drinks

Turkish Lemonade

As long as one can remember, Turkish families have been living in the Berlin neighborhoods Wedding and Kreuzberg. If you’re looking for a place to buy Turkish groceries, look no further. At supermarket Eurogida it can be so crowded on a Saturday morning, I can’t help imagining being right in the middle of an Istanbul […] Read more…

Cheat on Arnold Palmer tea

It’s summer! At least in DC it is. With temperatures in the 80s this week, we are living outdoors again. But not without thirst quenching drinks, like this iced tea, which is my easy and healthy version of an Arnold Palmer. Read more…

Mexican Hot Chocolate & Cookies

Snow, hail, sleet, temperatures below freezing. Some days it seems that winter will never end here in Washington, DC. Well, at least it’s a good excuse to prepare one of our favorite hot winter drinks: Mexican Hot Chocolate. My daughter Rosa thinks it’s like an enormous liquid bonbon, and I guess she’s right. This hot […] Read more…

Mulled Apple Cider & Cranberry Granola Bars

It took a while for me to get acquainted with the American habit of drinking Hot or Mulled Apple Cider in winter. In the Netherlands, we do not drink our apple juice hot; apple juice typically is a cold drink. However, one day my kids asked for Hot Cider, so I started making it at […] Read more…

Ulla’s Glögg & Ginger-Licorice Cookies

My Danish friend Ulla, who opens a coffee shop in Berlin next January, is a great cook and also knows how to bake the most delicious cookies. For her traditional Advent Party she made eight different versions, among which these crispy ginger cookies with raw licorice powder. Cookies with licorice? It may sound odd, but […] Read more…

Pan con tomate & Tinto de Verano

This is summer at its easiest: a glass of Tinto de Verano and a platter full of toasted bread with ripe tomatoes and garlic, our mix of the classic Spanish Pan con Tomate and the Italian crostini with tomato. We are taking a short break from our Kitchen Tables and will post irregularly over the […] Read more…

Green Matcha Smoothie

The other day, I ordered a Matcha Smoothie with pineapple and banana at Nordstrom Café. It was watery, not fruity at all, and I couldn’t taste the matcha very well. I was quite disappointed and decided to make a good and tasty matcha smoothie at home. Now and then I buy matcha to make tea, […] 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…

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