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

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...