Category Archives: FOOD

recipes as wall decoration

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Delicious recipes with inspiring photos are used here as wall decoration. A great idea!

(image from VT Wonen)

home made lemonade

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It’s going to be a very warm weekend here in The Netherlands. Time to make ice cold homemade lemonade! I usually make mine with limes and fresh mint but there are thousands of different recipes. You can find some recipes here. Have a great weekend!

(images from Free People Clothing Boutique Blog)

diy: jam lid labels

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If the previous post has inspired you to make your own jams, then you can download some lovely jam lid labels from Martha Stewart’s website. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend & see you on Monday!

wooden recipe card box

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Today I’m loving … this wooden recipe card box from Rifle Paper Co, a boutique stationery brand and design studio based in Florida, USA. The boxes are made by local craftsmen from locally salvaged hardwood (trees that were destined for landfills).

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All of the boxes are unique and hand-crafted during a 3-month-long process (a month for the mill to source the salvaged wood, a month to build in the workman’s studio, and a month for the hand-rubbed finish to dry). The lids are then screen printed with two different design options.

(via design*sponge)

happy weekend & apricot tart

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Happy weekend! The sun is shining here: it is a great day to have a picnic outside with for example this beautiful apricot almond tart! You can find the recipe here on My Tartelette.

italian-inspired summer menu by sunday suppers

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Sunday Suppers, a class-cooking- dining experience, organised a special edition for Martha Stewart Living. Karen Mordechai is responsible for the gorgeous styling. She is also the talented photographer of these beautiful images. The entire story can be found in the June issue of Martha Steward Living. You can find the recipes for this Italian-Inspired Summer Supper Menu here at the Martha Stewart website.

sunday suppers

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I love everything about this post: the styling, the products, the setting, the photo’s.. everything! This stunning table arrangement is created by Sunday Suppers, who were asked to guest blog for Martha Stewart’s wedding blog. For this post they decided to create a dessert cheese table—very much in the French fashion—using a rustic chic look for décor, staying within the given color palate of cream and white.

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They sought out cheese that created visual variety for the display, and variety in taste for the serving. They also searched for pairings that really highlighted and complimented their cheese. Once the cheeses were selected they had a great time arranging a beautiful buffet table. Delicate pairings like french baguette, honey, and pear, were used to add colors and shapes.

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Sunday Suppers is a class-cooking- dining experience, pairing friends and food. The food is market fresh, local and organic and the approach is to create seasonal and fresh meals together. The classes are held in a waterfront loft in Brooklyn, NY and are taught by Local Chefs.

(images from Sunday Suppers, photos + styling by Karen Mordechai / via This is Glamorous)

le pain quotidien in amsterdam

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Famous bakery Le Pain Quotidien has a openend a shop in Amsterdam! I know this bakery from visits to Antwerp (Belgium) where I used to buy their internationally famous organic sour dough breads. Le Pain Quotidien is a fantastic bakery with 116 stores around the world, serving delicious breads and pastries as well as food to eat in the restaurant area, including plates of charcuterie, sandwiches and salads.

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Le Pain Quotidien: “Whenever we can, we source organic ingredients. This way, we not only do what is good for the Earth, but we also ensure our ingredients are of the highest quality. It’s about finding the very best, in a way that is good for all of us. Our bread is made today exactly as it was in the beginning: with only organic stone-ground flour, salt, and water, kneaded and shaped by hand and baked in a hearth under the watchful eye of artisan bakers. The process is long, arduous, and delicate…and worth every effort”.

You can visit their website to see if they have a shop in your area. In Amsterdam Le Pain Quotidien is located at Cornelis Troostplein in the Pijp area.

treat street

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I’m loving this initiative! Mary, Clare, and Crystal wanted to bake all day and night, experiment with new recipes, and make their favorite stuff but they knew there was no way on planet Earth that they could eat all the sweets they wanted to make. They had to come up with a way to share. So they founded Treat Street. Treat Street is the original, friendly, neighborhood, underground, roving, secret bakery. Every so often, they set up cardboard shop in a driveway with a table or two loaded with homemade goodness and wait to see what happens. Friends, neighbors, and total strangers show up and eat treats!

(via Goop)

amsterdam: noordermarkt (farmers market)


I am off to the Noordermarkt in Amsterdam this morning to get some delicious things for our bbq this weekend. This weekly organic farmers market is one of the gastronomic delights of Amsterdam! For food lovers travelling to Amsterdam, this is an experience that should not be missed.

The farmers market is located on the Noordermarkt, a delightful square nestled between the Westerstraat and the Prinsengracht in the heart of the very charming Jordaan quarter.

Specialist stalls carry an array of organic produced food: cheese, bread, vegetables, meat and flowers & plants of the season. There is a stall with the most delicious sausages, another stall has a stunning display of mushrooms and at another stall you can sample some delicious smoked mozzarella.

Over 30 stall holders arrive every Saturday before dawn to set up shop and they continue until 16:00. Around the market there are several nice cafes where can have a lovely cup of coffee.

Some historical background: the market has began in 1987 when Adri Vallentin, then owner of the popular café called Winkel on the Noordermarkt, has setup nine biological food stalls, hoping to draw more clients on Saturday morning to his café. Today is it is very popular market, small but lively, with an unique atmosphere.

The Noordermarkt is held every Saturday between 09:00 – 16:00. Enjoy!

{You can find more great Amsterdam shops & stops in my Amsterdam Guide and in the Amsterdam category.}