Seafood LOVE: shrimp, langoustine & razor clams

Oostduinkerke, Belgium is a little dot on the North Sea Coast that has stolen my heart. Winter or Summer, I love spending time there: long walks on the beach and cooking some great fresh seafood. The fish mines in Nieuwpoort are just a little drive away or if like me, you prefer something closer, pop in Mare Nostrum fish shop at Sint-Idesbald: Fish for foodies! They have fresh seafood and homemade meals-to-go. I picked up some shrimp, razor clams, cod and langoustine. I cooked up a lovely seafood platter with langoustine, shrimp and razor clams. And some flavorful fishcakes, yummy!

The traditional way of shrimping with horses is still going strong, recognized as an UNESCO cultural heritage; you can check their shrimping schedule and pick up some fresh shrimp in Koksijde.

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Lunch at the beach

Hello there, am still on my beach vacay in Oostduinkerke, enjoying some me-time ! I always cook, even when on holiday and I always seem to entertain too. A few friends stopped by and I made an easy-peasy-yummy lunch for us all. Regardless if it’s just me taking the bike and having lunch at the

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Summer comfort food for grey days

Belgian weather is in a way very predictable; you know one day it’s sunny and hot, the next it’s grey and rainy… there is comfort in that, I guess… and a few rainy days at the beach make me crave summer comfort food. I love lounging in bed with foodie magazines (always researching) and shutting

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Madrid, Spain: great food and fun

For an unexplainable reason I had not been to this European hot spot and I could kick myself, as I truly loved discovering the Spanish soul in this authentic and yet modern capital. People are kind, friendly and generous – uncomplicated I guess is how I felt the city was. Easy to pop around and

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Market day: my favourite day

Sunday is my Market Day! Of course there are many markets every day of the week in Brussels, but my me-time moment is throwing on some jeans, taking the bus and go to the Flagey market on Sundays. It doesn’t take long; I always go to the same vegetable and fruit stall to stock up

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Taste of summer: fruits and vegetables

June has been a dreadful rainy month and us, vitamin D deficient, have craved sunshine and some warmth desperately. I am not a BIG fan of sweltering heat and all-day sun exposure but I have to admit I can use a little bit of sun burst right now. In the meanwhile I seek sunshine in my food; I

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