Like many of us, I associate an entire array of emotions with food. That makes it hard sometimes to see food for what it really is: nutrition. Eventhough it’s not necessarily a bad thing when food reminds you of certain feelings or memories, those emotions should not get in the way of the pleasure of […]

28 April 2015 · 0 comments

  There are times when a girl is in need of some seriously intense flavours and not care about presentation. The kind of stuff you want to eat straight away because thinking about how it looks makes you remember that time when you almost stepped on that dead duck that was sadly hit in the […]

30 May 2014 · One comment

Every once in a while I try this: a weekend breakfast. It reminds me of home and of my grandmother. Boiled eggs, baked croissants with jam and what not. Some fresh orange juice. Getting out of bed a little later. Then my son comes in and whispers: “Mum? Can I just have a slice of […]

23 May 2014 · One comment

The only way I ever learned to cook rice, was to glaze the grains in a cooking pan with oil or butter, add the double amount of water and let it sit for 12 minutes. Imagine how flabbergasted I was when I saw my school friend’s mum boil a pot of water, put in the […]

11 April 2014 · 2 comments

Some good things are even better when they’re small and you can have one all to yourself. Like these little apple pies. The boy and I wanted to make an applepie, but he got bored halfway and I was left in the kitchen with a bowl of sugary apples and some spare time. I’ll be […]

26 March 2014 · One comment

Its’s one of those obvious hit dishes, not just for kids but for everyone: Stuff a wrap with anything good and try putting it in your mouth without getting it all over your clothes. Or just don’t care about that, whatever the mood you’re in. So ready to be a super-mum, I put the chicken […]

20 March 2014 · 0 comments

Two days before the end of the holidays I came down with the flu. Again. The boy is by now used to playing doctor so he entertained himself by getting glasses of water from the toilet (the only tap he can reach), bringing apples and listening to my elbow (uh…why?) with his toy stethoscope. In […]

24 February 2014 · 0 comments

There is something magical about watching this boy make cookies for his friend who came over to play. here except we had no chocolate in the house and replaced it with chocolate spread. 🙂      

13 February 2014 · 0 comments

After ninety-five birthdays I can imagine there aren’t many gifts left to ask for. Still, she mentioned last time she liked the cookies I made. They were better than the ones they usually get during tea time. So last week I put a bored boy to work decorating the windows with watersoluble markers and baked […]

14 October 2013 · One comment

This post was featured on the Dutch Etsy blog. I’m proud. 🙂   Yeah, that’s right. It’s time for Christmas dessert try-outs folks. 🙂 This year I wanted to try and make something a little exotic, and since I’m a sucker for baklava I didn’t have to think too hard. I’m gonna try and combine […]

04 December 2012 · 0 comments