Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 30

Rainbow Sponge

A delightful cake. I decided to try simply because it is so vibrant and psychedelic ~ and I was bored today. Crazy bright on the eyes, this cake oozes fun and is perfect for a tea party or a kids’ birthday. Make it as a whole or as cupcakes, whatever takes your fancy, this cake will be a crowd pleaser.

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Nov 28

Maid of Honours with Blueberry Cinnamon Jam

A tart-like cake. A history connected to English royalty in the 16th century. A recipe so secret it was kept hidden for almost 200 years … introducing Maids of Honour … discover the dark side of this sweet treat.

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Nov 27

A Christmas Baking Project 2011

It’s time to unleash my Christmas Baking Project 2011. In this post you will find out how to make some wonderful baking projects for the Christmas season. Recipes are linked on a separate post. Enjoy. Get creative.

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Nov 25

Essential Snack-a-Doodums : What To Eat When In Amsterdam.

Everytime someone informs me they are coming up to my neck of the woods, the inevitable question soon ensues ~ “What do you recommend we eat when we get there?” And everytime I find myself writing the same email over and over. So I decided to compile it all in one post and hopefully next time someone asks me what to eat in Amsterdam I can simply send them a link.

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Nov 24

A Country Christmas Fair : Kasteel de Haar, Haarzuilens.

Today R and I headed to Utrecht to check out a Christmas market held on the private property of a wealthy family. Said property boasts ample manicured lawns, a formal garden, ponds, avenues, a chapel and its very own castle with a moat around it. The picture of the castle in the advertisement brochure did not do it justice one bit. If ever you are in the Netherlands then you must put Kasteel de Haar on your MUST SEE list, believe me.

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Nov 22

‘C’ is for carrot cake and Christmas

All the good things in life seems to start with the letter ‘C’, like cream cheese, cranberries, chocolate, Christmas and carrot cake. I like all manner of spiced cake with fruit in it and the carrot cake is no exception (so long as its low in nuts). I thought I would give it a go considering I have never made a carrot cake in my life.

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Nov 21

Cream of Cauliflower Soup.

Since purchasing my new French cookbook I have been eager to try out some of the recipes featured in it. For my debut, I present to you this soup dish. To be enjoyed with lots of crusty bread. Mmmm …

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Nov 16

Winter Warmers : Scalloped Potatoes & Beef Pie

A very cold day, a trip to the local bookstore and a very empty stomach inspired the creation of this dish. For me winter = comfort food and this dish definitely hits the spot.

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Nov 14

Coconut & Cherry Cookies

This was a double experiment to see if I could finish up all the dessicated coconut which I bought so enthusiastically last month, and also to see if these babies would be a good choice for Christmas. Well I think they are a bit too light for Christmas but still yummy with a cup of tea.

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Nov 11

Christmas Traditions of the Netherlands – 11.11.11

Sinterklaas kapoentje  HO! HO! HO!  Very busy day today ~ last minute prep for the upcoming Sint & Piet Day festival here in the Netherlands. To be honest, it’s really the feast of St Martin first, then its Sint & Piet day. Prior to Sinterklaas’ arrival, on the evening of St Martin’s day, children celebrate by going door-to-door with paper …

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