Gingerbread house

Gingerbread house

Gingerbread houses, I've seen them on tv and in magazines, but they're not really a Dutch tradition, nor a French one, so I never made one. Until recently, when all of the sudden, I felt the urgent need to bake one. A real one, set in a cute winter landscape, with miniature people and snow. So, what do you do when you feel like you can't wait any longer? That's right, you take the next day
Italian-inspired vegetarian Christmas menu

Christmas menu’s

Christmas, a time to have fun and enjoy being around your loved ones. In our fantasy this includes a crisp white snow landscape, a warming fire place, hot chocolate or warm wine and a festive meal. Everyone’s joined around the table, soft music is playing and precious memories are made. So far for the fantasy. In reality, it’s raining cats and dogs, the kids are screaming at each other since 8
Grilled citrus chicken

Grilled citrus chicken

Every week when I arrive in Paris, one of the first things I do is open the fridge and inspect what's there. Unfortunately, I usually start by throwing away some very sad herbs or vegetables, and some icky smelling milk or yogurt. Checking the dates and conditions of the contents of the fridge might not be MrintheKitchen's forte, but he always makes sure to do some groceries before I come. And one
Pistachio pound cake

Pistachio pound cake

The recipe for pistachio pound cake was one of the first recipes ever to be posted on this website. Which means the pictures I took to go with the recipe were not quite up to my current standard, as I was just setting my first steps into the world of food photography. I'm still learning, but given the fact that you can now buy my pictures (on Shutterstock, iStock and Dreamstime!), I think I've
Crêperie de Josselin

Crêperie de Josselin

You haven't really been to France if you didn't eat a crêpe (thin pancake) at least once! And no, you don't need to have any kids with you to enjoy one, it's a meal for grown-ups too. In most crêperies, you'll find that the majority of the visitors are adults. A normal meal at a crêperie consists of a savoury pancake (the classic is with ham and cheese, but most restaurants offer you heaps of
Bitterballen

Bitterballen

Next week it's time for the yearly evening out with my colleagues, and this year we decided to go for a classic: bowling! Unfortunately, I kind of suck at it and I never win. Though I'm not as bad as one of my friends, who once managed to throw the bowling ball in the opposite direction, where we were seated. But, even though I'm the official top ten of worst bowlers in the history of mankind,
Retro shrimp cocktail

Retro shrimp cocktail

In a time when food habits change as fast as the latest fashion, it's interesting to take a look at the past few decades and how our ways of eating have changed. One major change, is that we now have a new appreciation of eating seasonal. Where eating products that are out of season, and thus expensive like strawberries for Christmas (at least on the northern hemisphere), was once the height of
carrot waffles 5

Carrot waffles

Do you know that feeling of having a new toy? A new favourite, something that keeps luring you every day for a certain period of time? I have that with my waffle iron, it's still kind of new and I catch myself thinking of new ways to waffle things pretty often. I'm in a waffle frenzy! In addition to my own preoccupation with waffles, it seems that waffling (it's a verb now, like 'to google') is more