Sunday on 2 February we eat crepes. Traditionally this pagan celebration is about the days getting longer, farmers getting back to work the land and as well the christian celebration of the Virgin Mary . Check out some of my crepes recipes:
“in the middle of dead winter” – gosh I think everyone knows instinctively what this means. And indeed when you eat seasonal and local produce, winter can be daunting and quite frankly boring. I love root veg but 4 times a week requires a bit of novelty. Hassle-back baking them in the oven gives them a beautiful crispness.
In Chinese Astrology the year 2020 celebrates the Rat; they are intelligent, adaptable, ve quick-wit, charming and gregarious people. I myself am a Tiger ( yep born leader over here) so I need to wait till 2022 for my year to come around again. In the meanwhile, let’s celebrate the Chinese NY with some good food.
I am lucky, there is a Turkish pastry shop in Brussels near the Grand Place, and they ve the BEST pistachio baklava. However I was wondering how hard it is to make your own. Turns out to be very easy. BAKLAVA – The Greeks invented it way back when but it was adopted all around the middle East, Morocco and Turkey. It is a honey syrup sweetened dessert made from layers of filo (or phyllo) pastry and ground nuts. Traditionally the Greek version is with walnuts and Turkish with pistachios or almonds but you can find a bit of everything everywhere these days. The Moroccan version has orange blossom added to the syrup. So I decided mine will be my favourite flavours: pistachios and orange blossom.