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Weekend in the Cotswolds

Mid-March, we took a last-minute flight to London, rented a little Fiat 500, and drove for a long weekend to the Cotswolds. We found a room at the Well Cottage in Cirencester where we stayed for 3 nights. Most of the places were about a 30-minute drive…

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Weekend in the Cotswolds

Mid-March, we took a last-minute flight to London, rented a little Fiat 500, and drove for a long weekend to the Cotswolds. We found a room at the Well Cottage in Cirencester where we stayed for 3 nights. Most of the places were about a 30-minute drive…

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Favourite Czech Bread Rolls

I remember having these Czech bread rolls for breakfast as a child when my dad used to get fresh ones each Saturday morning. They came from a bakery in the town nearby and were famous for their crispness on the outside, and softness and airiness on the…

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Our Impressions from Emilia Romagna

After the holiday stay on the Tuscan coast in August, we made a two-day stop in the region of Emilia Romagna, right before heading northwest to Como through Mulhouse and then back to Belgium. It was two calm days full of nice impressions from four othe…

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One day in Cinque Terre

From Lago di Como, we continued to Seravezza, part of the Versilia region, where we stayed for the next 10 days. After spending the first few days at the seaside in Forte dei Marmi, we did a one-day trip to Cinque Terre. A place like from a postcard. S…

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Weekend at Lake Como

Our summer holidays in Italy last year couldn’t start better than with a weekend at Lake Como! Read more about how we spent two days here! We drove from Belgium through France and stopped to sleep over in a B&B in Mulhouse. In the morning, we…

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Pasta Salad with Greens and Mint Lemon Pesto

Here is our family’s favorite summer pasta dish! Fresh pasta salad with greens and mint lemon pesto is a perfect side dish for your summer barbecues or to bring along for a picnic, and I don’t even mention that it is a perfect summer lunch …

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10 Things to Do in Bogotá, Colombia

Five years ago, we spent a few days in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. It was the last stop of our trip through this wonderful country. Although Bogotá was not our favorite place, there were a few spots/events/activities that got us and I am sharing t…

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Autumn Visit to a Charming Town Gerberoy

Before heading to Chateau Chantilly for the event Concours d’Élégance by the end of September, we spent the Saturday afternoon in Gerberoy, in the department Oise in the Northern part of France. They say it is the smallest town in France and one …

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Pumpkin Roll

Here is my favorite pumpkin cake of the last two years! The pumpkin roll is a delicious light small-portion cake that shouldn’t be missed from your autumn tables – it is super easy to make while it can still impress your guests. The spiced …

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Our Weekend Trip to Rotterdam

Last year we made a weekend trip to Rotterdam. Living in the countryside, it was a great refreshment to be suddenly in a busy full of modern architecture, people, and boats of all dimensions. We were looking forward in particular to our stay in Hotel N…

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Poppy Seed Cake

From time to time, I like to bake the traditional Czech Poppy Seed Cake in Belgium. We, Czechs are crazy about poppy seed! Those of you who have already visited Czech republic, you may have noticed bakeries full of baked goods with poppy seed, we even …

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Walk around Château Neercanne

This beautiful castle is situated on the Dutch-Belgian border, South from Maastricht and near the Belgian village of Kanne. It was built by the end of 17th century and it is the only terraced château in the Netherlands. Château Neercanne is a great pla…

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Layer Chocolate Cake with Ganache

Long time I resisted traditional chocolate cakes. I had the feeling they were too heavy and always prefered to eat a piece of good chocolate on its own rather than a heavy cake. The truth is that now I don’t understand how could I had lived witho…

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

I bake these banana oatmeal cookies whenever I feel the need of healthier sweets, or whenever I have ripe bananas and don’t feel like making banana bread or banana pancakes. And since some time, I planned to share this recipe here but I actually …

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