I’m back after a few days in Belgium. I always try hard to give ‘quality’ priority to ‘quantity’, but I will have to practice more. One of my daughters, Lisbet has a lovely appartment in Leuven which has become my ‘private Airbnb’. I love to visit local supermarkets and buying a few ingredients which I … More Family time in Belgium
This week we are lucky to stay in an adorable appartment close to the Belgian office where Iris will work this week, close to a station for my daily journeys. Today I was in Leuven, the city where I lived for 5 years. There was no time for strolling around but at least time to … More Cooking in another kitchen
I’m aware of my ecological footprint. With full respect of nature, climate, season I hope to become more responsible. Now and again I fly back to my home country to visit family and friends. Now and again they take a plane to visit us. North Sea shrimps are always superb present if the travelling conditions … More Would it be a good idea to negotiate a transport of North Sea shrimps from Belgium to Italy?
Originally this recipe is made with ham, but for non-meat-eaters smoked salmon is a delicious and perfect alternative. For 2p boil 6 chicory stumps (almost 1kilo) until al dente. Drain thoroughly (a few hours in advance), put some weight on the chicory to press out most of the liquid) and keep 300 ml of the … More This is Belgian, chicory in the oven with a cheesy sauce
After a long day of travelling, Siena-Rome-Brussels-Machelen, my daughters are waiting for me in the appartment of one of my best friends ever, Ingrid, who is spending some time at the seaside in Belgium. I know it’s decadent but one of the ingredients in Italy I miss most are North Sea shrimps. Lisbet prepared me … More Spoiled by my lovely daughters
Days are getting longer. Birds are singing differently. Lovely day to discover the countryside. Tonight we will have a Belgian menu. French fries and ‘tomates crevettes’ with home made mayonnaise. Start by making the mayonnaise. The most important thing to remember is that all ingredients have to been at room temperature. Put 1 egg, 1 … More Lovely Sunday tomates crevettes
While thinking about what to prepare with fresh spinach my thoughts wander to the wonderful fresh spinach I often got from my neighbours and patients in Tervuren. They were so happy to be able to surprise me with bags of vegetables under my carport. And I was always so happy to find those edible … More Remember Belgium
When I discovered the thin layer of snow on certain places in our garden this morning I decided it was the perfect day to prepare some real comfort food. Being the only guest tonight some bacon will be an ideal ingredient of my choice today. The no-waste rule is never far away. I checked the … More Snow in Siena = comfort food