Category Archives: Desserts

Danish Christmas pudding

Still panicking over what to make for Christmas dessert? Panic no more! Already spent the past 3 months building up your boozy Christmas pudding? Chuck it out! This year we’re going for a Danish-style Christmas! If you’re a frequent visitor … Continue reading

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The magic word

The Dutch are so peculiar about words. The other day I was at the market, where I saw avocados going for a euro for three pieces. Being the avocado-loving woman that I am, I went up to the stall and … Continue reading

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Solving my trust issues with lemon curd

I have some serious trust issues, but only with myself. I don’t trust myself to be a well-organised and responsible individual. I expect to behave like an idiot, even if I’ve proven to myself by now that usually, I don’t. … Continue reading

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Reasons not to make tiramis├╣ (and why we’re making it anyway)

It’s Christmas time, which means I’m hanging out at my parents’ place, trying to catch up with as many friends and relatives as I possibly can in the limited time available. Yesterday evening, some of those friends took me to … Continue reading

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Sinterklaastaart

This week, wonderful readers, is a very important week for the Dutch. For on Friday it will be the fifth of December, which is the national holiday of saint Nicolas, or, as the Dutch lovingly call him, ‘Sinterklaas’. Sinterklaas is … Continue reading

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My fruitful quest for something new, or: how I met the bergamot

So here in Turin they organise all kinds of cultural events, and a couple of weeks ago it was time for the Salone del Gusto. The Salone del Gusto is essentially a really big, really overpriced, really pretentious farmers’ market. … Continue reading

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Applesauce to reconnect with your loved ones

One of the saddest things I have ever seen was a documentary on a bunch of Amish who had been ostracised from their community. It followed these ex-Amish types who had been cast out, presumably because they wanted to use … Continue reading

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