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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...