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Caipirinha Glasses and Limes
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Caipirinha: The Ultimate Summer Cocktail

When I think of Caipirinhas, I think of the Galápagos Islands. Yes, I know  the Caipirinha cocktail originates from Brasil,  but the Galapagos Islands residents make a caipirinha that will put hairs on your chest. There are several popular bars in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island…

July 24, 2015
Cherry Clafoutis
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Cherry Clafoutis

When I was living in a small Dutch village as a child, I loved cherries. I have fond memories of my parents taking me and my brother on Wednesday or Sunday afternoons to the cherry orchard nearby and buying cherries by the kilo. I…

June 15, 2015
Caprese Salad 3 Cheeses
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Caprese 3 Cheeses Salad

This is a really delicious and fresh salad, perfect to serve during your dinner party in summer. Use the best ingredients you can get. My favorite olive oil is ‘Flor de Aceite’ from Benaoliva in Benagalbon, a small town in the Axarquia, here in…

May 31, 2015
Indonesion Gazpacho Shooters
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Indonesian Gazpacho Shooters

The Indonesian archipelago. One of my favorite destinations. Not only because of the exceptionally nice people and their ancient culture, but also because of their food. I grew up with a lot of Indonesian and Moluccan friends and most of their mothers cooked the most amazing…

April 1, 2015
Almond Cakes Kumquat Candy
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Almond Cakes

These almond cakes are really easy to make and you can make them a day in advance. Serve them drenched in kumquat syrup and garnish with some candied kumquats on top, and a few in one piece around it.  …

March 21, 2015
Guests at Rooftop Table
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Rooftop Table Season has almost come to an end. The last dinner wil be tomorrow and it is an extra one on special request. We had a wonderful season. We met a lot of new people, enjoyed delicious food and good wine, had celebrations,…

September 23, 2013
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Crazy about Coconuts

Rooftop Table season is almost here. June 7th will be the first Rooftop Table and like last season we start with an Asian theme where I will cook two of my signature dishes. The first one is Nasi Goreng and Chicken Satay with the…

May 30, 2013
Aloe Vera
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Miracle Plant

I remember what a hassle it was to get this prickly plant home. I had to buckle it up but it still swayed from left to right, pricking my arm while driving the curvy roads to our house. During the last Rooftop Table I…

July 27, 2012
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