Buratta & Beets / Renee Kemps

Smoked beets, Pesto, Burrata, Peach, Dukkah

Whenever there is something with beets on the menu in a restaurant, I take it. It's also the easiest way to my heart on a personal level - beets, burrata, good quality olive oil, fresh herbs and a bottle of wine, and I'm yours. I don't know when it started, but over the years, these little ones have [...]
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Béchamel Oeufs en Cocotte with Sourdough Soldiers

Isn't it a little strange to not really like eggs (hard boiled, baked, scrambled), but to go crazy over oeufs en cocottes? They're special, those little ramekins filled with warm, flavourful soft eggs and runny yolks. With herbs, melted cheese, and maybe some prosciutto. And on the side those crispy, salty bread soldiers which you [...]
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Brussels Sprouts / Renee Kemps

Celeriac Purée, black Garlic roasted Brussels Sprouts, black Pepper Roasted Pears and salty Sourdough Croutons / Brussels Sprouts Field Trip

It's 11 pm and I'm still on a 'high' - I've been all day. This morning, my very first, close to perfect, sourdough bread came out of the oven (link). After months and months of interest and research, a month of staging at Mirabelle (a sourdough bakery in Copenhagen), and a couple of weeks of experimenting, [...]
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Cake / Renee Kemps

Experimental Grapefruit & Olive Oil Cake + Izy

Not even a week ago, there were no signs of spring at all. Amsterdam was dreary, rainy and cold. It was by far not as cold as Copenhagen was, but still. I was longing for days of sunshine, cold shoulder tops, high heeled sandals, and a sun kissed skin with freckles. Now, a week later and being home [...]
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