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Garden Pasta Pesto

Once, when I was still living in the Netherlands, I had a small vegetable garden. Each year, I planted and grew rhubarb, beets, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, and pod peas. But because a vegetable garden needs a lot of care and attention, which I did not always have, the harvest was less successful than hoped […] Read more…

Barbara’s Herb Pancakes with Avocado & Rocket

Some of our Kitchen Table Friends we have known for years, others we just met. Barbara Bonisolli, has been a food photographer for more than 20 years, she did the photography for many cookbooks and has her own television show about her edible garden. She lives with her family in the countryside, just outside of […] Read more…

Purple Cauliflower Tabbouleh

I have a weakness for purple vegetables. So when my organic stand at the Farmers’ Market offered beautiful purple cauliflowers, I had to buy one. I wanted to eat it raw, because when cooking purple cauliflower it looses its vibrant color. On my way home I decided it had to be a cauliflower tabbouleh, for […] 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…

Delicious.nl: Shaved Asparagus Salad with Orange

We are proud and happy to say that Kitchen Table Food is featured in this month’s delicious.., a beautiful Dutch food magazine. For their Italian issue the magazine asked us for an Italian fish recipe (which we will post tomorrow: capesante al forno), but we also wanted to add something green, fresh, and crunchy. Read more…

Suzanne’s Sweet Potato Soup

Suzanne Stougie (“eater of food, thinker of thoughts, writer of recipes”) has lived in Berlin-Neukölln since 2011, together with boyfriend Michiel and their twins Kalle and Lova. Looking out of her apartment, you can spot the Fernsehturm and Tempelhofer Freiheit, the former airport, where she owns a vegetable garden. Before living here, she lived for […] Read more…

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