These last August days mark my final moments in The Netherlands before I embark on a new adventure. And with the fervour of wrapping up my Dutch life, I have found an anchor to keep me steady before departure – my friend Vesela, plus one, who were kind enough to shelter me before my big … More Summer zucchini gratin by The Hague’s superhost
When thinking of Texas, the first thing that pops in your mind would probably not be a farmers market. If you are like me, you’d likely be thinking more about BBQ, tacos, Tex-Mex, and well… generally meat. But let me tell you, there’s more to Texas than this! On the fantastic road trip that my … More 5 reasons to visit the Dallas Farmers Market
I celebrated Easter twice this year – once last Sunday in Germany and once today, here in The Hague, with the Orthodox crowd. The Easter treats in this post are from a splendid morning in the outskirts of Cologne 7 days ago, with two cheery ladies keeping busy in the kitchen, and me, once again, … More Easter treats with a pinch of German and a splash of Bulgarian
“Is this typical Greek food?” I ask, as I walk into Angelos’ kitchen and familiar smells already fill the air with rich flavours. “Yes. They are the the kind of dishes your Greek mother-in-law would prepare when she meets her son’s girlfriend. The first time, she would cook herself. The second time, she may ask … More Greek specialties from the mother-in-law
On this day, exactly one year ago, I began an amazing culinary and photographic adventure – my blog, my way, Menada’s way. A whole year! Twelve months of deliciousness. And to celebrate that, I dug out some pictures I took that did not make it to the original blog posts. Twelve shots to reminisce the … More Celebrating one delicious year: happy birthday, blog!
I greeted the new year at the other side of the world – in the beautiful town of Trinidad, Cuba. I sent off the old one and embraced the new one in a very special place. So as a “Happy New Year”, Menada’s way, I packed some of the sunshine in my camera and brought … More Happy New Year: breakfast treats from Cuba
It’s December! And is there a better time for sweet culinary indulgence in good company when the weather outside is… frightful? 🙂 Luci, one of my closest university friends now lives in Brussels and we had decided to have a festive weekend together. First, Christmas market in Antwerp, then cooking in Brussels. The former was … More Brussels in December: Luci’s pumpkin soup
Yesterday afternoon the culinary powers of my colleague Guido were unleashed in order to create a beautiful Sunday meal. And, again, I was lucky to be there for a few shots. It was my second time in this kitchen – remember Marta’s barszcz? Same place, same great people. And a full-blown meal was in the … More A cooking frenzy: Guido’s feast