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...
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...
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,...
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....
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...
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...
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...