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...
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....
    Today's recipe is based upon Lorraine Pascal's recipe. You first bake a chocolate cake by mixing all ingredients together and bake in a pre-heated oven at 175 degrees for about half an hour. I used a 24cm cake tin to do so. After the cake has had time...
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!)....

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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....