Oven Roasted Trout with Fresh Herbs

One of my all time favourite fish recipes is this one: a whole trout roasted in the oven and filled with herbs, lemon, onion, and garlic. It reminds me of lovely summer evenings, when the sun is still shining, the temperature is still warm, and the white wine is cold.Go to your local fish shop,…

Zucchini Mint Soup with Smoked Salmon

I don’t know about the rest of the world but it’s been abnormally warm in The Netherlands this week, with the temperature reaching 35 degrees in some places. It’s lovely though if you have vacation (like me) and can go to the beach with friends when you want (like me). When it is as hot…

Mexican Burgers with Avocado, Fried Egg & Tomato Salsa

Well, well, look who decided to show her face on here once more. The last couple of weeks have been quite life changing for me. I finished my 9-month graduation placement, handed in my thesis, and done my thesis defense. And what do you know… I GRADUATED!!! So yeah, after all the stress and nerves…

Your Favourite Recipes on Basil and Oil

To celebrate my first year of blogging, here is a list of the recipes which seem to be your favourites! What is your favourite? Do you have any recipe that you would like to see on the blog? Let me know! Maple Syrup Chocolate Cake Arancini Chocolate Chip Muffins Pink Macarons Pizza con Verdure Caprese…

Sweet Sunday – Blueberry Nutella Brownie

I have previously talked about my undying love for Nutella. So a recipe like this was long overdue. Better late than never, right. Also, it’s kind of a celebration present to myself for successfully finishing my placement, which means one step closer to graduation! Party-time! We all know (and love) brownies, not only because they…

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,…

Sweet Sunday – Classic French Madeleines

For the first time since 1,5 month, there’s a Sweet Sunday post! And it’s a good one if I may say so myself. I always deemed Madeleines as impossible to make, because 1. I did not have a madeleine tin, and 2. I did not know how to get that soft texture of the cookies,…

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…

Z is for Zabaglione

This dessert has been a revelation to me. It always amazes me how 6 (!) egg yolks can turn into something as divine as this Zabaglione.  The dessert is incredibly quick and easy to make, but stunningly flavourful. It looks creamy, but it actually isn’t at all! However, it is incredibly sweet and you have…

Y is for Your Italian Food Travel List

So, there’s been 28 posts about Italian cuisine so far. Some are recipes made throughout the country, and some are recipes specific to a certain region. It’s easy to get lost in what is made where and such, so I’ve created an overview of the recipes that have been on the blog, which let you…

X is for Xpresso

Oh man, what a title. I’m sorry for that. Anyways, Espresso it is! That strong caffeinated drink that Italians just cannot get enough of. Perfectly understandable if you ask me. It’s a quick energy boost, and I mean, Italian espressos are the real deal. My big complaint about the espresso that I get here in The…

W is for Where to Eat in Rome

As you may have read in previous posts, I’ve visited Rome in the beginning of April. I’ve eaten loads of food, drank a lot of wine and beer, and been to some restaurants that are worth mentioning to you! The thing with these restaurants is that you should not be put off by the interior,…