March 26, 2016

Mushroom soup.

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Seeing what happened this week, it seems weird posting a soup recipe. For myself, it's not just the events that happened in Brussels but some personal stuff that's been going on. I'm not going to bore you with the details, I think what happened in Brussels alone is enough to capture for the week. But all I have to say is: this week really sucked! Nonetheless, I'm still posting my mushroom soup recipe because it's just a really good one... And I think we can all use some comfort food this week. 

March 20, 2016

How I met my cat.

Already in the beginning of my blog, I briefly shared my desire to own a pet tiger. Unfortunately, the dream never became reality because my parents thought it would be too much of a hassle and well, it's illegal and stuff. Anyway, I'm a tough cookie, whenever I got something on my mind, I don't change it that easily but of course, I'm no criminal either so I toned down my wishes too. So, for the past couple of years I've been dreaming of a cat with tiger stripes. My parents still wouldn't cooperate with me even after this huge compromise I made but what's to say? I live in their house, eat their food and use their money so if they decide not to have a cat, there's not much I can do.

But then... Out of nowhere, this handsome man walked into my life... and I just couldn't let him go anymore. How did I persuade my parents to keep him? Well, let me tell you the story of how I met my cat.

March 12, 2016

Apple and gingerbread pie.

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Last month, we had a family dinner at my grandparents' house. Because my grandmother was having a tough time back then with taking care of my sick grandfather (she was doing it all on her own and you should know that my grandfather isn't the easiest person so lots of love for her), I decided to help her out the only way I know how: by baking! I made this apple gingerbread pie to surprise her (and the rest of the family) and I think they all really loved it. If they didn't, they didn't have the guts to tell me and you don't know my family but they're not the kind of people who wouldn't have the guts to tell me. So I'm assuming it was good (I never tasted it myself) which is why I'm sharing it now. Here's the recipe;

March 5, 2016

February.

February always is a short month (although one day longer this year!) and on top of that, I was ill for about two weeks as well. In other words, I don't have much to tell/share about this month except that I've been sick... and cute cat pictures too, of course. 
February 2016 overview snapshots
1. The month started pretty good with breakfast (and a shopping day) in Eindhoven // 2. ooooh... Look at how cute he is!! // 3. Yep, it was that time of year again! CARNAVAL! I dressed up as a roaring twenties gal // 4. A week later I was sick though... The flu // 5. Luckily, I had Fons to comfort me/stand by my side through all the pain // 6. Being sick has its perks too: I reached my goal to lose 10kg.. In the meantime I've gained 2 kg again but at least I reached it briefly // 7. This picture proofs I was really sick (it's okay if you think I look ugly... that's because I do) but that wasn't going to stop me from taking cute cat selfies! We slept like this for the rest of the afternoon // 8. When I got better, I started baking again: pasteis de nata! (still perfecting the recipe) // 9. and I ended the month same way I started it: with breakfast! My grandfather turned 80 and he celebrated by taking us out for a very (VERY) royal breakfast... Man, best breakfast ever/so far.