French Onion Soup (revisited)

Another zen moment for me during very hectic weeks at work: making your own classic French onion soup.

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Creamy Brussels Sprout Gratin Dauphinois

Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, Potatoes, Cream, Cheese + Oven = Delicious Dinner

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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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Lentil and Root Vegetable Mash with Wine-Braised Shallots

Potato based stews are definitely a staple in Dutch cuisine (curly kale, endive and sauerkraut are the most popular), but this stew made with root vegetables, lentils. The boozy shallots/gravy is absolutely incredible too. A must try winter dish!  Continue reading “Lentil and Root Vegetable Mash with Wine-Braised Shallots”

Lasagna by Tom Kerridge

I was looking for a ragu bolognese in Tom Kerridge’s cookbook Best Ever Dishes and found this interesting lasagna recipe. Continue reading “Lasagna by Tom Kerridge”

Oven Baked Meatballs with Brown Ale Gravy by Tom Kerridge

Served with mashed potatoes and minted peas and mushrooms. A rather British supper.

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Scotch Quail Eggs with Bois Boudran Dipping Sauce by Galton Blackiston

For Chantal’s birthday party, I made some Scotch eggs with a delicious herby dipping sauce. This is the meaty version, I will post the veggie one later this week.

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Orzo with Tomato, Red Pepper, Grana Padano and Thyme Infused Oil

Moments after the kids started digging in, they paused and – almost in unison – said: “wow, this is good”. I spontaneously got a 9.5 out of 10 and the constructive feedback that “a 10 out of 10 was well within reach if I added more cheese”. Smartasses… Continue reading “Orzo with Tomato, Red Pepper, Grana Padano and Thyme Infused Oil”

Mac ‘n Cheese by Marco Pierre White

When the grown ups indulge in culinary experimentation, it’s always a challenge to make something easy and more suitable for the kids. This time they were quite vocal about it and demanded Mac ‘n Cheese! Luckily, I had this version by Marco Pierre White still in my culinary bucket list. Continue reading “Mac ‘n Cheese by Marco Pierre White”