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Grilled beets with Havarti cheese & mustard vinaigrette

Grilling beets brings out their sweet flavour, perfect in combination with a salty cheese »

Angry Viking Syrup & Cocktail

A syrup with a kick of spices like ginger & lemongrass »

Cherries

Recipe for cherry syrup to make a delicous cherry cocktail »

Steak Fiorentina with barbecued zucchini

How to master the art of barbecuing zucchini's »

Strawberries fields forever

One of the biggest joys of early summer is the abundance of summer fruits »

Tasty Tomatoes

It's too early in season for really tasty tomatoes, but roasting in the oven intensifies the flavor »

Barbecued Lettuce

Grilling Romaine Lettuce, an exciting way of cooking and eating lettuce »

Pizza with salami sausage, chorizo picante & mozzarella cheese

Pizza with salami sausage, chorizo picante & mozzarella cheese »

Fava and fennel risotto with poached eggs

Risotto is the perfect "go to dish", love it with the egg on top, says Paul Lowe »

Orange cake with apricots and caramel

This is such a good cake! Top it with the fruits you like best, these apricots are our favorite »

Roasted langoustines with garlic

Eat langoustines with garlic butter & crusty bread to soak up the juices »

Asparagus with Hollandaise sauce

Asparagus on roasted bread with egg and hollandaise sauce

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Trout with tomato salad on toast

Trout with tomato salad on toast »

Bird & Feathers

Small bites for Easter; grilled peppers, marinated olives, spicy almonds & quail eggs with dukkah »

Broad beans

Everything you always wanted to know about what to do with them »

Oysters and chips on a newspaper

Serve them with Mustard Mayo & Mignonette sauce »

Home made fresh pasta

Easy peasy home made pasta recipe »

Lamb chops with lemon and spring salad

Not much beats the taste of a good lamb chop, with just salt, pepper and some lemon »

Mocha Eclairs

Suffering from a sudden crave for Mocha Eclairs, Nathalie made them with this foolproof recipe »

Buratta with tomato garlic bread

Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream »

Fleur de sel caramels

Death by caramel... »

Foolproof Cheese Fondue

Cheese fondue is one of the greatest cheese dishes for wintry days, and it couldn't be simpler »

Picked from Asia

Mung bean soup with coconut & goji berries »

Black Bean Shrimp

Our favorite recipe, with Gai Larn, Chinese Broccoli »

Carrot and fennel soup

This is a beautifully coloured and delicious winter soup »

Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine

A simmering stew that makes the whole house smell heavenly, a perfect winter dish »

Vongole on the beach

Dress warm, bring sheepskins, blankets and food, make a fire, and enjoy a winter picnic on the beach »

Onion Tartlets with Anchovy

Make these delicious onion tartlets, great party food »

Rice pudding with caramel topping

A gorgeous and delicious pudding, this dessert turns every meal into a memorable event »

White mulled wine

Winter, time for cooking comfort food and drinking white mulled wine to feel all warm & cozy »

Roast by Hammer

Roast Cornish hens with melted onions and lemons »

Tapas rolls with serrano ham and canned tomatoes

Tapas rolls, great cocktail snack food. Check out this recipe by Paul Lowe of Sweet Paul Magazine »

Caramel meringue pie

Sweet, soft and rich, this pie is the ultimate comfort food dessert »

Maple roasted chicken with apricot jam

Sweet Paul’s best comfort food all in one pot »

Honey Baked vegetables with Chevre

Carrots, beets & celery baked with honey & served with chèvre, fall veggies at their best »

The chef's chicken noodle soup

Simply the best chicken noodle soup you will ever eat »

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin, the good old French classic, our favourite forever
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Roasted Pumpkin With Sweet Potato and Sriracha Oil

We're in love with fall because of this beautifully coloured and delicious dish »

Blood Orange Ice Cream

There are few things more fulfilling than making this ice cream »

Black garlic risotto

Black garlic is garlic that is fermented, it has an earthy taste, a mix between garlic and mushroom »

Blueberries

We're baking a Blueberry Apple Tart using apples from the garden and blueberries from the freezer »

Red Chilis

This week we've made a 'chili ristra' to preserve loads of red chili peppers from our roofterrace »

Pear and Frangipane Tart

Frangipane is a rich almond paste that tastes great with pears, this tart makes a delicious dessert »

Frozen Beauty

Make small beauties of water and flowers »

Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Roasted-Pepper Salsa

Rib Eye steaks contain a lot of fat marbling, making it one of the most delicious steaks to grill »

From-scratch Pizza to Salad

From-scratch Pizza to colorful crunch salad from the book Kid Chef »

Boiled crayfish and sweet corn with potatoes

Grilled limes give a special flavor sensation to this delicious dish »

Rosemary Grissini

A really cute way to make grissini's, roll them around a sprig or rosemary »

Stuffed Flatbread

Homemade flatbread stuffed with Chickpea Salad served with garlicky Turkish yoghurt »

Pig Cheek Vindaloo

Meera's Pig Cheek Vindaloo, the best we've ever eaten »

Strawberry Champagne Jelly

It's strawberry time, this dessert with champagne & strawberries is summer in a dish »

Summer on a plate

Herb salad with blueberries and a buttermilk dressing »

Homemade Truffle Pátê Cappelletti with Passion Fruit Glaze

A luscious and luxurious, sweet and salty bite, this starter is one to impress »

Plat de Crudités

A french vegetable plate of a variety of seasonal veggies served with a vinaigrette sauce »

Fried Artichokes

Fried mini artichokes sprinkled with salt, serve with aioli, coarse bread & chilled white wine »

Mother's Cake

Make a festive decorated cake for Mother's Day »

Steamed Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise sauce, a luxury silky sauce made of eggs and butter, utterly delicious with asparagus »

Roasted Leg of Lamb

A festive dish with a whole leg of lamb, roasted with garlic & apples »

Pinzimonio

Celebrate spring with this Italian dish of raw vegetables dipped in olive oil »

Salad of Zucchini, Jamon Iberico & Mozzerella di Buffala

From De Kas Restaurant, located in a set of greenhouses which date back to 1926 in Amsterdam »

Roasted Rhubarb Compote with Orange and Vanille & Rhubarb Fizz

The colors of rhubarb, so lovely and inspiring to cook with, we're making dessert and festive drinks »

Egg and Potato pie

A great recipe for an all in one pot dish for Easter brunch, by Paul Lowe of Sweet Paul Magazine »

Lemon tarte with mascarpone & pistachio nuts

A nut baskets filled with lemon mousse and candied lemons »

The quickest Tomato Sauce

Basic Tomato Sauce recipe for pasta dishes all year long »

Hot Dogs

Sometimes we crave hot dogs, with mustard, onions & sauerkraut »

Lemon and Salmon Spaghetti with peas

Spaghetti with wild salmon, lemon and peas, for a delicious hint of spring and ready in 30 minutes »

Striped Bass Wraps

Authentic Vietnamese rice-paper spring rolls with striped bass, peanuts & sweet potatoe »

Brownie hearts with ganache

Let's make these heart-shaped brownies with chocolate ganache and the cutest candied forget-me-nots »

Grilled Avocado Salad

Salad of grilled avocado with bacon vinaigrette »

Fish Cakes

Typical classic fish cakes, eat them with sweet chili sauce or plum sauce »

Pork chops with warm slaw

We're making Paul Lowe's pork chops with a colorful salad of beets and pears »

Blinis with Sturgeon

We're in love with these small yeasted pancakes, served with sturgeon, creme fraiche and chives »

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

An absolutely delicious and very simple soup to make, and loved by our children »

Shared Dining & Champagne

Mushroom salad, fried artichokes, mashed Bean Bruschetta, Baked oysters and Grilled Hake »

Pine Forest Christmas Cake

We love to bake this Pine Forest shaped Bundt cake for Christmas »

Christmas dinner

Spicy oysters, Apple filled Pork Roast with Dutch Pears & Brussels sprouts and Chocolat Tart »

Chocolate Cake

An espresso with a piece of chocolate cake, perfect for cold winter days »

Braided Gingerbread Cookies

Save your nerves this Christmas and bake your cookies from Ikea's ready made gingerbread dough »

Lemon and Thyme Roast Chicken

By Paul Lowe of Sweet Paul Magazine, a magazine about the sweet things in life »

Dinner with hare & friends

Marinated Stewed Hare, Savoy Cabbage, Chestnuts & Pancetta, Brussel Sprouts and Celeriac-Potato mash »

Whole Grilled Trout with Herbs & Horseradish Sauce

Whole trout, grilled directly on the grate gives a wonderful tasteful fish with crispy skin »

Fuyu Persimmon

Roasted chops with fuyu persimmon, they're in season right now and a real treat »

Pecorino

We're visiting Claudio Petrucci at Podere Paradiso, Melo Cutigliano, where they make Pecorino »

Chestnuts & Brussels sprouts

Roast pork with chestnuts and Brussels sprouts »

Apple Crumble

Let's celebrate fall and bake an apple crumble for dessert »

Aceto Balsamico

We are in Modena visiting Acetaia Guiseppe Gusti »

Pickled chantarelles

Chanterelles can be pickled with various spices and flavorings in vinegar, oil and soy sauce »

Orange pumpkins

Roasting brings out their delicate nutty flavor »

Figs

Salad with figs and goat's cheese »

Meatballs in Kecap sauce

Kecap manis is Indonesian sweet soy sauce »

Heirloom tomatoes

Home made ketchup »

Sweet meringues

We crave for meringues, the ultimate sugar dream »

Barbequed seabass

With roasted tomatoes, preserved lemons & couscous salad with pistachios »

Giardiniera

Fruits & vegetables are at their best and in abundance, it's time to start preserving »

Bellini time

The Bellini was invented by Guiseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry's Bar in Venice Italy »

Blueberries

They have a very brief season, don't miss it! »

Sun, sea & chilled wine

Cold wine, crusty bread & fresh seafood, we're not going home before sunset »