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 jalapeƱos 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…

Fudge, or “Why I used to be fat”

For as long as I can remember I have had food obsessions. When I was little, these obsessions revolved around things that I could never or rarely have. For instance: my mother was a vegetarian when I was growing up and I used to fantasize about meat. My aunt would babysit me, and apparently witnessed…

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…