Orange, Cranberries & Persimmon Clafoutis

The quintessential French dessert is clafoutis with cherries. A luke warm flan best served with a scoop of ice-cream or a cup of coffee. However, you can make clafoutis with any fruit you like, or even with veggies if you prefer a savoury clafoutis. I decided to make a typical Christmas inspired clafoutis with three […]

Cranberry, Walnuts and Orange Muffins

Imagine waking up to the smell of fresh muffins in the oven on Christmas morning. And while you open the presents still in your pyjamas, you indulge in the fresh bakes with a cup of hot coffee or a glass of milk. My cranberry, walnut and orange muffins are the best and also a healthy treat […]

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Countdown to Thanksgiving has started! Are you still in doubt how to dress your table next week? Then just keep following my blog because this week I’m sharing more Thanksgiving inspiration, starting with another Thanksgiving tablescape. Whoever said autumn is about dark and moody colours, might want to think that over again, because with today’s […]

Kingly decors with a splash of orange

Happy King’s Day to all my fellow Dutchies! Today we are celebrating our first King’s day since our King succeeded his mother last year. It’s a big fesive day in the Netherlands. Everyone wear orange, parties, and there are flea markets everywhere. That made me think of incorporating orange is your home. It’s a bold […]

Warm up your Home with Mini Moderns

Warm up your home this winter with Mini Moderns’ colourful accessories to counter balance the gloomy and rainy days. Their latest collection Buddha of Suburbia transports you to Eastern destinations with the colours of bazaars, patterns reminiscent of ethnic tiles and paintings, and the appeal of folklore and traditions. Vivid orange and yellow, or deep […]

Orange-spiced Poached Pears

Pears abundant at the supermarkets. Poached pears are quintessentially Christmas, either as dessert with ice cream, or paired with beef or turkey as a beautiful side dish. Yesterday I made orange-spice poached pears. The good thing about poached pears is that you can make them in advance and easily preserve them for later. It’s easy […]

Get ready for Queen’s Day and the abdication

The countdown to Queen’s day is in full swing. Tomorrow is a very special day in the Netherlands. For the past 33 years we celebrated our queen’s birthday annually on April 30, as the national holiday called Queen’s Day. But earlier this year our queen announced that this year’s holiday will also mark the day of […]