The season of gifts is upon us and although I always plan ahead by starting research and ordering gifts from September, I can always use more ideas. Christmas gifts at home growing up were (still are) books, clothes and candy (lots). Gifting is important to me, I take extra care for any occasion to find
A tarte tatin or up-side-down pie, is an easy way to skillet bake. Traditionally done with apples, I like to reinvent this classic with quinces. A QUINCE is a fruit often described (or is that just me?) as a love baby of an apple and a pear.
Nothing is as comforting as a hearty, homemade savoury pie on a rainy fall day or a freezing winter’s day. It’s an easy thing to do yourself,trust me. Like me buy the puff pastry from the shop or omit it all together, and basically pour all the ingredients in a tin lined with baking paper,
Gosh, I LOVE whipped cream. I mean seriously would have it on every dessert. Actually scratch the dessert, just give me a bowl of whipped cream! quite sinful indeed. And love to pimp the cream, check out my scrumptious and somewhat sinful flavours.
Istanbul has an amazing history of many empires that once ruled such as the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires . This vibrant metropolis, once known as Constantinople, has a lot to offer: amazing rooftops views, Sea front glistening water views over the Bosphorus, enchanting mosques and numerous minarets like arrows in the sky calling you
Our busy lifestyle sometimes challenge us when it comes to cooking a quick but delicious meal. I love planning ahead but it’s not always possible. A sheet tray meal is the quickest and easiest way to put food on the table. Cleanup is significantly minimal as well, just cook and serve on the same tray.
I am not a vegetarian, nor flexitarian (someone who rarely eats fish or meat); I love all the food groups in the dietary triangle too much to skip any. Speaking of which, did you hear that my region in Belgium, Flanders, is the first to update this antiquated food pyramid and reverse it? Let me
Cocktails have made a huge comeback in Belgium, we finally caught on with the rest of the world and cocktail bars are popping up left and right. We have not quite favoured them over our traditional glass of bubbly but we seem to be open to trying a cocktail from time to time. Charismatic bartenders,
I drink tea everyday and all day. Sometimes I crave regular simple, straight up, creamy, rich scones with jam and cream; sometimes I need savoury ones like a lovely cheese scone. I think I had my first generic cup of tea when I was about 12 years old. My parents were (are) advent coffee drinkers
I am excited to announce the collaboration between Wine Fever and Leeks and High Heels. ( yipee – clap-clap-clap) Today’s recipe is spicy beef tacos with avocado cream, cheddar, radicchio and coriander paired with 2 gorgeous Portuguese wines by Filipa Pato. Our collab: Lola recommends a sublime white and red wine to savor with my recipe. She shares
Do you suffer from fatigue occasionally? I am not surprised you do! How often do you get as response to a simple question like “how are you?” the answer you get 80% of the time is “I am exhausted”, right? Totally all the time. With fall around the corner a lot of people seem to
In October 1810 at the occasion of a royal wedding, stupendous celebrations and festivities with lots of beer were held in Munich, Germany. It became tradition now known as OctoberFest. This year’s event is held from 16 September to 3 October. I am not really a beer drinker but as Belgian I am definitely proud