Welcome to The Baking Bluefinger!

I have been blogging for a while over at Culinary Delights, but felt it was time for me to move to another host. So here I am!!

Why did I name this blog The Baking Bluefinger? Well…….
I wanted the name to refer to both my passion (baking), but also to a little legend that tells about how the citizens of my hometown Zwolle got their nickname:

Citizens of Zwolle are colloquially known as Blauwvingers (Bluefingers).
This dates back to a local legend that the local authorities were one day strapped for cash and
saw no option but to sell church bells to neighbouring city Kampen.
To make sure Kampen did not make too much profit from the deal, the local authorities asked
a high price for the church bells. Kampen agreed to the deal, on the condition that
they could choose their own way of paying for the church bells. Zwolle consented,
and Kampen paid in copper coins of vier-duiten (the equivalent of 2-and-a-half cents).
Because of their distrust, Zwolle wanted to be sure Kampen had truly paid the entire price.
The local authorities therefore counted the money until their fingers had turned blue from the copper.

counting the copper coins

Stay tuned for a post on Blauwvinger cookies!!!!

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10 Responses to “Welcome to The Baking Bluefinger!”

  1. Leslie Says:

    Congratulations, Marthe! I’ve been wanting to move for a year. Still haven’t made it happen. 🙂

  2. Abby Says:

    Happy new blog, Marthe! =)

  3. Jenny Says:

    Like the new “digs” xoxoxo

  4. Liz Says:

    Love the new blog, Marthe! The new name is fantastic, especially once you explain the reason behind it. Very creative 🙂

  5. MARGARET Says:

    Yay for a new blog. This is going to be fun reading a whole new blog.


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