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 […]

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! […]


Dinnertime is always a bit of a spectacle. The first months A. sat (fairly) quiet in her high chair while we cooked & introduced all new flavors. She loved them all and ate them happily. We were such good parents. As she grows bigger, her will grows stronger, and dinner time becomes more of a […]

Pampering Pancakes

The whole family was in the need for some comfort food today. So instead of the planned pasta, we made pancakes. Both A. & I loved it. How do we eat our pancakes? Well, with a specialty from my home region Limburg – Apple “stroop” or syrup (even though the texture is to thick to […]

Comfort food when the kids are sick

First week at work, and of course the kids get sick. Nothing serious, runny noses, cranky, sleepy. But still, sick enough to stay home. We try to share our “VABB” (it’s a term widely used by parents and our Försäkringskassan (our social insurance agency where we get our “sick pay” from) that very roughly translated […]