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Top Toothbrushes of the Year



I mentioned earlier in my blog that my dentist was not a happy bunny when he discovered the amount of cake I made (and ate). My dentist had recommended a particular sonic toothbrush but I had trouble getting hold of that particular make. When I did find it online it was very expensive due to the fact that it was a European import. It was something like $200.

That was when I decided to investigate other options. I was delighted when I saw a facebook ad for a website called ToothbrushTech. The link was to a page which highlighted their recommended toothbrushes for 2015. What I liked about it was that they had narrowed it down to just five options which left me less to worry about. They had a choice for each category like sonic and features.

I did not know that there are toothbrushes that will connect to your smartphone and analyse your brushing effectiveness. I also liked the fact that they included a sonic toothbrush and water flosser unit. I hate flossing but know that doctors think it is really important so I thought that was a great addition to the list.

Toothbrush Tech also had another page just dedicated to budget electric toothbrushes. I liked this because there were lots of brushes that will still clean your teeth really well but don’t have all the features of the premium models.

Personally my favorite toothbrush from the list was the Sonicare Diamondclean. They have just released a new purple color model that they call Amethyst. I know you shouldn’t buy a product like a toothbrush based on what it looks like, but this thing is a work of art. Definitely on my wish list this Christmas.


Overall I found this to be a helpful website so would give it 9 out of 10. The information was great but I think some aesthetic touches like a funky logo would improve it.

dutch low fat frying machines

Low Fat Frying on a budget

Generally speaking deep fat fried chips plus dieting do not go together! However, since Tefal came out with the first low fat fryer that statement is not necessarily true anymore. Now you can get great tasting chips without the large quantity of fat.

Whilst the Actifry is great it is rather expensive for some people. We quite like the Duronic af1 which is a cheaper alternative but also excellent. Check out this Duronic low fat fryer review to see what we mean.


As you can see the Duronic looks very similar to the Philips Air Fryer and does a similar thing but is about $30 cheaper. They are also a British company and the reviews online are mostly positive.

These low fat fryers are fantastic if you love deep fried chips but you want to reduce your fat intake. There is much debate about the taste of chips cooked in these low carb frying machines compared to the deep fat versions. The general conclusion is that deep fat taste better but the low fat ones are also nice and also far less greasy.

If you were just buying one of these kitchen tools just to cook chips I would tell you that you are crazy! There are lots of things that you can do with them, even some of the recipes on this website!

Baileys Irish Cream & Stroopwafel Pie

Baileys Irish Cream & Stroopwafel Pie

Today it's time for another stroopwafel recipe. Yes. Because stroopwafels rock, that's why. You will love this combination of silky smooth Baileys and crunchy stroopwafels.



3 bags stroopwafel crumbs (or you can use extra stroopwafels and crush them in little bits)
1 package of stroopwafels
80 ml Baileys
8 gelatin sheets
1 espresso (or strong coffee. You'll need approx. 50cc)
500 ml (vanilla) yoghurt
250 ml whipped slagroom (whip it!)
75 gram unsalted butter (Dutch) cocoa powder for decoration



Crush the stroopwafel crumbs or the stroopwafels until they're small enough. Melt the butter in a pan and add half of the crushed crumbs. Stir until well blended together. Pour in a dab of Baileys to soften the mixture up. Line your round cake tin with parchment paper. Next, pour the mixture in the tin. Cut four stroopwafels in half and place them around the edges (see pictures). Place tin in refrigerator to cool for at least an hour.

Add the espresso and the rest of the Baileys in a pan. Gently warm it, but do not let it boil. Soak the gelatin sheets in cold water for about 3 minutes. Squeeze the water out of the sheets and add them to the espresso/Baileys mixture. Stir it with a whisk until well blended. Add this mixture spoon by spoon to the yoghurt and stir until blended. Finally, fold in half of the whipped cream. Use the other half to coat the stroopwafel bottom that is in your fridge.

Next, sprinkle the rest of the stroopwafel crumbs over the whipped cream in the cake tin. Finally, pour over the yoghurt/espresso/Baileys mixture over the crumbs. Decorate with cocoa powder. Enjoy!





dutch teeth

Cake = Unhappy Dentist :-(

I have to confess that I do have a sweet tooth. I love all the recipes on this site and have tried each one at least once (sometimes a lot more than once!) Who doesn’t love a nice cake though. There is the way they look, the smell, the texture, the taste. Mmmm cake. OK before I turn into Homer Simpson, let me get to the point that I am meant to be making.

My dentist does not like cake. To be more specific, he thinks my teeth do not like cake. After a major telling off and some very thorough cleaning from the dental hygienist I was told that I was very lucky not to have any major cavities. That was when both the hygienist and the dentist recommended that I switch to an electric toothbrush and focus on cleaning my teeth at least twice a day for the recommended time of two minutes.

My dental office recommended the colgate proclinical a1500 electric toothbrush. It has new fancy technology that alters the speed and intensity of the brushing based on how you hold the toothbrush. I could spend hours trying to explain it to you so instead here is a video.


One of the other good reasons to invest in a sonic toothbrush is the built in timer which takes the guesswork out of knowing how long you should brush for. I could use a watch I suppose but that takes effort. Now all I have to do is turn the toothbrush on, place it in my mouth and move it around. When I have done my time the brush stops. Job done.

Right , Mr Dentist, now that I am looking after my teeth can I go back to cake recipes now please.

Dutch Farmer's Cake

Dutch Farmer's Cake

I remember the times when I used to be a little girl and my grandmother would bake a cake for Sunday coffee. Although I had lemonade with my cake, it still tasted delicious. I really wanted to share this recipe with you. It is a simple recipe, but creates an oh-so delicious cake.



Serves 12

2 apples, peeled and cut into parts
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 lemon (grated and squeezed)

200g soft, unsalted butter
200g fine white sugar

4 eggs
200g Boerencakemeel


Preheat your oven at 150 °C / 302 °F

In a large bowl, combine apple parts with cinnamon, lemon juice and lemon peel.

In another bowl, mix butter, sugar, and a little bit of salt with a handmixer in approx. 10 minutes to a light, creamy mixture. Add eggs and cakemeel simultaneously and mix at the lowest speed to a smooth batter. Then, mix for a few seconds at highest speed to create a fluffy batter.

Fold apple pieces in the batter. Scoop the batter in a baking tray (preferably a cake vorm). Fiill it for about 3/4. Use a spatula to smoothen the top.

Bake the cake until golden brown for 65-75 minutes on the middle rack in a preheated oven.

Take the tray out of the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes. Carefully slide the cake out (use a knife if necessary) and let the cake cool further on the rack.

dutch tefal ingenio


When it comes to investing in cookware there are a number of issues that people need to consider including weight, quality, how well it cooks, how heavy it is and how effective it is on your particular cooker. For example induction cookers require compatible saucepans. You can do a simple test with a magnet if you are not sure. Another thing to consider that a lot of people forget to do is storage space. In other words how much space will the saucepans and frying pans take up?

You can buy some fantastic cookware but if it does not fit into your kitchen then you are stuffed! That is why we like the ingenio set with removable handles. You can easily stack it and it takes up considerably less space than other cookware. To find out more about it go to this induction review of Tefal Ingenio.


A lot of people who have bought Ingenio saucepans rave about them and recommend them to their friends. At summer time Tefal have been known to bring out a special set specifically designed for camping which are fantastic for those of you who love camping or are spending some time at festivals. It can cost you a fortune to constantly have to buy food so cooking it yourself saves money and tastes better too. You have no idea where some of the ingredients comes from in some of the lesser known festivals and feasting on junk food for any length of time can make you feel very ill indeed.

These saucepans are ideal for cooking some of the dutch based recipes that you find on this website.

Dutch Summer Stew (Zomerhutspot)

Dutch Summer Stew (Zomerhutspot)

Since we in the middle of a (very hot) summer, I can imagine you don't really crave a traditional stew like boerenkool or zuurkool. Luckily, there are ways to create this typical winter meal into a summer dish, by changing the ingredients.




Serves 4 persons
1 kg potatoes, peeled
50 gram butter
2 onions, diced
10 large carrots, washed and sliced
1 clove of garlic
1 tbsp of curry powder
3 spring onions, cut


Boil the potatoes in water with some salt untik done in about 20 minutes. In the meantime, heat the butter and glaze the cut onions. After 5 minutes, add the carrot slices. Add the crushed garlic and the curry powder. Allow to cook for about 10 minutes on a low heat. Then, add the spring onions.

Pour down the potaties and mash into a puree. Blend in the carrot mixture. Use salt, pepper, and extra curry powder to your taste. Enjoy!

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