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

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

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...
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...
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...

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...