Review: Roots Rotterdam + WIN dinner for 2!

Hi guys!

Last Saturday, the Boyfriend and I went to Rotterdam for dinner at Roots. It’s part of Hilton so it had to be fancy. It was. I loved the interior; marble tables, white chairs and golden decorations on the side. Marvellous! You math y think it makes the restaurant cold but it doesn’t. When it’s dark outside, they dim the lights so the red, white and orange lights give a warm and cosy glow to the room. Add a candle to that and you’re having a romantic dinner! If you brought a date, that is πŸ˜‰

Dinner at Roots Rotterdam

Continue reading

Advertisements

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Hi guys!

It’s official. Fall is here. Some may say Summer didn’t last long this year, others may even say we didn’t even have a Summer this year. I disagree. I’ve enjoyed Summer, I’ve sat in the sun and I even got burned from it. So yes, we did have a Summer. But that’s over now.

I don’t mind it being Fall already. It’s such a great season! The trees get beautiful colours, we can eat cinnamon, apples and pumpkin every day and the house becomes a bit more cosy when we take our candles out. I don’t like waking up in the dark and coming home in the dark but I do like the cosy vibe that darkness brings our house. Oh and another great part of Fall? It leads to Christmas πŸ˜‰

To celebrate the beginning of Fall, I present to you: Salted Caramel Apple Pie! I even tried a decorated pie crust for you.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie for Fall

Continue reading

Neuhaus celebrates me-time with the new BonBon collection

Hi guys!

Me-time. It’s something we all need, wether we admit it or not. For some, me-time means getting a hot bath whilst reading the newest novel from your favorite author. For others it means watching a show or series by yourself. For me, me-time is enjoying a fine piece of chocolate. I don’t even care where I am; in my car, waiting for the bus, you name it.

Neuhaus – my favorite chocolatier – honors this kind of me-time with its new collection: BonBon. They describe it as

The praline reinvented for on the go

The BonBons come in a handy box with 10 (fits your purse πŸ˜‰ ) or a slightly bigger box with 27 pieces of heaven.

NEUHAUS-BONBON 'SHARING' BOX27open2

Continue reading

3 Fabulous Brownie Recipes for Chocolate Day

Hi guys!

Tomorrow might be one of my favorite days… Chocolate Day! It’s not the same as my favorite, official, holiday (you know which one that is, don’t you?) but still. If there was a rule that it was okay (when is it not) to eat chocolate all day long, I would definitely obey.

I was dreaming about what to make for Chocolate Day and the answer was quite easy: Brownies! I find Brownies to be the BEST option ever if you’re looking for something that screams chocolate. You can also go for a regular chocolate bar, but where’s the fun in that? If you make brownies however, you have the taste of divinity (and chocolate) AND the smell of divinity (and chocolate)! It makes my house smell so cozy ^^.

To celebrate chocolate Day, I’m sharing 3 fabulous Brownie recipes with you! We’ll go from ‘normal’ to ‘over the top’ πŸ˜‰

Fabulous Brownie Recipes

Continue reading

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Hi guys!

I’m sharing another Tiramisu recipe today. In Cupcake costume! How cool is that?! πŸ˜‰

My ultimate example when it comes to Cupcakes is Cupcake Jemma from Crumbs & Doilies, UK. I love watching her YouTube video’s and I’m dying to visit the shop whenever I get back to London some day. Hopefully next year.

So I’m guessing you guys can already figure out whose original recipe this is πŸ˜‰

Tiramisu Cupcakes. It’s a Cupcake, with a Tiramisu flavor. It really is as simple as that. The Cupcake has a slight espresso flavor (very subtle) and a yummy espresso filling. That piece of heaven is topped with a smooth mascarpone buttercreme and sprinkled with cocoa powder. Drooling yet?

Continue reading

Apple Turnovers

Hi guys!

One of my favorite bakery treats are Apple Turnovers! It’s silly but if the Apple Turnovers aren’t good, the bakery isn’t good xD At least for me, that is :p I bet everyone has a special “reference” treat to compare bakeries and to either find them good or not. What’s yours?

These Apple Turnovers are so easy to make, you’ll never have to live a day without them πŸ˜‰

Continue reading

August Favorites

Hi guys!

It’s the 1st of September. Many of you have seen your kids go to school again. Some may have cried, others may have jumped in the air because now they’ll finally get some rest.

I just went to work today. It’s funny, the 1st of September lost its meaning when I went to college (we started on the 15th of September) but it was only when I got a job that it became truly meaningless to me. Oh wait, it does mean something. More trafic.Β πŸ˜‰

Do you miss that 1st of September?

A new month means a new Favorites! Ready?Β πŸ˜€

August Favs

Continue reading

Strawberry Gin Tonic with a slice of lime from Botanic & Fruits

Hi guys!

The weather has been crazy around here. Hot. Hot. Hot! Which made the perfect excuse to poor myself a large glass of Gin Tonic πŸ˜‰

On holidays, I found this beautiful bottle of Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin. I couldn’t resist. I actually always by my booze by the looks… I hear it’s not the best tactic when deciding on wine and other drinks but I’ve never had any bad luck. So far, that is.

I could already imagine it when I was holding that bottle. A strawberry Gin, with some Fever Tree Tonic, strawberries, ice cubes a slice of lime from Botanic & Fruits (more about that later in this post) and a fun straw. Perfect!

Refreshing Strawberry Gin Tonic

 

Continue reading

No-Bake Tiramisu Cheesecake

Hi guys!

I’m a fan of Tiramisu. It used to be different: I don’t drink coffee, so I always assumed I’d hate Tiramisu since it has coffee in it… Silly, I know. But my eyes opened in time to learn to love this yummy Italian treat. Many people say it’s their favorite dessert and I can’t blame them πŸ™‚

I’ve made Tiramisu Ice Cream before and now I wanted to try a Tiramisu Cheesecake. Oh. My. God. Why haven’t I done this before? It’s heaven. Truly!

Tiramisu Cheesecake Recipe

Continue reading

Picknick Time with Delio

Hi guys!

One of my favorite Summer activities is having a picknick. I just love sitting down in a park, preferably on a lake or pond, and chill on a soft blanket whilst enjoying some bread and a glass of bubbles… Don’t you?

When I was younger, my parents and I would travel to France and have a picknick every day. We would take the car, stop at a local boulangerie (bakery) for some bread and a dessert and go find a spot to picknick on our way to wherever we wanted to go that day. Oh how I loved those days.

Continue reading