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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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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Weekly Winners, Fun in the Kitchen

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Pasta from scratch

Working together

Catching up on things…


Aunt Flavia’s pasta machine

Supper is ready

More Weekly Winners at Sarcastic Mom’s.


aspiritofsimplicity said...

Ooh I wish you had room at the table for me...or that your table wasn't quite so far away.

Wanda..... said...

Beautiful Jientje...what comes across to me...busy hands, togetherness, and sharing!

Gattina said...

That's what my son does ! fresh pasta I recognized the little machine.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Fresh pasta is the best. Nice shots. Love the motion.

moneythoughts said...

Nice photos. As for fresh pasta, I am like the city child that thought milk came from a bottle because he had never seen a cow. Yes, I know about home made pasta, but I don't think I have ever had it.

Nessa said...

Mmmm, yum, again. Those eggs look beautiful.

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Korie said...

This is totally off topic but are you excited for your trip to the States??
I think you'll be there while I am, actually, which is sort of ironic.

secret agent mama said...

Mmmmm Bet it's some of the best pasta one could have!

Becky said...

I always love catching up with you and your camera. I've been helping my aunt at school and have gotten so behind on reading blogs. Love the witch in the earlier post and the beautiful cow models in the other one! The dinner sounds like it was lots of fun! Have a safe trip to the USA and Happy Birthday whenever it is!! I have one coming up Oct 23, not older just better like fine wine!! Love ya!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures my Belgian Bombshell. Is that spinach or swiss chard? It looks tasty :) Have a wonderful Sunday :)

Joyce said...

Labor of love to make fresh pasta and fresh pasta always makes my tummy full and my heart sing...well I sing when I have wine with my pasta dish:) Great photos.

Dimple said...

Today is food day! I have made pasta a few times, it is delicious! But the working together to accomplish a yummy goal is best!

Willow said...

Wow! Homemade pasta. The only time I made pasta (egg noodles, really), I had to just cut them and lay them to dry. No fancy machine (which I now covet).

Melli said...

Ohhhhh I LOVE some of those blurry shots! Shows the real action happening!

United Studies said...

Oh man, this makes me hungry! I really need to learn how to make homemade pasta, because I love ravioli and can't have it since Emma and Peter have to eat gluten-free.

Robynn's Ravings said...

What a GREAT pictorial, Jientje!! And homemade pasta? I've GOT to get into that. I even have an attachment on my Kitchenaid although it can't match yours there. REALLY love the story told here.

Eve said...

That looks like lots of fun. I love cooking with friends in the kitchen. And I love fresh pasta!

quilly said...

Great photos! I bet the food was even better. AND, when you get here my kitchen is going to appall you.

Jientje said...

@ hip chick : That would be so nice!
@ Wanda : Exactly, that's what that evening was all about.
@ Gattina :A man who can cook? I admire that in a man.
@ Secret Mom Thoughts : The motion was what I was trying to catch in these pictures.
@ moneythoughts : Homemade anything is delicious. We tend to forget about that too much.
@ Nessa : And the pasta was delicious!
@ Lilacspecs: Ia am!!Very excited, and a little anxious as well. Ironic? You're the one who dragged me into this blogosphere, remember?
@ secret agent mama : You bet!
@ Becky: Welcome back Becky!! It's YOUR birthday on Oct 23? Mine is tomorrow, oct 20th!!
@ Thom: It was spinach, we made cannelloni con ricotta e spinachi! Yum!
@ Joyce : It was all very delicious, the pasta AND the wine!
@ Dimple :I agree, it's the best there is! Nothing can beat it!
@ Willow : The pasta machine was an heirloom from an Italian aunt, which makes it even more special.
@ Melli : That's exactly what I wanted!
@ Jacki: It's fun, you'd love it! And I'm sure there must be a gluten free way around it? If there is, you're clever enough to find it, I'm sure!
@ Robynn: It's not that hard to make, but very satisfying!
What a GREAT pictorial, Jientje!! And home
@ Eve : So do I!
@ quilly : Don't worry about that, we'll deal with this, I'm sure we will!

Suki said...

There's nothing better than fresh pasta. The texture and taste is so different from the dried ones. Lovely photos.

Maggie's Mind said...

Oh, I would have loved to have been there! Looks like a great time. Beautiful shots.

Ellie said...

I've never seen pasta machine before - very interesting - must be a perfect taste - homemade pasta!

Unknown said...

Looks like a lot of work but so worth it!

Jientje said...

@ Zen :I agree. Thanks!
@ Maggie: Yes, it's sad we won't get to meet!
@ Ellie : It's delicious!
@ lisa: It is, it's worth it!

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