There’s not much I love more after a day’s work than to sit outside in the sun with my cup of tea and a good book. That and hanging out with friends filling our bellies with tasty food and drinks. Unfortunately summer is still a long time away and temperatures are nowhere near comfortable. This […]

Today is national Pancake Day in The Netherlands. A successful tradition which has blown over from England, Ireland and Australia. Originally Pancake Day is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and you’re no longer allowed to eat flour, eggs or sugar for a total of 40 days. Eating pancakes became a convenient […]

Whenever the weight problem in the US comes up, I always make it a point to say that if I were living there I would be very fat too. They have such amazing pastries, cookies, cakes, doughnuts, pies basically everything you can think of. I always have a hard time staying away from it all […]

My mother (may she RIP) always used to make my birthday cakes herself. It was one of the reasons people showed up to our parties. The centre of attention, or at least of the table filled with all the yummy treats. She baked different kinds and flavours, but the most memorable cake is definitely her […]

The perks of having friends living abroad is that you always have a vacation spot 🙂 Better yet, they can show you all the cool places where the locals hang, wine and dine. It’s the best way to get to know a country and it definitely is the most fun way. One of the many […]

A few days ago I had such an amazing lunch in Vegas. It was a spinach wrap filled with chicken, avocado and greens with sweet potato fries on the side. It was soooo delicious and filling (the portions in the US are huge!), I couldn’t have dinner that day. But, it did remind me of […]

This is by far one of my favorite cafe’s in Rotterdam! I absolutely love Espresso Dates’ concept which is based on serving healthy, nutritious food with a (Middle) Eastern twist. Also the location, in the multicultural heart of Rotterdam, Middellandplein 21b, fits perfectly. Espresso Dates is één van mijn meest favoriete plekken in Rotterdam. Hun […]

All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother. She taught me to be strong and never give up. It is because of her that I have made it through the hard times in my life, including losing her. But when I am making one of her recipes I always feel […]