Every day has its own vibe. Although my private practice is slowly getting on track, I’m really grateful my life has become more relaxed. A perfect balance between quantity and quality remains an important objective. Where a Sunday evening was always provoking special stress, as being the start of an intense rollercoaster, I do love … More Sunday evening, always something special
Fish instead of meat, fresh vegetables and lots of fruit…it has an impact on your weekly budget. The impossibility of outdoor eating creates for sure an extra budget. In winter I’m fine with 1 shopping list, including market and grocery store. I probably invest more time preparing my list than shopping itself. First I check … More Budget cooking
I can’t repeat it enough but the Dutch delicious magazine is fantastic, and the recent edition of december is superb. One chapter is dedicated to pies. If you start from scratch, it’ll be a lot of work and for a small sized pie for 2-4 portions ( 3/4 for today and the leftover as lunch … More Vega wellington
I can’t get enough of the December edition of delicious.nl. Yvette van Boven has written a few awesome side dish recipes for outdoor cooking. The local weather is really awful, so let’s cook inside😉.I prepare the sauce first. Heat a pan with 15 grams of butter. Chop roughly 1 onion, 1 carrot and 1 stem … More What a fantastic side dish
20 years ago quiches became really popular. Different varieties of pies in combination with a large salad for a large group of eaters were easy to prepare in advance and are still an excellent way to please everyone.The only disadvantage remains that you can easily eat a lot of kcal without feeling overloaded, but I … More Now and again a quiche….
Strolling through a whole year of Libelle lekker’magazine, I find some elegant recipes to try. For 2p, clean 800 grams of mixed fresh shellfish (vongole and mussels). Heat a pan with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the shellfish and 100 ml of white wine. Once most of them are opening, stop the fire and … More I’m pretty sure you’ll also love this recipe.
My family associates me with courgettes and pumpkin, although I’m much more than that🙃. A ‘normal’ sized pumkin weighs easily more than 3 kilograms. Once I start one, I have to continue because I know that frozen ready made food isn’t my thing anymore ( it used to be different). Slice the pumpkin in manageable … More Pumpkin soup, pumpkin puree, I can’t resist 😅
Roasted celeriac steaks are popular and, really, for obvious reasons, what a flavor! Wash the entire celeriac properly. To save time and electricity, cut the celeriac in slices of 1-1,5 cm. Put them on baking paper. Spread some good olive oil on the slices. Season with salt. Turn the slices in order to cover both … More Roasted celeriac and mushroom sauce
While the whole world is waiting for the election results in US, while a virus is keeping the same world in a kind of 3th world war, I focus on the daily life. It has always been my way to ‘survive’ and to help people surviving during difficult times. Cooking is one of my methods … More Odd world
October last year we started planning a big party. 2020 would be the year of ‘special occasions’ : 40th birthday of my wife Iris, our 10th wedding anniversary and official inauguration of our renovated home. Guests were invited, flights were booked, guesthouses were reserved, events were planned,…it was supposed to be 4 really special days … More Wedding anniversary during semi-quarantine