Barbados in a Nutshell

Colors, seductive landscapes and a blue ocean is the first thing that comes to mind when I think back about Barbados. For generations this tropical island has been known as a perfect winter escape and favorite jet-setter’s playground. The nature is overwhelmingly beautiful the year around, but the best time to plan a visit is…

Antwerp one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in 2018

I travelled to Belgium recently, for God only knows what time, and regardless if I went there for sumptuous food, stunning architecture or Northern beaches, this snug European temple never failed to deliver. It’s a curiosity as a whole. Two nations so very, very different that it’s hard to believe that they live in the…

A day in Paris 🗼

There are many firsts in our life that leave a special mark on us and we remember them fondly and among my most treasured firsts – visiting Paris for the very first time. I just got a new job and a welcoming training took me to Brussels for almost two weeks. Being a hop, skip…

First day in Holland

We were on our way to Holland when it got me thinking about a book that I have read a while back by Bill Bryson and a particular part that stuck with me when he talked about a Dutch colleague that used to work with him for The Times, who after buying a house in…

French toast brûlée

… I like to soak buttery brioche bread in egg and Mexican vanilla paste mixture and after a few minutes of baking — brûlée a thin layer of caster sugar on top making this humble dish extra fancy.

Belgian fries🍟

…Les Belges consider ‘frietjes’ a main course, especially when served with a wide range of profine toppings. My two favorites: Vlemish beef stew and fresh raw egg…

Consommé 🐣

‘One of the signs of great chef is the ability to make good consommé, which is beautifully clear, rich soup.’ Heston Blumenthal

Sacher Torte

… The young and skillful Franc Sacher took the opportunity to prove himself to the Monarch and decided to make the most chocolaty cake he has ever made…

Thai Curry

For years we’ve been going to this little Thai restaurant in Leuven (Belgium) and we were obsessing over their chicken Thai curry.  Prepared to perfection, full of fresh ingredients and with gorgeous velvety texture…