orange rhubarb cocktail or mocktail

This orange cocktail doesn’t need any explanation! At least not for our Dutch followers. But for our non-Dutch followers: tomorrow it’s King’s Day in the Netherlands, which means orange everywhere. Orange clothes, orange decorations, orange food, orange drinks. Of course, we’ll participate as well with this seasonal orange rhubarb cocktail. It’s also delicious as a […] Read more…

Rhubarb Tart

It’s practically a requirement to do something with rhubarb this time of year. When I lived in Washington, DC I harvested rhubarb from mid spring until late summer, but early spring ‘means’ rhubarb, so let’s make this delicious rhubarb-vanilla tart now! By coincidence, both our husbands were having their birthdays last weekend, so this is […] Read more…

Pasta with ramp pesto

Ramps are only in season for several weeks, so I get really excited when I see them for the first time. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to forage ramps in the Netherlands! Ramps –daslook in Dutch- are protected here. Don’t ask me why, because ramps literally grow like weeds. When I was living in the […] Read more…

Kitchen Table Menu at Garage Royal

How wonderful! Tonight Restaurant Garage Royal will cook a German Menu form our cookbook Kitchen Table Food. Garage Royal is situated in an old garage on a former military base, which is close to the Kröller Müller Museum at the Veluwe. In their gigantic pizza oven they bake the best Flammkuchen ever! On the menu […] Read more…

Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)

Living in Berlin was great, for many reasons, the food scene definitely being one of them. A very nice place for breakfast, lunch and brunch is Meierei, previously an old dairy shop. They serve classical Alpine dishes such as Milchreis, Käsespätzle, goulash and a devine Apfelstrudel. The recipe is over a 100 years old and […] Read more…

Les Souvenirs de Reims (map included!)

When we are staying at my parents’ house in the French Champagne Ardenne we always try to visit the champagne city Reims as well. Preferably on a lively market day (Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday). Reims is not Paris, places for good food ánd the right vibes are not easy to find, but over the years […] Read more…

Into the Woods with Elsje & Douglas Fir Tea

One moment you meet Elsje at your publisher’s party and the next you follow her into the woods, searching for all things edible that nature has to offer in the winter. I can assure you, it’s more than you think. Elsje Bruinesteijn is the co-author of the price-winning book Liever Lokaal (Preferably Local) and organizes […] Read more…

Sunshine Smoothie

Hello, sunshine! Yesterday we prepared almond cashew milk and today we make this sunny smoothie with mango, fresh ginger root, and turmeric with it. Ginger root and turmeric add extra flavor and some spiciness to the drink, plus these roots are also good when you want to save yourself from an upcoming cold. Something you […] Read more…

Nut milk & Nut truffles

What is love? For me it’s teaching your children how to take good care of themselves and show them how to cook with attention and passion. So this weekend I’ll spend some time in the kitchen with my two daughters to make wonderful healthy things based on nut milk: chocolate truffles (made with the leftover […] Read more…

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