How nice that you visit my site. I’m Andréa and my passion is cooking. Together with my husband and three sons, I live in the South of the Netherlands.
We have a family business in photography and in addition this delicious food blog. Of course I’m on the road a lot with (and for ;-)) the children and I like to volunteer for our small village community. Because I’m lucky enough to live in a very nice and small village. I live on the outskirts of the village and when I look around I see polder, the dyke and the forest. A very nice place and we live there with great pleasure.
Cooking is my
As long as I can remember, cooking and baking have been a passion of mine. When I was very young, I scoured the library for new cookbooks. Dream away with the recipes and in the meantime, while reading the recipe, I could already taste the flavors and imagine what it would look like. When my husband and I went to live together in our house, most of my input was also kitchen-related. I think I had saved a whole box with just herbs and spices together ;-). Unfortunately I only had 7 cupboards and that did not go well with my food passion. That time is long behind me and after moving and renovating I am now in possession of my dream kitchen with wonderful equipment, lots of cupboards and I can enjoy myself thoroughly. There’s only one problem. I love cooking so much that if you let me go my way, I will cook more than we can eat (even with 3 sons). So I always have to restrain myself and I am always happy with holidays and parties because then I can really let myself go.
I do not believe in hypes and grew up with the principle. To is never good except to satisfied.
Furthermore, to the despair of some of my family members, I am a huge QUEEN fan for years and so it’s (almost) always on. When the Spotify ratings for Queen go up I’m certainly one of the responsible persons. I play the music often and hard, because that gives me energy and I always get inspiration from that. And usually I sing along, dance or play the air guitar ;-). So don’t pay me an unexpected visit for that reason.
I love watching cooking programs and I can do that for evenings long. And I like to read a book. Doing nothing is not my cup of tea, then I would rather bake or cook or sort something out. Oh yes, and I love to photograph food. Because what could be better than the red of the tomato or the green of the spring onion or … Well you understand where I want to go.
It is not always
Due to a severe peanut allergy and intolerance to mushrooms, I’m sometimes somewhat limited. Eating out is a test and I rarely do. Because when the cook makes a mistake and there is a trace of peanut in my food, I will be out of the running for at least a few days because I am so sick.
But I love to listen to how others go out to eat and what kind of party they get on their plates. And when I go out for dinner, I enjoy it even more, because it’s so special
For a long time I thought about what kind of approach I wanted to give my food blog. A special theme is not really something for me, because although I appreciate a lot of food, I do not specifically like vegan, low carbohydrates, super slim, ultra healthy, superfood or anything els. For me only ONE thing is really important and that’s if you make a recipe from this blog then you know for sure that that’s right!
It’s a good taste!
Lots of cooking and reading pleasure,
Hello Jumbo, March 2012 Photos made for the Without more magazine and used in Hello Jumbo: cupcakes jumbo magazine
Zonder meer magazine (march 2012)
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