There’s nothing like going on an autumn stroll. Wading through the fallen leaves and collecting chestnuts. Though our daughter simply collects them as decoration (or to put then on the nearest available surface and forget about them), they are actually very tasty. Of course you can buy them boiled and peeled in a can… Continue reading How to cook fresh chestnuts
Jam tarts can be very easy to make. Especially when you use pre-made pastry and store bought jam. But why make them the easy way, when you can also make them the hard way? So of course I had to make things difficult for myself.
When it comes to cooking, hummus is one of the simplest things to make. It doesn’t even require cooking. All you need are ingredients and a food processor. Hummus is also pretty healthy. With chickpeas being the main ingredient, it contains loads of minerals, vitamins, fibres and protein. It’s even rumoured to be an… Continue reading Homemade hummus. Quick, easy and delicious.
Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are a legume traditionally used in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Indian cooking. But these days they’re popular in many more places around the globe and for good reason. Chickpeas contain loads of minerals, vitamins and fibres. They’re also a good source of protein, which is why they’re very popular with vegetarians… Continue reading Cooking chickpeas from scratch.
The end of the year is rapidly approaching. The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and Easter decorations are appearing in the shops. (I’m just kidding, that won’t happen until next week.) In this part of the world, you just have to look outside to know that the growing season has… Continue reading Green tomato chutney. Finding a use for unripe produce.
Dreary winter weather calls for hearty dishes. Food that fills your belly and leaves you with a warm, fuzzy and satisfied feeling. This dish with braised pig’s cheeks and mustard cream sauce, does exactly that. Accompanied by a carrot and potato mash, it has no frills, but lots of favour.
Pre-made burger patties. Not exactly the most glamorous option, when it comes to choosing protein for your dinner. Certainly not the option with the best reputation. But not all burgers are equal. While some can only be described as “discs that have bits of some animal in it”, others are made with a good… Continue reading Hamburger pies. A different way of using burger patties.
It was late to arrive this year, but autumn is truly here now. Here in the Netherlands, it means that the days are not only getting colder, but also a lot wetter. Dark and damp is really the best way to describe the Dutch weather right now. It can be quite depressing. So to… Continue reading Chili con carne. Warmth and spice for dreary days.
Everyone who has a vegetable garden will know that it’s both a curse and a blessing. It’s absolutely amazing to be able to eat something you’ve grown yourself. Only, once your harvest starts coming in, it usually comes all at the same time. And no matter how lovely that produce is, there is only… Continue reading Ginger and rhubarb jam.