Red roses in the snow
Yesterday, in the car on our way to the Winter Nights at Bokrijk, I was listening to Radio 2 's '1000 klassiekers', the radio station's annual list of the ultimate classic songs. And at number 546 there it was: the wonderful 1975 classic by Belgian singer Marva called 'Rode rozen in de sneeuw' (Red roses in the snow). My inspiration to bake these lovely apple roses. :-)...
I've been wanting to try and make a Pavlova for a really long time. The recipe I tried today I found on the Allerhande website and made me feel pretty confident. ;-) This website is always a good source to find easy recipes. I adjusted it slightly (meaning less sugar) and I added my own little touch (enter the lemon curd!)....
Christmas is approaching fast. High time to test my brand new Christmas tree-shaped silicone mold I brought back from my recent trip to Italy. My two eldest are currently studying for exams so I figured they deserved a treat. I went for a kid-friendly Christmas cake.      I first...

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Yesterday, in the car on our way to the Winter Nights at Bokrijk, I was listening to Radio 2 's '1000 klassiekers', the radio station's annual list of the ultimate classic songs. And at number 546 there it was: the wonderful 1975 classic by Belgian singer Marva called 'Rode rozen...
Nothing nicer than to just pack up and head to the Dutch coast for the weekend. End of October, early November is always a wonderful time to just stroll along the sandy beaches, clear your head and hang around in a cosy coffee bar and eat 'poffertjes'. This time around we...
This delicious pear and chocolate cake is so easy to make and makes me happy... just by looking at it.   Ingredients: 250 gr of self-raising flour, 250gr of butter, 250gr of sugar, 3 eggs, half a tablespoon of baking powder, 3 tablespoons of cacao powder and 2 pears. ...
Last summer, my incredibly talented wife won a football betting competition at her school, beating all her male colleagues with her impressive knowledge of football. ;-)  First prize was a two night trip anywhere in Europe! So, last weekend we headed to Rome for three days, just the two of us....
My wife and I have been England-lovers for as long as I can remember. Even before we were together or married, we travelled to England together as friends. The last couple of years however we only went to England on a few occasions, time to head back! Last fall Break,...
On December 6, children in Belgium get spoiled with chocolates, sweets and toys, if they have been 'good' the previous year that is... The tradition of Sinterklaas in Belgium and Holland is one to treasure, I think. Therefore, I was very happy to be invited by Albert Heijn België to...