Nov 12, 2010

The Happy Few

Filed under: Tips & Tricks,Recipes — Tags: , , , — Kay @ 10:14 am

With Thanksgiving coming up—we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the Netherlands though—here’s a sure way to brighten up your dinner table. I’m pretty sure you guys got the turkey thing down pat and could teach me a lesson or two about cooking turkey. Heck, I think you’ll be cooking circles around me, laughing maniacally while pointing the finger of ridicule. Not that I’m paranoid or anything. But still. It’s probably best I steer…

Mar 29, 2010

Lemon Milk (not what you think)

Filed under: Tips & Tricks,Recipes — Tags: , , — Kay @ 4:16 pm

Don’t freak out on me: I’m not going to make you drink yucky things, I promise! This is not a recipe, just a quick tip!

May 18, 2009

Poached Egg

Filed under: Tips & Tricks,Recipes — Tags: , , , , — Kay @ 8:19 am

  Confession booth open? I cannot poach an egg to save my life. Not even vinegar works for me. There, I’ve said it. I feel so much better after admitting that. So when I read about this method in a cook book, I simply had to give it a go. It sounded crazy enough to spark my interest, that’s for sure. Tried it and am truly surprised by how well it…

Mar 20, 2009

Rice Presentation

Filed under: Tips & Tricks,Recipes — Tags: , , , , — Kay @ 1:23 pm

I’m a very visual person, but you’ve probably noticed that by now. A considerable part of a dish’s flavor is determined by how it’s presented. At least to me it is. Simple, affordable every-day meals can be amazingly elegant and downright beautiful when you pay some attention to the details. It’s all about presentation; some chopped fresh herbs, a dollop sour cream, some crumbled up bacon or even a little cracked black pepper…

Dec 22, 2008

Lining your cake tin

Just a quick tips & tricks posting to show you how I line my spring form cake pan. Most of you probably know this already or have your own (favorite) way of doing it, but for those of you new to cooking & baking, it might be useful to see at least one way you can do this.

Nov 1, 2008