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Vegan tomato tarte tatin

Vegan tomato tarte tatin

This vegan tomato tarte tatin with olives and basil is a savory version of the classic tarte tatin with apple. The tomatoes, olives and onion give your tarte tatin a nice savory kick, the balsamic vinegar and sugar give it that little bit of sweetness […]

Speculoos cookie cake

Speculoos cookie cake

Cakes and mini speculoos cookies (kruidnootjes) are both delicious, of course, so why not try a combination of the two: speculoos cookie cake? During the online masterclass cakes I did for delicious. magazine I turned a regular cake into a speculoos cookie cake by stirring […]

Dutch mini speculoos cookies or kruidnootjes

Dutch mini speculoos cookies or kruidnootjes

  A bowl of these little cookies on the table will be mysteriously (?) empty at the end of the morning. Very dangerous! But even so,  I always bake a batch of these Dutch mini speculoos cookies or kruidnootjes tot the Dutch holiday Sinterklaas. It is […]

Mexican tomatillo salsa verde

Mexican tomatillo salsa verde

  The last crop from my tiny city greenhouse, small green tomatillos, ended up in the food processor to make a fresh Mexican tomatillo salsa verde. My son Noah’s idea! Soon I will tidy up and clean the greenhouse. It will keep my pomegranate and […]

Matsutake mushroom

Matsutake mushroom

For years I had been curious about the taste of the matsutake, the most coveted mushroom in Japan. There they are sometimes sold for more than 1500 euros per kilo and are becoming increasingly rare. This week I tasted my first one and WOW!!!… what […]

Elderflower infused honey

Elderflower infused honey

I don’t really dare to call this a recipe! All you need to do is to put honey or agave syrup and elderflower blossom in a jar and wait … But the result is so delicious and aromatic that I still will tell you how […]