Mar 21, 2017

Focaccia & Pesto Buns

Remember the La Place tuna salad I did ‘a little’ while ago? Oh come on, it was like yesterday I posted it! Well, I made the focaccia buns to go with them and people have nagged me for the recipe ever since, so here they are! These buns are so good. The bread is soft and fluffy, yet still dense enough to stand up to the tuna and all its…

Jan 12, 2015

Cauliflower Patties

I came up with this recipe years ago, when the kiddo was still a toddler and was going through one of his super annoying “No. I’m not eating vegetables and you can’t make me!’ phases. I found a workaround when it finally dawned on me that once I turned vegetables into patties and browned them, he’d eat anything I’d put in there. Ha, take that, punk! 1-0 for the self-proclaimed…

Dec 4, 2014

Creamy Chicory Mash Pot

This recipe is derived from an old Dutch recipe for ‘Friese stamppot’. Friesland is a province in the northwest of the Netherlands. Traditionally you make the potato & vegetable mash, put it in an oven dish, sprinkle cheese on top and place it under a hot broiler. I never do that. I just mash it and call it a day. I like being rebellious like that and, oh well, Friesland…

Nov 4, 2014

Surinamese Bami

I should really call this Javanese bami because that’s what it is. Thing is, in the Netherlands we call this brown, spicy and totally addicting noodle dish Surinaamse Bami, so I’ll stick to that. Never change a winning team, right? Now this is a very basic noodle dish that is mainly eaten as a side dish. Kinda like rice. Sure, you can liven it up by adding pieces of chicken…

Oct 28, 2014

Gruyère & Black Pepper Popovers

Sorry Dutchies, but this is yet another recipe that, like my Key Lime Cheesecake Pie, you won’t be able to recreate one-on-one because, well… good luck with finding a popover pan here. Let me save you some time; it ain’t gonna happen. Mine was sent to me by Ellen. I think of popovers as the American answer to Yorkshire pudding, albeit a tad smaller. The batter is pretty much the…

Oct 15, 2014

Garlic Parsley Naan

I found this recipe in my now forever favourite edition of the Dutch Delicious magazine; the Asia update. It’s a brilliant recipe. It just works, people! I don’t know if it’s the Greek yoghurt they’ve added to the dough, or the chili oil, garlic and parsley mix I’ve brushed all around, but the flavour, structure and overall feel of this Naan is so good you can’t get enough of stealing…