Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas vanilla pudding dessert



Today I want to share with you the last Christmas dish: Christmas vanilla pudding dessert.

It is super simple and looks fantastic!

 Christmas vanilla pudding dessert


Ingredients (4 cups):

– 8 whole wheat cookies

– 1 vanilla pudding (see package for additional ingredients)

– Forest fruit jam

– 1/3 butter


  1. Crush cookies with rolling pin.
  2. Prepare pudding according to package. Cool down and mix in a food processor with cold butter.
  3. Put in layers alternately.
  4. Top with jam.

I wish you all great time during Christmas dinner preparation!


Christmas potato stars and trees



Today I’ll show you my Christmas main dish idea.

You can make it with any kind of meat or fish. In fact what makes it whimsy to Christmas are the potato stars or potato Christmas trees. Whatever you call it… 🙂 Additionally orange carrots brighten the whole dish.

Christmas potato stars


– 0.5kg potatoes

– 1 egg

– 1tsp butter

– 2 tsp. mustard

– 1/5tsp. granted nutmeg

– Salt to taste

– A bunch of carrots

– 1 onion

– 1tbsp. honey

– 2tbsp. butter

– 1tbsp. lemon juice

– Pepper to taste


  1. Boil potato until tender and drain. Add butter, nutmeg, salt and mustard; mash. Cool for half an hour and mash with the egg.
  2. Put potato mass into a piping bag with a star tip.
  3. Pipe mass onto baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Cut in half lengthwise (prewashed) carrots. Chop onion. Place both in a pan, add butter, honey, lemon juice and stew until al dente- for about 15 minutes.
  5. Decorate piece of meat or fish with potato stars, blanched carrots and onions. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Voila 🙂

Enjoy your meal,

Christmas decoration at work




I just wanted to share with you my Christmas decoration. Work is the place where I want to feel good. That’s why I decided to decorate my room as well.

I decided for yellow to add a bit of sun during these long, dark days.

I put everything in a glass vase: glossy stones, Christmas lights, shiny twig with crystals and two angels…

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What do you think?


Heh, and here the Chocolate Santa:)


Chocolate Santa




Christmas pumpkin soup



Christmas is coming and I want to present you a couple of interesting ideas. These are not traditional Christmas dishes but they are interesting 🙂  Ginger and mandarin make it really special!


I will present three dishes within the next few days: starter, main dish and dessert.

Today I will begin with starter: Christmas pumpkin soup


Ingredients (for 4 people):

–          1 pumpkin

–          1 mandarin

–          Bread

–          Cheese

–          1x1cm fresh ginger

–          3 x bay leaf

–          ½ tsp. thyme

–          Garlic powder

–          Cayenne pepper

–          Salt to taste

Christmas pumpkin soup


  1. Bake pumpkin in temperature 200oCelcius, for 30 minutes. Let it cool down for about half an hour.
  2. Peel off the skin and remove the pits.
  3. Chop pumpkin into small pieces and boil in about 1,5-2liter water with bay leaf until gets soft, then smash it.
  4. Add little salt to taste, mandarin juice and zest, grated ginger and thyme .Cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. In the meantime bake bread toasts with cheese, topped with garlic powder, cayenne pepper and thyme.
  6. Serve soup with toasts.




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Warm appelbol with warm vanilla sauce



Let me just shorty present the first week of December.

As you already remember from my post about Saint Nicolas’ Eve it started to snow;)


On Thursday, Friday and Saturday we had the most beautiful days. Everything was covered with snow.

Such cold temperature encourages me to go out. Motivated by weather conditions I went to Koffiehuis de Heerlijckheid in Nijmegen.  It’s a great place to rest and eat something delicious in a nice cosy atmosphere.


I decided to eat “Warm appelbol with warm vanilla sauce”.

I was really surprised with delicate and balanced taste of slightly salted cake, delicious apples and wonderful vanilla sauce. Everything was just perfect.



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Below are some pictures of my “white” neighbourhood… 🙂


My cat didn’t like snow…


And the other day…

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Best greetings,

Anna **





Saint Nicholas’ eve 2012



This week I was the happiest person in the World. Finally it started to snow:):):)



Today in the Netherlands is Saint Nicholas’ eve, so called “Pakjesavond”. In Poland kids will get their presents early in the morning 🙂

Do you celebrate Saint Nicolas eve? Is it 5th or 6th of December?

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Here some pictures of my beautiful “Christmas decorated house”:)

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Enjoy the evening,




The last day of November- chocolate cake and skewers




The last day of November is a special day for Polish when we celebrate St. Andrew 🙂

I don’t feel like eating sweets/desserts all the time but together with a birthday of my friend I decided to bake a chocolate cake.

chocolate cake

The day after we ate “healthy snacks”.

So simple and delicious…



–          Olives

–          Feta

–          Mini-mozzarella

–          Mini salami

–          Paprika

–          Snack tomatoes

–          Radish

–          Grapes

–          Bread sticks

–          Homemade garlic dip



  1. Alternately thread all ingredients onto the skewers.

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*Enjoy your meal*