Starters

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Chinese Spring Rolls

This recipe for Chinese spring rolls is the real deal. Last summer I spent almost four weeks in China, an amazing country to visit and intriguing in many ways, including...

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Crayfish Salad

Hi there… Hope you survived the Swedish crayfish party? The crayfish parties are a blast but can be a bit hard on the head the day after. Anyhow, if you...

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Pappa alle Zucchine

Call it an obsession but Italy is on my mind all the time this summer. But rather than pasta or lasagne I have made a beautiful Pappa alle Zucchine. The...

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Celery Root Soup with Shrimps

I noticed that celery root soup is becoming more popular these days. You can find it in restaurants and hear people bragging about it at dinner parties. I think you...

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Fresh Salad with Goat Cheese Crostini’s

Recently my company has been split into multiple independent businesses. All the folks who used to be in my business unit are now part of a separate company. This has led to an...

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Broccoli Soup with Salty Parma Ham

I recently posted an image on my Facebook page that said ‘My heart says ‘chocolate’, but my jeans say: ‘for the love of god woman, eat a salad!’ Hilarious! I...

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Pear Rocket Salad

I got this pear rocket salad idea at an American party, you know, the type where everybody brings something. A good way to get some culinary inspiration. I never got...

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Dutch Queen Beatrix Soup

I think our typical Dutch ‘Koninginnesoep’ (Queens Soup) will always be Queens Soup, even with a King on the throne. So for today I decided not to honour King Willem-Alexander,...

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Potato Leek Soup with Crispy Bacon

Somehow I find bacon not a very ladylike type of meat. It must be because of the value that men attach to it: somehow it adds to their manhood. How?...

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Tuna Salad for your Dutch Birthday Party

If you are Dutch, like me, you probably have no idea how many birthday party traditions we have in the Netherlands. You do the same thing every year, and so...

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Fresh Herb Butter

I always thought I could do without a foodprocessor… I thought that if I had one, it would just stand in the corner and take up what little space I...

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Fennel and Bell Pepper Gazpacho

My company recently moved to a new office building. I now have a desk on a nice and sunny spot next to a window, the coffee is much better than...