– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Havermoutpap met banaan en chiazaad –
I told you before that I like to go hiking every week in the Santa Monica Mountains. “Hiking” is nothing more than walking up and down the mountains as a workout. ‘My’ trail is a paved path that leads to a boy scouts camp. It takes me 45 minutes to walk there, so every week I spend 1.5 hours on hiking.
I love it! I enjoy the nature, it’s peace and views over the city and sea. And it’s also cheaper than going to a gym 😉
But… that nature also has a downside. A few weeks ago while I was back on the way down, I saw
– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Paasstol –
This is by far the most delicious bread I’ve ever eaten. A ‘stollen’ is a traditional Dutch raisin bread with an almond paste center and it’s served at Christmas and Easter. The only difference is that you put almonds on top of the bread before baking at Easter, the Christmas stollen is without the almonds on top.
This Dutch Easter bread was always part of our Easter brunch, as well as boiled eggs. With the boiled eggs we used to play a game, it’s a real tradition and in our family we even know stories about it from when my mom was a little girl! The game goes like this:
– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Appeltaart –
Yes! It’s my birthday today! I’m getting old you guys, 32 already! I used to get really excited, weeks before my birthday. But this year everything feels different, I really have to remind myself it’s my birthday and I don’t really care about it. Of course, it’s a good opportuniy to eat cake for breakfast,
Name your three favorite foods in the world.
I would start my list with chocolate. Period.
And ramen noodle soup and chicken.
I think. I can’t make decisions, I’m really bad at it. There is just so much to choose from! I love sushi but I don’t have to eat it every day. Same with
Every weekday morning our alarm goes off at 8am. Some times I’m already awake but most times I’m still in a deep sleep. Between 8 and 8.30am I’m trying to wake up by reading the news, checking my Facebook time line, liking a lot of photos at my Instragram feed and reading my email, all on my iPhone.
At 8.30am I kick P out of bed; he will take a shower and I will also get out of bed and put on my bathrobe and slippers. I walk to the kitchen to make coffee and breakfast for P. Breakfast is a bowl of yogurt with fruit (at this moment pomegranate, oranges and grapefruit) and home made granola. I make it easy for myself because
I have a crush. A crush on fennel.
I totally love this vegetable with its funny shape and its slightly sweet anise taste. Before I got to know P I would always roast the fennel with goat cheese and honey on top. But P doesn’t like goat cheese. Or blue cheese. And that sucks!