Category Archives: Easter

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Grandma’s Easter Lamb

    Posted on May 9, 2013 by in Celebrations, Easter, Mains, Recipes

    Baking an Easter Lamb is a beautiful tradition in Bulgaria… I remember as a child my grandparents and my parents preparing each year this meal, but I have hardly ever realised that it is based on my grandmother’s own recipe or was it passed by from generation to generation I really don’t know. What warms […]

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  • Sweet Easter Bread

    Posted on May 9, 2013 by in Celebrations, Easter, Pastries, Recipes

    Baking your own sweet Easter bread is not for the faint hearted, but for the ones committed to patience, sensitivity and lightness of touch. Once the dough has been mastered, the rest of the preparation is simply a piece of cake. I could describe in full detail each step of the process, but the easiest […]

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  • Easter in Bulgaria

    Posted on May 1, 2012 by in Celebrations, Easter

    The circle of life… It seems only yesterday when my grandparents where roasting an Easter lamb in the clay oven of the neighbors. We did not have an oven of our own, yet the neighbors were always happy to oblige, sharing life together in the good days and the bad days, in the little things […]

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  • Asparagus in egg & butter sauce

    Posted on April 22, 2012 by in Easter, Recipes

    Pale and delicate the asparagus is not precisely everybody’s cup of tea. Still, adored by many and avoided by a few, it could hardly make its presence unnoticed when its early April and the Easter holidays are only a few days away. It is such an iconic ingredient of the Belgian Easter festivities. Whether subtly […]

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  • Lamb and Mint Béarnaise sauce

    Posted on April 22, 2012 by in Celebrations, Easter, Mains, Recipes

    Moving in the kitchen in a perfect harmony, I am preparing the Béarnaise sauce, while Swa is roasting the potatoes and caramelising the lamb. Hmm… the aroma is amazing and once we are ready, we hurry to the living-room proud, happy and eager to sample our creations. Would the Béarnaise still remain smooth and silky, […]

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  • Vanilla Panna Cotta

    Posted on April 22, 2012 by in Celebrations, Desserts, Easter, Recipes

    Light and creamy, simple and divine, is there any other dessert more worthy of gracing the end of a meal then the irresistible Vanilla Panna Cotta? It is so easy to make yet it is so rich in smoothness and flavor that it is almost sinful not to prepare it frequently at home. Whether enjoyed […]

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  • Easter Sunday in Belgium

    Posted on April 22, 2012 by in Celebrations, Easter, Recipes

    The near-by cathedral bells begin to ring… One, by one, their song is echoed by the other churches and in a moment the entire city resonates the sound – “Rejoice! He is risen!”. I ask my lovely fifteen year old, if she knows the significance of the Easter Day and she shyly responds with a “No”, […]

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