Tarte tatin with carrots and goat cheese, by Eva in the Kitchen

Tarte tatin with carrots and goat cheese

*Scroll down for the recipe for tarte tatin with carrots and goat cheese* I recently discovered the joy of tarte tatin. Now I hear you thinking, you live in France half the time, how could you have missed...
Poached pears by Eva in the Kitchen

Poached pears

* Poached pears with porto wine and spices. Scroll down for the recipe* Being a Dutch girl in Paris I sometimes (well, most of the time) feel like an alien. When I walk down my street or go to le...
Homemade grav lax and a weekend in Stockholm, by Eva in the Kitchen

Homemade gravlax and a weekend in Stockholm

* Homemade gravlax (marinated salmon). Scroll down for the recipe* Last September we visited Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, for a gloriously sunny and warm weekend. It's a beautiful city: clean, green...
Easy beef wellington, by Eva in the Kitchen

Easy Beef Wellington

I've long refused to get digital tv. Not because I'm antique (ok, maybe a little), but just because I was afraid to get those tv channels that do nothing but broadcast cooking shows all day long. I feared that...
Carrot falafel

13 Spring Recipes

With spring finally kicking in, you probably crave different food. No more heavy stews or big pot roasts, but something a bit lighter. I know I do. I'd love to say that's all seasonal changing and just how...
Easy Homemade Spelt Bread, by Eva in the Kitchen

Easy Homemade Spelt Bread

This recipe as a printable pdf? Sign up for the Eva in the Kitchen newsletter and you'll receive a free download! The recipe for Easy Homemade Spelt Bread has been on Eva in the Kitchen for almost two...
Welsh Cakes, by Eva in the Kitchen

The Easy Brunch book with easy brunch recipes!

As you may know, I am particularly fond of brunch. Partly because it’s perfectly timed between breakfast and lunch, so that you can have the best of both, and partly just because the mere thought of brunch...
Cauliflower soup with garlic and parmesan cheese, by Eva in the Kitchen

Cauliflower soup with garlic and parmesan cheese

I feel old, people. I turned 36 this week. 3-6! Geez, I was 26 just last week, when did this happen?? I know, I know... I shouldn't complain. I mean, when you think of the alternative, getting a year...
Carrot falafel

Carrot falafel with a lime tahini sauce

There's a whole street in Paris dedicated to falafel; Rue des Rosiers in the Marais (the Jewish quarter). And as you might have guessed, it's a street we often visit to get our falafel fix. It wasn't until...
Mushroom & Parmesan Pot Pie

Mushroom & Parmesan Pot Pie

I don't know about you, but my wallet is always pretty empty after December. All the holidays, the gifts and the parties take a big chunk of my monthly income. As in: bigger than my actual income. And so I...
Local coeur de boeuf variaties

10 tips to eat more fruits & vegetables

I never make new year’s resolutions. Mostly because I know myself too well,  and if I’m not inclined to make a change on let’s say October 1, I probably won’t on January 1 either. My intention to eat...
Champagne cocktail

Happy New Year and 2015 flashbacks

There goes 2015, just a few more days, and then it's done. I'll be celebrating while drinking a big glass of champagne cocktail. It was a good year. Look at all the places 2015 took me! 2015 took me to...
Merry Christmas!

Happy holidays and a last minute easy Christmas menu!

Wishing you all happy holidays, I hope you get to spend them with family and friends (and great food of course!) Have fun & Eat well, Eva  PS For those still uncertain of what to serve, a last minute...
Easy creamy chicken stew

Easy creamy chicken stew

I recently had a good chuckle while driving to Paris. The highway that I take is always real busy with trucks, delivering goods all over Europe. Most trucks are plain, and simply have a brand name on them. But...
Potato-courgette gratin with Gouda

Potato-courgette gratin with Gouda

On sunday mornings in Paris, I like to go to the nearby park. There's a small coffeeshop that recently opened. The coffee isn't too great, but I want to support the couple who opened it. The kiosk has...
Let's dig in

Homemade fries with mayonnaise

I have a tricky question for you: Are potatoes vegetables? I say tricky, because depending on where you're from, you'll either be very decisive in an affirmative answer, or you'll laugh at how ridiculous the...
Ready, steady... dig in!

Bruschetta party (and holiday flashbacks)

After a full week back at the office, I can officially say I prefer being in the sun in the South of France (@my colleagues who read this, don't take this personally. Sun, sea, sand and rosé are just hard to...
Strawberry and chorizo salad

Strawberry and chorizo salad

I’m writing this from my holiday address in the Provence, in the South of France. The Mr is originally from this region, and we usually go to his sister who lives near the beach and has a pool too :- ) Not a...

Tomato paprika soup with chorizo, olives and feta

After 35 years of life without coffee, I’ve suddenly grown very fond of coffee. A strange experience, I can tell you. I’m no hard core double espresso drinking type yet, a cappuccino or café au lait with...
Caramelized apricot upside-down cake

Caramelized apricot upside-down cake

Before I met the Mr and I moved (part-time, see my about page) to Paris, I visited the city a couple of times. It’s just a couple of hours driving from the Netherlands, so the City of Light makes a perfect...
Lentils with poached egg and chorizo

Lentils with poached egg and chorizo

When I'm in Paris, I feel very connected to my neighbours. Much more than in my Dutch apartment. You'd say that, in a world where we seem to rush through everything, contact with your neighbours is something...
Cauliflower soup

Cauliflower soup

Sometimes what you need is right in front of you, but you don't see it. The same principle that is the very basis of almost every romantic comedy ever made. Cauliflower You know, when everyone with...
My version of salad niçoise

My version of salad niçoise

When I was younger I never did any sports. Never. I always told myself I hated sports and that they were a waste of time. I could also eat whatever I wanted, and a holiday with ice cream and creamy pasta every...
Goat cheese stuffed portobello

Goat cheese stuffed portobello

I'm still not quite sure what came over me, but I found myself cleaning out my entire apartment last weekend. It started with one kitchen cabinet on friday evening, and it ended with me taking no less than 25...
Dutch vegetable soup

Dutch vegetable soup with meatballs

I spent last weekend in Rome with the Mr and the Minichef. What a city! So beautiful and the food is divine. I'll give you a full report including my foodie tips soon, but first, I need to eat a bit...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Spicy pumpkin lentil soup

Spicy pumpkin lentil soup

Yes. I know. This soup looks like … well, let’s just not say it. We need to keep our appetite, don’t we? The cutest pumpkin I’ll be frank, it was an experiment and when I saw the result I...
Warm salad with farro and brussel sprouts

Warm salad with farro and brussel sprouts

Brussel sprouts. How my mother has struggled to make me eat them when I was young. I truly hated them. And so did my two sisters. At one point my mother made a deal with us, we each had to eat as many...
Homemade goat milk ricotta

Homemade goat milk ricotta

A few years ago MrintheKitchen and I went on a holiday to Sardinia, the beautiful Italian island. We were there for a week and stayed at a fancy hotel were our breakfast and dinner were included. I was a bit...
Dutch sausage rolls

Dutch sausage rolls

Let me introduce you to one of the great loves of my life: the Dutch sausage roll. How I love the soft bread with a slightly crunch and hearty filling that has been a constant factor in my childhood. Wether...
Heavy-loaded grilled cheese sandwich

Heavy-loaded grilled cheese sandwich

Grilled cheese sandwiches (in Dutch, a tosti) are a very popular lunch dish in the Netherlands, and a real crowd pleaser (who doesn't love melted cheese?). In spite of their popularity, I'm not a big fan of...
Pizza bianca

Pizza bianca

In France there's a supermarket chain that's highly popular, and where the only thing they sell is frozen food. There's nothing there that isn't frozen solid, and all you'll see are aisles full of freezers....
Dutch bitterballs with sauerkraut

Dutch bitterballs with sauerkraut

In wintertime it can get pretty cold in the low lands. And when it's cold enough for all the canals to freeze, the whole country holds it's breath to see whether we'll have an elfstedentocht (the tour of...
Roasted pork belly

Roasted pork belly, part deux

One thing I love about Paris, is going to the market. Luckily, this city still has a very strong market culture, and every neighborhood or town just outside of the city borders has it's own. Usually a few...
Chipolata sausage roast

Chipolata sausage roast

One of my Christmas presents (I was really spoiled!) was Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. A very thick book, without any pictures, covering all French classics, from casserole to crème...
Grilled vegetables quiche with blue cheese

Grilled vegetables quiche with blue cheese

Did you make any new year's resolutions? I made one, to drink more plain water. That's it. No other big changes or plans, because it will be challenging enough to keep this one (in fact, I'm pretty sure I will...
Turnip and jerusalem artichoke soup

Turnip and jerusalem artichoke soup

You learn something new every day, they say. And I think that's true. Just the other week, I learned that tying your shoelaces is a very old-fashioned thing to do. We were getting ready to go out and as I...
Bacon cheese puffs

Bacon cheese puffs

Oh dear, haven't we hade enough snacks the last couple of weeks? Isn't it time for some healthier and lighter food? I completely understand if this is going through your mind when seeing these cheese...
Frosty

Happy holidays!

To all my dear readers: I wish you a very merry Christmas! I hope you have a great time, eat well and enjoy some time off with the people you love!...
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....
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...
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...
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...

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...
The greenest of soups

The greenest of soups

This soup is perfect for those who are in need of a big dose of vegetables, as it contains spinach, broccoli AND courgette. That's why I've called it 'the greenest of soups'. People often ask me if I eat...
7 hour lamb stew

7 hour lamb stew

I hope you won't be scared of by the title of this post. I mean, 7 hours of cooking can sound mighty frightening! But let me reassure you, you won't be working for 7 hours. Au contraire, after some...
Sweet roasted rainbow carrots

Sweet roasted rainbow carrots

I don't know about you, but I always have trouble deciding on what to serve when friends or family come over for dinner. And not because I have no idea what to make them. Quite the opposite, the minute I...
Mini thyme and goat cheese quiche

A top 15 after 1 year Eva in the Kitchen

After 1 year of Eva in the Kitchen, it's time for a round up. I've written a whopping 138 recipes last year. Some were more popular than others, and some were even sheer crowd magnets. I don't always...
Homemade tagliatelle with lemon and parmesan

Homemade tagliatelle with lemon and parmesan

Sophia Loren claimed her good looks are all thanks to spaghetti: "Everything you see I owe to spaghetti". And since looking like Sophia is not a bad thing, I have spaghetti (ok, tagliatelle... that's close...
Chicken parmesan

Chicken parmesan

There are two sorts of books I love to read: detectives and books about cooking. I have a lot of the latter, and I read them like bed time stories. Nothing more relaxing after a long day, than flipping through...
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...
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,...
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...
Crêpes from Brittany

Crêpes from Brittany

We like to go out for crêpes on sunday afternoon in Paris, the Minichef loves them, and to be honest, so do we. The crêpe business is a serious one in France, and it's no exception to see tables full of...
Pizza with caramelized pear, goat cheese and thyme

Pizza with caramelized pear, goat cheese and thyme

Do you have any food cravings? I do, not every day, but once in a while, I really need to eat certain food. And for some reason, the food I crave tends to be kind of heavy. Like a grilled cheese sandwich, a...
The best chicken sandwich

The best chicken sandwich

The best kind of food, is the food that comes effortlessly. The kind of food that seems simple, and in fact is simple, but has ingredients that bring out the best in each other, like a great couple. The...
Easy egg bake

Easy egg bake

I'm an egg fan. A big one. Never was there a more joyous day, than the day when I heard that the old advice to eat a maximum of 2 eggs a week, was wrong. Not that I ever listened to that advice anyway, but...
Grilled salmon with dill caper cream

Grilled salmon with dill caper cream

As I saw the mailman doing his job today, I was thinking about how much more fun mail used to be, let's say 15 years ago. I remember birthday cards, Christmas cards and cards or letters just to say hello....
Sunday roast of guinea fowl

Sunday roast of guinea fowl

One of the many pleasant surprises of moving (even if just part-time) to another country is exploring new culinary traditions and trying new food. And I don't think I need to tell you most of my new...
Lamb chops with herb butter

Grilled lamb chops with homemade herb butter

I know what you're thinking. Lamb chops? In September?? Well, yes. I'm being bold and doing lamb chops in September. It's practically spring down under, and I know I have a lot of readers from Australia...
Couscous salad with feta, chorizo and mint

Couscous salad with feta, chorizo and mint

I overheard a conversation in the Thalys (the high speed train that goes from Paris to Amsterdam), a French family was sitting next to me. Mother, father and a teenage daughter, my estimation is she was about...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Watermelon feta salad

Watermelon feta salad + How I take my pictures

This recipe is a golden oldie (as far as one can speak of 'old' when one's blog isn't even a year old). Besides the fact that it's a delicious salad, that is really worth making on a hot summer day, I have...
Budget onion quiche

Budget onion quiche

Onions are such a great staple. They go with practically everything, are healthy and cheap. The perfect pantry filling! I always have onions (and garlic), and let's say 9 out 10 times, my savoury recipes...
Salmon tartare

Salmon tartare

Not everyone likes the idea of eating raw meat. Even though we eat raw meat in the Netherlands (mostly on bread), the French steak tartare is something of a whole other level. Ever since I was a little...
Shrimp salad

Dutch shrimp salad

In my childhood memories, shrimp cocktails were sort of obligatory at fancier dinner parties. In the eighties, no Christmas dinner was complete without shrimps in a pink sauce, decorated with tangerines. And...
Mini thyme and goat cheese quiche

Mini quiche with goat cheese and thyme

If you're a regular visitor of this blog, you've probably noticed I like small portions, mini so to say. Now, that's not because I'm mini (not that I'm very tall either, especially for a Dutch girl). Nor is it...
Scallops in miso butter with balsamic roasted vegetables

Scallops in miso butter with balsamic roasted vegetables

It's july, so you'd expect hot weather and barbecues, but I'm writing this while rain is pouring down. It's not cold, but even though I'm wearing shorts, summer vibes are far away. Never mind, I'm cocooning on...

Creamy pasta bake

I have some pretty exciting news that I haven't shared here before. I've started a job as a food writer for a magazine! So happy about it! The magazine is called Dutch, and it's published in Canada and the...

Sandwich with feta spread and asparagus

Paris is the capitol of fashion. Or at least one of the fashion capitols of the world. But I'll have to disappoint (or reassure!) you, not everyone here is dressed as a supermodel. I once spent a week in...
Grilled aubergine with pistachio crunch and feta

Grilled aubergine with pistachio crunch and feta

Aubergine, or eggplant, has a bad reputation. And not for being the bad boy of the vegetable aisle, that would be kind of cool, but for being boooooring. As my boyfriend and the mini chef say: ça n'a pas...
Middle eastern inspired mezze

A full table

A while ago I was in a restaurant that serves food inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, where I had a wide range of different mezze, including some great flatbread with different dips. And there was one...
Haloumi burgers with oven baked fries

Haloumi burgers with oven baked fries

Burgers are hot. At least where I live. Gourmet Burger Bars (yes, hipster style!) are taking over both Paris and Dutch cities. Where you can order Le Burger in different variations, including vegetarian...
10 minute spaghetti with turnip tops

10 minute spaghetti with turnip tops

It's kind of hip and trendy to eat 'forgotten' vegetables like turnips and purslane. I'll admit, I'm one of those people who likes to try them. Mostly because I'm just very curious what they'll taste like....
Grilled artichoke with homemade lime mayonnaise

Grilled artichoke with homemade lime mayonnaise

I don't prepare fresh artichokes very often. Because artichokes are not very common in the Netherlands, it's not easy to find them. I can't say the same about France, one of the major artichoke producing...
Bacon wrapped grilled asparagus

Bacon wrapped grilled asparagus

Now that we're more than halfway through the asparagus season, the collective asparagus madness is fading away. Magazines are no longer filled with asparagus recipes, and have moved on to strawberries and...
Herbs and coconut soup

Herbs and coconut soup

What to do when you have a lot (and I do mean, a LOT) of leftover herbs? I'm not a big fan of freezing herbs. I do it sometimes, but when I use frozen herbs I never get the same sensation as when I would...
Baked gnocchi with peas and lemon

Baked gnocchi with peas and lemon

Gnocchi... Gnocki... Ggnochi... Nyohkkee... Do you know that feeling when you want to order something in a restaurant, but you're not sure how to pronounce what you want to eat? So you just give the waiter...
Pizza with grapes and blue cheese

Pizza with roasted grapes and blue cheese

Ok, I know many of you are now thinking this is not your kind of pizza. Don't know why, but warm fruit scares some people more than the clown from Stephen King's IT. If you're one of them, please stay tuned,...
Carrot, feta and coriander soufflé

Carrot, coriander and feta soufflé

I've expressed my love for carrots before (in my post on carrot soup), and if the green is still attached, it's also one of the prettiest vegetables around, in my opinion. I used to love those little carrots,...
Dutch asparagus

Dutch white asparagus with baked potatoes

Asparagus season in the Netherlands is a serious thing. It starts half April and is over by the end of June, which gives us just two months to enjoy the white gold, as we Dutch call it. And during this...
Asian beef skewers

Asian beef skewers

I had planned to post this recipe way earlier. We eat it quite often, because nothing beats food on a stick, certainly when it has these great Asian flavours! The reason why I waited so long with sharing...
Bulgogi

Bulgogi, Korean Beef

I was surprised to find out that French people are not into spicy food. At least, not in a way Dutch people are into hot and fiery bites (bites is, by the way, not a word to use in writing in France as it...
Easter inspiration

Easter Special

There's a long Easter weekend coming up, at least for me, since Easter monday is a public holiday in both the Netherlands and France. The food traditions for this holiday are a bit different for both...
Buckwheat, thyme and goat cheese quiche

Buckwheat quiche with tomatoes, thyme and goat cheese

This is a quiche that reminds me of holidays in the south of France. For me, the thyme and tomatoes make it feel like a preview to summer. With all the warm weather we've been having over here, especially for...

Vegetable lasagna

Ever since my friends gave me a mandoline, I can't imagine how I lived without it for all these years. I've spent so much time trying to slice vegetables really thin, and I never actually succeeded. I'm sort...
Greek salad with chicken

Greek salad with chicken

You might wonder how I can post a Greek salad without feta cheese. I'm just as astounded as you are, trust me. But to be honest, I just forgot to use it. It was in my fridge, and it was only after we ate the...
Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Oh Shakshuka. I took me while to make you for the first time! To be frank, whenever a dish (or ingredient) becomes as hyped as this poached egg one, my desire to try it disappears. I don't know why,...
Homemade mustard

Homemade Mustard

Mustard seems to be a key condiment in France, they serve it with almost everything and even I dare say we use almost a jar a week at home. And why not? It combines fantastic with so many other ingredients!...
salad with avocado, baked feta and pomegranate seeds

Salad with avocado, baked feta and pomegranate seeds

I don't have a very long post this time, because frankly, this salad has it all. From creamy avocado to the salty feta, counter parted by the sweet tangy pomegranate seeds. Plus it's an absolute beauty to look...
Carrot soup

Carrot soup with ginger and coconut milk

I have a thing for cute vegetables. For the bright and vibrant ones of course, but also for the uglier ones on the market. The dull-coloured, bumpy and lumpy ones, of which I almost feel they're a bit shy,...
spinach salad with poached egg and crispy sausage

Spinach salad with poached egg and crispy sausage

What do you do when you're a bit lazy and even the idea of going out to buy groceries seems like a huge task, but you're pretty hungry at the same time? In my case, it means going through the fridge like an...

Quick Leek and Gruyère Quiche

I don't like wasting food. So whenever I can, I try to use all the food in my fridge before it perishes. This time I found a roll of ready to use puff pastry, some crème fraîche and two leeks (I bought a...
Grilled pepper soup

Grilled pepper and parmesan soup, with rocket salad oil

I eat a lot of soup in the winter. Because it's easy, healthy and the possibilities are almost endless. You can turn almost every vegetable, or combination of vegetables, into a soup. And there's nothing like...
My version of beef rending

My version of Beef Rendang

If you knew me in person, you would know I'm naturally not really accurate in the kitchen. When asked how to cook a certain dish, I've given many of my friends lame advices like 'bake at medium heat until it's...
Honey mustard roast pork belly

Honey mustard roasted pork belly

I know the thought of eating the fattest part of pork freaks some people out. I'm not sure why, I guess some are afraid of getting fat or just don't like the idea of eating it. It seems a bit strange when you...
Stuffed courgette (zucchini)

Stuffed courgette (zucchini)

Ever seen those cute little round courgettes at the market? Because I'm a lazy cook, I usually buy the long big ones, simply because it means less work cutting them. But those petite ones did catch my eye last...

Dutch sausage rolls

Who doesn't love sausage rolls? Whether you call them pigs in a blanket, sausage bread or pasty, they're a sure hit at every party. You can make the fanciest snacks, but in the end, nothing beats a spiced...
Mushroom and apple soup by Eva in the Kitchen

Mushroom and apple soup

I think when it comes to cooking, there are two kinds of people. The ones that love butter and the ones that prefer oil. I know different dishes ask for different sorts of fatty products, but you can clearly...
Minestrone soup

Minestrone!

The distance between France and the Netherlands is relatively small, there's just Belgium in between the two countries and it doesn't take more than an hour and a half to drive from the Dutch border to the...
Galette with Emmental and bacon by Eva in the Kitchen

Galette with Emmental and bacon

A problem when speaking a language that's not your own, is that you're probably expressing yourself less accurate than you'd like. My French vocabulary is not as extensive as I'd wish, so I have to be...
Cheese soufflé by Eva in the Kitchen

Parmesan soufflé

If a soufflé was a person, I would describe him or her as overly sensitive, or even spoiled. They need to be treated ever so gently and with great care, or they will collapse. Not in a nervous breakdown kind...

Creamy turnip and potato soup with crisps

Because it was pouring all day, it took me a while before I finally had the courage to go out to buy some groceries. When I finally did (and got wet even while carrying an umbrella... it was that kind of rain...

La pizza!

It has been really hot over here the last couple of weeks, so it's now 32 degrees outside AND inside the apartment! Frankly, not a great day to turn on the oven. But I've been craving pizza all week, so I...

Summer in a bowl

Imagine you're on a summer holiday in la Provence, with two families and it's mid August. That means you need to feed a lot of hungry people. And it's so hot you really don't feel like cooking, but it's...