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...
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:...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?...
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),...
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....
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...
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...