Category Archives: Baking

We loved kale before it was cool

For reasons that I cannot imagine, kale somehow became hip in the past few years. Kale, the least appetising-looking, toughest, most indestructible vegetable known to man. I’m sure it was announced somewhere to be full of antioxidants, and suddenly, as these things go, … Continue reading

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Brunch, the only acceptable portmanteau

A few years ago I wrote about how much I hate portmanteau words. This is still valid (Brexit, oh dear Jesus), but there’s one word for which I make an exception: brunch. I guess brunch isn’t so bad because it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Flammkuchen, so hot right now

When I came to live in the Netherlands after years of living elsewhere, I quickly realised I’d missed all the recent developments and the latest hypes. The Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet scandal mostly passed by me unnoticed and uncared for. … Continue reading

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What to do when your oven is an oven/microwave combo

As I may have mentioned before, I’m once again back to being a penniless, scruffy student, and with it comes all the charm of student life, such as having a tiny tiny kitchen. My tiny tiny kitchen also has a tiny … Continue reading

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Morning trouble

A cat is meowing, incessantly, directly into my ear. It wants something from me. I try to understand what. It indicates the pile of books I’ve got in the bath tub. I hand it a small paperback, after which it … Continue reading

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Hairy borage quiche

In case modern society is one day wiped out by a virus or a comet, or in case the zombie apocalypse comes to pass, I like to be prepared. This does not mean my house if full of bottled water, … Continue reading

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Genova, the home of focaccia and other earthly pleasures

Last Friday was Labour Day, which meant we had a three-day weekend! What do Italians do when they get a three-day weekend? They get out of town. So we did, too. The journey took us to Genova, well-established as the … Continue reading

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