Reversed forest fruit cake

Here in Netherlands, small wild strawberries and all other kinds of berries are very common to find. Especially now that are in season, you can find them in the open markets in a very good price too. After a recent trip in Paris, I got back with lots of recipes magazines for food and desserts…

Lasagne Bolognese

Most of the times the hardest things are the most simple ones. Or what is actually hard is to keep something simple, not to mess it, not to get lost, to simply do what you want. People will say that ‘It’s not always easy to simply do what you want’. And that sounds extremely comfortable…

Food catering in Amsterdam

Lately I have been working crazy hours at work, taking over new responsibilities, learning new things, learning how to manage my new team and basically learning how to manage myself. When my friend Ioanna called saying “I have a catering offer for you, are you interested?” even though the responsibility was big and my time…

Dorado with greens

What should I get? Standing in front of the fish stand in Saturday’s open market scanning the fish. Here in NL you can easily find big fish like salmon, tuna, cod fish and other fish I used to find in Greece but all the later are usually in a enormously big size as they breed…

Feta cheese with sesame

That’s what happens when it’s been a while since the last time that you really partied. You spend almost all of the next time sleeping, eating and then going back to bed again. The 27th of April is Koningsdag, the biggest celebration in the Netherlands. Dutch are all out in the streets and parks selling…

Fondant with dates and cacao

Once upon a time there was a date. A humble, simple date with a bit of weird shape, dark color and a seed in the middle, for sure not saying much compared to a piece of chocolate. However, as years go by there is a time that you appreciate and search for fresh, simple, pure,…

Hazelnut cake

‘What about love? Where did it go? It’s just over?’ When I had all these questions some years ago, nobody could really give me answer. At least not one that I could accept at the moment. It’s when pain, anger and finally fear takes you over. And what you are afraid of is if somebody…

‘Giouvarlakia’ – Meatball soup

I say, don’t fight. Don’t fight. Not the ordinary way at least. Get the punch. Take it. It’s yours. Take it all. You can and you should. It’s only then when you realize that you can handle way more than this punch. It’s only then when the blue sky comes. Laugh when your eyes are…

Bread

Times are challenging. And that is fine, we’ll manage. In the last 3 years things have been changing constantly in my life. As soon as I managed to learn a new situation, it was suddenly over (or not) and I needed to adjust again. Time helps with that. As I grow older this is what I…

Salad with black eyed beans

This recipe was an inspiration from a man who wanted to make a statement for simple and tasty food; it doesn’t have to be necessarily good looking to be delicious. Since all ingredients match just put them all together in a bowl and go! Go, move on. Actually, when was the last time that you said to…

Eggs with spinach

When work gets too much, when it actually gets to your mind, you really need to reconsider things. Weigh in terms of importance. You should always take care of yourself, no one else will. A bit old-fashioned but so true. No matter what, you shouldn’t stop eating homemade food. Even when time is limited (or for some reason…

‘Sfakianes pites’ – Pies from Sfakia, Crete

I’ve been 3 times in the airport on January. I will be at least another 2 on February. And counting. Meanwhile, I’ve eaten lots of interesting food while traveling. And what I have actually confirmed once more is that the bigger satisfaction for me comes from cooking not eating. I want to experiment, learn, be…