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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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Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday's Favorite Five, Sunshine and Rain

Friday again, time to reflect on the week that has passed and post about five favorite things from your week. Friday's Fave Five is hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, if you're looking for the rules, they're here.

1. The visit from my parents. Due to the operation my mother had last year and other circumstances, it' s been more than two years since my parents have been over for a visit to our place. At last we set a date and they came over by train last Saturday.We picked them up at the station early in the morning, and I served them breakfast. We've had sunshine and the occasional showers all day, but the sky cleared long enough for us to be able to visit the weekly market. After that we could eat outside on our patio and really enjoy some sunshine. No need to say the day went by way too fast!

2. The Mojito cocktail we had as an aperitif. Crushed ice, 50 ml of white Cuban rum, the juice of half a lime, some sprigs of fresh mint and two teaspoons of sugar. Very refreshing!

3. Black cherries I bought at the market. Juicy, sweet and so shiny I could see my own reflection!

4. Empty plates. I made a Moroccan lamb stew and it was delicious. Nothing but empty plates when we finished dinner!

5. Pancakes and fruit salad for breakfast. A real treat!


Wanda..... said...

You serve such wonderful food and atmosphere on your patio, Jientje....your parents look as young as ever.

Lisa notes... said...

So glad your parents got to visit!!!

Susanne said...

My mouth is watering at all your yummy goodies! So nice that your parents could visit and glad you mom is doing good after her surgery. Your patio looks like a lovely place to relax!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

such fun times! I love being with family and I love cherries. Your glass of wine looks very good as well.

Barbara H. said...

So glad your parents got to come visit and that your mom is doing better.

I have never tried lamb. I'd like to taste it from someone else's to see if I like it before putting the work into trying to make it myself.

Catherine said...

It all looks so good. You re a wonderful hostess! I'm glad you had a nice visit.

Carletta said...

It all looks delicious Jientje!
You are the one person I know that really loves to cook. :)

Willow said...

What a wonderful time you had with your parents--sunshine even. The weekly market and eating on the patio sound like great activities.

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

How nice to be able to pick up your parents in time for breakfast! And those cherries do look delicious!

Brenda said...

Lots of yummy foods on this Friday's Favorites! I like the way you made the frame of the picture collage look like an old picture negative.

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