I am an absolute fan of Spanish cities. Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia... they all have that certain laid back summery feel about them which I simply adore. Although I have to admit, Barcelona still remains my old-time favourite, Seville comes a good second. After visiting this gorgeous city twice before, it was time earlier this week to head back for a short two night trip with the misses....
Last weekend we headed to Belgium's oldest city Tongeren to go and see the 'Timeless Beauty' exposition at the Gallo-Romeins Museum. This exposition is a little bit different from what you usually get to see in this museum (also their permanent collection is worthwhile btw!).         A...
This soft and moist - heart-shaped - lemon cake makes for the perfect afternoon treat and is so easy to make! I am happy to share this recipe with you all.     The base is a simple quatre-quarts cake with a few extra touches. What you need: 220 gr of sugar, 220...
Brownies are always a big hit with my kids, well anything to do with chocolate really. ;-) You can find dozen of easy recipes for brownies online. What I usually do, is mix and match recipes until I find - what I think - sounds like a good one to...
I haven't got much experience baking bread (yet), but I like it a lot. Nothing nicer than kneading dough with your bare hands. Very relaxing, you should try it!;-) I first googled some different recipes and then decided to try out the one from Belgian TV-chef Piet Huysentruyt. The result turned...
When my wife and I were in Pretoria, South-Africa to adopt our oldest daughter (14 years ago already..., can you believe it?) we met a lovely Danish couple who were also adopting their first child at that time. We immediately bonded and they came over to Belgium to visit us and we...

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For some reason it was stuck in my head that baking eclairs was a bit tricky and far too difficult for a newly-amateur baker such as myself. Until I read the following recipe in the 'Peper en zout'-magazine (Spar) for mini-eclairs which seemed surprisingly easy......
The best thing about going to a city you have visited numerous times before is that you don't feel the need to 'see all the sights'. Been there, done that, you know what I mean. Last week the wife and I decided to head for one of our favourite cities in the...
A few weeks ago I was invited by the Ostend tourist board (Visit Oostende) to a lovely beer dinner. You first need to know that I absolutely love Ostend. Not only is it Belgium's only 'real city' by the sea, but there is always something new to discover....
I am an absolute fan of Spanish cities. Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia... they all have that certain laid back summery feel about them which I simply adore. Although I have to admit, Barcelona still remains my old-time favourite, Seville comes a good second. After visiting this gorgeous city twice before, it was time...