A Year in Cheese: a seasonal cheese cookbook

Cheese is one of those things I can’t live without. Whether I go to France, Italy, Turkey, or Switzerland, I always take home a piece of the local cheese. And then there is Dutch cheese. When I was living in the United States, there was only one thing I missed, and that was my Dutch […]

Savoury Pumpkin Crêpes

Crisp autumn evenings are best spent at home with family and friends. I love to entertain and prepare different foods, snacks and cheese platters for my guests. Collecting and mixing autumn flavours and seasonal products is for me a way to celebrate the season. That’s how I came up with a recipe for savoury pumpkin […]

Unique dining experience on Vuurtoren Eiland (Lighthouse island)

Last week I had the most unique dining experience ever. I had a sunset dinner on Vuurtoren Eiland, which translates Lighthouse island. The deserted island is a one-hour boat ride from the Amsterdam shore, and exclusively for guests who booked this experience. There are limited spots available so it does take endurance and patience to score […]

Spring recipe: Lavender and white chocolate cake

I have just the perfect recipe for coming Easter! What do you think about a lavender and white chocolate cake? I think lavender should be used more often in cooking because when done right it is so good! You might remember my other recipes like the lemon and lavender chicken, or the lavender syrup. Once […]

Book review: My Little French Kitchen

I’m overjoyed with my new cookbook by Rachel Khoo: My Little French Kitchen. If you have been following my blog from the start, you know that I also have her other cookbook and that I often use her recipes in my blog posts. The reason why I love her recipes is that they are not […]

Feeling peachy

Don’t you just love the stone fruit season? It’s the season of transition from the sweet berries to the apples and pears harvest. Plums, peaches and nectarines are so tart and juicy that I can continue eating them one after another. And of course they are also excellent for baking cakes or roasting with meat. […]

Book review: A Suitcase and a Spatula

Yet another great cooking book by a blogger came out. This time it’s by Tori Haschka, Sydney based writer of the popular blog Eatori. Her book A suitcase and a Spatula,  Recipes and stories from around the world captures the flavours and ingredients from Tori’s many journeys. It’s an exploration of cities and landscapes through […]

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