Dec 1, 2014

Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie

This recipe is full of miracles, the first one being that I actually baked a pie and it came out tasting great! Pick your jaw up off the floor, please! It must be the season. The second miracle was the fact that my pumpkin-hating husband and son, who can only stomach it when it’s seriously spiced up and floating in a curry sauce or in my chicken harira, voluntarily ate…

Feb 4, 2014

Ben & Jerry’s Oreo Mint Ice Cream

I just moved into my very first apartment when I discovered Ben & Jerry’s ice cream; they sold it at the video rental shop around the corner. One with really bad movies, it was a miracle I even ended up there. Up until then the Dutch didn’t have a lot of variation in the ice cream department. It was kinda boring and bland back then. That day I discovered the…

May 15, 2012

Summer Rose

I had way too much fun making this recipe. We were trying to create milkshakes for grown-ups. You know; something easy, tasty and colorful to serve on a hot summer’s day. A fun way to enjoy life’s little luxuries. Now, I’ll spare you all the unusual and sometimes even crazy combinations we tried over the weekend—it was hilarious—though I’m tempted to post one or two in the weeks to come….

Dec 4, 2011

Pink Peppercorn Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate and pink peppercorns. Now there’s a combination Willy Wonka didn’t think of. His loss: its liquid perfection. Found a variation to this recipe in a Dutch magazine (probably Libelle or Margriet), tried it and have been hooked ever since. There’s no cream in this so it’s a bit easier on the thighs and arteries. You can always top it with a swirl of whipped cream, though. The chocolate…

Jul 21, 2011

Frozen Berries With Hot Chocolate

I couldn’t suppress a smile when a friend of mine raved about this ‘special’ dessert she had eaten during one of her recent trips to London. “Frozen fruit with warmed up cream?“, I smirked. “You’re kidding, right? Oh, but that’s bound to be a real culinary triumph“, I said, trying my best not to sound too sarcastic but failing miserably. She shrugged her shoulders, waved her hand and said that…

Jul 18, 2011

Apple Crunch. The American Way.

I think I’ve Americanized over the years. I know I must have. So has my son. We both take to American food. One of those typical American recipes that made it into our home a few years ago is the Apple crunch. It’s a very undutch thing to make, and my guess is a lot of Dutchies were like me and never even thought of making this either. We have…