New cooking friends

I’m always trying out new products and I guess I’m not very consistent in my direction… right now I have two new darlings in the kitchen that are quite the opposites… no.1 I present you with Grasse au canard (duck fat). A tablespoon of this will totally lift your oven roasted potatoes (parsnips, sweet potatoes […]


Last year I entered a sweepstake on and won a cookbook “Het Snelle Taart(en)boek”, freely translated as the quick cake/tart book. Subtitle: American Style! No mixer, dishes or fuzz. As our house is stacked with cookbooks, I hadn’t yet come around to baking from this one, but last Saturday we got some last-minute friends visiting […]

Going Caribbean

A good friend of our moved last year to the island of Curacao in the Southern Caribbean Sea, enough reason for us to plan a trip for a nice winterbreak in the sun. KLM offers direct flights from Amsterdam to Willemstad – the capital of Curacao . Perfect when traveling with an 18-month-year-old. They have special […]

Blogfavourite – Minimalist Baker

Blogfavourite – Minimalist Baker Another blog favourite of mine is minimalist baker. They come up with the weirdest stuff but it just sounds delicious! What about sweet potato chips dipped in chocolate? Why not! On my to do list to try out! Today I’m trying out another healthier sweet – Babycakes NYC apple pie. Yessss! […]

So long 2012, Hello 2013!

So, what is the best way to summarize my 2012? To be honest I can’t really say! It went by so quickly! I feel really old saying that – that’s what I always thought older people said “the year just flew by”, “look how much you’ve grown”, now I’m a parent of two and one […]