I am an ExPat living in a new country trying to cook the things I loved from home. The fun is finding new recipes, new ingredients, and sometimes overhauling the whole meal into something special!
My favorite things to cook
I love love love love chicken!
My favorite family cooking traditions
In my home growing up there were 4 girls not counting my mom. We all had to cook at one time or another. I spent most of my time sitting around the table prepping food. Then talking the ear off my mom watching and learning. I still enjoy prepping food and organizing the ingredients. In my world, my life, and my home the kitchen is the heart of the family.
My cooking triumphs
I prepared my first Thanksgiving dinner for 14 adults Nov. 2008. My first Thanskgiving in Belgium and I was determined to do it just like we do back home. I sure did and got rave reviews.
My cooking tragedies
Falling asleep while trying to make stoofvles (Flemish Beef Stew). WOW the meat was supposed to cook for a while and I thought I can do this. Sat on the couch, and fell asleep. Next thing I knew it my lovely husband was waking me to say something was burning lololol. Needless to say the family ate fries for dinner no stoofvles.