tuna salad

This recipe has been on my to share list since forever. Well, that is a bit of an overstatement, but it has been over a year and a half. I have to admit that this recipe is not entirely my own. It’s another one of those things my mom used to make when there was a grown-up party at our house. As with all of my childhood recipes, this is my rendition of it. For years I have been just throwing a random amount of the ingredients together, adjusting this tuna salad to my taste in that particular moment. But this one time I decided to take the effort to make notes, so I’m finally able to share it with you. My usual variation of this basic recipe is tabasco, but I imagine that a sprinkle of fresh dill…


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morning tea

When I first started this blog, I had the intention to share the more mundane stories of my life. But somewhere along the way that never happened and I focused solely on the big things that were happening in my life. In hindsight it’s not so strange that things turned out that way. A lot was happening and I didn’t know how to communicate about it in person, so I turned to writing about it and sharing those stories here. But now everything has slowed down a bit, and I have a life that consists of more than dragging myself from my bed to the couch and watching tv, I thought it might be nice to start sharing those mundane stories of my life. And what better way to do this than having a chat over a…


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dutch boterkoek

Today I share with you a recipe of a Dutch classic: boterkoek. It’s one of those recipes that comes with great memories of mothers or grandmothers making them for us when we were little. But for some reason it’s not a thing we tend to make ourselves. Perhaps because by the time my generation started baking, cheesecakes became all the rage and we forgot about where we came from. Time for a change. Boterkoek gets its name from the vast amount of butter it contains. Literally, boterkoek translates as butter cookie. Some dictionaries suggest to translate it as shortbread or butter biscuit. However, a quick search for recipes on the internet made it clear to me that although those things are made of…


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