As you might know if you have been following this blog for more than 2 weeks, I am about to say goodbye to Brussels. I have had an amazing time here, and though I am really glad to be finally moving to London, I am also sad to leave. So I thought my last recipe cooked in my Brussels kitchen should pay homage to the city. I had many possible dishes in mind, the one more popular than the other: fries, waffles, mussels, speculoos …
But then I realized that these were already very popular among many of us: people who come to Belgium, and Brussels in particular, can’t wait to put their hands on a cone of crunchy fries with mayonnaise, or a warm waffle dripping with chocolate.
But there is one delicious dish people tend to avoid. It is suffering from a bad reputation, though I find it tastes great when well prepared. Ladies and gentlemen, let me present you: Brussels sprouts! (Of course, you’ve guessed it already, since it’s on the picture above…) This is my tribute to Brussels: the rehabilitation of Brussels sprouts, with an easy and tasty recipe
I have been spending the Christmas holidays with my family cooking crazy things. Things I never ever cook but during Christmas holidays, such as lobster and deer. Unfortunately I have not been able to post them on time for you to enjoy because my life looks like a tornado since I came back home.
Out with the old, in with the new! Goodbye Brussels, hello London! I am changing country, job, and moving in with my boyfriend. Very exciting, but not much space for cooking and blogging in all this mess. Especially since all the material is now in my suitcases!
But I saved a little recipe for you anyway, one my mommy made for me during the holidays, and one I regularly ask for. She says it is impossible to spoil it..and indeed she never did, so better take her at her word. It is a variation on a fisherman’s pie, full of flavours thanks to the many herbs and spices in the recipe. Perfect when you have a big party over!
As a matter of fact I am spending Halloween in my bed, struck down by a sudden nausea attack. I have been sleeping my way through it this afternoon…and staying in bed tonight. Terrible feeling…especially since my roommate and I had planned a big Halloween party at our apartment! Hopefully the party has been moved to another place, but I wont be part of it.
So no recipe either for today…but I have been browsing the internet for you (what can you do when you’ve been sleeping all afternoon, and don’t feel good enough to get up?) and here is a sample of my favorite Halloween food. Had I been able to prepare the party, this is would have been the ideal menu!
Now back to sleep..and I’ll feel better on the morrow, hopefully inspired for a Halloween themed breakfast!!!
The Hungry Man and I have been a bit obsessed with local and organic food since the report on GMO’s and have been trying to improve on what we eat. But buying organic at the supermarket really weighs on our budget, so we’ve been experimenting with produce delivery directly from the farm.
This is my first attempt at video recipe..so please don’t judge me too hard! I can already tell you that I did forget one ingredient at the beginning (2 eggs, though I remind it at some point in the film..), but for the rest, it runs smoothly and is understandable.
As you might have noticed in the trailer if you watched it, I am NOT a natural at these things…I had a hard time keeping serious and could not focus on the camera in front of me, but was basically talking all the time to my boyfriend filming the close ups, which makes it seems like I look at a spider on my ceiling all the time. Still room for improvement there!
BUT I had fun, he did too (though maybe not after “scene 1, take 47″ ), and it kept us busy on a rainy day. What more can I ask? Well, there is one thing actually : I hope you will enjoy the recipe & I am looking forward to any feedbacks!
Also this recipe I do not cook the cheesecake but refrigerate it. If you like it better warm, or if you don’t like to consume raw eggs, cook it in the oven for about 25mn at 180°C instead.
Since I bought a small table to put on my balcony, Monday nights have become my traditionnal girls nights : inviting friends at home and chat around a glass of wine. It is also a good way for me to test new recipes on trusting guinea pigs…until now, it never turned out too bad. So on Mondays, I like to pass by the supermarket to seek inspiration.
This time, some king prawns have been calling my name as I was making my groceries. Of course I could not resist and as I was driving back home, I was already mentally reviewing the contents of my fridge to see what I could prepare with them. And that’s how this Land & See Tagliatelle recipe was born!
As promised, I have been experimenting! And the first recipe I came up with for this Liege syrup is a savory one. There are touches of syrup here and there..and the dressing is made with it too. I had the idea of using apricots in the salad because I saw that there was also an apricot-added version of the Liege syrup so I figured it would be a good match, and it was!
Summer is there and though it is still a bit cool, I decided salad time has arrived!Time to take it easy! I cook less fancy stuff in the summer, since it is enough to toss together a few good things, sit outside and enjoy. Not much work to do, only chose the best ingredients you can find!
It is thanks to this pizza that “fish & veggie girl” and “steak & potato guy” solved a dispute that could have sadly ended a romantic couch potato evening. Good thing we master the art of compromise, at least when it comes to food !
This blog is becoming a real problem for my wallet..now that I am writing about food, I buy much more “toys” than I used too. And I was running at a pretty good rate before! The last few weeks I … Continue reading →