Cold mornings, warm and sunny afternoons and almost freezing nights

Autumn is fantastic, all those contrasts in one day, I love it. We have an amazing southwest oriented terrace with the best view ever. It’s probably too hot in summer for most people, but so lovely in spring and autumn. Anyway, we love it and nearby living friends are also impressed when they pass by. … More Cold mornings, warm and sunny afternoons and almost freezing nights

Almost vintage

In 1999 I bought my first ‘Jamie Oliver’ and since then he inspired me. The sweet and sour chicken is one of my favorites. I will have to wait until Iris’ godchild Egon’s visit to serve whole chicken but what do you think about a sweet and sour polpo variation? Put fresh polpo in the … More Almost vintage

A tribute to pumpkin

Whenever I see a good tasting pumpkin I buy it and store them cool. Almost weekly I inspect my little collection because once they show weak spots, they quickly deteriorate. Today’s one has a green skin and a deep orange colored firm meat. Those are the best😍. Remove skin and seeds. Chop in cubes. Spread … More A tribute to pumpkin

Super fresh, super easy

Donna Hay has a new book ‘everyday fresh’. Thanks to delicious.nl I get the vibe and inspiration to prepare vegetables in another surprising way. When I was a child I hated white cabbage, the texture, the smell and the boring combination with bechamel sauce. Gradually I discovered other combinations which made this cheap and healthy … More Super fresh, super easy

Starters

When I’m watching a menu in a restaurant I’m always more attracted to starters. A starter is a perfect way to show ingredients at their best. In the beginning of our relationship we spoiled each other with our best recipes, and often we had a starter and main course every day (luckily we skipped dessert … More Starters