Ditmas Park, Brooklyn (map included!)

This summer we traveled to our former country of residence, America. And it was good to be back! I realize I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to live in another country and culture for so many years. Living abroad broadens your horizon and eliminates prejudices. Like so many Europeans I once had a prejudice against American food. How wrong was I?! (more…)

11 places to start the day in Paris (map included!)

For me, waking up in Paris used to mean waking up to a café au lait, a fresh croissant, and a freshly pressed orange juice. Until recently. After leaving the US and moving back to Europe last year, we have visited Paris several times. To my pleasant surprise, we found multitudinous cafés serving healthy and New York style breakfasts; (more…)

Les Souvenirs de Reims (map included!)

When we are staying at my parents’ house in the French Champagne Ardenne we always try to visit the champagne city Reims as well. Preferably on a lively market day (Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday). Reims is not Paris, places for good food ánd the right vibes are not easy to find, but over the years I’ve found my way around this cute historic French town. (more…)

Les Souvenirs de Paris (map included!)

We decided to spend some time in Paris. To support the city and to breathe the air of Paris again after five years of living in the States! We walked, we ate, we walked, we ate some more, we shopped, we ate, and we fully enjoyed the city. Of course we visited some of the addresses Yvette van Boven, a well-known cookbook author, shared with us on our blog, but we also discovered some new ones. At the best shops we bought a souvenir. (more…)

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