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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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Monday, June 7, 2010

Macro Monday, Food … Glorious Food!




My friend Annie and I love to cook. About three or four times a year we get together, dig up some interesting recipes and spend an afternoon in the kitchen to prepare a gourmet menu. This is what we made a couple of weeks ago.


A little appetizer made of zucchini filled with bacon and goat’s cheese.


Appetizer number two : scampi with pink grapefruit, arugula and ginger.


The entree, langoustines and asparagus.


Lamb chops with a basil sauce


and as a dessert we had a vanilla bavarois with balsamic vinegar and chocolate sauce.



Macro Monday is hosted by Lisa at Lisa’s Chaos.
Visit my other blog, Heavenin365 for a photo a day with the Canon D40.


RA said...

You cook like a chef and take wonderful photos of it. Have a wonderful week, Jientje.

United Studies said...

Oh that does look very gourmet! And yummy....

Colleen said...

I have never in my life cooked anything that looks like that! Amazing.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Oh my goodness that sounds like such a fun event. I may have to invite some gals over to do the same! And I must say that your foods look stunning!!

Joanne Olivieri said...

Oh my, my mouth s watering right now. Macros of food always get to me and these delish gourmet dishes have me yearning for more.

moneythoughts said...

Enjoyed looking at your the pictures of your own handy work. The food looks like good too.

Kristi said...

I wish I lived closer so I could sample these yummy dishes you made!! Looks so tasty!

mARTy said...

these pics are amazing - and I´m hungry right now!

Ballerina Girl said...

Wow, what a feast. Wish I could have come for dinner :)


A Lady's Life said...

mmmm looks wonderful and truly appetizing.:)

Janis said...

Everything looks so delicious. Great photos too!

The Retired One said...

Your foods always look so decorated--you could write a cookbook with photos and it would sell!

Unknown said...

wow! I am so impressed! YES you should write a cookbook! Have you seen The Pioneer Woman? Her cookbook is amazing with all the pictures and step by stop instructions. You would be a huge hit in your country! And I would want to buy a copy! signed by you of course! Wonderful photos!

Carletta said...

Well plated!
Lovely shots Jientje!

Dutchbaby said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! Cooking with friends, then sharing the meal with a glass of wine and great conversation - life doesn't get better than that.

Kala said...

It all looks good enough to it!

MaR said...

Delicious, elegant and gourmet-like: wonderful!! Congratulations to the cooks :)

Anonymous said...

Yummy - you're gourmet chefs!

quilly said...

Now I am hungry! It is definitely lunch time but I don't think my kitchen has anything that tasty in it. We're getting ready to leave on vacation and are down to bare shelves!

Sorry I am late getting here. I had a horrid headache yesterday and couldn't look at my computer screen.

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