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...
Galette des rois, by Eva in the Kitchen

Galette des Rois, Kings’ Cake

*Galette des Rois, traditional French cake made of puff pastry and filled with frangipane (almond paste). Scroll down for the recipe* Did you make any new years resolutions? If you do, I hope they don't...
Spelt Apple Pancakes by Eva in the Kitchen

Spelt Apple Pancakes

*  Spelt Apple Pancakes. This recipe has all the flavours of apple pie, without the sugar. Scroll down for the recipe, also available in Dutch. * It's hard to believe that I was wearing shorts and flip...
French crêpes by Eva in the Kitchen

French crêpes (and how to pronounce the word crêpe)

One of the many things I love about the French food-culture is the tradition of le goûter. L'heure du goûter, around 4 o'clock in the afternoon, is when you have a sweet snack. It's something kids, and...
Raspberry yogurt, by Eva in the Kitchen

Raspberry yogurt

Just when I thought I escaped this year's flu and cold season, it got me. It's almost May and I have a fever, am coughing my lungs out and need just one word to describe my current state:...
Oatmeal breakfast cookies, by Eva in the Kitchen

Oatmeal breakfast cookies

How would you like to have cookies for breakfast? Sounds good, right? Yeah, I thought so too. Now, you could open a roll of Oreo's and call it breakfast. Sometimes that's just the best thing to do. But I...
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...
Mango yogurt and caramelized pistachios, an easy breakfast recipe (or dessert!) by Eva in the Kitchen

Mango yogurt with caramelized pistachios

Have you ever made your own fruit yogurt? You'll be surprised at how easy it is, all you need to do is blend the fruit of your choice and mix it with plain yogurt, like I did with this mango yogurt. That's...
Chocolate ganache tarte with poached pears, by Eva in the Kitchen

Chocolate ganache tarte with poached pears

My oven is my best friend. Ok, that sounds very sad, I do have friends, don't worry. And it's not like I'm telling my oven how my day at the office was. But still, in the kitchen, the oven is my best...
Welsh Cakes, by Eva in the Kitchen

Welsh Cakes

*February 2016: Updated recipe and pictures* How I love Welsh Cakes! They're delicious, easy and fun to make. The 12 year old mini chef in this house loves to help making the dough and cutting out the cakes...
Easy chocolate waffles by Eva in the Kitchen

Easy chocolate waffles

Nothing says I love you like warm chocolate waffles, am I right? Especially when they're done in less than 15 minutes, like this recipe for easy chocolate waffles. That's not only loving the people you're...
Chocolate granola

Chocolate granola

Last week I went to the annual Salon du Chocolat (chocolate fair) in Paris. I've seen the posters announcing this fair each October, but this was the first year I actually found time to go there. I was so...
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...
Dutch spice cookies XXL

Dutch spice cookies XXL

I was planning on posting a new recipe much earlier, but the recent events in Paris changed all plans I had last week. I know we are supposed to be fearless to show we will not let them take us down, but it's...
Pound cake with raspberry icing by Eva in the Kitchen

Pound cake with raspberry icing

It’s funny how having a teenager at home makes you remember things you haven’t thought about for years. The minichef isn’t so mini anymore (she recently turned 14) and has a life of her own now. Her own...
Healthy breakfast cake with blueberries, by Eva in the Kitchen

Healthy breakfast cake with blueberries

Have you ever found yourself in the kitchen, trying desperately to save food you know is already lost? If you have, I feel you. Healthy breakfast cake with blueberries Two weeks ago I made my recipe...
Fig crumble for breakfast

Fig crumble for breakfast

Living in a small apartment in both Paris and Utrecht, I'm not very familiar with gardening. Sure, I have a basil plant (and am ridiculously proud of the fact that I manage to keep that one alive), but real...
Easy almond butter smoothie

Easy almond butter smoothie

At what time do you eat lunch? I have two ‘regimes’. The first one is for the office, where I start at 9.00 AM every day and around 12.00 me and my colleagues get hungry and rush off to the company...
Dutch baby with blueberries

Dutch baby with blueberries

Last week, when it was scorching hot in the Netherlands (really! 36 C / 97 F ) I had a day off and went to the beach. By myself. All alone. That was quite a big thing for me, going solo to the beach was...
Dutch hangop with strawberries

Dutch hangop with strawberries

Going to the market on Saturday morning in Paris, is one of my favourite things to do. Yes, it takes more time than a quick visit to the supermarket (especially when you consider it’s huge popularity and...
Blueberry cake with white chocolate frosting

Blueberry cake with white chocolate frosting

Have you heard of the new smart oven? The oven that takes the whole process of baking out of your hands. It has a camera to recognize what you put in there, and calculates the needed temperature and baking...
Salted caramel brownies with pistachios

Salted caramel brownies with pistachios

Poor butter, sugar and white flour. Once the most popular kids on the block, now seen as evil and the cause of overweight, 'wheat bellies' and basically everything that's wrong with our bodies. Salted...
Speculoos Rum Mousse

Speculoos Rum Mousse

It's almost time for the Eurovision Song Contest again, and I am a huge fan. Yes, not a very popular thing to say in both the Netherlands and France, since most people consider it corny and, well, not very...
Hazelnut chocolate shortbread

Hazelnut chocolate shortbread

I’ve had friends telling me I now speak English with a slight French accent, and a Spanish journalist asking me if I was French, but I never really believed I actually developed a French accent (I mean, come...
Blackberry smoothie

Blackberry smoothie

Are you on Instagram? I am, and it's by far my favourite social network. I love having a peek into other people's lives through pictures. Even though it's most likely a romanticized image. I'll admit, I too...
Sticky coconut lime cake

Sticky coconut lime cake

I can't believe I was in Thailand just 6 weeks ago. I don't know about you, but for me it's always the same. No matter how much I enjoyed my holiday, and how detached I've been from everyday life, as soon as I...
Homemade bonbons

Homemade bonbons

One thing the French do well, is kissing. And I'm not talking about the famous French kiss! I mean the average every day hey-how-are-you?-kiss. Let me tell you, they have mastered the art. French people...
White chocolate pudding

White chocolate pudding

Pudding for dessert! That does sound a bit old fashioned, doesn't it? Or is it just me, who immediately thinks of Christmas in the eighties when we're talking about pudding*? Especially when I think of a...
Healthy spelt breakfast muffins

Healthy spelt breakfast muffins

Happy New Year! I hope your year will be filled with great events, happy moments and memorabel food! Looking back at the last year of Eva in the Kitchen, there were ups and downs. I vividly remember that...
Champagne cocktail

Champagne cocktail

Well, Christmas is officially over. I've eaten enough to last me at least a week or two and still there were so many leftovers! I've been spoiled rotten with gifts and watched my favourite old holiday movies...
Waffles with blackberry and cranberry compote

Waffles with blackberry and cranberry compote

I recently came across a strange phenomenon in Paris. The naked chef. And no, I'm not referring to Jamie Oliver's early years, I'm talking about a real naked chef. And even more, you can actually hire...
Christmas bundt cake

Christmas bundt cake

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! You know the holidays are almost there when you catch yourself singing this song out loud. Or is it just me that can't stop singing Christmas songs these days?...
Gingerbread house

Gingerbread house

Gingerbread houses, I've seen them on tv and in magazines, but they're not really a Dutch tradition, nor a French one, so I never made one. Until recently, when all of the sudden, I felt the urgent need to...
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....
Pistachio pound cake

Pistachio pound cake

The recipe for pistachio pound cake was one of the first recipes ever to be posted on this website. Which means the pictures I took to go with the recipe were not quite up to my current standard, as I was just...
Pumpkin spice granola

Pumpkin spice granola

Even though I've made Dutch pepernoten (tiny pumpkin spice cookies) on several occasions these last weeks, I still haven't had enough of pumpkin spice! Pumpkin spice granola Quite the contrary...
Hot coconut chocolate milk

Hot coconut chocolate milk

When the days become shorter, and the temperature remarkably colder, I start longing for hot chocolate. When I was young, and before we had a microwave, my mother used to make us hot chocolate when we came...
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...
Apple crumble pie

Apple crumble pie and 1 year of Eva in the Kitchen

I'm celebrating 1 year of Eva in the Kitchen this week! When I started all of this, I had no idea what I was getting into. Producing 3 blogposts a week is a lot of work, especially since I have a day job too,...
Marzipan almond butter

Marzipan almond butter

In November, all Dutch kids start feeling anxious. It's almost time for Sinterklaas, who will bring them presents on December the 5th. That is, if you've been good! Sinterklaas resembles the story of Santa...
Baked oats

Baked oats, two ways

I'm usually quite late when it comes to catching the culinary-trend-train. While everyone was eating chia-seeds for years, I've just had my first experiments, and the same goes for this great breakfast dish;...
Easy lemon meringue pies

Mini lemon meringue pies

Let's talk music in the kitchen. Cause baking cakes gets even more fun while singing out loud, right? (Not sure if people around me agree. I'm not exactly what you'd call gifted when it comes to...
Fig jam

Fig jam

I love a nice glass of wine (or two..) at dinner, but I'm terrible at picking one. In restaurants I always leave this duty to the Mr, who knows about these things, but when I'm doing groceries I have no one to...
Orange, almond and cardamom cake

Orange, almond and cardamom cake

I guess every nation has it's own quirks. Most of them will seem completely normal to you, as you've been accustomed to them. As I am used to Dutch habits (and find them completely normal), it can be annoying...
Spelt waffles

Spelt waffles

A few weeks ago, I gave myself a present, a brand new waffle iron. This happened the way it usually does. One day I'll decide my life isn't complete without a ..... (fill in the blanks. In this case, a...
Salted caramel stroopkoeken

Stroopkoeken with salted caramel

The weekend is here again, and we all know what that means: there's finally enough time for some serious baking! I bet there are a lot of people baking right now, inspired by tv shows like the Great British...
Krakelingen

Sweet Dutch krakelingen (pretzels)

Something sweet to go with a cup of tea or coffee, is always a good idea. That doesn't necessarily need to be a slice of pie or a gooey brownies, sometimes a small cookie will do, just to satisfy your sweet...
Breakfast smoothie with toasted quinoa

Breakfast smoothie with toasted quinoa

I'll admit I wasn't a big smoothie fan before. From my point of view, anything that wasn't meant to be chewed, wasn't meant to be called breakfast. In the morning, I needed a crunch, something to really set my...
Tarte tatin with prunes

Tarte tatin with prunes

The bakery I usually go to in Paris is great. They opened about a year ago and I was instantly smitten with the open design that gives you a peek in the actual bakery. You can see the bakers work the dough,...
Coconut & peach crumble

Coconut peach crumble

I love doing groceries, truly. Making my list at home (yes, I'm a list-maker, first one for everything I want to eat/bake/cook the next couple of days and than a second one with all the ingredients I need),...
Coffee kletskoppen

Coffee kletskoppen

Serving a cookie to go with a cup of coffee or tea, is a well established Dutch tradition. And one that I personally greatly appreciate. Whenever abroad, I can't help but wonder if the waiter forgot my cookie,...
Two ingredients white chocolate mousse

Two ingredient white chocolate mousse

I'm still in denial, but I have to admit, summer is ending. Of course, everyone's hoping for an indian summer but chances are we'll be wearing wintercoats pretty quickly again. And although fall is officially...
Garden figs

Roasted figs with crème fraîche

If you follow my Instagram feed, you know I'm kind of smitten with figs. And since my sister in law has her own fig trees, I've been really spoiled with fresh plucked figs right of the tree on our holiday....

Beet juice smoothie

I guess this won't be one of my most popular posts. The word 'beets' alone is enough for a 50% reduction in the amount of visits to a post, is my estimation after the recipe for a roasted beet salad I...
Honey madeleines

Honey Madeleines

After the cute green madeleines (Matcha green tea madeleines) I made a while ago, it was about time to use the madeleine mould for a second time. Now, I could have made plain ones, which are always a safe bet....
Strawberry grapefruit shake

Strawberry grapefruit shake

At the moment, I'm in the South of France (more exactly, in the Provence) for a few weeks of vacation. Nothing but swimming, reading and eating. Lots of eating! We're staying at Mrinthekitchen's sister, and...
Easy yogurt ice cream

Easy yogurt ice cream

Our holidays are often spent in the south of France. This is where MrintheKitchen's family lives, in the Provence, near the Mediterranean Sea. Lucky us, as we get to stay at his sister's house (from where we...
Panna cotta with red berry coulis

Panna cotta with red berry coulis

Mr in the Kitchen is a BIG panna cotta fan. Every day at the office he goes out to get some lunch, and 9 out of 10 times, he chooses a salad. That's all too healthy, and so he compensates by ordering a panna...
Grapefruit lemonade

Grapefruit lemonade

I am an addict. There, I've said it. I am, or better said was, completely addicted to Diet Coke. I don't drink coffee, and for me Diet Coke was a real pick-me-up. Especially on busy days at the office, or...
Quick apricot pie

Quick apricot pie

I know I posted my lazy people's fruit pie recently, but I should have hold on to that title. Because this pie, is for truly lazy people. Now, before you feel bad cause I'm calling you lazy, don't....
Lemon and almond cake

Lemon and almond cake

I love lemons. So much that when I was a kid, my mother gave me half a lemon as a snack, which I devoured completely (except the skin of course). I still love everything tart and lemony. Those slices of lemon...
Greek yogurt and granola breakfast party

Greek yogurt and granola breakfast party

Unlike the things we eat for lunch or dinner, breakfast is often less varied and, sadly, the meal we pay the least attention to. Not very surprising, when you consider we're usually in a hurry to go to work or...
2 minute mixed berry ice cream

2 minute mixed berry ice cream

When I tried making ice cream with just two ingredients, I never thought the result would be this good. I mean, really good. And it's literally done in just 2 minutes, with just 2 ingredients! Trust me,...
Two ingredient chocolate mousse

Two ingredient chocolate mousse

Long before Paris became my second home, I went there for a weekend with my sisters. Or at least, that was the plan, but one of them got sick and couldn't come with us. So it was just two of us. And although...
rhubarb, orange and vanilla ice cream

Rhubarb, orange and vanilla ice cream

Apparently, it's National Rhubarb Week in the Netherlands this week. Lucky me, who made this rhubarb, orange and vanilla ice cream a few weeks ago, but still didn't find the time to post it. And here it is,...
Strawberries

Frozen strawberry mousse

Strawberries are back again! To me, they are the heralds of summer, together with asparagus and rhubarb. And this week, it sure looks like summer has started, with plenty of sun and high temperatures. It's...

Raspberry pavlova

The French are famous for their fashion sense, their classy outfits and some sort of je-ne-sais-quoi effortless chic. Since I've been living part time in Paris, I've found that the main reason...
Green power smoothie

Green power smoothie with avocado, banana and coconut

When you’re busy juggling work, family and social life (not to mention all those other things you need to do too, like the laundry…..), eating healthy, three times a day can be challenging. And even though...
Rhubarb pies

Rhubarb and pastry cream pies

Rhubarb season started again! Something I get very excited about, ever since I was a kid I've loved rhubarb. Maybe because my mother would serve it as a vegetable, which technically is correct, but even when I...
Grapefruit & Raspberry smoothie

Grapefruit and Raspberry Smoothie

What's your remedy to battle a cold? Whenever I feel a cold coming up (for some reason, I always get them in springtime), I try to eat a bit more healthy and I make sure I eat stuff loaded with vitamins. I...
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...
Brownies

The best brownies

When it comes to birthdays, Dutch have some funny traditions. For example, it's very normal to congratulate everyone with the birthday boy or girl. So when one of my sisters is having her birthday, my parents...
Caramel apple pie

Caramel apple pie

Making a tarte tatin has been on my to-bake-list for a long time. Besides the fact they are just delicious, living in France makes it kind of obligatory, right? The problem is, I can be a bit of a lazy...

Dutch Buttercake

Yes, you've read that right. Buttercake. Cause this cake is all about butter. (Of which I'm a big fan, I can eat a good salted butter just like that.) Now, I do realise many of you might think that...
matcha green tea madeleines

Matcha Green Tea Madeleines

Making real French madeleines was something that was high on my list. But since I lacked a madeleine mould, I never got round producing a batch of these delicious cakes. Now, I can almost hear you think, why...
Dutch Spice Cake

Dutch Spice Cake

The Netherlands is a tiny country. To give you an idea, it's just a 4 hour drive from the very north of the country to the most southern point. Getting from east to west is an even shorter journey! And yet,...

Lemon and Raspberry Cake

Raise your hand if you like cakes! Well, if you have your hand high up in the air right now, a visit to France is what you need. They take desserts very seriously. So you can imagine I'm having a blast in...
Raspberry and lime jam

Homemade Raspberry and Lime Jam

Despite of what you may think, the average French doesn't eat a croissant every morning. In reality a typical French breakfast consists of either a piece of toasted baguette with jam and butter, or of a bowl...
Scones

Fluffy scones

I love a good breakfast. And even more so in the weekend. In my opinion there's no better start of my day than to take time to make something a bit more special. Luckily, there's often a 12-year old hanging...
Oreo and salted caramel cheesecakes

Mini Oreo and salted caramel cheesecake

French people like to kiss. Now, don't you get the wrong idea! I'm just talking about innocent 'hey, how are you?' kind of kisses on the cheek. Of course they kiss their loved ones. But they also kiss their...
Muesli

Easy homemade granola with coconut

I don't know about you, but I'm really slow in the morning. I need a lot of time to get ready for the day and I spend a big chunk of that time eating. I know a lot of people who say they can't eat early in the...
My grandmothers Christmas cake

My grandmother’s Christmas cake

My grandmother was a woman of tradition, and especially when it came to food. She insisted on serving the same signature dishes every Christmas. Her chervil soup with a dash of madeira wine is famous in my...

Easy breakfast to start the day

Dutch people eat a lot of bread. We eat it at least twice a day, for breakfast AND lunch. Usually with 'beleg', which means with some sort of topping like cheese, ham or chocolate sprinkles (yes, really!). So...
Recipe for Kruidnoten, Dutch speculaas cookies, by Eva in the Kitchen

Kruidnoten, little Dutch Speculaas cookies

At this moment, most Dutch children are really excited and nervous. Just one more week before Sinterklaas will bring them presents, that is, if they've been good this year! Sinterklaas resembles the story...

Lemon financiers

Financiers, fantastic French little almond cakes, are made with beurre noisette which gives them a slightly deeper colour than normal cakes. Unfortunately, I can't order or make them without being the...

Tartelette aux framboises

There are certain kinds of pastry of which most people think they are extremely difficult to make. It took me years to find the courage to trie to reproduce some of those wonderful looking little pies they...

Crumbly almond and peach pie

I've always considered exploring foreign (super)markets like an equivalent of a visit to Disneyland. There's something so exciting about it, when every aisle offers new things to discover. Things you can't...