Brabant, a province in The Netherlands near the Belgian border, is awarded region of gastronomy of 2018, naturally I had to check that out. I discovered the cities Eindhoven, Tilburg and ‘s Hertogenbosch and have some good foodie hotspots to share with you. Vincent Van Gogh was from this area and had a distinct love for potatoes, shared by Michelin star Chef Soenil Bahadoer, who’s dish inspired me to make these lovely turmeric potato waffles with an herby cream cheese.
That pure white gold asparagus is such a delight here in Western Europe. I have vivid memories of eating them as a child: traditional with eggs and lots of butter. I LOVE cooking them but prefer to keep it simple and delish! What I adore about eating seasonal is that you look forward to eating
I don’t bake often but I do like trying new things, this braided loaf is just sooo yummy! it is perfect for brunch dipped in some extra virgin quality olive oil. Homemade pesto is just soo delish and fresh but I had not used it in bread before.
Mimosas are served at brunches the world over. This cocktail is one part champagne or sparkling wine and one part chilled orange juice. In Paris around 1925 at the Ritz Hotel this invention saw daylight and named Mimosa like the lovely yellow mimosa flowers. London calls it a Buck’s Fizz and is made with twice
Days are getting longer and Easter is almost here; this means spring weather should be kicking in soon, I hope. I can’t wait to get stuck into the garden again and enjoy long evenings on the terrace. Soon… Easter is upon us, so what are you cooking ? I am going to be painting my
Barcelona has been for ages on my BUCKET LIST and I am sooo blessed my dearest fellow foodie friend Lucia was happy to show me around her hometown. I learned about Gaudi, the selfless architect with incredible vision. I amply sampled Jamon Iberico, their divine ham and savoured their fresh caught seafood. Read all about
One of those staples in the heartwarming British casseroles are cottage and shepard’s pie. Shepard’s pie is made with minced lamb and cottage pie is with beef. It’s great to prepare in advance or freeze for a quick and no-fuss dinner. I replaced the traditional mash potatoes with sweet potato and carrot mash made with
We continue our successful collab between Wine Fever and Leeks and High Heels this winter. Today’s recipe is my comforting, hardy winter soup with red kidney beans, kale, pasta tomato paired with 2 fantastic wines from Italy. Yes, my soup is vegetarian, but I promise it’s totally comforting and yummy! and with this harsh glacial winter
Let’s face it February is a dreary month in Belgium, the weather is cold, rainy and very little sunshine pierces through, however the days are getting longer! My craving for a fresh spring salad is intense but I want to keep it seasonal as much as possible so there are no roquette leaves nor tomatoes
People either love or hate oysters, there seems to be no middle ground. We also have a lot of misconceptions about the oyster and know little about this gorgeous yet slimy creature.Let me shed some light, teach you how to shuck them and share 5 delicious ways to prepare them under 30 seconds.
It seems the trend this month baking swirls, buns or rolls. So I thought I would v’e a try as well. You may already know I am not much of a baker but I like to challenge myself with these swirls. I read about 20 recipes and than came up with my own version and
Always loved coq au vin, I savoured the richness every time it made an appearance on our dinner table when I as a kid. However in effort of wanting to shed a few kilos I am looking at my classics and giving them a little lightness. Also going lactose free for a while as I