3 Festive Hot Chocolate Recipes

At Christmas time I love to turn everyday life into festive moments. One of my personal traditions is to make all kinds of hot cocoa.to enjoy while watching a Christmas movie. So today I would like to share three of my hot cocoa recipes with you, so that you can step up your hot cocoa […]

Recipe: Christmas Cranberry-Vanilla Cocktail

Last year’s Christmas I created a cocktail that blew my guests away. I served the cocktail as a welcome aperitif as the guests dripped in for dinner. Because of the success I couldn’t not share it with my readers this year. It’s actually quite easy to make and you don’t need professional cocktail utensils to […]

Ombre Poached Pears in white wine and red port

ombre poached pears

What is December without poached pears? The juicy and plum fruits are just the perfect side dish with slow cooked meat, and even a better winter dessert. I like to combine them with vanilla, pecan or cinnamon ice cream, but they also pair well with chocolate cake or brownies, or with crepes. The possibilities are endless. […]

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 […]

Chocolate Cake with Figs jam and Pears Poached in Spiced Red Wine

chocolate cake with poached pears in red wine

Dark and gloomy days are always an incentive to start baking cakes. And with Christmas coming soon, I thought it would be nice to share a dessert recipe. I combined three flavours that are quintessentially winter essentials: chocolate, figs, and poached pears. There are so many good recipes for poached pears, e.g orange-spiced poached pears, […]

Pannacotta with warm honey-baked figs

It’s figs season and I wish it was all year round. Figs are so healthy and have such a delicate flavour and structure. They are basically good at any time of day, for breakfast with porridge, in a lunch salad with prosciutto, for dinner with duck, and as dessert on a cheese platter. I was excited […]

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 […]

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