Stamppot, our easy and comfy food

When you grow up you will learn to eat the dishes that are known in the area you grow up. So Freek and I grew up eating a lot of AGV what means Potatoes, Vegetables and a piece of Meat, and still a lot of people eat it like that. Surprisely that kind of dinner is what our boys like the most! In the winter the people in Holland eat a lot of “stamppotten”. Stamppot/Mash pot is a traditional Dutch dish made from a combination of potatoes mashed with one or several vegetables and most of the time a sausage on the side. And our boys love to eat these dishes. I don’t have to give the Brussels sprouts on the side but when I make it with a mash pot they will eat it though! So our favorites are with carrots and onions, raw endive and Brussels sprouts. It will give you mine recipe of how I make the carrot mash pot or how we say it “Hutspot”. … More Stamppot, our easy and comfy food

SPLIT PEASOUP AKA SNERT

Sometimes I post pictures on facebook/Instagram of my stories from food we eat. Most of the times when I share food pictures it’s from the Dutch food we eat! So I got some questions about my pea soup. First a little trivia; Pea soup becomes Snert when you leave it for a night. It becomes very thick and you can put a spoon in there and it will stand up tall, LOL. It even tastes better the day after, I think. Making Snert was placed on the Dutch inventory list for intangible heritage in 2018. We are very proud of it in the Netherlands as you can see. And every year there will be a match to be world champion in cooking Snert… (no it’s not an eating contest). It’s a soup that takes some time to prepare so we normally make it during the weekend. We typically also make a large amount so we can freeze half of it for another time… … More SPLIT PEASOUP AKA SNERT