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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…

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pomegranate & Walnuts

We’ll celebrate this Thanksgiving with our dear American friends, just like we did last year. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this explicitly American holiday! This year my friend Maren and I decided to cook some of the dishes together, like the turkey and her mother’s delicious cranberry chutney. She will take […] Read more…

Maren’s Cranberry Chutney

What I like about Thanksgiving is that people start cooking several days in advance. The day before yesterday my American friend Maren called me and invited me over to prepare some of the traditional dishes with her. There’s nothing better than cooking with friends! We made one of her mother’s recipes: a delicious, spicy cranberry […] Read more…

Roasted Mini Squash with Gruyère & Sage

I think fall is my favorite season here in DC. The sunlight that filters through the colored leaves of the trees…I could just stare at it for hours. And it’s pumpkin time! I love the wide range of pumpkin varieties offered at my farmers’ markets and my grocery store. We don’t have such a large […] Read more…

Pumpkin Bread

My two daughters are too old for trick-or-treating, but they’ll surely love a nice treat while watching a scary movie. I make this Pumpkin Bread every year for Halloween, it has become kind of a tradition in our house. I think it’s one of my favorite classic American sweet treats. I’m not really a dessert […] Read more…

Celery Root Soup with Apple and Walnuts

Let’s talk about a happy marriage: celery root and apple. They complement each other, balance each other out, and bring out the best in each other. What else can I say? This classic combination works especially well in soups and purees. Well, there was still a celery root sitting in my fridge when my youngest […] Read more…

Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Cake)

Treasure hunting at the local food market: I came home with a bag of dark red onions. They were very fresh, small and not as tasteless as some of the larger ones you often find at the supermarket. Red onions, I love ’em, and the smaller the better. Here in Berlin we love to eat […] Read more…

At Mari Maris’ Table

Maris lives in France but is the successful Dutch author of a comprehesive book on vegetables: the Groentebijbel (The Vegetable Bible). Wish we had known her before! For apart from having a chambre d’hộte, she has, without our knowing about it, been serving wonderful French meals in her beautiful garden almost ‘around the corner’ from […] Read more…

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