
The monastery was destroyed in the Eighty Years' War (that was when the Spaniards occupied The Netherlands from 1568–1648)...
Driving from Genooy in Venlo via the Interstate again past the windpark...
Ellie decided to prepare once more fresh white asparagus.
You can purchase them as 'geschilde asperges' which means already peeled!
Euro 4 or 7 for one kilogram = 1,000 gram versus our pound is only 450 gram.
Just along the National road on our way home.
First these highly fragrant floating roses...
Don't you love their sight?
They perfumed the outside terras we were on!
And some more fragrant roses floating with decorative garden leaves!
A stop at the local super market in Sevenum.
Limburgse Vlaai is so typical for my province.
Delicious pies with fruits, whipped cream...
Our Province is more Burgundian, the French influence from years of occupation in the past, certainly left its mark.
You notice that these boxes contain half pies!
Sure there are also whole pies...
Apricot, plum and cherry are some favorite fruit pies...
Sadistic for taking those pictures while Pieter at home no doubt would be mouth–watering when viewing them on his iPad! 😜
Oh and BREADS makes you feel like being in HEAVEN!
This is NOT at a bakery but ordinary supermarket.
MISS these healthy breads here in the USA...
Ellie created a delicious supper with the fresh white asparagus.
Pieter commented that his Mom also used to have this typical china.
It is Royal Boch since 1841 Belgium in Boerenbont.
Boerenbont ←click link
Oh and Ellie persuaded me to try a tiny piece of the delicious RICE PIE WITH WHIPPED CREAM...
It is a family favorite and very much Pieter's favorite as well.
Sometimes chocolate flakes are added on top... some are visible to the right.
Sadistic photos for my poor Pieter at home but also nostalgia.
Hoping you enjoyed this post!
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