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Recipes

Greek salad extraordinaire

I have a recipe book, a recipe address book where I write down my recipes. The recipes that go in there are those that make the cut and hit the mark. Those recipes are forever immortalized in my food hall of fame. You’ll be glad to know that this salad has reigned there for almost a decade […]

Travel & Exploration

Princess Cupcakes

Cakes fit for a Princess. With frosting to match. Turning four is no easy feat and we celebrated by having a kid’s version of our street party. I decided to make loads of pink cupcakes, frosted with  Chocolate cream and decorated with hagelslag. This post is all about the frosting…. my amazing Creme Fraiche frosting.  Tasty, glossy and immediately spreadable – where […]

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Street parties

A few weeks ago, my neighbour organised a street party. It was a pleasant suprise and the turn out was great. Busy families, busy times, we rarely had time to meet or get to know one another.  And so this party sorted that out. In one fell swoop. Families ordered as many pizzas as they wanted; […]

Travel & Exploration

Monkey bread, Banana bread

I’ve never fancied Banana breads or muffins.  Never courted them, craved them or sought them out in a crowd. Not when I was young and my Liberian-American aunt made it with Rice Flour. I just couldn’t imagine how over-ripe bananas could morph into something glowing…. till I met my friend, S. Kids obey you parents and […]

Events

TV West Appearance

A few months ago, I came across an ad in newsletter about a TV station looking for expats to talk about their life in the Netherlands while cooking a meal from their homeland. Since I haven’t gotten on Masterchef … yet, I figured TV West was my best shot at fame and so I leapt […]

Recipes

Dutch Mustard soup

Viva la Paris. This is a tribute to my friend, V who made it happen for me. In February, I went on my first ever real Mum-alone trip with  her and we had a fantastic 4-day trip, enjoying the sights and sounds of Paris. This post is about Mustard. Paris and Mustard. What’s the link?