Feb 2, 2015

Miso Udon Noodle Soup

You know that pesky 4pm snack phenomenon, right? Around that time most of us suffer from a serious energy dip, I know I do. What a lot of Dutch folks do (and probably a gazillion others around the world as well) is whip up a cup-a-soup. For years I kept a package or two in the cupboard, while I never really did like how it tasted. Heck, it’s powdered instant soup: flavour-wise…

Sep 8, 2014

Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade

Family life settled back to a calm pace. Call me a terrible mom, but at the end of the vacation I am so ready for the kid to go back to school and get some peace and quiet around here. Domestic chores seemed to have settled down as well; within 5 minutes, tops, he can make any size living room look like it’s been hit by a tornado. It’s a talent,…

Jun 2, 2014

Roasted Pepper & Feta Crostini

These royally topped little Italian toasts rock my world. As soon as the warmer weather sets in and the pits are being fired up all around me, something inside me screams ‘crostini’. Love those darn things. There’s nothing you cannot put on a crostini and make it look and taste good. Transform them into gourmet food by adding the best cheeses combined with grilled vegetables or and fresh herbs. Or think…

Apr 22, 2014

Sizzling Asparagus & Bacon Kabobs

This this this this this! Did I say ‘this’ already? I hate repeating myself, but I really need you to know you have to make these kabobs! You need them in your life. Everyone does. You take everything good in this world and you put it on a stick, grill it and then you eat it. It cannot possibly be any easier. They are so simple, but so delicious. I…

Mar 26, 2014

Tapas!

I’ve been collecting and trying lots of Tapas recipes ever since we decided to take our son to Spain this summer. Really looking forward to our trip. Alioli and pan con ajo y tomate (bread scrubbed with garlic & tomato) are two of those things that simply belong on the table when eating tapas. Sharing both recipes here. Now here’s the deal; like any other food blogger, I too had…

Dec 18, 2013

Roasted Pepper & Feta Spread

Complicated Christmas recipes make me nervous. I’m just not one for extravagant dishes; it makes me feel uncomfortable and I’m always afraid I’ll mess things up with no way to replace whatever it is that went wrong in a reasonable time span. So I stick to what I know and I run with it. Beige. Boring. Plain. Call it whatever you want, but it works for me and it makes…