Change of season

Last week we were still wearing a bikini and having meals outside. Today I’m covered in a warm hoodie 😏. I’m a true sun lover, but what is more magical than the change of season, as long as it doesn’t rain a whole week. New season, and thus other cooking styles. If you want a … More Change of season

Flavor

Ottolenghi has a new book Flavor. The September edition of delicious.nl is extra thick with Yotam Ottolenghi as guest editor. Tonight’s dinner for 6 is a variation on the eggplant rolls with dahl. My ‘creation’ is an easier version, with even more vegetables. People sometimes complain that the ingredient list is to extensive. If I … More Flavor

Second dinner with Severine and Bert

Severine and Bert are enthusiastic after visiting Siena. We start our evening dinner with a simple first course, awesome local melon seasoned with pepper, topped up with roasted pine nuts, grated pecorino and/or parmesan, arugula, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sabrina Ghayour’s vegetarian cookbook ‘Bazaar’ is a real treasure, as are her other cookbooks. Our … More Second dinner with Severine and Bert

Tahini sauce

My thoughts go to Beirut today ❣. The first tahini was a present of an old friend, Daniel, who lived near Beirut for a few months a year. Since then I always have tahini paste in the fridge, and, they sell it even here, the exact same brand. The mixture of lemon juice, tahini, greek … More Tahini sauce