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,
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
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
Grilled lamb chops with pistachio crunch

Grilled lamb chops with pistachio crunch

Let's talk trends today. And more specifically: the bone broth trend. There's not a single magazine or website that hasn't told us this is the new trend to follow. Super trendy and only for the avant-garde. Right. My great-grandmother would laugh so hard she'd probably pee her pants. Bone broth. Don't those people know we've been eating it for centuries? She would call it stock, or bouillon. Yet suddenly,
Sticky coconut lime cake

Sticky coconut lime cake

I can't believe I was in Thailand just 6 weeks ago. I don't know about you, but for me it's always the same. No matter how much I enjoyed my holiday, and how detached I've been from everyday life, as soon as I start my daily routine, it seems like I never even left. Which doesn't mean I didn't fully enjoyed my vacation (I did!), but the reality of normal life catches up quickly. From drinking fresh
Mussels with beer

Mussels with beer

"In Paris, there's beauty on every corner." That's something I read recently, and I felt the need to walk outside to take a picture of the nearest corner. To be clear, there's no beauty on that corner, but a dog toilet. Oh, and a container for glass plus a few permanently drunk people who always hang around that container (for obvious reasons). When I tell people I live in Paris half the
No knead whole wheat bread with beer

No knead whole wheat bread with beer

Is there anything more fit to show off your culinary skills in a semi-nonchalant way like homemade bread?  "What, this? Oh, I baked it this afternoon. Yes, I made it myself, really. You think it looks just like a loaf from the bakery? Well thank you!" Bread itself is a humble product, not often the star of the show, but that doesn't mean the art of bread making is an easy one. Everyone knows
Sweet and savoury galette with chicory

Sweet and savoury galette with chicory

Thank goodness. For a minute, I was afraid I had to tell you I cooked something fusion (yikes!). But, as it turns out, this does't count as fusion. We can just call this a weird dish. Such a relief! They say sometimes good things come out of mistakes. Penicilline, to name one. Well, I didn't invent penicilline, nor anything that even comes remotely close. I just baked myself a surprisingly
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