sea buckthorn

Sea buckthorn sauce with ginger and orange zest

Sea buckthorn season’s here! As temperatures drop and birds start migrating southwards, this is the period that sea buckthorn berries are ripe for them to munch on. And, if we’re lucky and live in the vicinity of these wild prickly bushes (or a well-equipped veg store), for us to enjoy as well. Buckthorn berries add […]

oven-dried tomatoes

How to make oven-dried tomatoes at home

Oven-dried tomatoes are a staple at our place. It’s one of those cases in which homemade beats shop-bought a million times whereas at the same time making them yourself is so incredibly easy. All it takes is a bit of patience while your oven turns your fresh tomatoes into sweet and savoury flavour bombs. This […]

tomato hummus

Lunch wraps with oven-dried tomato hummus and walnuts

As of this week, summer holidays are over and it’s back to school and back to regular everyday life. Truth be told, these first days of waving the girls off again so early in the morning always make me a bit sad. Of course, our meals will have to be fit into a tighter schedule […]

almond granola

Almond granola with lemon and dried cherries

Granola is one of my go-to breakfasts. As it’s so easy to make at home and you can add any ingredients and flavours you fancy, it gives you the opportunity to enjoy new varieties every season. Last week I was gifted a surprise batch of freshly picked sour cherries. I turned half of them into […]

Dried sour cherries

Naturally sweetened, oven-dried sour cherries

Last week a dear friend of mine surprised me with a bucketful of freshly picked sour cherries. Where I live, sour cherries aren’t a very common find. Only a few orchards grow them and as they don’t keep long once picked, you won’t find them in many veg stores either. When you do happen upon […]

sour cherry compote

Sour cherry compote with lemon and vanilla

Sour cherry season’s here! Contrary to their sweet siblings, sour cherries aren’t pleasant to eat straight off the tree – unpleasant being an understatement, considering the look of sheer panic on my youngest’s face after she unsuspectingly put one in her mouth. However, with their tart, concentrated cherry flavour these bright red little gems are […]

lime granita

Mint-infused cucumber and lime granita

This week the hot summer Europe has had for the past month has also reached our little country, with temperatures rising to over 36°C! But I come prepared. Iced green tea is cold-brewing in my fridge, my freezer is stacked with the ingredients for mango and turmeric smoothies and I just made a double batch […]

jackfruit rendang

Jackfruit rendang with quick pickles and toasted cauli rice

Rendang is a childhood favourite dish of mine. In my home country The Netherlands, Indonesian food is hugely popular, and especially the Dutch-Indonesian rendition of it: the “Indonesian rice table”. It’s the name given to a feast of small dishes: spiced veggies, fried plantain, curried eggs and different meaty stews, accompanied by rice, pickles and […]

flatbread pizzas

Flatbread pizzas with baba ganoush and roasted veg

Pizza night is always a happy night at our place. There’s nothing quite as fun as starting with a pizza base and stacking on as many different ingredients as you like for a custom-made, relaxed dinner. Lately we swapped traditional pizza bases for fluffy yogurt flatbreads to make these easy flatbread pizzas. With their airy […]

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