Pepper terrine

Pepper terrine

Let's talk bucket lists. You know, the list of things you want to do once in your lifetime, like climbing Mount Everest or a round-the-world-sailing trip. Or, if you want to have a bigger chance of actually realizing your list, your list might have things on it like 'run 10 km in one hour' or 'visit Paris' (yep, checked that box already!). I don't have a bucket list in the traditional sense of it,
Baked oats

Baked oats, two ways

I'm usually quite late when it comes to catching the culinary-trend-train. While everyone was eating chia-seeds for years, I've just had my first experiments, and the same goes for this great breakfast dish; baked oats. No, I didn't miss the oats-train, in fact, I've been eating oats all of my life. It was one of my favourites when I was a kid, and it still is. Especially on cold days, there's nothing
Easy lemon meringue pies

Mini lemon meringue pies

Let's talk music in the kitchen. Cause baking cakes gets even more fun while singing out loud, right? (Not sure if people around me agree. I'm not exactly what you'd call gifted when it comes to singing...). But anyway, I like to sing along while baking (or driving a car, if you see a blonde driving while she's trying to break the windows singing high notes, it's probably me). And out of all
Fig jam

Fig jam

I love a nice glass of wine (or two..) at dinner, but I'm terrible at picking one. In restaurants I always leave this duty to the Mr, who knows about these things, but when I'm doing groceries I have no one to rely on but myself. And so you often can find me, in the wine aisle at the supermarket or the liquor store, staring at the various bottles, trying to decide which one to buy. When it comes
Warming pumpkin soup

Warming pumpkin soup

I have complained to you about the lack of central heating in buildings in Paris before, and I'm going to do it again! We live in an apartment, and the heating of the whole building is centrally controlled, which means that it's October now, and I can't turn on the heating myself. Someone (no clue who that is) decides when the magic is going to happen for us. When this happened last year (on a random
Orange, almond and cardamom cake

Orange, almond and cardamom cake

I guess every nation has it's own quirks. Most of them will seem completely normal to you, as you've been accustomed to them. As I am used to Dutch habits (and find them completely normal), it can be annoying when someone else points them out. I suddenly find myself to be quite the patriot when foreigners comment on 'my' culture. With MrintheKitchen being French, I get a lot of comment on Dutch behaviour
Pork, apple and leek pies

Pork, apple and leek pies

Contrary to what you might think, I don't spend all of my days cooking and eating. I also have a day job, to pay the bills. And I happen to have quite a nice job, and I'm not just saying that because I know some of my colleagues are regular visitors of the blog (hi!!). I work in PR for retail, which can be summed up as doing a lot of talking and I visit shopping centres for a living, that doesn't sound
Tarte tatin with carrots and goat cheese

Tarte tatin with carrots and goat cheese

I recently discover the joy of tarte tatin. Now I hear you thinking, you live in France half the time, how could you have missed tarte tatin?? Well, I didn't miss it, I've ordered it many times for dessert when eating out. But, that's always a tarte tatin with apple. The classic so to say. A very tasty classic (they don't become classics for no reason!), but not a very interesting for me one as far