Gnoe’s Graasland (‘Grazing Land’) is an eclectic weblog: a prairie with various wild flowers, grasses, and shrubbery so to say. ‘Gnoe’ is Dutch for gnu (almost the same pronunciation), or wildebeest, and I roam my fields in freedom.

As a museum employee I’m obviously interested in Cultural & Natural Heritage. Maybe that’s why I try to keep my ecological footprint to a minimum? I love good, vegan food, cooking & baking, bentos and anything related to it, reading, watching movies and hiking. I was a lacto-ovo vegetarian until January 2011, so you will come across bentos and recipes with eggs or dairy on my blog.

I have a fascination for Japan and Indonesia — without even ever having been there (LONG story) — and have fond feelings for the Provence (France), Cappadocia (Turkey) and England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Scandinavian countries are recently gaining in interest!

Nowadays I mostly post in English, but I have not always done so: I started out in Dutch and went through a transition period in which I alternated between languages. To make my blog accessible to international readers I keep a special ‘English posts‘ category.

Where else?

Gnoe is featured on several other places in cyberspace.

As a book blogger

As a bentoïst

I also contribute to the collaborative Dutch Kookgrrls’ foodies weblog.

Contact details on my contact page.