A Royal Wedding Tea Party at home

Today, 19 May 2018, Prins Harry and Meghan Markle are tying the knot. What better excuse than to have myself a little Royal Wedding Tea Party at home, for myself. The festivities are covered on TV local time from 11H so it is a breakfast / lunch tea time on my couch with my tiara,

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A fresh spring salad ready under 15 minutes

Sometimes you just want a fresh salad for lunch or dinner but you lack the time to make it complex. I got a few tips for you to get your salad ready under 15 minutes. I also give you a fresh salad recipe with spring ingredients such as strawberries, radishes and asparagus.

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In homage of my dad: a strawberry bavarois

Bavarois is a fruit and cream mousse set with gelatin. This post I dedicate to my late MC-Hammer-dancing dad who passed away 26 years ago this week. He was a 2 Michelin star Chef, the 1st Belgian chef to break with traditional French cuisine and share his own style of cooking and bring new flavours

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Brabant celebrates food and my turmeric potato waffles

Brabant, a province in The Netherlands near the Belgian border, is awarded region of gastronomy of 2018, naturally I had to check that out. I discovered the cities Eindhoven, Tilburg and ‘s Hertogenbosch and have some good foodie hotspots to share with you. Vincent Van Gogh was from this area and had a distinct love

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9 delicious white asparagus recipes to cook now

That pure white gold asparagus is such a delight here in Western Europe. I have vivid memories of eating them as a child: traditional with eggs and lots of butter. I LOVE cooking them but prefer to keep it simple and delish! What I adore about eating seasonal is that you look forward to eating

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My braided pesto loaf, perfect for brunch

I don’t bake often but I do like trying new things, this braided loaf is just sooo yummy! it is perfect for brunch dipped in some extra virgin quality olive oil.   Homemade pesto is just soo delish and fresh but I had not used it in bread before.  

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My 6 sparkling mimosas to serve for Easter brunch

Mimosas are served at brunches the world over. This cocktail is one part champagne or sparkling wine and one part chilled orange juice. In Paris around 1925 at the Ritz Hotel this invention saw daylight and named Mimosa like the lovely yellow mimosa flowers. London calls it a Buck’s Fizz and is made with twice

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Celebrating Easter with my lamb crown roast

Days are getting longer and Easter is almost here; this means spring weather should be kicking in soon, I hope. I can’t wait to get stuck into the garden again and enjoy long evenings on the terrace. Soon… Easter is upon us, so what are you cooking ? I am going to be painting my

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Barcelona, the city of Gaudi and GREAT food.

Barcelona has been for ages on my BUCKET LIST and I am sooo  blessed my dearest fellow foodie friend Lucia was happy to show me around her hometown. I learned about Gaudi, the selfless architect with incredible vision. I amply sampled  Jamon Iberico, their divine ham and savoured their fresh caught seafood.  Read all about

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My no-fuss cottage pie with sweet potato mash

One of those staples in the heartwarming British casseroles are cottage and shepard’s pie. Shepard’s pie is made with minced lamb and cottage pie is with beef. It’s great to prepare in advance or freeze for a quick and no-fuss dinner. I replaced the traditional mash potatoes with sweet potato and carrot mash made with

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My healthy and hardy minestrone soup and Lola’s wine picks

We continue our successful collab  between Wine Fever and Leeks and High Heels this winter. Today’s recipe is my comforting, hardy winter soup with red kidney beans, kale, pasta tomato paired with 2 fantastic wines from Italy. Yes, my soup is vegetarian, but I promise it’s totally comforting and yummy! and with this harsh glacial winter

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