Since its opening in 2015, it’s impossible to imagine Rotterdam without Bertmans. Though in the US all-day breakfast is a well known concept, this phenomenon has only been gaining popularity since a couple of years in The Netherlands. And for a unique, good breakfast or lunch this hotspot in Rotterdam Noord is the place to […]

Harry Potter High Tea

‘Attention all Harry Potter fans, you are invited to drink your tea in style! ‘ If you’ve read Harry Potter and the Neverending Rain then you already know that I am a big fan of the boy who lived. So naturally, when I found out that there’s a B&B in Wales that serves Harry Potter themed high […]

Unlike my husband, I am not really into desserts. If the main course is hearty and delicious then that’s enough for me. Once in a while though I like to spoil myself with a real treat. That’s exactly what I did this weekend, when I made these banoffee pie shooters. The combination of banana, vanilla […]

It wasn’t too long ago that I wrote a blog claiming that maybe we should stop planning every detail of our trips and just stick to the b(e)are necessities. As I am not really one for ‘do as I say not as I do’, I decided to put my money where my mouth is and […]

It’s that time of year again, the holy month of Ramadan is upon us. Come tomorrow, Muslims around the globe will be fasting from sunrise till sunset. A time for reflection and spiritual recharging. And where my parents come from, the best month of the year. The time for family gatherings, good food for iftar […]

Sometimes even I don’t feel like cooking, so I usually have the ingredients for this quick oven pasta in the house just in case. It’s super easy to make and it beats grabbing for the unhealthy stuff. Plus my husband loves pasta, so he never complains when he sees what’s in the oven (though he […]

There’s not much I love more after a day’s work than to sit outside in the sun with my cup of tea and a good book. That and hanging out with friends filling our bellies with tasty food and drinks. Unfortunately summer is still a long time away and temperatures are nowhere near comfortable. This […]

Whenever the weight problem in the US comes up, I always make it a point to say that if I were living there I would be very fat too. They have such amazing pastries, cookies, cakes, doughnuts, pies basically everything you can think of. I always have a hard time staying away from it all […]

My mother (may she RIP) always used to make my birthday cakes herself. It was one of the reasons people showed up to our parties. The centre of attention, or at least of the table filled with all the yummy treats. She baked different kinds and flavours, but the most memorable cake is definitely her […]

The perks of having friends living abroad is that you always have a vacation spot 🙂 Better yet, they can show you all the cool places where the locals hang, wine and dine. It’s the best way to get to know a country and it definitely is the most fun way. One of the many […]