29 mai 2006

Cooking freak and tea time sweets

I love throwing parties! My mediterranean side is deeply dominant in that matter. Problem is: I always overdo it and end up spending my time in the kitchen, or serving people. Before I notice the evening is gone and I haven't taken the time to sip one of my cocktails and chatt with my guests. This year, for my birthday party, I decided it would be different. I would enjoy my party from the beginning until the end... even if that meant serving beer and peanuts! Ha ha... Of course, I didn't resist. I overdid it again. Less than usual I... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2006

"Blog appetit" or how to become a foodblog addict (EN)

As promised: a translation of my contribution to Blog appetit (I have tried without much success to make it a bit more concise than the french version, because frankly... I talk too much!) As I acknowledged to my french readers, I have a secret: the "blog appetit" contest is at the origin of my food blog addiction... Everything started about a year agowhen I inadvertantly discovered the website. Since, beside my growing addiction to food blogs, I have been secretely cherishing the dream of creating my very own blog and of... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2006

"Blog appetit" or how to become a foodblog addict

Blog appetit ou l'histoire d'une droguee de la blogosphere culinaire Today is "Blog appetit", a french food blog contest. For once I will post in french but I promise a translation will soon follow... In the mean time, this will be a good exercise for my dutch friends before their next holiday in France this summer! The most sexy duch blonds! J'ai un secret a vous avouer: Blog appetit est a l'origine de ma passion food-bloguesque... Il y a maintenant plus d'un an, je suis tombee par hasard sur la premiere edition... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2006

Spring, asparagus and zucchini...

Last friday, in the end of the afternoon, I was just back from the local supermarket with an empty basket, depressed from the lack of choice and determined not to cook that night when my dutchie called: his father was paying us a surprise visit... He had something to celebrate! Good timing as I had prepared my dish for the next Blog Apetit event! It was perfect for a celebration and I would have two guinea pigs instead of one! I won't get into details about it now (I will tell you about it on the 23rd of may). However, I can tell... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2006

Under the sun, at last!

Sun in the netherlands is something you should not fail to enjoy... as it will not always be there! For the last 10 days, it has been sunny and warm and I did enjoy it, hence the lack of posts on this blog. The thermometer generously  exceeding the twenties, I finally found the courage to clean up my garden which had become more like a war field. After work, I could not avoid the sunny and crowded cafe terasses in the center of the city or at the beach for a rest in the sun and a white and fresh Hoegaarden while chatting... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2006

Morrocan style mackerel!

Smoked mackerel is one of the food delicacies in holland. Often, on "fish days" at our cantine (wednesday) I treat myself with a Mackerel broodje*... The last time I was at the market, I realised that I had never tried cooking fresh mackerel. I decided to give it a try. I chose a couple of small mackerels that I could easily accomodate for lunch. The next day, I improvised my first mackerel for a quick lunch: morrocan style, in a papillotte. Not bad at all for a first, the seasoning did marvels to the mackerel and reminded... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2006

Help! I burned my "cocotte" Staub

I am definitely new to food blogging! Since I started this blog a few weeks ago, my kitchen is undergoing a revolution.... and I am loosing control! Apart from the everlasting mess due to my numerous tryouts in my small dutch kitchen, and the eating cold due to the food photo sessions (ask my dutchie about that!), the worst has now happened... Last week, I was enjoying the newly discovered joys of blogging while my stew was simmering quietly in the kitchen. Life was great! But then, I forgot about the time, and the stew... My... [Lire la suite]
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