Courgette burger

Courgette or zucchini burger

I've recently started working for a magazine, as a recipe writer and food photographer. Pretty cool, even though it's just a small job on the side. Every two months I hand in four recipes and pictures, for an issue that will be printed about two months later. Now, we all know how the fashion industry has strange seasons. While we're hanging out by the pool sipping cocktails, they're having photo Continue reading
Garden figs

Roasted figs with crème fraîche

If you follow my Instagram feed, you know I'm kind of smitten with figs. And since my sister in law has her own fig trees, I've been really spoiled with fresh plucked figs right of the tree on our holiday. You can't get them any fresher! Although figs are great just on their own, my current addiction is to roast them. Just a few minutes in the oven, drizzled with a bit of brown sugar Continue reading
View from the mountains around Toulon

Food tips for the Côte d’Azur & Provence

These recent years, most of my summer holidays are spent in the Provence. The region where MrintheKitchen is originally from and where we always stay at his sister, who lives near Toulon. Which is by no means a bad thing, since she lives in a big house with pool and a view, something we can only dream of now that we're back in our small apartment in Paris (although I can see the Eiffel Tower from Continue reading
Beet juice smoothie

Beet juice smoothie

I guess this won't be one of my most popular posts. The word 'beets' alone is enough for a 50% reduction in the amount of visits to a post, is my estimation after the recipe for a roasted beet salad I posted a while ago. Poor beets, they never belonged to the popular kids and tried to wallflower their way through vegetable high school. Constantly being picked on and always the last to be chosen Continue reading
Oven baked flounder fillet

Oven baked flounder fillet

I recently heard someone say that we don't spend more than 30 minutes in the kitchen a day preparing food. That's just 10 minutes per meal! Now, I totally get that some people (especially those who aren't especially fond of cooking) are not attracted by spending a huge amount of their free evening in the kitchen after a long day at work. This goes for me as well, I don't always feel like making Continue reading
Paris tip: Marché aux Puces St-Ouen and Ma Cocotte

Paris tip: Marché aux Puces St-Ouen and Ma Cocotte

Way up in the northern part of Paris, just outside the Péripherique (and therefore technically not in Paris anymore) in Saint-Ouen, is the biggest flea market of the city. And it's a permanent one, open 7 days a week. It consists of 14 different markets, mainly focusing on antiques (1400 out of 1700 merchants are dealing in antiques). If you'd want, you could wander there for days. Adjacent Continue reading
Honey madeleines

Honey Madeleines

After the cute green madeleines (Matcha green tea madeleines) I made a while ago, it was about time to use the madeleine mould for a second time. Now, I could have made plain ones, which are always a safe bet. But I wanted to try something new! A few months ago we had the most delicious madeleines at Saturne, they were very tasty and Mrinthekitchen absolutely loved them (which is frankly not Continue reading
Halloumi peach skewers

Haloumi and peach skewers

Don't you just love summer? And the summer barbecues that come with it? Eating outside, with the smell of a good roast over an open fire, while sipping wine and talking for hours. Until you realize it's been way past your normal bedtime, but that's ok, it's summertime and the living is easy. If you ever come to a barbecue thrown by me or my friends, you'll find meat! I'd say our favorite is to Continue reading