Brussels sprouts & Butternut squash soup

Seasonal cooking is one of the best things. With the cold evenings there is nothing better than to come home and cook comfort food. The other day I didn’t feel like cooking at all, nor going outside again to get groceries. The only things I had in the fridge were some leftover brussels sprouts, lamb […]

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 […]

10 ways to decorate pumpkins

Don’t feel like carving your pumpkins this year? Or would like to have your pumpkins blend in with the rest of your interior in a chic and stylish way? I selected 8 different DIY projects to embellish and spruce up your pumpkin. The perfect solutions to make a style statement and stay away from the […]

Caribbean Pumpkin Soup

Like I said in my last food blog post about pumpkin pancakes, I don’t necessarily relate the orange vegetable with autumn, as it is eaten year round in the Caribbean and Surinam where I have family and roots, and therefore visit often. Thinking about that, I decided to make a pumpkin soup with a Caribbean […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

In autumn I want to cook as much as possible with pumpkin. The funny thing is, however, that I don’t necessarily relate pumpkin to cold autumn days. I go to the Caribbean island Curacao almost annually, and over there we eat pumpkin year round. Moreover pumpkins have much more flavour there, but that is besides […]

Make your balcony autumn-ready

We are blessed to have had such nice weather in September. This is definitely the proverbial Indian Summer that they usually only really experience in the States. Coming week they forecast 20 degrees Celsius…in October! In the meantime, everyone is stocking up on gourds and pumpkins to decorate their homes and entryways. So am I. […]

6 Autumn recipes revisited

Autumn is for spending hours in the kitchen, cooking comfort food, for nesting with a pot of tea and warm apple cake, or to go hiking in the woods or harvest the season’s fruits at your nearest pick your own orchard. Savour those simple joys in life and the rainy days don’t seem that bad […]