Obrigada Lisboa

Oh my where to begin telling you about a really special trip I made last weekend. ¬†About 11 years ago, I met a bunch of girls when we were all starting to study International Business and Languages. From day one, we formed a natural group as we were one of the only ones who didn’t […]

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Makan Makan with the boys

So they say, a big mouth gets you into trouble..oh well I guess it did ūüėČ Every new year, the first week there is a TGIF where there is ¬†a raffle with all the customer relation gifts we got in the office. Last year, me and my colleague Tom were the lucky ones to win […]

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Join Hotel Chocolat in celebrating Sinterklaas

I got a really nice tip! Did you know that this weekend, Hotel Chocolat, situated on the Heilgeweg 7 in Amsterdam will be celebrating Sinterklaas too? ¬†If you buy a mini chocolate slab (different slab options available e.g. Bananofee pie or Caramel) your minis are allowed to decorate the slab with really cute chocolate and […]

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Talking 2 Darla van Hoorn

Meet Darla van Hoorn Age: 26 years old Profession: Consultant at Kult&Ace Marketing & PR ‚Äď Amsterdam-based agency, which focuses on urbanite ‚Äė2o- and 30- somethings‚Äô, representing brands such as Puma, The Student Hotel and Get it Done. Also part-time kitchen princess (who is too short to reach the top cabinets and climbs on the […]

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Pukka tea will keep you warm

I will keep it short and snappy this time, some inspiration to get you through these brrr cold winter days.¬†I am really a fan of the PUKKA Th√© Vert Chai. It has a nice subtle fragrance and gives the warmth and spiciness of Chai tea¬†that’s so nice. Love it. http://www.pukkaherbs.com/tea-room/chais/green-chai.html Try it!  

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Rijsel Rotisserie Amsterdam

It took a little bit of patience to book a table at Rijsel, but finally the day came to have diner there. We were one of the first guests to arrive at 18hr, but slowly but surely the restaurant was completely full by 18h30.¬† Being welcomed with some salami and fresh baked bread was a […]

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Local food at Plasa Bieu

We are back in Holland, but there is still something on my mind I want to share. ¬†One thing you just cant miss out on while visiting Curacao is Plasa Bieu.¬†It is a classic place, where ladies wearing aprons cook you the best Krioyo food there is.¬†They are called the “mamas”. During lunch the working […]

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Talking 2 Lars van Wieren

Meet¬†Lars van Wieren Age: 31 Profession: Entrepreneur Website:¬†www.starred.com Hot Spot: Bar Moustache Fave meal: Caesar Salade Fave Cuisine: Italian Dish you master: I make the best Vitello Tonnato Quote: “You always have to decide whether the juice is worth the squeeze” Food today: Curry Wrap Recipe for Vitello Tonnato Quite easy; Cold sliced veal on […]

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Grandmas Moksi Alesi rules

Even though I have lots of cookbooks and I am able to find information online nowadays, sometimes you just want to taste something you already know. Today it was the Moksi Alesi my grandmother always makes. She basically tells you that this dish is better when there is actually nothing in it. Less is definitely […]

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Bagels & Beans with Kids

I have to tell you how happy we were when we saw that there was a Bagels and Beans coming to our town. Whenever we go there the concept keeps amazing me, as they were one of the first really focussing on eating healthy, drinking healthy and still having super food. I don’t know if […]

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Every Grain of Rice Fuchsia Dunlop

Now this was a little gem I did not know of until recently. I was impressed by the fact that she was the first Westerner to train as a chef at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine. This cookbook came to me while browsing on Instagram and seeing some great pictures of a Dutch girl […]

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5 spices Shrimp Madness

Oke I admit, I have a little 5 spices addiction going on. Did u notice it too? It has everything to do with the spark I got from¬†watching the Culinary adventures of Ken Hom and Ying He Huang. Now let me tell you what happened. So we were on holiday on Curacao and my aunt […]

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Lunch @ Lombardos

It all began with my colleague explaining to me the perfect date in Amsterdam: First you have a burger at Lombardos, then you go and treat yourself to a nice gelato from Fior di Gelato¬†and finish it off with the best espresso they also serve. Today we finally made it to Lombardos. It has been […]

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Craving Thai Food

At the end of my holiday I started to crave some asian food again, specifically Thai food. Coming home to rain, cold and lots of darkness, one needs to comfort their soul. For me that translated into¬†a Thai Green Curry. So I treated myself and the BF to a one dish meal. The BF was […]

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Dokterstuin Curaçao

As some of my family from the US came over to meet us here, we wanted to cruise around West Punt and Banda Abou to show them some of the nicer parts of the island. We passed by some flamingos, drove by the Museum of Tula the slave and saw the now famous Willywood sign. […]

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Talking 2 Natasja Arie

Age: 27 Profession: Founder of Squaah. A strategic agency in womens marketing Website:¬†http://squaah.com/ Hot Spot: Foodware and Balthazar’s Keuken Fave meal: My grandmothers home made Saoto Ajam Fave Cuisine: Asian. Preferably cooked by someone in my family Master Dish: I’m a very bad cook, to be perfectly honest ūüėČ So the answer to that would […]

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Yauatcha

Photo source¬†here If you are EVER in London..make sure to visit this little gem..because that is just what it is. I would easily book a ticket with Easyjet, just to go and have some food there. I can dream of the food I had here…Chinese Dim Sum just got a whole other dimension to it. […]

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Bon bini na Korsow

Bon tardi! We are here..YEAH!! Time for family, friends, sun, beach, sea and lots of nice FOOD. Creole food that is..when booking the tickets for this trip, me and the BF immediately discussed the one thing we wanted to eat the moment we landed. I was dreaming of Texas bbq grilled chicken with fried funchi […]

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Photastic lunch

For weeks I have been exited about the dinner appointment I was going to have with my sweet friend Lize. This weekend it was finally time to meet up and I was lucky to get the ins and outs on cooking Pho Bo. Lucky me..<<JEAH>> It did not take long for us to talk about […]

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A Homage to Ken Hom and Chin He Huang

Photo by BBC Today I fell in love with China. Oke, not really..but I was very much intrigued by the BBC series I saw called ‚ÄúExploring China: A Culinary adventure‚ÄĚ. Its a must see for any foodie. After seeing this, I had to add one more thing to my bucket list; a trip to Kanton. […]

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