the snow is melting…
Posted in amsterdam, pia's photos, recipes, stylists February 18th, 2010 by pia


For the last week here in Amsterdam, our canal has had a layer of glorious snow over the top of its frozen, icey surface. It has been reflecting a beautiful blue-white light into the boat that I have never seen before. Every morning I have been eagerly pulling up the blinds to let in as much of the light as possible, and I have been so inspired to use this new white light – imagining up all sorts of new still life tabletop scenes and interior settings. This morning I was a little sad to see that all the snow had melted on the canal.

But I didn’t come here to give you a weather report. Instead, I want to let you know that food stylist Yvette van Boven is here in da (blog)house again! After I saw the latest post on her blog called Dutch Fare, I asked if she could translate one of the recipes and being the wonderful friend that she is, she said yes. She shouldn’t be indulging us though, because she too is very busy working on a huge book and she needs no distractions. Meanwhile, she has runaway to Paris to try to get some work done on her book without being distracted by the likes of well… me. I understand.

So, go take a look in the (blog)house kitchen (click here) to see which recipe Yvette kindly translated and wrote about for us. It’s the perfect winter treat. Enjoy!


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  1. Yvette says

    Hey > I just PRE-orderd your book! The cover looks promising!
    And now > stop procrastinating…back to work woman….!

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  2. char says

    Thanks for sharing the translated version of that recipe…it looks FABULOUS…I am trying to come up with a menu for a Dinner Party which I’m hosting this Saturday…8 people in total!
    Your books look gorgeous…my birthday is coming up soon…so perhaps my husband could be persuaded…
    Have a wonderful day…we just got more snow up here in Canada.

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  3. Kate Funk says

    Your blog is beautiful!

    February 19th, 2010 | #

  4. Theresa says

    How lovely. I have your book, it got me very inspired on our trip to Paris last summer! Thank you for your gift.

    February 19th, 2010 | #

  5. Ann Marie says

    hopefully you will share some images with us of that wonderful blue light in the boathouse. sounds so wonderful!
    and thanks for interrupting such a wonderful lady so we could have some more goodness in our lives!

    February 19th, 2010 | #

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