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…

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…

V is for Vitello Tonnato

Vitello Tonnato is just as classic as a carpaccio. It resembles it only in that both feature thinly sliced meat. This dish however uses veal, and is smothered in a deliciously creamy tune mayonnaise. To be honest, I know it’s not how it it supposed to be, but I normally serve the sauce along with…

U is for Uva a.k.a Wine

I’m a big sucker for wine. You can pour any white, red, rose, or sparkling wine in my glass and I’ll drink it. As long as it tastes nice, I’ll be happy. Ofcourse, I do have some preferences. For instance, I am not a big fan of French wines. I don’t know why, but they…

T is for Tagliata with Rocket Lettuce and Balsamic Vinegar

In principle, tagliata is just a sliced steak. But I think by now we have come to realize that in Italy it’s never just that. It’s never just a fish, or just a pie, no, it’s a simple dish, but with immensely intense flavours that knock you off your feet everytime you take a bite. Same goes for this wonderful…

Week 1 of the A to Z Challenge

The first week of the A-Z Challenge is over! I’ve seen loads of great posts, came across pretty awesome blogs, and got a lot of nice comments myself as well! Thank you so much, guys! Let’s rock the next three weeks! Here’s a re-cap of what I made the last week: A is for Arancini…

D is for Dining in Italy

There is quite an art to dining in Italy. And I mean dining in the formal sense, so not just a meal that you quickly prepare and eat after a long day at work,  but an actual sit-down, take-your-time dinner, for celebratory reasons or when dining out with friends. In Italy it’s not just starter, main,…

Quinoa Salad Bowl with Chickpeas and Pomegranate Seeds

It was just another one of those weeks when I was home alone, my parents being on a holiday to Dubai and Oman (as you do, not jealous at all). Unlike other times when I had to make dinner and eat it all by myself – I elaborated on this in my Tuna Salad post-…

Penne N’ Cheese with Brussels Sprouts

I’m going to be honest here. I’ve never actually had the famous American Mac N’ Cheese. Which isn’t really a weird thing since I’m Dutch and there’s lots of people here that have never had it nor heard of it. But as someone who has been quite obsessed with the US and its traditional cooking…

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…

Imam Bayildi – Stuffed Eggplant

Imam Bayildi is a Turkish recipe, that reminds me of those perfect days in the Mediterranean with the most beautiful dishes I’ve ever tasted. This stuffed eggplant is literally one of my favourite dishes. The easiness of the cooking process, the intense depth of the flavours, the simplicity of the ingredients; they all add up to…

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…