In my years working as a barista, I’ve made countless apple pies. I wish someone would’ve told me to start tally-ing them, because I would’ve been able to show you a pretty impressive number! I was even nicknamed the apple pie queen, ha! During those years, I refined and shaped my recipe until I got to this rustic Dutch apple pie I’m sharing with you today.
The moment December comes around, I’m always itching to make a Christmas wreath. The smell of those beautiful wintergreens bring you instant Christmas vibes and it makes for the perfect project to transition from autumn into winter. In this post I’ll share how I made this rustic Christmas wreath that’s perfect to grace your front entrance during this season.
For this post I’ve teamed up with Lindenhoff to share about their delicious, chef developed recipes for this Christmas.
Christmas dinners excite me – to cook something extra special to share with loved ones is just so rewarding! It gets my creativity flowing for sure. Every year, my aim is to serve delicious, seasonal food that is a little extra special and maybe a touch ‘cheffy’. I’m always on the look out for new inspiration too.
Oh hey there holiday season! Every year, December seems to creep up on me while I am still fully in autumn mode. And even if fall is not quite over just yet, most of the trees are now fully bare and the first frost has appeared. Winter is well on it’s way! I’d like to take a moment to share some of my favourite photos from this fall season to give it a proper send of before making way for wintergreens, twinkling lights and Christmas carols. I’m also sharing some of my personal wellbeing tips for winter – we can all use a little help to stay strong & well during those cold months right?
These dark, late autumn days ask for lots of comfort food in our home. Think of something comforting and we’ll be eating it: chilli, risotto, curry, Dutch stampot…and lots of seasonal produce that we’ll celebrate in these delicious roasted winter veg!
This simple recipe makes the most of some of the beautiful winter vegetables that are around at this time of the year – they are at their best now and there’s so many ways to use them. Roasting brings out all their intense, deep flavours. Perfect to add to your list of comfort foods!
It’s time for a new post in the ‘swap’ series! I’m passionate about making small, everyday changes that have a positive impact on the world around us. By sharing these swaps I hope you get inspired to apply some to your own life. If you’ve missed the first one, you can find it here!
When we’re on the go we often pick convenience over sustainability. Quick grabs, take aways, single use packaging that gets thrown in the trash – often in a matter of minutes. It doesn’t have to be that way and with some simple changes you can reduce your waste significantly and look after the environment that we share together – our planet 🙂
I got to try out a koopeenkalkoen.nl turkey and in this post I’ll tell you all about it: how it works & my honest review. Plus I got a fun GIVEAWAY in store to bring Christmas a little early for one of you!
Koopeenkalkoen.nl is part of Crowdbutching. I’ve known Crowdbutching for a couple of years now and I really love their concept. You basically get to buy a welfare animal together with other people – when the whole animal is sold, it’s butchered, portioned and delivered fresh to your door. They want to make the meat sector more transparent, healthy & sustainable. Beautiful hey? It really makes it easy for anyone who wants to eat better quality and traceable meat from animals that have been well looked after. They are currently operating in The Netherlands (koopeenkoe.nl), Germany (kaufnekuh.de) and the UK (buyacow.uk).
Well, this year they partnered up with boer Anton Jacobs to raise well fare turkeys right here in the Netherlands! When I got asked by koopeenkalkoen.nl to review one of their stuffed turkeys, I was obviously in 🙂
A LOT of work has happened here over the last few months. After those initial weeks of demolition, ground work & pipe configurations, we got to build things back up. Slowly but surely this building site was turning into our home. Wow. There wasn’t much left of that old, smoke stained house and obviously we’re quite happy about that! Writing some details for you today so you can follow our process. And if you haven’t read the initial story, make sure to check out “Our New Home Renovation – Part I“!