Honey Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt and Oregano

I remember the first time I ever ate sweet potatoes in my life. It was on a hot summer’s day while I was on a holiday with my parents in the US. More specifically, we were seated on the terrace of our hotel’s restaurant in Mackinac Island, Michigan, overlooking the magnificent Lake Huron. We were…

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,…

Broccoli Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

Summertime means salads. Light and fresh meals or side dishes that are quick to make and even quicker to eat (because they’re so delicious). One of my favourites is this Broccoli Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts.

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…

The Secrets of Sweet Sunday

Oh my god, you guys!! My blog has celebrated it’s very first birthday yesterday and I completely forgot about it! Thank you all for your sweet comments and follows during the past year, and I promise that I’ll get back dedicating my time to the blog asap! As a celebration, I thought it would be…

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…