• Dutch spice biscuits: Speculaas (Speculoos)

    The fragrance of these delicate, buttery biscuits is irresistible. Warm and comforting, they make a perfect Christmas gift or a nice little treat for yourself. Continue reading

  • Christmas!

    Without wishing to sound like a humbug, the only part of Christmas I really enjoy is the food. This year, we hosted Christmas lunch for five adults and one child, which was a nice number to cater for – not out of control like in previous years!

    We feasted on chilli and garlic barbecued prawns, baked moroccan meatballs with olives and preserved lemon, my family’s traditional chicken skewers, super-crispy garlic and rosemary potatoes, chickpea masala (recipe courtesy of a fellow teacher and wonderful cook), barbecued corn-on-the-cob, green salad – PLUS our awesome guests brought homemade bread, moroccan lamb ribs, and coleslaw. Continue reading