29 July, 2010

COME ON OVER! I'm moving!

Hello Guys,

I've been working on a new blog / site for some time now and it's almost finished. I have put everything you see on this one, plus my portfolio on it, and now I'm sorting things out. As everyone knows sorting out a portfolio is a lot of work, so I've decided to send you all over to my new place and I'll sort things out in the background, while you all have a peek. 

From now on, all new stuff will be shown here: www.yvettevanboven.com 
You are all invited and very welcome! 

All the best and see you there soon!


PS a big thank you to Romain Bigeard, who helped me so much moving! 

18 July, 2010

Cover Delicious.

I saw myself on the cover of the new Delicious. today! Proud as a peacock I am. They did a huge exclusive story on my book, but I'll boost about that later. For now you can try to find me on the front.

12 July, 2010

Sunday Brunch – Savory Cake @ 2DM

I posted this over at 2DM - blogazine, this weekend:

The past weeks where special ones.
We had a sad family gatherings, huge cooking jobs and in between I finished my book. On one occasion my sisters brother in law baked this cake and brought it to her house.
After tasting a slice we all couldn’t stop eating it. So I asked him for the recipe to share with you.
He had thought of the recipe himself and luckily new it by heart. So I jotted it down quickly and made it at home as soon as I could.
It’s lovely.
Please use salt and pepper to taste, but don’t forget that parmesan, olives and feta are salty too!
Have a great Sunday afternoon,

09 July, 2010

Summer at Allerhande

Sun is shining! Summer is here! 
Allerhande Magazine has fixed the summer edition, avaliable at all supermarkets right now.

23 June, 2010

An aubergenious present!

Look what I got today!
I wonder what I'll cook with them. 
Any suggestions?
I'll post a recipe if I think of something nice these coming days.

Wedding Thank You's

For a huge wedding that took place in an orchard last May, I made 'Thank You' gifts. They were printed on laptrays.
The bride and groom handed them out to their best friends, who had helped them so much during their big day. 
We also catered the event, it was one of the nicest weddings I've ever seen.

15 June, 2010

Elderflower Syrup

Bottled my first batch of Elderflower syrup this year.
Mixed with some fresh sparkling water and a slice of lemon, it's one of my favourite summer drinks, I think.
Of course you will find the recipe for it in my new book: 'Home Made', for sale by the end of August.

14 June, 2010

Fixing some food for the BBQ for Elle Eten, the summer issue

On a sunny day, not very long ago I did the food styling for a shoot with photographer Carlfried Verwaaijen and stylist Marjolein Vonk. It was quite a day, with a tremendous lot of food that we had to squeeze into only two spreads for Elle Eten (the food Elle). The recipes were written by Julius Jaspers.
We all smelled like smoke and BBQ for days on end, but we had a lot of fun!

13 June, 2010

Puffy Pancakes

I Posted a new brunch recipe over at 2DM  this morning, but you can also read it here now:

Sunday Brunch – Puffy Pancakes

Last week was my husbands (we recently got married, so I have to get used to the fact of saying husband instead of boyfriend), birthday. He loves pancakes and caky things. Especially with fruit!
So I made him these crossover caky-pancakes for breakfast. They turned out so great, that I’ve made them a few times after that to get the recipe right for you to make them too.
Eat them with fresh raspberries, as we did, but I can imagine them with strawberries and cream, melted butter and maple syrup, castor sugar, cinnamon and butter too…. miam miam!
Have a lovely Sunday afternoon,

11 June, 2010

Allerhande # 06 | 2010

05 June, 2010

Thank you 2DM

2DMblogzine just posted a very nice story on my book 'Home Made', that will be out this august. 
I'll post it here below for you to read, 
Thanks a billion! >  Elisa Lusso at 2DM, Milan.

Home Made by Yvette

Our lovely food contributor hailing from Holland, Yvette van Boven, will not be able to feature her tasteful illustrated-recipes this week cause she’s really busy on a project called “Home Made”. What is it all about? Essentially focused on food, which we cannot leave aside with Yvette, “Home Made” will be a collection of many useful and step-by-step illustrated stories-recipes, in which the reader will be challenged to learn and prepare new things. New home made things.

A series of tips to use the ingredients you already got in your fridge, without any expensive or complicated machines or devices.
The book works up from the morning and cooks itself throughout the day; so you’ll be pleased to make your own brewed tea, bake cakes and why not, your own drinks, nibbles, bites, till mayonnaise for those who need something to eat after a night out.
The ‘Do it Yourself’ philosphy is the one embraced by Yvette, who wisely designed the fonts, cut and drew the illustrations, wrote all the recipes, made the food styling and finally set up the book. Within a totally womanly matter, her husband
Oof Verschuren shot the pictures inside the book. Will you be able to wait ‘Home Made’ to be out by the end of August? Considering this tantalizing preview, we won’t.


22 May, 2010

Oeuf Cocotte @ 2DM

I just posted another little brunchrecipe over at 2DM blogazine, this afternoon. Here it is, just in case you missed it!

This Sunday is perfect for Oeuf Cocotte: Little ramekins filled with an egg, some cream and something else you'd like to have. I love spinach so that's what I'm having this weekend. But I expect you can also fill your ramekin with some smoked salmon and chopped asparagus, or fried mushrooms, crème fraîche and thyme. It's your brunch so you fix yourself your own 'oeuf cocotte' with your favourite ingredients!
Cooking time is 10 to 15 mins, depending on how you like your eggs done.

Bon appetit!

11 May, 2010

Tiny Home Made booklets in the Dutch bookshops!

I'm really getting excited now. Our book is almost finished, so that's great.
Since this weekend you can get little versions of our big book for free at the counter of almost all the bookshops in Holland. I'll show some pages of it down below. It really is beginning to look like the real thing, isn't it?
Oof Verschuren, my husband, took the wonderful pictures and I did everything else. It's a hell of a job, but the best thing I've done so far. I'd do another one in a blink. 

SO > Run down to your local bookshop and get yourself a copy!


HOME MADE: Yvette van Boven and Oof Verschuren
Size              21 x 26 cm
Pages             432
Euro              34,95
Expected          August 2010
NUR               440
ISBN              978 90 5956 351 3
Fontaine Uitgevers, ‘s-Graveland
e info@fontaineuitgevers.nl
t +31 35 656 20 80

10 May, 2010

Crunchy Banana Muffins over at 2DM Blogazine

It was Mothersday yesterday. I posted a recipe to bake all the mums something nice for breakfast at 2DM.
And remember : Eat them with spoonfulls of Nutella. That will keep her (and you) smiling for the rest of the day….’

07 May, 2010

Tapas @ Allerhande #05 | 2010

Yes, told you yesterday that there was more to come.
Here the story we did for Allerhande, Saskia van Osnabrugge took the pictures, Annemiek Paarlberg was the stylist. We had a lot of fun that rainy day a long time ago in the wintertime pretending it was summer...

06 May, 2010

Allerhande # 05 | 2010

New Allerhande is out now! Here some of the pics I did for it, tomorrow I'll post something else: we did quite a nice shoot for this issue too! But first things first:

23 April, 2010

Dairy at Delicious.

This month I did a story about making your own dairy products for Delicious. Magazine. It was a lot of fun with one of my favorite photographers: Eric van Lokven and stylist Jet Krings.
The Story starts off with 'Hangop' a very Dutch recipe I'm quite fond of. I posted a recipe for it a while ago, here and here.

17 April, 2010

Sergio Herman - LIV'

I just finished this recipe for a nice travel magazine called LIV'. They were doing a story on top chef Sergio Herman and they kindly asked me to illustrate one of his recipes. I was really enjoyed to do so. But when I finished it, they had to call me that the Magazine had just been shut down. Such a shame, they were doing such a good job. I believe that they still work online, so go over there quick before it's gone completely.
Anyway, this is the recipe, I quite liked it so I decided to share it with you anyway.

12 April, 2010

Recipe at 2DM blogazine

I will post a recipe on what to fix for Sunday brunch over at 2DM blogazine every second Saturday morning of the month. This is the one I did last weekend.

06 April, 2010

Allerhande # 04 | 2010

A new Allerhande magazine is out in the shops now. My new handwriting-font(remember?)is finally used in it. Their website is finally officially online too. For those who haven't seen it yet, it's quite nice and you will find a lot my work on it. 
Here are some little pic's you will find in the magazine, stay tuned....I will post some nice new work in the near future, lot's of exciting stuff coming up soon!