Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A thousand likes!

Recipes from My Dutch Kitchen: Explore the unique and delicious cuisine of the Netherlands with over 350 photographsJust the other day I was on The Dutch Table page on Facebook saying that I was planning a surprise when the counter hit 1,000. That was April 12th. And in less than a month we've hit this milestone, I am so excited!!

So, in good Dutch fashion, we'll celebrate with cake. This weekend I'll post the recipe for a taart, but can't pick which one: mokka (mocca) or hazelnootschuim (hazelnut meringue)? You decide!

And to celebrate even more, I'd like to give the new Janny de Moor book, Recipes from my Dutch Kitchen (in English), to a random reader. The book is due August 12th of this year.

In order to get in the drawing, post a comment in the next ten days, until May 20th, with your favorite memory, favorite dish or request. Or just say hi and let us know you like the website! That can be either below this post, or on the post of your liking.

Past comments also count, so if you've posted in the past, no need to post again, unless you'd like to share something. I'll pick a random number, seek out that post and you may be the winner! Anonymous postings don't count.....

Thank you all for your likes, I am so grateful!

32 comments:

  1. oooh favorite is draadjesvlees met uien...my Oma had the best, unfortunately she's not here anymore

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  2. Fran Doak (Bottema)May 8, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    When it comes to Dutch food there are far too many favorites and when I read through the list here on this site they all bring back memories of pea soup with smoked sausage or brown bean soup on Saturdays and meat ball soup on Sundays and my Dad's homemade sugar bread and current bread. There are too many to count. It would be so lovely to have a Dutch recipe book; thanks so much for the chance win it.
    Fran Doak (Bottema)

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  3. I know it was a simple recipe but I was so happy when you posted the Pepernoten recipe (yes, I know they were kruidnoten technically - no one yell at me please!) because making it took me and a fair few of my emigrated family right back to our childhoods last Christmas and we spent hours in candlelit nostalgia!

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  4. Ooohhhh Mokkataart, daar heb ik zo'n zin in, dat is altijd mijn favoriet geweest, dus ik zou heel erg blij zijn met dat recept.

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  5. When it comes to my favourite Dutch treats, I love the traditional favourites like vla, krokets, and stampot. But number one on my list will have to be appeltaart. I haven't been in the Netherlands since my oldest was 1, and she's 7.5 now, and that's the last time I had a great appeltaart. Oh, how I miss it.

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  6. Ten eerste natuurlijk van harte met deze geweldige mijlpaal...super!!!

    Hier in huis scoort de boterkoek heel erg hoog (en ook op de scholen van de kinderen ;-) Verder staan kroketten, sate en erwtensoep regelmatig op het menu en bak ik vaak appeltaart, gevuld speculaas en kerst-, paas-, moeder- en vaderdag stol.
    En als ik zou mogen kiezen....doe mij dan maar een hazelnoten schuim taartje. Water loopt me nu al in m'n mond :-D

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  7. Definite your recipe for gevulde koek. The ultimate in Dutch comfort food for me. I adore them. As my husband says, you can wake me up for a gevulde koek!

    Congrats on reaching a milestone and thanks for sharing the Dutch food love!

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  8. OOH please make the mokka cake. Your recipes remind me of so many things my Grandma used to make. Her family had been in the US for a few generations, but she still made all the good homey recipes. I would love, love, love a copy of that cookbook.

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  9. Mokka please! My Grandma died in the late 1970's and you are my food lifeline...she never wrote down any of her recipes and they were lost when she passed (she came to San Francisco with my Dad, age 6, via Britain and Canada)

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  10. Mokka please! Congratulations on reaching the 1000 mark!It is a great credit to this wonderful site!

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  11. Wat een leuk idee :-), Ik ga voor de mokka taart. Nog nooit zelf gemaakt. Ennuh ik heb laatst de vanillevla gemaakt. Mijn kinderen waren verbaasd dat je dat ook zelf kon maken :-)
    succes verder

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  12. De Mokka taart ajb! Lijkt meheerlijk.

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  13. I have found so many new ideas here ! My ancestors came from the Netherlands to NY and I have been researching my family tree. Dankje wel !

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    1. BLP, welcome to the site and welcome to the "family"! Hope you will try and make some of these dishes to celebrate your heritage. Let me know if you have any questions!

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  14. I love love love your site. I am from a baker's family, both here in Canada and in Holland. Some of the recipes on here are just like Papa makes and others I remember from my Holland visits. Thank you for making all the recipes available to us. Wendy

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  15. Love your site!!! Just found it. I too live in Idaho. My husband is from Haaksbergen, Netherlands. We meet in college, he is the only one from his family in the states. I am excited to try all your wonderful recipes. It will be fun having him choose all his favorites. Thank you for sharing all your recipes!!! -Heidi

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  16. So many recipes have gone when our mom passed away. I really am depending on your blog and facebook page. Thank you for all you do.

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  17. duidelijk de kroket, al mis ik hier in Zweden nasi met sate ook wel... Ik mag deze website alleen lezen als ik net heb gegeten, want ik krijg zeker weten trek in alle typisch nederlandse recepten...

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  18. I found your blog when I was looking for a recipe for bitterballen. My husband is Dutch (we live in Norway) and every time we go to Holland I have bitterballen. I haven't tried to make them myself yet, but it's definately on my list :)
    Ann C.

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  19. I just found your blog today! I'm going to make the mokka taart for my family and let them in on this Dutch goodness. :) I haven't been able to take them to Holland yet but I can let them taste the food!

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    1. Food is a great way to travel and taste the flavors of another country, enjoy the mokkataart!

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  20. congrats! love this site!
    what do i crave that I just can't make at home???
    SHOARMA! echte shoarma van een shoarma tent!
    I've brought back shoarma spices from The Netherlands but can't recreate it at home. :-(
    what i also would love to have is the sweet white bread that was only available at Christmas time...i think sucade brood...going google search a second....can't find anything but it has no nuts or fruits in it...maybe someone has an idea what it is called.

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    1. Thanks Marcella! I have a recipe for shoarma spices I will share, it's close enough :-). As for the bread, could it be duivekater? Let me know and we'll bake it!

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    2. yes...i I think that is it.
      Let's bake :-)

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  21. Hi! This is such a great site! Congratulations on your 1000th!

    I've been in a long-distance relationship with my Dutch boyfriend since September 2010 with the plan that once he finishes his PhD there, he will come back to the US and we will get married. While I only get to visit him in NL a few times a year (we switchoff who has to fly), I love spending time with his Dutch family-especially his Oma who loves to cook for me! My Dutch is not very good, and she can't speak a word of English, but somehow we manage to get our points across over her famous kip soep! :)

    Thanks for posting all of your wonderful recipes, and I'm really excited to start practicing my Dutch cooking skills so that I can cook for Oma and the rest of his family on my next trip over! (And maybe in the future, I can give him a taste of "home" once in a while!)

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  22. I've just found this lovely site and can't wait wait to try recipes from my childhood. I'm a first generation Aussie with Dutch parents and grew up learning to cook with both my Omas. The mokkataart looks like the one Oma taught me when I was a teenager and I can't wait to make it for my husband. I've just managed to find koekkruiden and we have been enjoying some lovely cakes and apple tarts made with it. Thank you for sharing your recipes, Rach in NW WA

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  23. Fryske Sukerbole!!! Hands down. I love to bake our own bread. 10-15 loaves every week and as a Sunday treat sukerbole. I can't find good bread in the US supermarket so I started to make it myself. Best stress relieve ever.

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  24. All your Recipes look so yummy, and their better when we have these delicious recipes having coffe with you. Vivian

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  25. what's my favourite dutch food?... stroopwafels!;)
    congratulations for your blog, it's so full of tempting dishes!
    V.

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  26. When I was 10 years old, my parents took me and my brothers and sisters to the Netherlands - they both immigrated when they were children - so we could visit our Grandmother Zuiderveld and see where they were born, etc. I remember visiting the town of Staphorst and while we were there, stopping at a food cart that was making stroopwafels. It was warm and gooey and so delicious. It doesn't even compare to the regular ones I'd grown up loving that came in a package from the Dutch store in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (which, by the way, was shaped like a Wooden Shoe!).

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  27. My Mom used to run a Dutch Import Store out of our house, and your blog is a wonderful trip back in time; seeing all of these 'lekker' food items we used to sell on your site makes me VERY nostalgic! Thanks for all you do!

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  28. Your blog about Dutch food is really interesting . Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. I like Danish cuisine food very much and i have tried many Dutch recipes which i got from youtube and many other website. I like visiting Danish restaurants in weekend.

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