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.
Gnoe is featured on several other places in cyberspace.
As a book blogger
- I’m part of Leeswammes’ Book Bloggers Abroad guest post series
As a bentoïst
- Food journalist Janneke Vreugdenhil wrote a column about Gnoe & bento in a major national newspaper: nrcnext.
- Following the nrcnext article Bento Babe plugged my site some more.
- My autumnal Tsukimi Bento won the September 2010 B.O.M.B. challenge on hapa bento.
- ‘The Big Onigiri’ Maki spotlighted my Bright — Light in the Dark Days — Bento in her Great Bento Idea of the Week series on JustBento, the place to go for veteran & maiden bentoïsts.
I also contribute to the collaborative Dutch Kookgrrls’ foodies weblog.
Contact details on my contact page.