Right before the madness of leaving Belgium and the holidays, I was invited to visit the Alsace area. On the schedule were several Christmas markets and way too much delicious wine. The area is well known for its crazy Christmas markets and you’ll find plenty of articles online about them everywhere. Nonetheless, I will share a bit about my journey during Christmas time any way. Because the markets are so well-known, they were also super busy. I would love to visit the area when it’s more quiet. Whether you’re coming in for the pretty houses or the wines, there are plenty of reasons why you should put the Alsace area on your bucket list! Continue Reading
This upcoming week is quite an exciting one as it is my birthday week! I’ve already had an amazing party the past weekend and look forward to eating a little bit more healthy. A lot of these recipe are low on carbs and focus on combining either protein with vegetables or vegetables and carbs. A principle by the Belgian food craze Pascale Naessens which I am a little fascinated about. I try to watch this principle as often as possible and I do feel a lot better (and not over-eaten) when I’m eating like this. All these recipes apart from monday’s raw salmon with courgette pasta are vegetarian just as with the previous “Next Week’s Dinner #1 and #2” that I created for you. I’m soooo looking forward to eating all of this. Continue Reading
I know, I have been a bad blogger. This month has been a little crazy (to put it mildly) and that has shown here. I have so many cool posts that I’m working on at that I will be finishing soon (among others all my tips for übercool Cologne). So don’t run away just yet, I’m coming back with a bang!
Those of you who follow me on Instagram might have noticed that I threw a little dinner party at my apartment yesterday. The dinner party itself was a long time coming and Alpro’s 3-course menu was the perfect excuse. Continue Reading
So now you know what I was up to, which was traveling around the area and have a sip of wine at every one of my stops. Isn’t that the best? If you’re looking to visit the area, here is the route that I took alongside the Rhône Valley. I started in Venterol and then slowly rode my way down to Avignon. At the bottom of the post you will be able to find all the exact addresses and a little map. Tomorrow I will share the spots that I discovered in Avignon! Continue Reading
As I told you yesterday, my trip to the south of France was all about wine. They say that a wine grower doesn’t grow grapes, he grows wine. So what’s so special about growing wine you ask? When visiting the area it becomes very clear that wine making really is a labor of love. It takes a big investment of money and especially time. For example, it takes a farmer several years before he can even make living out of it’s new plants, they have to wait approximately 4 years for the vines to be strong enough. In some winemaking cooperatives (where farmers join forces to produce the wine) they even have to wait until the wine that is delivered gets sold to the end customer. They often say that one plants its vineyards not for himself but for his grandchildren. Continue Reading