Category Archives: Celebrations

  • White Asparagus Soup

    Posted on March 26, 2017 by in Celebrations, Easter, Recipes, Soups

    Sunday morning walk in the woods, life cannot start any better on a fresh, blue sky spring sunny day. Only a short drive away from home, resides one of our favourite family locations for a tranquil walk in nature – the Lemmens music academy in Leuven. Parking the car in front of the building we […]

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  • Bulgarian Burek

    Posted on January 2, 2017 by in Breakfast, Christmas, Mains, Pastries, Recipes

    The famouse Lebanese author Gibran Khalil Gibran used to say that the orient begins where the toillets smell and people drink boza. Now hundred years later, we are no longer talking of the orient as such little more does any one mention this wonderous drink that could be sampled only in Bulgaria and Turkey called […]

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  • Smoked Salmon Terrines

    Posted on January 3, 2016 by in Celebrations, Christmas, Recipes, Starters

    The Christmas holidays are near and considering the composition of a festive menu I am relying on inspiration from the December Christmas edition of the Delicious Magazine. Isn’t it amazing that just for a few Euro one could get the best recommendations of the famous chefs and relax and plan in advance all that is […]

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  • Panettone Bread & Butter Pudding

    Posted on April 10, 2015 by in Breakfast, Celebrations, Desserts, Recipes

    The festive holidays may be over, but delicious reminders of exquisite meals could still be found in the kitchen. We have tasted this delicious Panettone, heavy crusted with almond paste and filled with candied orange peels. We have tried it at breakfast, we have sampled it with the afternoon tea, yet a large portion of […]

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  • Coconut Mascarpone Creme Macarons

    Posted on April 5, 2015 by in Desserts, Easter, Recipes

    It is Easter Sunday and I am preparing dessert. It will be a simple but delicious one this year – French Macarons with Mascarpone Coconut Creme, served with fresh forest fruits. Our festive menu is so rich already, white asparagus soup with cream and speck, followed by Celtic lamb baked in rosemary and garlic and glazed […]

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  • Buche de Noel

    Posted on December 28, 2014 by in Celebrations, Christmas, Desserts, Recipes

    Christmas eve. There is an excitement in the air as we are getting ready for the family feast. Shirts and matching ties, dresses, jewellery and make up. The dinner table is shining bright with the Villeroy and Boch porcelain set, wine crystal glasses and silverware. We are sharing a smile, and a peaceful feeling of […]

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  • Aachen Printen Cookies

    Posted on December 21, 2014 by in Celebrations, Christmas, Desserts, Recipes

    Aachen is beautiful this time of the year. The city is surrounded in a magic festive glow and it is not difficult at all to quickly catch the Christmas spirit. People smile while meeting in the street, families spend time together buying gifts and friends gather together cosily snugged in trendy cafes. Children gaze at the […]

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  • Danish Vanilla Cookies

    Posted on December 21, 2014 by in Celebrations, Christmas, Desserts, Recipes

    As the Christmas season is upon us, nothing makes the spirit bright as listening to Christmas carols and making home baked cookies. Why still make the effort while so many delicious assortments are readily available within the store I don’t know. But to us, Christmas is not really Christmas without some home cooking and dare […]

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  • Melon Prosciutto Rocket Salad

    Posted on April 21, 2014 by in Easter, Recipes, Salads, Starters

    Easter Sunday Lunch. What a delight to share this moment with close family and friends. I could still hear the teasing and the laughter, taste the flavour of the mouth watering melon and prosciutto we have sampled as a starter. Following tradition, I have originally intended to start the menu with white asparagus in egg […]

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  • Valentine Parkin

    Posted on February 9, 2014 by in Desserts, Recipes, Valentine

    New year in London. Fireworks, music and light. We had a dinner reservation at the exquisite Northern Hall restaurant in the Corinthia Hotel near the river Thames. What a place of delight. The interior displaying a distinct flair of the Great Gatsby, leather-chairs of understated masculinity soften by crystal lamps golden glow and picture perfect […]

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