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Karin Engelbrecht

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By Karin Engelbrecht

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    • All About King's Day Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      On April 30, Holland erups into one giant orange-clad street party. The excuse? To celebrate the Queen's birthday. Welcome to the Orange Madness that is 'Koninginnedag'!
    • Easter Menu Ideas Created: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      'Pasen', the Dutch name for Easter comes from the Hebrew 'Pesach'. The Dutch celebrate the spring time feast in much the same way as other countries with a Christian tradition, but place a strong e...
    • Dutch Bacon & Apple Pancakes Created: Thursday, May 15, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Pancakes with apple, bacon and syrup may sound a bit strange to you, but don't knock it till you try it. It really is wickedly delicious.
    • Queen's Day Created: Sunday, April 27, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      On April 30, Holland erups into one giant orange-clad street party. The excuse? To celebrate the Queen's birthday. Welcome to the Orange Madness that is 'Koninginnedag'!
    • Rainbow Carrot Salad Recipe - Shaved Heirloom Carrots with Fennel & Orange Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Our heirloom carrot salad - suitable for raw, vegan and gluten-free diets - will add a bit of crunch to any plate.
    • Pancake Puffs (Poffertjes) with Strawberries & Cream Created: Saturday, July 12, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Pancake Puffs (known as 'Poffertjes' in Dutch) are basically fluffy baby pancakes. This recipe teams this Dutch favorite with strawberries & cream.
    • Best Amsterdam Terraces Created: Thursday, May 12, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Looking for something off the beaten track, where the locals go for a drink on a hot summer´s day? Our selection of Amsterdam patios includes plenty of waterside cafes, glorious garden patios...
    • Pickled Beet Salad with Ash-Coated Goat's Cheese (Geweckte Bietensalade) Created: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Whether it's the more frugal time we live in, or because we're increasingly uncertain about where processed foods come from (and what goes into them), it seems that the old-fashioned art of home ca...
    • Port Poached Pears Created: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The classic Dutch recipe requires you to cook the fruit in red wine, but I once sampled pears poached in white port in an Amsterdam restaurant, and resolved to develop my own recipe. My latest vers...
    • Dutch Cheese Plate (Hollandse Kaasplankje) Created: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      One of the easiest ways to entertain is to serve a cheese plate with drinks or as a savory dessert course. I've combined shards of aged goat's cheese, a block of creamy blue cheese, blocks of inter...
    • Zarb Champagne Created: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      While we may be more known more for our beer than our bubblies, the Zarb concept was created right here in Holland by a local advertising agency. The brand combines crisp champagne from a centuries...
    • Bols Natural Yoghurt Liqueur Created: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Founded in 1575, Amsterdam-based drinks company Bols is somewhat of a Dutch icon. So it was with great interest that I learned of their latest product - a yogurt-based liqueur. Says Huub van Doorne...
    • Paasstol Created: Sunday, July 20, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Paasstol = A traditional Dutch fruited loaf eaten at Easter.
    • Traditional Dutch Cherry Pie Recipe - Kersenvlaai Recept Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      This recipe makes a traditional cherry pie that is native to the Dutch province of Limburg, where it's known as ''kersenvlaai''.
    • Bread Rooster Recipe - Broodhaantje Recept Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      This traditional edible bread decoration for your Easter table is sure to impress your guests.
    • Dutch Cookbook Review: Meiraapje. Eettradities & Familierecepten Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      "Meiraapje, Eettradities & Familierecepten" cookbook is a call to celebrate the great diversity of foods enjoyed as part of various national and local traditions throughout the year.
    • What to Eat in March in the Netherlands Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      Learn more about which fruits, vegetables, venison and seafoods are in season in March.
    • Dutch Cookbook Review: Werken met Vis Created: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
      This how-to-cook for preparing seafood at home by sustainable seafood champion Bart van Olphen is sure to inspire even the biggest fish-phobe to get along swimmingly in the kitchen.
    • Dutch Cookbook Review: Rijntjes Keukengeheimen Created: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
      Enjoy food fit for a king with recipes adapted from a cookbook by 19th century caterer-to-the-king, Rijntje Biljardt. Read our review...
    • Dutch Cookbook Review: Het Perfecte Varken Created: Monday, November 11, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
      "Het Perfecte Varken" is a cookbook that will have every pork lover licking his or her fingers with every page.
    • Beet & Mandarin Orange Cakes - Bietencakejes met Mandarijn Created: Monday, February 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014
      Carrot cake lovers might want to try our light, moist beetroot cake with walnuts and a mandarin orange flavored cream cheese frosting.
    • Valentine's Day Menu Ideas Created: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014
      Stress is the last thing you want on Valentine's Day. It's one thing to cook up a storm for your sweetheart, but what's the point if you're too tired afterwards to be any fun? Therefore, our Valent...
    • Tulbandjes met Frambozencreme (Mini Vanilla Cakes with Raspberry Cream) Created: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
      These mini vanilla ring cakes, served with a delicate raspberry cream, are as pretty as a picture.
    • Zuurkool Created: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
      What is "zuurkool"? It's the Dutch version of sauerkraut. Learn more...
    • Choucroute Garnie Recipe (Zuurkool Extreem) Created: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
      This classic Alsatian dish turns humble sauerkraut into the ultimate celebration of cabbage and pork.
    • Pork Cordon Bleu Recipe Created: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
      A classic cordon bleu recipe using bone-in pork rib chops, stuffed with piquant cheese and juicy ham.
    • Roast Suckling Pig Recipe Created: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
      What could be more celebratory than cooking a whole roast suckling pig? This step-by-step recipe explains how to go about it at home.
    • Salted Caramel Cheesecake with Speculaas Recipe Created: Monday, December 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013
      Fans of cheesecake will love this version with salted caramel. We've used traditional speculaas cookies for the crust. The aromatic cookies really cut through the richness of this dessert.
    • Dutch Menu Ideas for the Holidays Created: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
      From the lightest of appetizers to the most decadent desserts, here are a few of our favorite picks for the Dutch holiday table.
    • Jan Hagel Cookies Created: Friday, December 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
      These Dutch Christmas cookies with their hint of cinnamon, almond slivers and sugary crunch are just great for the holidays -- or, in fact, any time.
    • Pearl Onion Pickle Recipe Created: Friday, November 29, 2013 Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013
      Pearl onion pickle is a common accompaniment of a Dutch cheese- or charcuterie plate. Make it at home with this simple recipe.
    • Easy Pork Rib Roast with Oven-Roasted Vegetables Created: Sunday, November 24, 2013 Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013
      Forget turkey, the Dutch way to celebrate is with pork. This easy one-pot recipe delivers a juicy rib roast with crispy crackling and oven roasted veggies.

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