The best chicken sandwich

The best chicken sandwich

The best kind of food, is the food that comes effortlessly. The kind of food that seems simple, and in fact is simple, but has ingredients that bring out the best in each other, like a great couple. The sort of food that Italian cuisine is all about. For me, the perfect example of simple but great, is the salad caprese. To combine mozzarella, fresh basil and ripe tomatoes with a good olive oil (and
Easy egg bake

Easy egg bake

I'm an egg fan. A big one. Never was there a more joyous day, than the day when I heard that the old advise to eat a maximum of 2 eggs a week, was wrong. Not that I ever listened to that advise anyway, but my eggs taste extra good knowing an egg a day is no problem. Just like in the old days. It kind of reminded me of another former health advise: to never re-heat your spinach, which has been invalidated
Grilled salmon with dill caper cream

Grilled salmon with dill caper cream

As I saw the mailman doing his job today, I was thinking about how much more fun mail used to be, let's say 15 years ago. I remember birthday cards, Christmas cards and cards or letters just to say hello. Nowadays, when I open my mailbox I only find bills... not exactly what I was hoping for! I'm not saying I want to go back to the good old days, no way. I wouldn't want to miss out on the 20 whatssap
Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie

A few new Paris restaurant tips

It's been a while since my last Paris tip. Not because I haven't been eating out, because I have, but because I never got around writing a post about the restaurants I've visited. Which is a shame people, since I've eaten at quite a few good places! And they're not too pricey, always a good thing. I know Paris has the image of being expensive, but there are places where you can eat very well without
Krakelingen

Sweet Dutch krakelingen (pretzels)

Something sweet to go with a cup of tea or coffee, is always a good idea. That doesn't necessarily need to be a slice of pie or a gooey brownies, sometimes a small cookie will do, just to satisfy your sweet tooth for the moment. It is for exactly for those moments that cookies were created! I'm not talking about the big round type of cookie, I'm talking small, delicate and not too heavy cookies
Sunday roast of guinea fowl

Sunday roast of guinea fowl

One of the many pleasant surprises of moving (even if just part-time) to another country is exploring new culinary traditions and trying new food. And I don't think I need to tell you most of my new discoveries are really good (after all, I've moved to France, I could think of worse destinations, food-wise...). I've told you before about my love for the French tradition of eating two hot meals
Lamb chops with herb butter

Grilled lamb chops with homemade herb butter

I know what you're thinking. Lamb chops? In September?? Well, yes. I'm being bold and doing lamb chops in September. It's practically spring down under, and I know I have a lot of readers from Australia and New Zealand. And even over here there still in season (though late). Plus, I love lamb chops, and I know you do too. Especially with this lime herb butter. If you're still not convinced, bookmark
Breakfast smoothie with toasted quinoa

Breakfast smoothie with toasted quinoa

I'll admit I wasn't a big smoothie fan before. From my point of view, anything that wasn't meant to be chewed, wasn't meant to be called breakfast. In the morning, I needed a crunch, something to really set my teeth in and get the day started. That was until about a year ago and I had no intention of changing my opinion. Until I couldn't eat 'normal' food for a while and I had to resort to fluid