Winter is being kind to us in Brussels, we got lots and lots of sunshine and warm temperatures this past couple of days. This soup is maybe more suited for nasty rainy days but you can never go wrong with onion! Recently I saw that movie Julie&Julia (2009) again. Do you know it? As food blogger this probably the pioneer of all food bloggers. This is not the reason I became a food blogger but I am sure many did.
A few rays of sunshine and I can’t bear it any longer: I need colour and pretend spring is here! Luckily citrus like blood oranges are bang in season and some tropical fruits like pomegranate! Making a vibrant coloured salad is just what I need! Inspired by reading about these Sicilian salads with blood oranges, I made my own Mediterranean version.
Today I share a classic Flemish dish from my hometown Ghent and my brother’s favourite: Flemish beef stew. On the restaurant menu it is called in French: carbonnade flamande or in Flemish: Gentse stoverij. As part of a series of Belgian dishes posted every first Wednesday of the month, I vow to demystify these uber Belgian classics for you. Step-by-step I will show you what to do this will have you successfully recreate those gorgeous rustic Belgian flavours.
As I read about Australia having a heat wave ( and we are freezing our buts off here) , I instantly craved pavlova. I recall that gorgeous sticky crispy cloud-like meringue I ate at Bondi Beach in Bill Granger’s diner. To die for! I added some lemon curd as I found these vibrant organic Portuguese lemons at the fruit stand this weekend.