Pickles, preserves and procrastination!

Writing is a bit of a lonely process, and particularly when I don’t have anyone (besides friends and family) actually waiting for me to finish a project – nobody eagerly anticipating my pages – it can be hard to keep going and stay motivated. For me, a certain amount of procrastination is inevitable. This week…

Greek style eggplant parmesan

I’ve been having this craving for eggplant parmesan (I use and love this recipe), but with feta cheese and jalapeños instead of mozzarella. So I figured I’d “Greek it up” a bit, by not only substituting feta for mozzarella, but also adding spinach and sweet peppers to the tomato sauce, and using both eggplant and…

Fish, chips & Guinness

Good evening, good evening, good evening aaaand happy St Paddy’s! Though Saint Patrick is not really a big deal in the Netherlands (unless you count tourists in Amsterdam turning it into an excuse to get wasted – and I guess you can replace Amsterdam with a lot of major European cities and this would still…

The cookie experiment

Naturally, when you are at home for days on end but not physically incapacitated, it is necessary to bake a lot of cookies. So I looked for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, as I’ve been craving those for a while. And these ones from Thomas Keller seem to be one of the most highly…

Fresh (home-made) teas

I’ve recently gotten into making my own tea, or maybe I should call them hot beverages as I’m not strictly speaking sure what makes it qualify as tea. Fresh mint tea has long been a classic both in local cafés here in the Netherlands as well as in my house, as we conveniently have mint…

Low carb high protein salmon and poached egg breakfast

I have a day off today after a busy weekend. So I slept in a little, did 45 minutes of cardio and strength training, and then decided today was going to be the day I learned how to poach eggs, because I had a real hankering. Poaching eggs is one of those notoriously tricky things…

Black bean and sweet potato tacos

I love making a nice weekend breakfast. I usually work out in the morning, so on Saturday or Sunday I’ll come home from a run, or I’ll do a gym workout, have a shower and I’ll be starving. I’ll whip up a nice breakfast, brew a pot of coffee and we’ll have a long leisurely…

Feta veggie bake

Firstly let me apologise for my lack of food photography skills. I’ve not the patience, talent, nor the camera to try and make my pictures look like the really amazing ones you find on most blogs. I am however a pretty good cook. And I’m trying to go vegetarian. Actually pescatarian, because I’m frankly not…