Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ever since the dawn of time, the Dutch have boiled their Brussels sprouts. What people especially loved to do, is boil them into oblivion so you were left with a foul smelling green mush. Not great. I am fortunate enough to have two parents who know how to boil them to perfection so unlike many…

Sweet Sunday – Ginger and Cinnamon Christmas Cookies

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. At least inside the house. The Christmas tree is standing and decorated, Christmas lights are turned on, candles and the fireplace is lit. The weather is just not cooperating with my ideal imagination of what Christmas and December should look like. But hey, it’s all about food,…

Marinated Soy Chicken with Sesame Seeds

Recently I’ve been trying to get more skilled in different cuisines than the ones I usually cook. Not saying that I’ve fully mastered the Italian or Mediterranean cuisine. Not at all. I’m just interested in learning about other flavours and other ways to cook a meal. Mainly I’m focusing on Asian cuisine. In March of…

Italian Tomato Soup with Basil-Rocket Pesto

I’m pretty sure that it’s not a big secret that I love the Italian kitchen. I mean, I didn’t blog about it for one month straight for nothing. That is why I always try to make any staple dishes with an Italian twist. Mainly, this results in me adding tons of Italian herbs to my…

5 Things to Do in Stockholm

At the turn of the seasons, my friend and I went to Stockholm in Sweden, which was another new country off my bucket list in 2016. It’s been a good year of traveling. This trip was also my very first visit to Scandinavia, a region of the world I’ve been wanting to see for years….

The Kitchen Takeover – Fusilli Gorgonzola di Papa

Absolute fantastic recipe for cheeselovers. It’s my dad’s signature dish that no one else ever cooks. I can do it, but it just never seems to taste the same as when he makes it. Honestly, this is a recipe that you might need to get used to. I’ve only been eating it for a year…

Honey Drizzled Toast with Dried Figs and Pecorino

I think the title says it all.¬†I wish I had made pictures when my mom had her first taste of this toast, sometimes pictures speak louder than words. I don’t think I can get across how divine this tasted in my writing. You are going to have to try this recipe for yourself.This is an…

The Kitchen Takeover – Beet and Mashed Potato Casserole

I’m fairly certain that this is one of the first dishes that my mom taught me how to cook. It’s incredibly¬†simple to make, yet you learn a few basics throughout the process, such as how to cook minced meat but most importantly when you’re Dutch, how to boil potatoes and mash them.Only a couple of…

Sweet Sunday – Malteser Cupcakes

There are a couple of products that I just don’t buy because I know myself and I just cannot resist eating the whole darn bag at once. Namely, Doritos Nacho Cheese and Maltesers.However this time I wanted Maltesers and I wanted them bad. So what did I do? I made Malteser cupcakes with even more…

The Kitchen Takeover – Macaroni di Mama

If you think you know comfort food, think again. My mom’s macaroni beats everything. It’s for those days when you’ve gone cycling to work in the rain and when you drove home it was still raining. For the days when the whole word seems to be against you. The days when you’re way too tired…

The Kitchen Takeover

As said in my previous post about my essential items on a long journey (which you can read here), I am going to Fiji and Australia for three weeks. I’ve got all my posts scheduled so you’ll still be able to enjoy all the easy and flavourful recipes. While I’m soaking up the sun on…

My Around-The-World Packing List

As I’m writing this, I am actually also packing my backpack for a trip around the world. My friend and I are going to Fiji for three weeks. We have a transfer in Abu Dhabi, and have decided to travel via Sydney. You don’t get to be in this area of the world that often,…