Gorgeous Gougères

These gougères are ideal for cocktail parties, if you ask me. I once had gougères served alongside a cocktail at the elegant No.9 Park in Boston. Since then I have been baking these sophisticated appetizers at home often. People adore them, especially when they are homemade. We are slowly getting into the Holiday spirit. Last […] Read more…

Homemade breadcrumbs

Last week I had to do a commercial shooting with bread for a large Dutch organic grocery store. There was a huge pile of all sorts of bread in my studio: loafs, buns, rolls, and so on. It was the perfect opportunity for making a large batch of toasted breadcrumbs. It’s sooo easy that you […] Read more…

Curried Cauliflower Cashew soup

Rich, smooth, and creamy. This bright yellow soup with cauliflower, cashew nut butter, coconut milk, and curry flavors is just what I needed after a day of biking and hiking through the beautiful parks and streets of my green city, The Hague. Soup really tastes better the next day (or after several hours) so I […] Read more…

Sunday Night Pizza Night

On weekends, I am pretty much into homemade pizza, which my family doesn’t mind at all. Now that my daughters are (almost) grown up, we are way past Pizza Margherita and am I able to experiment with the toppings. This recipe of mine is also featured in ZO Zondag (So Sunday), a book full of […] Read more…

Dutch butter cake with lavender

What better way to celebrate summer than to bake something with flowers. The smell and taste of lavender really reminds me of summer. This is why I decided to make this Dutch butter cake with lavender buds in it, which is also the perfect way to start of my weekend trip to my grandparents’ house […] Read more…

Barcelona Beet Gazpacho

I recently got back from a trip to Barcelona that I took with my 19-year-old daughter. Food was obviously high on our list and we went to some great informal places for tapas. At one of these bars we were served a chilled beet gazpacho, which was a treat after a day of strolling through […] Read more…

Hazelnut cookies with orange flower water

You could make these cookies with your eyes shut! I wanted to bake something very easy after school, so I decided to make these hazelnut cookies. I added some flower water because it’s blossom time, the trees in my street are blooming abundantly. And because I love orange flower water! I used a little, because […] Read more…

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