Jumbo Shrimp, Mango, Macadamia nuts

A week ago I prepared an easy pasta salad with jumbo shrimps. This dish was in fact a try-out for a dish I wanted to make last Sunday. I once promised a couple that they could come to my place and have dinner...

Awake a sleeping beauty

André Hoinkis has probably one of the best jobs in the world. I'm not complaining about my job, that's not the point. It's just, who can say that he (more…)...

The first picnic on a graveyard

Summer has come to Belgium. FI-NA-LY. After weeks of horrible rainy weather we enjoyed the first sun last weekend. Not only the summer came to Belgium last weekend. I was also pleased with the visit of (more...

Shrimps and mango pasta salad

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, yeah. Make you wanna move your dancing feet now. Before you can dance, you have to eat something, that's for sure. Something that's not too heavy, something that gives yo...

Spermalie, the last one

All good things come to an end, as you know. So, also my year at Spermalie came to an end. Last Thursday, I went to my last cooking course. Next Thursday, there is the real last cooking course. Unfortunately,...

Spermalie, still two evenings to go

"The end is near" is something a tribe from South-America said 1000 years ago. Unfortunately, this is true. At least, if you talk about my cooking course. Still to evenings are waiting me. In fact, I have onl...

Something about April and Spermalie

It's been a while since I wrote something. My apologies, but it's been busy, very busy. I was temporarily unemployed in April. I applied for two jobs. One as a teacher in Dutch for foreign teenagers (...

Spermalie, still 3 evenings to go

Still 3 evenings to go before the end of my first year of this cooking course. Times flies, if you have fun, you know. It's too early for a round-up of the last year. That's for in four weeks. Back to yesterd...
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A “Record Store Day”-Dish

The unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA and hundreds of similar stores over the world is celebrated every third Saturday of April. This day is internationally known...
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Spermalie, still 5 evenings to go

Do you know this animal? No, it's not a horse dressed like a goat. It's a Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi, better known as a Blesbok or Blesbuck. It has a distinctive white face and forehead which inspired the ...