Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry time! This frozen yogurt is one of our summer success recipes. Really, it’s sooo easy to make. Basically, all you need are sweet ripe strawberries, good quality yogurt, a lemon, and sugar. And an ice cream maker, but this doesn’t have to be a fancy expensive one. I once bought a cheap one and […] Read more…

Caponata

This Italian Caponata is definitely summer to us. Because of the vinegar, capers, and olives, it’s fresher and more pungent than its French counterpart, ratatouille. You can eat it hot, as a side dish, or serve it the Sicilian way: at room temperature as an appetizer on a lazy evening in the sun. Btw: Caponata […] Read more…

Soba Salad with Ginger Dressing

This salad with soba, Japanese buckwheat noodles, has just about everything: it’s vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and very, very healthy. If you need a midday energy boost, like me today, it’s a good salad for lunch. I like to give this salad a nice kick so I added quite a lot of lime juice and […] Read more…

Dutch Cheese Pancakes

Holland is not only famous for its cheese (Gouda!), but also for its greenhouse vegetables. Here in the States I come across Dutch red peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes quite often. Holland, tomato land…Who would have thought 50 years ago (certainly not my 95 year old Dutch grandma who never ate a raw tomato before she […] Read more…

Tosso Rosso

Hugo, eat your heart out and Aperol Spritz, move over! We discovered a new cocktail this weekend and such a good one too! It’s the Tosso Rosso and here is how to make it. Easy does it. Read more…

Flammkuchen

I know, not everyone agrees, but yes, I find German a beautiful language. I love the many inventive words; one of my favorites is Feierabend, which signifies the time after work. Schöne Feierabend! You hear it a lot, sometimes already quite early in the afternoon. Celebrate this time of the day with a good beer […] Read more…

Sunny Sardine Sandwich

This cute little can of sardines has been sitting in my pantry for quite a while, but today I suddenly felt like opening it. It’s summer in DC, so it’s time for sunny Mediterranean lunches on the terrace, like this sandwich. I used baby kale, but it’s also nice with arugula. Just add some mayonnaise, […] Read more…

DC: Etto for antipasti & pizza

One of my favorite places for Italian food in The District is Etto. The tiny spot on hip 14th Street isn’t fancy, but the food is absolutely fabulous. Both the wood-fired pizzas and antipasti are made right behind the bar. Love that. That’s why I prefer to sit at the bar, so I can watch […] Read more…

Rhubarb Yoghurt Parfait

When Europeans, like us, think of a parfait, they think of a frozen French ice cake-like dessert. Not of a layered dessert in a glass, and certainly not of a healthy breakfast treat with yoghurt, fruit, and granola. But after almost 4 years in The States, I’ve adopted some typical American terms, so a parfait […] Read more…

Delicious.nl: Capesante al Forno

Before we moved to the United States, we rented a tiny apartment in the heart of Venice for years. Oh, was I in love with this city! We feasted on the local prosecco, ate cicètti, black squid ink risotto, and these mouthwatering scallops (capesante), a Venetian specialty. We bought them whole in the shell at […] Read more…

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