Sweet Sunday – Traditional Dutch Apple Pie

Birthday means cake. Birthday means choosing your own cake. In my family, birthday means choosing what cake Lisa has to make. This week it was my sister’s turn. Her choice has been the same for many years: Apple Pie.   I always make the traditional Dutch Apple Pie, which is almost always served with whipped cream,…

Dutch White Asparagus with Ham, Eggs, & Melted Butter

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Time for the White Gold, the Dutch pride; the white asparagus. These wonderful stalks of deliciousness are best somewhere between the beginning of April and the end of June. When exactly can the asparagus be harvested, completely depends on the temperature of the ground. Harsh winters make…

Stamppot – Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Sausage

First of all… HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Yay, I’m one year older. Again. I have got to admit, contrary to my past belief, I’m not that great at this getting older thing. Mainly because I still feel like a 9-year old sometimes. Funny story which will totally back this statement: yesterday, I accidentally took a…

Traditional Dutch Pea Soup

It’s cold. It’s windy. It’s slippery. Although I am a big fan of winter, it doesn’t seem like we have any proper ones in The Netherlands anymore. Sure, it’s colder than usual, but we haven’t had a decent pack of snow in years. The last time I was able to skate on natural ice was about 3…

Saint Nicholas’ Eve

Yesterday my family and I celebrated Sinterklaas. A day later than the actual holiday, which I’ve told you a little about in the last Sweet Sunday post along with a recipe for the traditional cookies we eat around this time: kruidnoten. On Pakjesavond, or Saint Nicholas’ Eve, our family has the tradition (like most other…

Sweet Sunday – Dutch Kruidnoten

Sweet Sunday is holiday themed this time! Next week, on the 5th of December, the Dutch celebrate a holiday called Sinterklaas. Some of you may be familiar with it, as it has been on the news quite a bit lately… Anyways, let’s not dive into that right now. Sinterklaas is basically the Dutch version of…

Sweet Sunday – Dutch Cake

I think, along with a lot of other Dutch bakers, that there has always been some confusion when it comes to the definition of cakes. See, in Holland a cake is basically what a pound cake is in the UK or the USA. However, the term “cake” in these countries is far more general, as…

Sweet Sunday – Dutch Pancakes

Oh hi there! Sorry for vanishing for more than a week! I had no creativity or motivation to do anything for my blog last week. Well, that and I was just lazy. Shame on me… But anyways, I’m back now! And I’ve got loads of ideas for the upcoming Sweet Sundays, so we’re good to…