Poireau vinaigrette is the stuff of traditions, good traditions. It could be what your grandmother makes on a weeknight dinner, or the main starter at your local brasserie where Hachis Parmentier would most likely follow. Good, simple, cheap food that just sounds fancier with its name in French.Read More
Every cook will tell you so : a good dish starts with good ingredients. I know budget doesn’t always allow us to do so, but there are a lot of steps you can take without increasing your budget too much.Read More
Some years ago, I found myself in Brussels on a little get away week-end with my sister. What we had not taken into account was that the whole week-end was a national holiday and the rain would not stop pouring down. With everything closed and in the impossibility of simply wandering around we resorted to the two activities we could think of : eating, and going to the movies.Read More
Alright, I'll admit it. This is the only reason I made a rose and cardamom syrup, not the other way around. Adding cardamom to my coffee is something I was introduced to a few years ago on a trip to Turkey, cardamom coffee is a real thing there.Read More
Syrups are a great thing to have on hand for fast flavor boosts (read : cocktails) but I am not much of a sweets person and the store-bought ones don't work for me. Enter, the home-made syrups ! It really can't get easier than this : water, a sweetener and a flavor agent.
I improvised three variations with what I had lying around : Pepper/Ginger, Rose/Cardamom and Blackberry/Sage.Read More
This is what everyday go-to meals look like in my house : yoghurt everywhere, a runny egg on top, some bread, and probably a homemade dip and greens.Read More
Rotterdam is everything I love in a city. It is big, it stretches further than I can see, arms of water and parks lace through it, tall bridges make it whole. Each street, still unknown to me, seems full of promises. There are cafés, old cinemas, restaurants. There are bikes and strangers and cars. There is more life than I can encompass.Read More
I want to talk about writing
Ah yeah, la littérature !
Non non, pas la littérature : l’écriture.
Ah, mais c’est la même chose no ?
No. L’écriture c’est le procédé, la littérature, c’est le résultat.
Ah, alors, L’écriture produit de la littérature ?
Parfois. Mais parfois l’écriture produit de la merde.Read More