Something sweet for the weekend: plum and almond cake

October 13th, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

Plum and almond cake | My kitchen diaries

It’s raining cats and dogs outside and there’s no way I’m setting foot outside today.
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Something sweet for maman: Rhubarb and strawberry clafoutis

May 10th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Rhubarb and strawberry clafoutis

Rhubarb and strawberry clafoutis

Back in blog world after a super busy month of april. I’ve got so much I want to share with you guys but let’s start with something sweet for all the moms around (including me ;-))…
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Something sweet for the weekend: Meringue

March 27th, 2013 § 1 comment § permalink

Meringues

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I planned to share these cute and delicate meringues cookies with you last week..
to celebrate spring and get us inspired for Easter.
I took an unexpected trip to Bretagne instead…
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Something sweet for the weekend: rhubarb tart

March 1st, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

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Le gateau du dimanche… that (homemade) sunday sweet treat. It’s a family institution (my side. Dutchie… not a sweet tooth)

Last weekend, I found the first rhubarb stalks of the season at the market. I just could not resist making rhubarb tart. Took my chance during dutchie’s sunday ‘I-m-watching-cycling-on-tv’ naptime…
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A cookie for the snow

January 19th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Crunchy hazelnut cookies

crunchy hazelnut cookies [dairy & gluten free

Winter.

We didn’t really expect it anymore around here.

Even the roses were starting to get ready for spring.

Thought Petit Tom would not see his first snow this year.

And then, one morning, it just started to snow.

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Eating and cooking ‘without’

May 9th, 2012 § 2 comments § permalink

I’ve bragged enough about it: it seems that my stomach is lined with concrete.
Ok, i’d still have to get through the snack streets in Beijing and try those scorpios and other silk worms [photo courtesy of my dutchie] before i can tell for sure…

You get the picture: when it comes to food, it seems that if i dare eat it, I can take it!

I have always been overly proud about that, a bit condescending to the delicate stomachs among my friends even.
I didn’t grasp how lucky I was until short…

You see, Mommy [and daddy] can have it all, but petit Tom cannot.. yet..
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Sweet afternoon fix: apple and pear gratin

March 19th, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

Once upon a time on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the edge of spring…

Apple and pear gratin

A wrinkled apple and a slightly overripe pear were getting bored in the fruit bowl. Close by, a gourmande and her dutchie, slightly pekish, were in search of a sweet fix…

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Joyeux Noel!

December 15th, 2010 § 3 comments § permalink

Just found a minute to escape from the Christmas preparations to wish you a happy and delicious Christmas with all your loved ones!

Moroccan almond cookies

Got a little present for you… these lovely mini snowball shaped Moroccan almond cookies, that will be ready in under an hour. The recipe is from the Morrocan pastry book ‘Patisserie Marocaine’ by Rachida Amhaouchi. I made these cute snowballs thinking of the very dear girlfriend who offered that book to me some time ago.

Joyeux Noel! m.

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To blog or not to blog…

August 13th, 2010 § 3 comments § permalink

I’ve had this conversation with my good friend, sexy blogger and peppy designer ‘A’ lately: Should you or should you not blog on your crappy days ?… these days when you feel bad and ugly and gloomy and you feel that maybe you shouldn’t just spill your guts on your readers who most probably have nothing to do with it???

I can’t or at least rarely. Not really out of noble consideration for you guys I must admit, but mostly ’cause on those crappy days, I do not feel like anything and certainly not like writing and if I try, it feels all I get out of me is so sad and bad and depressing and boooring. ‘A’ thinks it’s ok to share a couple of bad days and out your gloom on the web once in a while… It’s not as if only the good days make who you are, after all. Maybe ‘A’ is right… Maybe it’s only fair not to be happily cheesy all the time.

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What do you think… Is a little gloomy prose OK once in a while? If you won’t handle it, that’s ok too: you could skip the sad boring part and head straight down for the recipe and I can assure you, these sweet bites have cheered me up on many crappy days (at least those when the fridge was not empty!).

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When the dutch go orange, I go mango…

May 1st, 2010 § 2 comments § permalink

The last couple of days, the whole Netherlands turned into a huge orange flee market and music festival for the celebrations of Koninginnenach (Queen’s night in the forse Hague dialect) and Koninginnedag (Queen’s day), the national day over here. Crazy outfits, make up, hair, flags, food, tulips… Orange everywhere, and beer, and music, and kids running around and mary-go-rounds….

Koninginnedag
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