Blackberry smoothie

Blackberry smoothie

Are you on Instagram? I am, and it's by far my favourite social network. I love having a peek into other people's lives through pictures. Even though it's most likely a romanticized image. I'll admit, I too am guilty of this. You won't see pictures of completely failed cooking experiments (and yes, I have those, not frequent, but sometimes new ideas don't work out the way I expected), or of speedy Continue reading
Wonderful cheese from the Auvergne

A visit to Rungis

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might have seen that I recently made a visit to Rungis, the biggest professional fresh market in Europe. Conveniently located, not too far from where we live in Paris, in Rungis. Rungis Market was build in the sixties, to replace the old market (les Halles), that until that time was held in the middle of Paris, at the place where you can now find Les Continue reading
Pan seared scallops with chorizo

Pan seared scallops with chorizo

When you read about expats living in France, you'll read many positive stories, but there's one thing they'll all complain about. The bureaucracy. Now, I'm no expat. I may live in two countries, but I work, pay taxes and arrange all other official stuff in the Netherlands. So I'm not too familiar with how official things work over here in Paris. But as MrintheKitchen is French and a fulltime resident, Continue reading
Bistrot Augustin kitchen view

Paris restaurant tip: Bistrot Augustin

We discovered Bistrot Augustin about a month and a half ago, and I believe it hasn't been open for much longer. It might be our new favourite go-to darling, good for a night out for two, and equally suitable for a family dinner. And actually, that's just what we did. First time we ate there, it was just the two of us, great food and an even better white wine. The following week, we had MrintheKitchen's Continue reading
Fava beans with lemon and butter

Fava beans with lemon and butter

I would have loved to tell you spring has arrived and that I'm fully enjoying the sunshine. But the sad truth is that when I look out my window right now, rain is pouring down and temperatures are pretty low for this time of year. I really pray higher temperatures will arrive soon, as our apartment in Paris is connected to a devilish central heating system over which individual owners have no say Continue reading
10 ideas for Easter brunch

10 ideas for Easter brunch

Almost Easter! Time for an overload of eggs (real or made of chocolate), yay! Being Dutch, I am familiar with the tradition of the Easter bunny bringing my eggs. If you think about it, that sounds pretty ridiculous. If it were a chicken hiding the eggs, that would be (sort of) understandable. But a rabbit?? Now hold on, there is room for even crazier traditions. In France the Easter bell (yes, Continue reading
Olive oil, ricotta and almond cakes

Olive oil, ricotta and almond cakes

Remember the homemade ricotta (yes, from scratch! I was very pleased with my food making skills) I posted a while ago? After I made a big jar full of it, we ate it on toast for l’apéro. And in the days after I made the ricotta, I started pondering on other ways to use my miracle cheese. I was set on finding a sweet recipe including ricotta, and, as I usually do in cases like this, I started pantry Continue reading
Beautiful food at de Librije

A three star dinner: de Librije

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might have seen I recently had dinner in a three (!) star restaurant. Michelin stars that is, not my own qualification. If it was up to me, they would have had 10 stars. We ate at De Librije in Zwolle, in the Netherlands (contrary to what you might think, we have some pretty good food over here!). It was a great night, with exceptional food, great Continue reading
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