winter

Zucchini, Broccoli & Leek Soup

Soup, the ultimate comfort food. Next to this creamy mac ‘n cheese of course, and mashed potatoes. And chocolate mousse, we admit it. Anyway, the easiest way to make a silky, smooth soup like this, is to cook the vegetables and puree them with a hand blender. Simple as that! 


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Comfort Food nr 1: mac ‘n cheese

All we need right now is comfort food that has been made with love: mac ‘n cheese! This recipe has been written and photographed by Tal and is featured this month in the Dutch culinary magazine Elle Eten. We share it on our blog today because in these cold and dark days we can’t think […]


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French Apple Tart

The house in France, I missed it dearly the last couple of years while living in the US. My parents own a stately home in a half deserted village in the French countryside. Once, it used to be the village school with one classroom and a school bell hanging in a small tower in the yard.


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Chicken Pot Pie with leeks & tarragon

In a matter of days we went from two feet of snow to temperatures that allowed for eating outside. Spring is around the corner, but we’re not quite there yet. For me, that is the perfect time for preparing this Chicken Pot Pie, the ultimate American family dish.


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Kaiserschmarrn

Felix Austria is a tiny little restaurant in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Red and white checkered tablecloths, dark wooden furniture, bottles of the herb-lemonade Almdudler in the fridge. On the menu: sausage salad, potato salad, goulash, Marillenknödel (Apricot Knodel), and these Kaiserschmarrn, an Austrian pancake dessert.


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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 […]


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Käsespätzle

Every self-respecting little village in Bavaria, Austria or Switzerland has it on the menu: Käsespätzle (cheese noodles). This quick, home-made pasta is made by squeezing the dough through a special flat colander-like equipment called a Spätzlesieb.


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Chili Bowl

Of course we’ll eat chili bowl tonight! After having spent almost five years in the States I have come to fully embrace this spicy and flavorful tradition on Super Bowl Sunday. Every year I try to make a different version. This year I used ground beef instead of beef chuck, and I must say, it […]


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