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Buckwheat Salad with Nieuw Tuinzight Grapes

The beautiful biodynamic grapes from Nieuw Tuinzight are great to use in a salad. Read about the grape nursery in my previous post: My kind of fruit! Biodynemic grapes from Nieuw Tuinzight. Bold flavors with a hint of sweetness, that’s what this salad is about. I’ve roasted the butternut squash and combined it with tarragon, […] Read more…

3 Easy Recipes With Fall Carrots

Carrots are somewhat underrated in my kitchen. Oh yes, I use carrots all the time. In my soffrito, the Italian vegetable base which I make with finely chopped carrots, onion, garlic, and celery. I use it as an indispensable ingredient in bouillon and often in a large mixed salad. But this beautiful sweet root vegetable […] Read more…

Tamales with sweet potato and black beans

I think steamed tamales with their soft filling of masa is one of the best Mexican dishes, so this Sunday I kept myself busy with preparing tamales for dinner. It’s quite an elaborate process, especially when you’ve never made them before. But the result is very rewarding. This is my vegetarian version with a spicy […] Read more…

Pizza with tomatoes and artichoke

This is one of my favorite summer pizzas. Instead of the familiar tomato sauce, I’ve used an artichoke spread, which is very easy to make. This recipe of mine was also featured in a Dutch book full of ideas on what to do on Sundays. Making pizza is definitely a good way to spend it. […] Read more…

HP’s sourdough bread

For the last two years, HP, my husband, spent his Sunday mornings baking bread. I started it all. Inspired by a visit to Ghent, Belgium, and the local Superette bakery cookbook we picked up, I began developing a sourdough starter. Somehow, he took over from there. Based on the instructions he found in the Superette […] Read more…

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…

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…

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…

Polenta ‘Pie’ for Dark Days

Ominous dark clouds, rain, and muddy roads in the French country side. Last week, when we visited my parents in their country house in France, my mom put the perfect dish on the table for this kind of weather. She made a ‘pie’ with a polenta crust, caramelized onions, and blue cheese, and served it […] Read more…

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