8 Favourite Summer Brunch Ideas

Jazz up your summer brunch with a floral frenzy. I went into the archives to find my favourite eight: Welcome your guests with a refreshing cocktail with pretty flowers. Make cute floral head crowns for the girls. As an appetizer serve a light summer salad with asparagus, grilled prawns and edible flowers. For the kids you […]

Amsterdam hot spot: SLA

I finally made it to SLA! This new Amsterdam hot spot, (which isn’t that new any more because it opened in July) was on my list but somehow I never got to it. The salad bar is situated a few blocks away from the famous Albert Cuyp market and a perfect spot for lunch or […]

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. […]

Summer Salad: the classic Insalate Caprese

I don’t think a week goes by that I don’t eat a Caprese salad. I feel it’s the best summer salad ever created. The salad is even better if the tomatoes and basil are fresh from the ‘field’. I picked these blushing tomatoes at the PYO farm, and the basil is from my own herb […]

A summer salad: Raspberries and smoked chicken

Today I’m sharing another of my simple summer salad recipes with you to minimize time in the kitchen and above the stove. Just because sultry summer evenings are to spend in the garden or on a terrace. My raspberries and smoked chicken salad is colourful and tasty and a mix of different flavours. You can […]

Summer salad: Mixed tomatoes, feta cheese and mackerel

In summer you’d ideally like to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. Barbecuing and quickly prepping a summer salad are much more preferred. The easiest, yet very tasty and healthy, salad full of vitamins is my mixed tomatoes, feta cheese and mackerel salad. I like to take it to work for lunch, […]

The day after: 3 leftover barbecue recipes starring fish

So you had that wonderful and delicious barbecue last night. But I bet you grilled too much and now have your fridge stacked with left overs. Not to worry, cause I’ve got 3 scrumptious recipes to put those remnants of the grilled king prawns, sardines, asparagus, and tomatoes from yesterday to good use. That’s exactly what I […]