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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother,a grandmothe and a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!


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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Weekly Winners, the Food Edition ...




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If God had intended us to follow recipes,
He wouldn't have given us grandmothers.
~ Linda Henley ~

It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. 
~ Lewis Grizzard ~

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink...
~ Epicurus ~

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. 
~ Carl Sagan ~

When baking, follow directions.  When cooking, go by your own taste. 
~ Laiko Bahrs ~

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts! 
~ James Beard ~

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. 
~ John Gunther ~

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. 
~ George Bernard Shaw ~



Oops! Did I make you hungry? 

More Weekly Winners at Sarcastic Mom’s.


Korie said...

Yum! Great pictures.

moneythoughts said...

I enjoy seeing your pics, as it gives me the perspective of things through your eyes.

Wanda..... said...

Yes you did...I'm just thankful I have my coffee and muffin here beside me early this morning!

Tara R. said...

Now I am hungry, all of this before breakfast. The b/w of the bread is beautiful, and the last shot of the biscuits with jelly, delicious!

Kristin - The Goat said...

Ooops? You meant to do that :) Well, your photos not only made me hungry, but you proved to me that I really need to work on improving my photography. Thanks! I get such joy from coming here each day.

Amy said...

Oh lovely!! Now I'm hungry.

secret agent mama said...

Fifth picture down from the top is my favorite. Should be a kitchen print!

Nik said...

My favorite was the color/vision through the stem of the glass. Great shot!

Gattina said...

Wow ! you surpassed yourself ! the photos are gorgeous ! fortunately I am full till the top, I had so much food at the tibetanian budda festival, that I couldn't even swallow a needle !

Anonymous said...

Now I'm so hungry I can't stand it. These are just wonderful. Was that the bread you were making the other night when we were google talking? Mmmm Mmmm good. xoxoxox

Christina | AmiExpat.com said...

That pastry looks so good, love the homegrown tomatoes too.

Leora said...

Second from the bottom, that's my pick - you always have winners! Love the bright reds against the monochromes.

Hey, if you ever run out of ideas of what to post (you? never!), I tagged you on this post. For fun, no pressure.

Anonymous said...

Love all your food photos and the quotes. Yes. I'm hungry, now.

Paz ;-)

Susanne said...

Uhm, ya you did! Good thing I just had a bagel. :v)

I love the quotes you posted. Especially the one about the grandmother. How true is that?!

Carletta said...

Oh it's a good thing I'm sitting here eating a snack already or I'd be heading for the kitchen.
Lovely post Jientje!

P-TER said...

Je laat me hier watertandend kijken
naar je prachtige foto's!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous shots and the quotes are perfect!!!! NOM NOM ;-) Now, I want to make apple pie.

Melli said...

I would have SWORN your tomato was a PLUM! And I don't agree with ALLLLLL of these sayings - but I do agree with MOST... and I definitely agree that we should look for someone to eat and drink WITH before we look for something to eat and drink! GOOD company makes ANY meal good! And... I LOVE these pictures! And now I'm HUNGRY!

magda said...

O wat ziet alles er heerlijk uit! Ik heb geen honder ,ik kwijl van de goesting!!!

magda said...

oei ik kwijl zodanig dat ik fouten typ,hahaha! honder=honger

Christine said...

I am on my way to raid the fridge! LOL

Ellie said...

I agree with the wise person - good bread and real butter - all I need. It is so hard to find real butter. It says butter on the lable - when I melt it - just few drops of butter and the rest is I have no idea what - I remember the butter when i was little - it was all butter! I really enjoyed the food and the quotes!

Loree said...

Those quotes are so true especially the one about bread. And needless to say, your photos are wonderful.

Quilly said...

I just had roast lamb chops and steamed asparagus for dinner, so nope, I am not in the least hungry. In future I think I will always read your blog after a spectacular meal. That will insure I cook more spectacular meals, and it will keep me from being quite so jealous.

Jientje said...

@ Lilacspecs: Thanks!
@ Fred: I'm glad you like them, it's my pleasure to share them!
@ Wanda: Did you recognize the biscuits?
@ Tara R.: I had a little photo shopping fun with them, it was fun.
@ Kirby3131: Yes, of course I meant to do that! LOL! I'm so glad you enjoy your daily visits!
@ Amy: LOL!
@ secret agent mama : I'm glad you liked it!
@ Nik: Yes, I liked that one too, especially after I played with it for a while!
@ Gattina: Swallowing needles sounds dangerous, would not do that if I were you! LOL!
@ Thom: Yup,that was the one!
@ Christina: Thanks! The tomato was not homegrown I'm afraid!
@ Leora: I had a little bit of fun with it, I like it too now! I'll keep the tag in mind, thanks!
@ Paz: Thanks!
@ Susanne: Mmmm, bagels!!! That quote was my favorite too, especially since I never ever follow recipes!!
@ Carletta: Aaah good!!! Thanks!
@ P-TER: Hihi, de liefde van de man gaat door de maag! LOL!!
@ Rachel: So how was your apple pie?
@ Melli: I agree, loved that quote too!
@ magda: LOL! Fijn dat je hier effe langs kwam!!
@ Christine: ROFL!!!
@ Ellie: I prefer butter, and I mean REAL butter to all that chemical stuff they're trying to sell these days. In my mind, that's a hell of a lot healthier!

Jientje said...

@ Loree: Thanks, and yes, I do take pictures of EVERYTHING!
@ Quilly: Mmmmm, now YOU made ME hungry!! LOL!

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