Various Burgers @Burgermeester, Amsterdam

I think that now I can safely admit that the New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 went overboard on January 3… Continue reading “Various Burgers @Burgermeester, Amsterdam”

Brussels Sprouts Risotto by Ottolenghi

To our pleasant surprise, our son announced a couple of weeks ago that he wanted to cook dinner for all of us.

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Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Pancetta and Wilted Watercress

On the never-ending search for easy and delicious weekday dinners for the whole family, we stumbled on this gem.

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Spaghetti with a Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce

Squash is pretty versatile. Oven roasting, a mash, a hearty soup or as part of a risotto? Been there, done that. Using squash as a basis for a pasta sauce? A definite must try!!

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Around the World – Avoriaz, France

Nope, this Christmas there was not much snow in the French Alps. It was however very nice weather in Avoriaz the entire week. Sunny (+15C!), clear skies and amazing sunsets.
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Around the World – Becker’s Weinhaus – Trier, Germany

In December we decided to go skiing in Portes de Soleil in the French/Swiss Alps with Christmas and again thought that it would be an excellent idea to stay overnight in Becker’s Hotel in Trier.

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Top 10 posts of 2016

First of all best wishes for 2017! Moving on into a (hopefully) splendid new year!

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Aan de Poel** – Amstelveen (Dec 2016)

Chantal and I try to go to Aan de Poel at least 2 times a year and Stefan van Sprang and his team keep surprising us with their fabulous food and wine pairings. Continue reading “Aan de Poel** – Amstelveen (Dec 2016)”

Happy holidays!

A bit tacky, I know 😋