Mindful moment

An afternoon teatime has become a holy ritual. On Fridays it’s less ‘mindful’ during the doggies playdate. Bonnie, Aragon and Oskar are real buddies, as Anria, Diane and myself enjoy an afternoon walk/chat/teatime together. Today I’ll prepare a juicy ricotta cake, without butter. Put 500 grams of cold fresh ricotta in a bowl. Use a … More Mindful moment

Catering during the harvest of our own olive trees

Our dear Italian friends convinced us to do our own raccolto. They will show us how to do it. Mamma Anne doesn’t want to miss this event, and, Diane, our American friend who lives nearby, and her puppy dog, Oskars best friend, will join the female forces. My contribution is restricted to the catering because … More Catering during the harvest of our own olive trees

I had no idea…

A few days ago one of my best friends in Belgium, Liesbet, sent a message to ask me whether I was okay because she hadn’t received recent blog posts. That’s when I realized I took a break. 🙃 If you would consider that this implies I stopped cooking….ask my niece 😉. Ready made ravioli with … More I had no idea…

And still, I’m not starting my own kitchen garden

I love to have super fresh vegetables, covered with ground and small animals, as protagonists in the daily meal. I love to work in the garden on sunny days as today. I’m rather convinced I will not consider a real kitchen garden. The full basket with fresh seasonal vegetables as swiss chard, Jerusalem artichokes, cabbages … More And still, I’m not starting my own kitchen garden

Ingrid and Guido, friends since 30 years, are easy guests

It could be interpreted as ‘over organisation ‘, but if we have friends staying for a few days I have my menu and shopping list ready for the whole time. Our two fridges can store fresh food for 4p for approx 4-5 days. On Thursday we can visit the local market for some extra fruit … More Ingrid and Guido, friends since 30 years, are easy guests