Nov 8, 2011

Autumn’s Harvest Stew

I had no idea what to call this new concoction. Someone hinted at ‘Autumn Meditation‘. I liked that. If anything, making a stew is really zen and meditative. It’s a slow process; the slower it’s cooked the better. Not to mention all the chopping involved. Now this is a fairly basic and straight-forward stew. In my world that means good-quality beef, an awful lot of fresh vegetables and eventually a…

Nov 16, 2010


More Dutch food that you won’t find in many restaurants! This here is a typical Dutch winter stew. Kinda like the Dutch version of Boeuf Bourguignon. I think you’d be hard pressed to find a Dutchman who didn’t grow up on hachee in some way. Mainly family recipes. Nowadays it’s near impossible to miss the scent coming from kitchens all over town when walking down the streets of Gouda. My…

Jun 1, 2010

Curried Lentil Soup

I gave my old lentil soup a make-over and it magically transformed itself into a thick, hearty and fragrant stew-like soup that makes a full meal.

Feb 15, 2010

Chicken Palava (African peanut stew)

I have a pretty special (and simple) dinner recipe for you. Not so special you can’t whip it up during any given weeknight, but it’s a fun recipe. It’s different, and that’s exactly what we need now and then. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, it won’t come as a surprise to you that I’m a serious peanut-o-holic. I love anything peanut, and simply have to try…

Jan 7, 2010

Winter Cranberry Beef Stew

I’ve seen the cranberry sauces come along, each and every one of them. And even though I really do like cranberry sauce, there’s so much more you can do with these little red flavor bombs. How about incorporating some of them in a straightforward beef stew? This turned out to be an absolutely mind-blowing combination, all the flavors came together in a beautiful way. The sweetness of the cranberries is…

Mar 31, 2009

Stoofvlees Part II

  Stoofvlees part II. Part I can be found right here. Sure it was a little cruel to leave you hanging for a full day, but the meat had to marinate! Okay, so I got a little kick out of it as well. What can I say? I have a cruel streak!  Time to cook up a storm now, though! Let me make it up to you.