02 August 2010


I've been MIA for the last few days, because we have a houseguest. Pam from The Gypsy Chef, is here visiting.

So far, we've gone to a market

To Maastricht in the Netherlands, where we had some wonderful fries

And to a typical Belgian village:

Pam was warmly welcomed by all:

My friend Fran├žoise is on holiday. Today we went to her garden and raided the raspberries and currants and wild strawberries. (Hello, Fran├žoise!)

We had a supervisor:

And we cooked, of course.

Tomorrow we're off to Ghent to explore, and Wednesday we'll go to Aachen in Germany. At some point we'll come up for air and share some recipes for you. meanwhile, here are a couple of teasers:

Stay tuned!


Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Hi Kate! Hi Pam! :)

Carol at Serendipity said...


Sounds like fun! I will look forward to your recipes.


Linda said...

Have fun cool it it that you could visit together and play!

The Rowdy Chowgirl said...

What fun! Can't wait for the recipes.

Is that really, truly a nun pushing a wheelbarrow with a dog in it? And here I thought that pushing your dog in a stroller was strictly a Seattle thing!

Stella said...

Pam & Kate together-that's double trouble (smile)! Hope you guys are having fun and relaxing (sleep in Europe is good. I don't know why-it just is). Oh, and your photos are so nice, guys! Pretty...

Kate at Serendipity said...

Thanks for your comments--we are having fun! Ju, Pam says hi right back.

Rowdy, that's not really a nun. We went to a village fete and some of the villagers were dressed as nuns. The little boy is in costume too. He was absolutely darling. We both fell in love with him.

Hungry Dog said...

How fun! I am jealous but happy you two are having such a good time. Hi, Pam!

Kate said...

Enjoy! It is fun to travel and explore together...and to cook!!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

How fun. It's wonderful to have friends visit.

Barbara said...

I love that you and Pam are having such a super time! I wish I could be a little mouse in your pocket.

That little teaser looks suspiciously like a verrine! I'm going away for a couple weeks but will be back to catch up on the recipes.

The Dutch Baker's Daughter said...

How fun! I really did have aunts who were nuns in Holland, and they wore their habits you had me fooled. :) I had the chance to stay with one of them in the convent. It was beautiful! I can't wait to see what kind of recipes you'll post--take care!

A Canadian Foodie said...

Where was I when you were making these marvelous plans!!! I haven't been to Gent, but have a list of must sees of Flemish artist work in the museums there. The trip to the market looked like so much fun, and I am green over the pretty little glass bowls. Do you have a source for them? I have a glass fetish!
I have been away - so am so far behind on my readings, but really enjoyed this one. Did the two of you meet through blogging?
What a blast!

Sophie said...

Teasers indeed!! It looks that you all had fun!!

I too recently went to gent & maastricht!! I love those 2 cities,...they have many culinary shops & restaurants!